We’re delighted that you are applying to Wheaton! The information below will guide you through the application process.
Please read the instructions carefully before you begin the application.
On this page
- Admission Application fee
- Required credentials
- Optional credentials
- Campus visits and personal interviews
- Applying for need based financial aid
- Contact Admissions
Admission application fee
First-year an transfer applicants can apply to Wheaton using the Common Application (choose Wheaton College MA), available in August. The application fee is US$60.00 and may be paid online.
If the fee is a burden that will prevent you from applying, please see your university/college counselor to inquire about an application fee waiver or indicate that it is a hardship when you submit your application.
- The Common Application. Please refer to the Common App Ready Toolkit for helpful instructions and advice about completing your Common Application.
If you encounter technical questions or problems using the Common Application, please contact Common Application support team or utilize the Help option on each page of the Common App.
- The School Report. Ask your high school college advisor to submit the Common Applications School Report form.
- An official and complete copy of your secondary school transcript or marks sheets listing courses and grades must be included with the School Report. An English translation of all transcripts that are not in English is also required. Official copies of test results of any government or centrally administered national or international examinations should be included.These may include, for example:
- Advanced Level or Predicted Advanced Level
- O Level and A Level
- International Baccalaureate (IB) or predicted IB
- ICSE/ISC, CBSE
- French Baccalaureate
- An official Mid-Year Report and transcript, showing grades from the first semester or trimester, must be submitted by your counselor as soon as they are available.
- Counselor Recommendation. Ask your counselor to write a letter of recommendation.
- Teacher Recommendation. Ask at least one teacher to write a letter of recommendation. Recommendations should be from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject within the last two years.
- English proficiency. Non-U.S. citizens for whose first language is other than English must provide evidence of their English proficiency. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo (DET) scores. Applicants should arrange with TOEFL or IELTS to have their official scores sent directly to Wheaton:
- Wheaton College TOEFL institution code: 3963
- Wheaton College IELTS institution code: 5109
- 2020-2021 International Student Certification of Finances Form (pdf). All applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents (green card) MUST submit the International Student Certification of Finances, regardless of where they are living or current US visa type.
SAT or ACT test scores
Wheaton College is a test optional institution and does not require SAT or ACT test results for admission or scholarship consideration. If you choose to submit SAT or ACT scores, please note the following:
- Applicants applying for Early Decision 1 or Early Action admission should complete testing no later than November.
- Applicants applying for Early Decision 2 or Regular Decision admission should complete testing no later than December.
- Wheaton’s College Board code for submitting SAT scores: 3963
- Wheaton’s ACT code: 1932
Students wishing to submit additional materials in support of their application to provide the admission committee with evidence of particular strengths, talents or interests may do so via SlideRoom when you use the Common Application. To set up a SlideRoom account, click on the SlideRoom link within the Common Application. You can also access SlideRoom through Wheaton College’s SlideRoom page. Please note that these submissions are entirely optional and that not submitting work will not impact your application negatively.
Creative Arts Portfolio
Students may wish to submit additional material with their application which may provide evidence of particular talents or interests in visual arts, dance, music performance, theatre/drama, film and new media, and creative writing. These materials will be reviewed by the appropriate faculty.
Wheaton Supplemental Materials
Through a partnership with Reimagining College Access, Wheaton offers applicants the option to submit supplemental materials which you feel will convey helpful information that the Admission Committee may not be able to glean from other aspects of your application. Submitting supplemental materials is entirely optional and affords you the opportunity to showcase in detail one or more passions or skills you have, personal qualities you embody, or an experience you’ve had that represents your potential to succeed at Wheaton.
Applicants should feel comfortable being creative and using the medium that best communicates the information they wish to convey. For example, you might submit a short video, research paper or posters, a reflection essay, and/or other artifact(s) of your choice to showcase:
- accomplishments and/or research in a subject that you’re passionate about;
- creativity and collaboration through an entrepreneurial endeavor, leadership experience, or group project;
- leadership skills and/or expertise developed through an internship, job, or other experience;
- commitment to community through a community service portfolio;
- unique skills or experiences you’ve had.
Applicants wishing to submit supplemental materials can do so via Slideroom. It is strongly recommended to include a description responding to the questions below.
- What are you submitting?
- What are you hoping we will gain from this submission and learn about you? Why is that important to you?
- What was your role in this work? (Required only for submissions highlighting work completed as part of a group.)
Campus visits and personal interviews
The Admission Committee understands that many international students are unable to travel to the United States for college visits and interviews. While we hope that those who come to the Boston/Providence area will include a visit to Wheaton, those who are unable to visit will not be at a disadvantage in the admission process.
Wheaton encourages students whose first language is other than English, and especially those in China, to complete an online Initialview or Vericant interview. These interviews allow us to see your English language skills beyond a test score and provide additional evidence of communication, critical thinking abilities, enthusiasm for becoming a successful college student at Wheaton, and more importantly, provide you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and talents and skills to the Admission Committee.
We offer interviews online to students who are unable to visit campus. These interviews are a great opportunity to learn more about life at Wheaton, tell us about yourself and to get your questions answered! Requests can be made online and we will contact you about setting up an appointment.
In addition, members of the admission staff travel each year to many countries around the world. If you have made yourself know to us or have applied for admission, you will be contacted if members of the Admission Staff are making interviews available while they visit your country.
Applying for need-based financial aid
Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit the 2020-2021 International Student Financial Aid Application (pdf) with supporting documentation.
Questions regarding these application materials or other aspects of the admission process may be directed to:
Office of Admission
26 E Main St
Norton, MA 02766 USA
Office of Student Financial Services
26 E Main St
Norton, MA 02766 USA
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!