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Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Wheelock College offers UG, PG and Doctorate courses in the field of Education, Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development. Education Leadership & Policy Studies and Langauge & Literary Education. While applying for admission, an applicant should keep the following points in mind.

  • Applicants can apply through Common Application or Coalition Application.
  • Interview is not mandatory but recommended by the university.
  • Submitting a letter of recommendation is compulsory.
  • The applicant can check the application status on MyBU portal.


Application PortalCommon Application or Coalition Application
Application Fee (non- refundable)95 USD
Acceptance Rate83%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring/ Summer
Contact details for International
Institutional Code

SAT/GRE/TOEFL Code: 3087
MAT code: 2352
ACT code: 1974

Wheelock College Admission Deadlines

The university offers most of the programs on a rolling basis. However, some programs like Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology and Applied Human Development will not accept applications after December 12, 2019 for the Fall 2020 semester. Some of the important deadlines are given below.

Spring Sept 11, 2018
Summer/FallJan 15, 2019

Wheelock College International Admissions

The requirements for international applicants are the same as domestic applicants, however, they have to fulfill some additional requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives.
  • 2 letters of recommendation have to be submitted by the recommender instead of the student.
  • Applicants are advised to submit supplementary writing pieces.
  • GRE or MAT scores are required for some courses.
  • English proficiency test scores are required.
  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae.
  • There are various specific departmental requirements as well which include auditions and interviews.

English Proficiency Test Score Requirements: Minimum required scores for admission are given below.

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL- iBT for TESOL program90
TOEFL- iBT for all other programs84
IELTS for TESOL program7.0
IELTS for all other programs6.5

Visa Process for International Students

  • The selected applicants will be issued the I- 20 form from the Wheelock College.
  • Following documents have to be submitted by the applicants in order to obtain the I- 20 form
    • Completed International Student Data Form
    • Financial documents which include a current bank statement
    • Letter of Sponsorship, if applicable
    • A copy of the biographical page and page which has the expiration date of the passport.
    • Copies of previous U.S. immigration documents, including I-20 information and visas
  • After completing the I- 20, applicants have to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fees.
  • Apply for F-1 visa by completing the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Documents required for completing the DS- 160 visa application are:
    • Passport
    • Travel itinerary
    • International travel history
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of admission and invitation obtained from the college
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview by consulting the US embassy in your country

Wheelock College Undergraduate Admissions

Wheelock College provides comprehensive academic programs. Both major and minor programs are offered by the college.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of secondary school.
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Counselor recommendation and School report form
  • SAT or ACT scores.

Wheelock College Graduate Admissions

Wheelock college provides teaching based masters programs in the field of Mathematics, English, Science, Foreign Language and Social Studies. All graduate programs have same requirements.

Application form:

Application deadlines: Fall - August 1

Application fee: 95 USD

Admissions requirements:

  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports (For Master of Education in Counseling)
  • English Proficiency requirements -
    • TOEFL(ibt): 84
    • IELTS: 6.5

The admission procedure is not very selective and most of the applicants are admitted to the college, provided they fulfil the minimum required conditions. The university reviews the application holistically. Factors such as extracurricular activities, recommendations, and essays or personal statements are also taken into account.

Typically, it takes eight weeks for an admission decision to arrive after an application is complete.

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