Freshman Admission Process

To qualify for admission, a student must be a graduate of an accredited secondary school, should have sixteen (16) units of study including four units of English and a minimum of two units each of mathematics, social studies, laboratory sciences, and foreign languages (optional), and should have passed all high school proficiency exams. Also, home schooled students should have sixteen units of study and provide an official secondary transcript. Students with satisfactory scores on the General Education Development Test (GED) will also be considered for admission. Careful consideration is given to the academic record, including the pattern of courses taken in high school or home schooling, ACT and SAT results, recommendations from guidance counselors, extracurricular activities, interviews with college admission staff, and other relevant factors.

The preferred time to apply for admission is the fall of your senior year of high school. The following documents are needed to complete an admission file:

  • Application for Admission - apply online
  • Official high school transcript
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Report (form is available on the website)
  • ACT or SAT scores*. ACT is preferred although either test is accepted. When submitting multiple tests, the higher set of scores will always be considered. We do not take the highest of each subtest (such as English, math, reading or science) to determine an independent composite score.
  • Official college transcripts from each college attended if college work such as Post-secondary Enrollment Option has been achieved.
  • In some cases, a student's personal statement and letters of recommendation may be required.

All documents should be sent directly to the Office of Admission, 251 Ludovic Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

* When registering for a specific test, include the Wilmington College school code numbers (ACT=3362, SAT=1909) to have the results sent directly to the College.