Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in a close-knit, inclusive environment.

Summer is an excellent time for exploring challenging topics and new areas of interest. Wellesley College Summer Term combines academic excellence in our state of the art classrooms and laboratories with a spectacular lakeside campus that is close to Boston. Summer Term features full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught during the academic year at Wellesley.

At a Glance

  • Program Length: 4 or 8 Weeks (2 sessions of Summer Term offered, each runs four weeks)
  • Eligibility: Must be female and 18+ to live on campus; Males can take courses, but are not eligible for housing or immigration support
  • Credits: Full academic course credit
  • Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residential Hall (separate from tuition)
  • Meal Plan: Weekly meal plans available (separate from tuition)
  • International Students: Must take 2 courses (with in one Summer Term) and live on campus to be eligible for immigration support

Summer Term Fees


  • 1.0 Unit | $2,800
  • 1.25 Units | $3,380

Housing: $150/week (Important: To enroll in this program you must be 18+ years old.)

Meal Program: $245/week

Summer Term Courses

As a student in the Wellesley College Summer Term, you will experience the same quality of instruction that Wellesley undergraduates receive during the academic year. Our courses are approved for regular college credit. One Wellesley College Course Unit (1.0) is the equivalent of four semester hours (4 Course Credits at other institutions). For those who wish to transfer credits from Wellesley, please consult in advance with the Registrar of your college or university. Please note that the final determination of credit awards lies with your home institution. If you are enrolled in at least 2 classes during either Summer Terms, Wellesley College will be able to offer you immigration support.

Campus and Residential Life

Your living and wellbeing at Wellesley will be supported by residential staff. Residential Directors are administrators, teachers, and mentors who foster strong and inclusive learning communities within the residential halls. In addition to Residential Directors, Residential Advisors will be available to students for support throughout the program. Residential Advisors are current Wellesley students who will live in the same residential hall as students, organize a variety of student activities including excursions, and provide non-academic advising.

Free Time:

During free time, students are encouraged to explore all that Wellesley's campus offers: students can take a stroll along Lake Waban trails, visit the on-campus Davis Museum, play a round of golf at Wellesley's historic Nehoiden Golf Course, grab quick eats at the Leaky Beaker snack bar, or spend some quiet time in the Clapp Library. Just a ten-minute walk from campus is the downtown of Wellesley -- fondly referred to as "the Ville" by Wellesley students -- which offers an array of boutiques, restaurants, and coffeehouses that students can enjoy during free time as well. Students are encouraged to visit nearby cities such as Boston and New York.

Campus Ameni:

  • Students will have WiFi access across the entire campus.
  • The Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center includes facilities such as a convenience store (The Emporium), a bookstore, and an ATM, all open throughout the summer.
  • Students will also have access to the campus fitness center, the Keohane Sports Center, which offers gym facilities, dance studios, multipurpose gymnasiums, as well as sporting equipment for check-out.

  • Services at the Wellesley Health Services, Stone Counselling Center, and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be easily accessible to students to support their physical and emotional well being.

Student Disability Services:

Wellesley provides a full range of services and accommodations to people with disabilities. Students with a documented disability that requires accommodation have access to Disability Services.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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4 - 8 weeks
- $2,800 tuition = one course. Housing = $150/week. Meals = $245/week.
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