Admissions - Undergraduate Programs

Maureen Dischino, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions
Wentworth Hall, Room 108
(617) 989-4000

Wentworth accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis, which means that applications are reviewed as soon as all required documents are received. The priority deadline for full-time admissions for the fall semester is February 15. After that date, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Transfer students will be considered for spring semester admissions depending on space availability. The priority deadline for spring admissions is December 1.

Wentworth accepts full-time students in the program majors, either as first-year or transfer applicants, however, students seeking to study part time may apply to the College of Professional and Continuing Education’s (CPCE) evening and weekend programs.

Wentworth accepts international students as first-year or transfer applicants. Specific requirements regarding international student admissions can be found in the section on international admissions.

The deposit deadline for tuition ($250.00) and on- campus housing ($500.00) is May 1 to guarantee enrollment. Deposits may be accepted after May 1 if space is available. Admissions and on-campus housing deposits are not refundable after May 1.

Each student planning to attend Wentworth must submit completed immunization records and enroll in the Wentworth Health Plan or waive enrollment in the plan if eligible by the bill due date.  Failure to provide complete immunization and physical examination records may lead to the cancellation of classes and/or housing.

Please refer to the section regarding transfer credit for information and policies about receiving academic credit for courses taken at another institution, for advanced placement and other exam courses, and for military, professional or other experience.

Wentworth Institute of Technology reserves the right to be the exclusive judge of the acceptability of any applicant for admission to its programs of study.

Admissions Requirements

All undergraduate applicants must have completed four years of English, a mathematics course of study through algebra II, and one laboratory science (e.g., chemistry, physics, or biology) course. For students applying to the Applied Mathematics program, the Applied Sciences program, the Computer Science program, the Cybersecurity program, or any engineering program, pre-calculus is also required.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate Admissions

High school seniors may apply any time after August 1 of their senior year. The application priority deadline for completed applications is February 15. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications.

Applicants for full-time academic programs must submit the following:

  • A completed application, which can be submitted online through the Wentworth homepage, through the Common Application, or through the Universal College Application
  • A $50.00 application processing fee, due at the time the application is received
  • An official high school transcript or G.E.D. scores
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or teacher
  • A personal statement (essay) of 250-500 words

First time incoming students may be required to submit an English Writing Sample during new student orientation based on SAT or ACT scores. To ensure proper placement, students placed into ENGL0700 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I (COMP), ENGL0800 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II ( LIT & COMP), ENGL0900 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS, and ENGL1100 ENGLISH I will be reassessed during the first week and able to re-register before the end of drop/add if necessary.

For first time incoming students who have completed college level courses, Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate or Project Lead the Way course work to be evaluated for Wentworth credit, please see the Transfer Credit section.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Students who previously matriculated in a degree-seeking undergraduate program must apply as a transfer student. The priority deadline for full-time transfers for fall admissions is February 15. After that date, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Transfer students will be considered for spring semester admissions depending on space availability. The priority deadline for spring admissions is December 1.

In addition to the requirements listed above for full-time undergraduate admissions, transfer applicants must also submit the following:

  • A transfer report from the most recent college attended. This form must be completed by a school official who is knowledgeable of your academic and disciplinary standing.
  • An official transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  • SAT/ACT Scores (for students who are within one year of high school graduation)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (if necessary, please refer to our English Proficiency Requirements).

Additional requirements for transfer students (if applicable):

  • Transfer students may be required to submit an English writing sample at transfer student orientation, unless transfer credit is granted for courses equivalent to English I or English II.
  • Students seeking to transfer into the Electromechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering programs must have completed similar coursework at an accredited college or university (NECHE and/or EAC-ABET accreditation or equivalent) and have a minimum of 2.5 out of a 4.0 GPA for all mathematics and physics courses.
  • Students seeking to transfer into the Architecture, Interior Design or Industrial Design programs must present a portfolio of work to receive credit for courses with visual content.

Transfer Credit

Incoming First Year or Transfer students wishing to transfer credits to Wentworth must submit an official transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the University can evaluate and award credit. Students who have attended regionally accredited institutions can expect to receive credit for successfully completed courses (bearing a grade of "C" or higher) that are comparable in depth and content to those offered at Wentworth. In some cases, courses will transfer as elective credit and those credits will count towards the overall hours required for graduation, but not satisfy program requirements.

No academic credit is awarded for Internships/COOP’s, Practicum, Directed Research, Preparatory, or remedial course work or for courses with grades of "P" or "S". Grades for coursework completed at another institution are not recorded on the students’ official transcript, transfer credit is assigned "TR".

