The Honors Program at Wilmington College is designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students with special sections of courses, interdisciplinary seminars, opportunities for leadership and civic engagement, and a senior project.
The Honors Program at Wilmington College offers two Tracks from which participants may choose: the Honors Academic Track and the Wilmington Institute for Stewardship and Engagement (WISE) Leadership Track.
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. Transfer students interested in joining the Program should contact the Director of the Honors Program.
Presidential and Dean’s Scholarship recipients are required to complete the Program (Presidential Scholarship recipients must complete the Honors Program Track and Dean’s Scholarship recipients can choose either Track). To remain in the Program, students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA, remain in good academic standing, comply with the Student Code of Conduct, and participate in the required Honors Program activities. Those who leave the program, voluntarily or involuntarily will have their scholarship reduced to the next highest level.
Students who complete the Honors Academic Track will receive notation on their official Wilmington College transcript and recognition at the commencement ceremony. Students who complete the WISE Leadership Track will receive a Certificate in Applied Leadership as noted on their official Wilmington College transcript and recognition at the commencement ceremony.