Application to the Single Parent Scholar Program (SPS) at Wilson is completed after a student has been accepted for general admission to the College. Priority for enrollment is given to students who are accepted by July 1 for the fall semester and by December 15 for the spring semester. Some years there is a wait list due to having more qualified applicants than available openings. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Applicant Instructions

First-year and transfer students are encouraged to complete an application (apply online). All applicants are required to submit the following materials:
  • Official copy of your high school transcript and/or GED.
  • Official copies of college transcripts from all colleges attended (transfers applicants only).
  • Graded writing sample or a 500 word essay (Essay topic: Why you want to attend Wilson and what you hope to gain from the experience).
  • A recommendation from a teacher, counselor, etc. who can speak to your ability to do college level work.

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to visit campus to tour the facilities and residence halls.

Upon acceptance into the College, admitted students need to complete the SPS Program application, arrange for their character reference to be submitted to the Admissions Office and complete a three-part background check required for all adults living in spaces with minors. Once all materials are received, an on-campus interview will be required with the applicant and their child(ren). The interview will take place with the Single Parent Scholar Program director and a representative of the student sevelopment staff. A tour of the SPS Program facilities and residence halls will be arranged during this visit as well as an opportunity to meet with current SPS Program participants.

Openings in the program are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a student is accepted into the program, a $400 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the student’s intent to enroll and to secure residency in the SPS Program for the upcoming semester.

Recommended Admissions Credentials

Recommended admissions credentials include:
  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum transfer GPA of 2.5.
  • A combined SAT score of 900 or a combined ACT score of 19.
  • Four units of English.
  • Three to Four units of history/civics.
  • Three units of mathematics (preferably Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry).
  • Two units of one foreign language.
  • Two units of natural sciences with labs.

Throughout the admissions process you will receive information about the Single Parent Scholar Program. Please contact your admissions counselor or the program director if you have any questions.