Residency requirement for all transfer students enrolled in a full-time baccalaureate degree granting program must complete a minimum of 50% of their required credit hours at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

 Advance Placement (AP)  

AP Exam Title Score Credits WIT Equivalent Course
Art History Exam 3, 4, 5 4 HUMN3797 - AP Art History
Biology Exam 4, 5 4 BIOL1100 - AP Cell and Molecular Biology
Calculus AB 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1750 - AP Engineering Calculus I
Calculus AB (Architecture and Construction Management majors only)1 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics & MATH1500 - AP Precalculus
Calculus AB (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Calculus AB (Interior and Industrial Design Majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1020 - AP Plane and Solid Geometry
Calculus AB (Business Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1040 - AP Applied Math for Business
Calculus AB (Computer Networking majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1500 - AP Precalculus
Calculus BC 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1750 - AP Engineering Calculus I & MATH1850 AP Engineering Calculus II
Calculus BC (Architecture and Construction Management majors only)2 3, 4, 5 8 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics & MATH1500 AP Precalculus
Calculus BC (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Calculus BC (Interior and Industrial Design Majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1020 - AP Plane and Solid Geometry
Calculus BC (Business Management majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1040 - AP Applied Math for Business
Calculus AB (Computer Information System majors only) 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1000 - AP College Mathematics
Chemistry Exam 4, 5 4 CHEM1100 - AP General Chemistry I
Chinese Language and Culture Exam 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Chinese Language and Culture
Comp Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 POLS3797 - AP Comp Gov't & Politics
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 4 COMP1000 - AP Computer Science I
English Language and Comp 3, 4, 5 4 ENGL1100 - AP English I
English Literature and Comp 3, 4, 5 8 ENGL1100 - AP English I & LITR3797 - AP English Literature
Environmental Science 3, 4, 5 4 SCEL3797 - AP Science Elective
European History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP European History
French Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 – AP German Language and Culture
Human Geography Exam 3, 4, 5 4 SOCL3797 - AP Human Geography
Italian Language and Culture Exam 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Japanese Language and Culture
Latin 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Latin Language
Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 ECON4152 - AP Macroeconomics
Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 4 ECON4154 - AP Microeconomics
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 4 HUMN3797 - AP Music Theory
Physics 1, Algebra Based 3, 4, 5 4 PHYS1000 - AP College Physics I
Physics C, Electricity & Magnetism 4, 5 4 PHYS1750 - AP Engineering Physics II
Physics C, Mechanics 4, 5 4 PHYS1250 - AP Engineering Physics I
Psychology 3, 4, 5 4 PSYC4100 - AP Introduction to Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics 3, 4, 5 4 MATH1030 - AP Statistics and Applications
Studio Art, 2-D Design 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art, 3-D Design 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing 3, 4, 5 4 GNEL3797 - AP Studio Art: Drawing
United States History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP US History
US Government and Politics 3, 4, 5 4 POLS4102 - AP American Government
World History 3, 4, 5 4 HIST3797 - AP World History

International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)

The following is a list of acceptable examinations and Wentworth courses for which credit may be obtained. Scores of 5, 6, and 7 are acceptable for credit.

  • Mathematics Standard Level: MATH1750 ENGINEERING CALCULUS I
  • Physics: PHYS1000 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
  • IB Humanity/Social Science courses will be considered equivalent if the incoming student places into ENGL1100 ENGLISH I

Regarding ECON4102 Directed HSS requirements: If a student transfers both Microeconomics ECON4154 MICROECONOMICS and Macroeconomics ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS the Directed ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS is completed plus four additional ECON credits. If a student transfers only ECON4152 MACROECONOMICS or ECON4154 MICROECONOMICS and requires ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, then that student must still complete ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

As a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) partner, Wentworth will award college credit to first-time enrolled students who successfully complete select PLTW courses with a grade of “B” or higher and an end of course stanine test score of 6, 7, 8 or 9 in order to be considered for transfer credit.

PLTW courses and Wentworth equivalencies are outlined in the chart below:

PLTW Course WIT Major (Abbreviation) WIT Equivalency Credits
Computer Science A Computer Science (BCOS) Computer Science A 4
Computer Science A Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) Computer Science A or Technical Elective 4
Computer Science A Engineering (BSEN) Computer Science A or Minor Requirement 4
Introduction to Engineering Design Biological Engineering (BSBE) Introduction to Engineering 4
Introduction to Engineering Design Engineering (BSEN) Introduction to Engineering 4
Introduction to Engineering Design Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Biological Engineering (BSBE) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BBME) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Civil Engineering (BSCE) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Computer Engineering (BSCO) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Engineering (BSEN) Introduction to Engineering 4
Principles of Engineering Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Introduction to Engineering 4
Aerospace Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) Technical or General Elective 4
Aerospace Engineering (BSEN) Minor Course 4
Civil Engineering and Architecture Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) General Elective 4
Civil Engineering and Architecture Engineering (BSEN) Minor Course 4
Environmental Sustainability Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) Introduction to Engineering 4
Environmental Sustainability Engineering (BSEN) Introduction to Engineering 4
Environmental Sustainability Biological Engineering (BSBE) Introduction to Engineering 4

PLTW students who elect to be considered for Wentworth credit must submit an official final high school transcript reflecting the grade(s) of the PTLW course(s) and official end of course test results to:

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Registrar’s Office - PLTW Transfer Credit
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Financial Aid

Students applying for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the financial aid priority filing date of March 1. For more information about financial aid, please refer to the financial aid section.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate International Admissions

The term “international student” refers to any student who is not a United States citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary. Most international students obtain F-1 student non-immigrant status.

