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Colleges / Wells College

Wells College

Aurora, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Wells College Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Wells College, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Wells College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Wells College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wells College's admissions stats.

Wells College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

Wells College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wells College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 January 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes March 1 February 1

Want to Apply Early to Wells College?

Wells College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is March 1. Wells College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wells College is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%.

Wells College accepts approximately 91% of early action applicants and 68% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Wells College admitted 16 of the 19 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Wells College admitted 296 of the 327 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Wells College Admissions

Transferring to Wells College

For more information on transferring to Wells College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Wells College

Wells College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Wells College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wells College

What does Wells College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Wells College for more information on admission factors.

Wells College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Wells College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Wells College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wells College?

Students admitted to Wells College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Wells College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Wells College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Wells College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wells College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Wells College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wells College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wells College.

Does Wells College accept transfer credits?

✅ Wells College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wells College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Wells College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Wells College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wells College?

✅ Wells College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Wells College's acceptance rate?

✅ Wells College has an acceptance rate of 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wells College?

✅ Wells College's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Wells College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Wells College was 91% in 2021.

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Wells College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wells College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wells College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wells College GPA

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GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wells College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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