Application to the Single Parent Scholar Program (SPSP) 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).

Upon acceptance into the College, admitted students need to complete the SPSP Program application, arrange for their character reference to be submitted, and complete a three-part background check required for all adults living in spaces with minors. Once the required materials are received, an on-campus interview with Assistant Dean of Students will be required of the applicant and their children. A tour of the SPSP Program facilities and residence halls will be arranged during this visit as well as an opportunity to meet with current SPSP 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 SPSP 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 (for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or lower)

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.