Below are some frequently asked questions that you may find helpful. They outline changes to Wilson College’s admissions process due to COVID-19.
Q: Is Wilson College hosting in-person campus visits?
A: Unfortunately, no. In response to the current COVID-19 situation and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, the Wilson College Admissions Office has suspended all Individual Campus Visits through the end of the spring semester (May 14, 2020). If needed, this date will be revisited.
Q: I’m interested in learning more about Wilson College. How do I do that?
A: There is a ton of information online about the College at our website, Wilson.edu. We cover everything from our majors, to life on campus, residential housing, financial aid, athletics and much more.
We are also adding new information daily to this webpage. You’ll find recorded panel discussions with faculty as well as current students and staff. We plan to cover everything from what it’s like to live on campus, specific majors, and all things Financial Aid. You can also attend these Zoom sessions in-person. Your personal admissions counselor will be sending out electronic invitations.
You can also contact your personal admissions counselor with any questions or requests for information. They are happy to help point you in the right direction. Many of them are also graduates of the College, so they know what they are talking about!
Q: How do I find out who my personal admissions counselor is and what their contact information is?
A: For students that have applied to Wilson, their counselor information can be found by logging into the applicant status portal at: Applicant Status Page.
If you have not yet applied to Wilson, contact information for our admissions counselors can be found online at https://www.wilson.edu/admissions-team.
Q: What happened to the Accepted Student Days planned for March 28 and April 18?
A: Following the governor’s orders limiting the total number of individuals who can attend an event to 10, the College decided to cancel its traditional in-person, on-campus Accepted Student Days.
Understanding these events are a great way for students to learn more about the College and ask specific questions of faculty and staff, the College is hosting a series of virtual panel discussions via Zoom now through the end of June. Admissions counselors will invite students to attend, invites will be sent via email and upcoming events will be posted to Wilson.edu/visit. Topics will include faculty discussing their specific major, students sharing about campus life, student services, financial aid and so much more.
In addition, the College is working on an updated video that highlights the campus. It should be ready soon and will be shared via email and posted to this page.
Q: I have been accepted at Wilson. What is the deadline for me to make a deposit and commit to attending in the fall?
A: Wilson College has a rolling admissions policy. That means that students can apply to the College any time throughout the academic year, including up through August. However, the College has asked that all students who plan to attend in the fall, make an enrollment deposit by June 1, 2020 to guarantee a spot in the first-year class.
Q: My high school will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. How do I get my official transcript to Wilson for review along with other application materials? Will a delay in that process keep me from being accepted?
A: This is a tricky one. Many school districts across the country have made the decision to physically close their schools and teach remotely for the balance of the school year. Our admissions counselors understand this is completely out of your control. That’s why we will work directly with your high school to electronically obtain the necessary materials we need to consider your application – like your transcript. You can submit an application via our website, Wilson.edu/apply and you can email directly with your personal admissions counselor.
If you have concerns about submitting materials, contact your admissions counselor directly and they will work with on completing the process.
Q: Since SAT and ACT testing dates have been cancelled, is Wilson still requiring those test scores for admission?
A: No. For all students admitted to the College for any terms beginning prior to July 1, 2022, Wilson College is test optional. This means official SAT and or ACT scores are not required for students who are admitted and begin class before July 1, 2022.
While testing is not required for admission, it is still recommended that you submit existing test scores as they can be used for placement into courses.
NOTE: As of 4/14/20, standardized tests are still required for all students applying for our BSN or LPN-to-BSN programs. We are discussing options for these students and will update this page as the situation changes.
Q: How will I know if I’ve been accepted or not?
A: Because shipping and often times the U.S. Postal Service are experiencing delays in service, Wilson College is no longer mailing acceptance letters. Students who have applied, should check the applicant status page within Slate: Applicant Status Page. You will also receive an e-mail or text (if you have opted in) when an admissions decision has been added to your application.
Q: Will Wilson College offer in-person, on-campus classes in the fall?
A: At this point, the College has not made a final decision about fall classes. We have moved our spring semester to all remote learning as well as the first summer sessions. College leaders are waiting to see what guidance is given from our federal and state governments as well as the progression of the pandemic to make a decision about remote classes for the second summer session as well as fall.
Please know, the College believes the best experience and opportunity to grow and learn as students comes from being on campus. It is our goal to open campus as soon as possible, once the health of our entire campus community can be guaranteed.