You’re ready to navigate the college application process. Don’t panic. We’re here to help.

We’ve consolidated the information you’ll need whether you’re a first-year freshman, transfer or international student.

We make it easy to apply by offering freshman applicants a choice of the Wheaton First-Year Application or the Common Application. Each application is valued equally by the Admission Committee; please use whichever application is easiest for you. Transfer applicants should apply using the Common Application.

The application fee is $60 and may be paid online as part of the application process or by personal check, made payable to Wheaton College. If the fee is a burden that will prevent you from applying, please see your guidance counselor to inquire about a Waiver or indicate that it is a hardship when you submit your application.

If you have questions after looking through our website (or if you just prefer human contact), send us an email or call 508-286-8251.

At Wheaton College in Massachusetts we have been deeply saddened to see the devastation caused by natural disasters in the southern United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California and in other countries around the world. We extend our sincere sympathies and support for those who have been impacted and understand that these circumstances may present challenges in meeting our application requirements and deadlines. Wheaton College is here to assist. If an application fee or meeting an application deadline is an obstacle, please reach out to us at or (508) 286-8251. We stand ready to work with students and counselors on a case-by-case basis to ensure a smooth and seamless application process.

Don’t forget these important admission application dates:
Please note: All deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. in the time zone from which you are submitting the application.

Application Plan Deadline Notification
First-Year Applicants
Early Decision 1 Nov. 1 by Dec. 1
Early Action Nov. 1 by Jan. 15
Early Decision 2 Jan. 1 by Feb. 1
Regular Decision fall entry Jan. 1 by March 31
Regular Decision spring entry Nov. 1 on a rolling basis
Transfer Applicants
Transfer fall entry April 1 on a rolling basis
Transfer spring entry Nov. 1 on a rolling basis
Wheaton College is committed to principles of equal opportunity in admission of students, its educational programs and employment.

The Wheaton First-Year Application and the Common Application are treated equally; feel free to use whichever application suits you best.


Admission to Wheaton is selective. However, we consider many things including academic achievement, writing ability, difficulty of high school curriculum and co-curricular achievement. So, don’t just apply. Show us who you really are. What makes you special and what drives you? Tell us your story!