“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College offers an all-honors education at an all-honors college to students who demonstrate an active approach to learning and the potential for academic growth. We look not only for high grade point averages and test scores, but also for evidence that students have sought out the most challenging courses available at their schools (AICE, AP, IB, Dual-enrollment, and Honors).
Admissions Decisions are based on a variety of factors in addition to academic records. The Admissions Office seeks students who possess leadership qualities, write well, and are involved in school and community activities. To apply to the Wilkes Honors College, students need to also apply and be admitted to Florida Atlantic University. For more information about admissions to FAU, visit www.fau.edu/admissions.
Academic Preparation: Qualified applicants for admission will have a minimum of 19 academic units in high school, including the following subjects: English (4 units), mathematics (4 units), social studies (3-4 units), natural sciences (3-4 units, 2 must contain labs), foreign language (2 units, 2 must be in the same language) and electives (4 units).
Grade Point Average Requirement: The high school grade point average is calculated using only grades for academic courses. Honors, Advanced Placement, AICE and International Baccalaureate courses receive additional weight in the calculation of grade point average.
Resume : Applicants are required to submit a resume of their extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, honors and awards.
Writing Sample: The writing sample is optional and should be a typed assignment written for a recent class. The original work with grade and teacher comments is preferred. The writing sample should reveal a high level of communication and critical thinking. It should be an academic paper, not a creative writing piece.
The Office of Admissions is here to assist you throughout the college search and application process. The Admissions staff looks forward to meeting you.