Students may enter the honors program upon admission to Wesley or at any point prior to completing 90 credits (i.e. before the end of their third semester). All students with a Wesley College GPA of 3.0 are entitled (and encouraged) to enroll for honors courses without participating in the program.
Criteria for Application
Students may apply for admission to the honors program by satisfying one of the four requirements below. Applicants may also be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor and a letter detailing the student’s reasons for applying to the Honors Program. The Director of the Honors Program will review all applications for admission to the program.
The four entry routes to the Honors Program are:
- Entering first year students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.3 and a minimum composite SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 26.
- Enrolled Wesley College students with up to 90 college credits and a college GPA of 3.0.
- Transfer students with up to 90 credits and a college GPA of 3.0.
- International students entering with a minimum TOEFL score of 617 (computer-based test: 260) who have completed a minimum of 12 credits at Wesley with a Wesley GPA of 3.0. International students who are eligible to enroll at Wesley without the TOEFL requirement must satisfy one of the requirements 1-3 above.
Criteria for Continuation in the Program
To maintain eligibility in the Honors Program, students are required to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. A student may retain his or her Honors Program status for one semester only following the semester in which the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 in order to restore the GPA. Failure to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, after the one semester will result in a loss of Honors Program status until a 3.0 GPA is obtained. To regain Honors status, a student should submit a letter requesting re-instatement to the Director of the Honors Program. The Director of the Honors Program will monitor student eligibility for participation.