  • A completed application, which can be submitted online through the Wentworth homepage, through the Common Application website or through the Universal College Application website.
  • Official transcript attesting to the applicant’s secondary and post-secondary education (if applicable). These records must be mailed directly by the attended institution(s) to the Wentworth Office of Admissions. The records must have an original signature, in ink, from the appropriate certifying official (such as a registrar or keeper of records) and bear the institution’s seal. If originals cannot be sent, exact copies certified as such by the appropriate official may be submitted. If the documentation is not in English, it must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English if the applicant’s first language is not English. Acceptable evidence of proficiency includes:
    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher on the internet-based exam or 550 or higher on the paper-based exam
    • An International English Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 or higher, with no sub score below 5.5
    • A “C” (2.0) or higher grade in English I and English II on an official transcript from a U.S. college or university
    • Successful completion of the highest level of a Wentworth-recognized intensive English program and a recommendation from that program’s director. A list of recognized programs is available from the Admissions Office.
  • Proof of financial support to cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies, medical insurance, and living expenses for the first year of study at Wentworth. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the estimated cost of 12 months for commuter students is $63,950 and $62,650 for resident students. Proof of support must be provided in one of these formats:
    • Completed Wentworth Declaration and Certification of Finances form, signed by the student’s sponsor, with an attached certified bank letter from the sponsor’s bank
  • Original signed letter of support from a recognized sponsoring embassy, agency, or organization
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or teacher.
  • A personal statement (essay) of 250-500 words.
  • A copy of the identity page from the applicant’s passport.
  • College Official’s Report (transfer students) from the most recent college attended. This form must be completed by a school official who is knowledgeable of your academic and disciplinary standing.

When these items are received, an evaluation is made of the applicant’s eligibility for admission. If all requirements are met and the applicant is determined admissible, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to the student.

Additional Requirements for International Transfer Student

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology requires that applicants with coursework or degrees from a non-U.S. university have their transcript evaluated for potential transfer credit. Students must obtain a professional transcript evaluation from one of the following companies:
    • Center for Educational Documentation (CED)
    • World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
  • All transfer students (U.S. and non-U.S. universities) must also provide a catalog or syllabus from each post-secondary school attended containing course descriptions for all classes completed. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by the official English translations. All records should indicate the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours per week and the grade received for each course.

Once accepted, a tuition deposit of $250.00 (and a housing deposit of $500.00 if the student chooses to live on campus) is required to guarantee enrollment. The deposit deadline is May 1. Deposits will be accepted after May 1 on a space-available basis. Payments may be made by Flywire, or by credit card, check, or Cashnet. These deposits are refundable for the fall semester, provided that a written request for a refund is sent to the Admissions Office postmarked by May 1 and the original I-20 Form (if issued) is returned to the Admissions Office. For the spring semester admission, the tuition and housing deposits are non-refundable.

Once the deposit(s) is made, a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) is issued for visa purposes. All remaining charges and monies due to Wentworth must be paid by one of the following methods:

  • A bank draft in United States dollars drawn on a correspondent bank with offices in the United States. Checks must be in U.S. dollars and payable in the United States.
  • Credit card
  • Flywire

It should be noted that payment for each semester’s tuition, room, and board charges must be paid by the due date, as failure to pay may lead to the cancellation of classes and/or housing.

All first-time international students are required to submit an English writing sample during International Student Orientation for placement into the appropriate English level course, unless SAT or ACT scores were submitted and meet the required score for placement into English 1100. To ensure proper placement, students placed into ENGL0700 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I (COMP), ENGL0800 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II ( LIT & COMP), ENGL0900 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS, and ENGL1100 ENGLISH I will be reassessed during the first week and able to re-register before the end of drop/add if necessary. International transfer students will be required to submit an English writing sample unless transfer credit on prior course work has been awarded for college level English I or English ll.

Each international student planning to attend Wentworth must submit completed immunization records and enroll in the Wentworth Health Plan or waive enrollment in the plan if eligible by the bill due date.  Failure to provide complete immunization and physical examination records may lead to the cancellation of classes and/or housing.