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How to Apply

how to applyApplying to the Wilkes Honors College is easy! Students apply to Florida Atlantic University and check the box indicating that they would like to be considered for the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. A supplemental application is not required.

1. Apply to Florida Atlantic University

Complete FAU’s online application which can be found at: Submit your transcripts and test scores directly to FAU as part of your application.

2. Select Honors!

On the FAU application, check the box that indicates you would like to be considered for the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter (see the image on the right).

3. Submit a Résumé and Academic Paper (optional items)

To strengthen your Honors College application for admission and scholarship consideration, we encourage you to submit a résumé and academic research paper.

Résumé : Include extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, honors and awards. 

Academic Research Paper: Recent academic paper that shows research and critical thinking. Paper should be typed, at least 500 words, with teacher comments and a grade if available.

E-Mail your résumé and academic paper to the Honors College at 

Students are admitted to the Honors College on a rolling basis throughout the year and all admitted students receive merit based scholarships.
*Freshmen must be admitted to the Honors College by December 15th in order to apply for Scholars Day and be considered for our top scholarships.

Application Deadlines

Students Fall Spring
Freshmen May 1 N/A
Transfer July 1 November 15
International April 1 October 1

how to apply

If you are a current FAU student and would like to apply to the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter, please complete this brief form .

Applications to the Honors College will be reviewed after students receive an admission decision from Florida Atlantic University. The Honors College notifies students of their admission decision by mail.

A separate application is required for the highly selective Wilkes Medical Scholars program. Detailed information including application instructions and deadlines can be found on the Wilkes Medical Scholars page if you click the button below.

Early Admission/Dual Enrollment



Incoming freshmen must confirm their intention to enroll at the Honors College by submitting the signed Honors College Admission and Scholarship Acceptance form and paying a $200.00  non-refundable  deposit by May 1st . Scholarships will not be guaranteed for confirmations received after May 1st. Scholarship awards are not guaranteed for transfer students who confirm after the deadline given them in their acceptance/award letter.

Wilkes Honors College 
Office of Admissions
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Florida Atlantic University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
777 Glades Road, SU-80
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Transfer Admissions

how to apply

The Wilkes Honors College accepts applications from students wishing to transfer from 2-year or 4-year institutions. Admission decisions will be based on an applicant's qualifications and will be made on a space-available basis. An interview may be required. As a liberal arts and sciences college, the Honors College offers a variety of academic programs ranging from traditional disciplines like biology, economics, philosophy, and mathematics to interdisciplinary areas such as Latin American Studies and Law and Society. Students are also able to design their own programs of study in consultation with faculty. For further information about available academic programs as well as graduation requirements, see the 'Academics' section of our website. Transfer applicants are welcome to contact faculty members for more detailed information about our academic programs. Email addresses are available in the Faculty section of this website.

Priority is given for admission and scholarship awards to applicants who apply early. See the section on How to Apply for application deadlines and a detailed description of the process. It is important that applicants send all official transcripts to Florida Atlantic University. Students with less than 60 post-high school credits also need to submit standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and high school transcripts.

The Honors College is a residential living-learning community and all incoming freshmen at the Wilkes Honors College are required to live on campus for the first two years of their enrollment. Transfer students entering the Wilkes Honors College with a fully completed associate of arts degree, which they pursued after high school, need not live on campus though they are encouraged to in order to take full advantage of the living-learning community of the Honors College. For more information about Residential Living, see the website section on Housing, and for information about campus resources see the links available under Student Resources.

Last Modified 2/27/18