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Admissions Process

Western New England University values our school counselor partners in helping students to navigate the application process. University admissions counselors, who are specifically dedicated to reviewing applications from your school, are here to answer any questions you may have. We have recently invested in new technologies to further streamline our processes to make applying to Western New England a great experience for your students, and those who support them like you!

Here is an overview of the Application process:

  • We are a rolling admissions institution. We accept applications after August 1 and begin mailing admissions decisions beginning of November then on a daily basis. While certain academic programs are capped, we traditionally continue to review late applications over the summer.
  • Merit Scholarships are awarded with the offer of admissions. To calculate which scholarship your student can qualify for, please visit the Merit Scholarship Calculator page. 
  • We are a test optional institution. Students can apply test optional for all programs with the exception of majors in the College of Engineering and our Pre-Professional programs.  Students who apply test-optional make a binding decision at the time they submit their application. An additional essay is required when students choose this option. Learn more in our Test Optional FAQ.
  • Our Admissions counselors take a holistic approach to reviewing applications. Students are strongly encouraged to include all extra-curricular activities, special talents and significant accomplishments in the application.
  • Fee-waivers are accepted. School counselors may email the Admissions Office for a fee waiver if one is needed. Fee waiver can also be granted if a student has a family member that is an alum.
  • To learn more about our admissions requirements, please visit the Admissions Requirements page. If you are working with international students, please visit the International Admissions Requirements page.

School counselors are strongly encouraged to work with our admissions counselors throughout the application and matriculation process. For questions regarding our admissions standards for specific majors, to discuss the individual circumstances of a student, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 413-782-1321, or learn@wne.edu, to speak with the admissions counselor responsible for reviewing applications from your high school.