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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Wilmington College is designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students with honors sections of core courses, interdisciplinary seminars, volunteering and civic engagement, a senior project, and various non-credit enrichment activities.

Entering freshmen on the Wilmington campus who received a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher and an ACT score of 25 or higher are invited to participate in this program. Full-time main campus students who have a 3.3 GPA at the end of the first term, but were not previously invited to participate, may petition the Honors Program, and if approved, may participate in second term activities.

At the end of the freshman year, all students who have participated in any Honors Program activities during the year will be evaluated for Honors Program continuation. Students who have a 3.3 cumulative GPA, who are in good academic standing with respect to credits earned, and who have participated in the required Honors Program activities will be confirmed into the Program.

Students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA to remain active in the program during their remaining years at Wilmington College. Students who have committed academic misconduct at Wilmington College are not eligible to be part of the Honors Program.

Any transfer student interested in joining the program should contact the Director of the Honors Program.

For further information, contact the Director of the Honors Program.

Students Lobby in Washington D.C.

“The Lobby trip equips students to become more effective citizens. It shows them the actual process of how lobbying works, to an extent how Congress works and, instead of sitting at home reading the newspaper on watching CNN, students actually get involved in the process of social and political engagement.”

– Michael Snarr

“It’s a very unique learning experience you can’t replicate. You have to go there and feel the action, the joy, and, yes, the nerves that come along with really being a part of your government.”

– Megan Canfield