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The Wilmington College Honors Program and the WISE Leadership Certificate Program


Introducing two tracks for Wilmington College academic scholarship recipients

The Honors and WISE Programs at Wilmington College are designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students with honors sections of core courses, interdisciplinary seminars, volunteering and civic engagement, applied leadership experiences, 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 either the Honors or the WISE 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 either the Honors or the WISE Program, and if approved, may participate in second term activities.

  • Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship are required to enroll in the Honors Program and maintain progress in the program in order to retain their scholarship award.
  • Recipients of the Dean’s Scholarship are required to enroll in either the Honors Program or the WISE Leadership Certificate Program. Students will elect either the Honors or WISE track during the fall semester of the freshman year.
  • Recipients of the Faculty Scholarship have the option to enroll in either the Honors Program or the WISE Leadership Certificate Program. Students may elect either the Honors or WISE track during the fall semester of the freshman year.

At the end of the freshman year, all students who have participated in any Honors or WISE Program activities during the year will be evaluated for 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 or WISE Program activities will be confirmed into their program of choice.

Students who complete the Honors Program will receive notation on their official Wilmington College transcript.

Students who complete the WISE Program will receive a Certificate in Applied Leadership as noted on their official Wilmington College transcript.

Students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA to remain active in the Honors or WISE Programs 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 or WISE Programs.

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

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