Thinking About the Three-Year Option?

Are you interested in possibly saving 20 percent or more of the total cost of your Wesleyan education?

It takes hard work and careful planning to graduate in three years, but the reward is a significant reduction in the cost of the degree and a head start on life post-Wesleyan.  While the Three-Year Option is not for everyone, this more economical path to graduation may be of genuine interest to students who are willing to earn extra credit during winter or summer sessions, or during the academic year.

There are many ways to navigate the Three-Year Option, but all pathways require a carefully thought out plan for completing one’s major and earning the 8.00 additional credits that are needed to reach 32.00 credits by the end of the sixth semester.

If you are seriously thinking about pursuing the Three-Year Option, please schedule an appointment with Dean David Phillips as soon as possible. Dean Phillips will review your academic record and help you design a personalized plan for navigating the next three years, tailored to your educational goals.

Contact Dean Phillips at or 860.685.2757 to schedule an appointment.

More information about the Three-Year Option can be found at

University Major Application deadlines

Deadlines for applying (proposal and supportive documents) for the University Major

  • November 1, 2018 for fall admission for second semester sophomores
  • April 1, 2019 for spring admission

A student who wishes to arrange a University Major should discuss their intended program with members of the faculty in the student’s fields of interest. The purpose of the discussions is to help the student clarify preliminary plans and select the three faculty members who will serve as sponsors.


Discover Your Strengths Sessions — App deadline 10/15

Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) is offering a three part workshop called Strengths Based Leadership. Often we are told to focus on correcting our weakness, but what if we shifted the focus and talked about what we are naturally good and talented in? This workshop is rooted in CliftonStrengths (, and will focus on discovering the things that make you unique. Through this series you will learn how to maximize your natural abilities and turn them into strengths. Over 3 million people have used the results of the Strengths assessment and have applied the information to their everyday life.

If you are interested in participating in this series, please complete the application here. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 15th.  Space is limited, and students will be notified by October 16th.

Session dates and times are: October 24th @noon, November 7th @noon, and November 28th @noon. Lunch will be provided for all sessions.

If you have any questions please email SALD at

Two Pre-Law Events at the GCC — 10/9 and 10/10

There are two excellent Pre-Law events at the Career Center this week:

LSAT Prep Workshop, by TestMasters, Tuesday, Oct 9, 7pm, Gordon Career Center.  This will be a good introduction to the LSAT, with explanations of the exam sections and in-class practice (with feedback).  All class years are welcome.

Yale Law School Information Session, Wednesday, Oct 10, 12:15pm, Gordon Career Center.  Quinn Brown, Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives, will discuss all aspects of YLS, including admission requirements, clinics, programs, and school culture.

Questions may be directed to:

Senate Confirmation Vote: Student-Centered Gathering for Support & Solidarity — Monday at 7 p.m.


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Senate Confirmation Vote:  Student-Centered Gathering for Support and Solidarity

We invite you to gather as we hold space for anyone looking for a supportive and affirming space  to process, vent, be heard, or collaborate.

Monday (10/8)    7:00-8:15pm     Downy House Lounge  249 High St.

Co-sponsored by WSA, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE) Office, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Two Health Professions Workshops– 10/8 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Tips on Preparing for the MCAT from a STUDENT PANEL

WHEN: Monday, 8 October 2018

WHERE: Boger Hall, Room 112

TIME: 12:15 –1:15 PM

PRESENTED BY: Wesleyan Student Panel

Fellow students who have taken the MCAT will address how they prepared for the exam and then also share their application process experience (along with their medical school interview tips)

Presented by the Gordon Career Center and co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter


Summer Experiences/Internships Student Panel

WHEN: Monday, 8 October 2018

WHERE: Boger Hall, Room 110

TIME: 6:15 –7:15 PM

PRESENTED BY: Wesleyan Student Panel

Six Fellow students from various class years and majors will share what they have done in the summers to help them prepare for the health professions.

Presented by the Gordon Career Center and co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter