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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).
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, click on the button below or visit www.fau.edu/admissions. The Fall 2017 Profile is ACT 27-31, SAT 1240-1360 and weighted GPA of 4.11-4.78
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.
Applicants are required to submit a resume of their extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, honors and awards.
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.
Living on Campus
: Living in student housing is required for the first two years at the Honors College. Students must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate. A resident may be required to depart from University Housing if enrolled credit hours drop below full-time status, at the request of the Director of Housing or designee. Non-Honors College students who attend the Jupiter Campus can also apply for housing but are not required to do so. Exceptions are made for those students who are 24 years of age or older at the date of matriculation, or for those who are married, have dependent children, own a home prior to their date of matriculation, or have been honorably discharged from the US Military. Students who wish to be exempt must apply prior to the start of the academic year and need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.