Wilkes University

Wilkes Young Scholars Program

The goal of the Wilkes Young Scholars Program is to provide qualified area high-school students with an opportunity to take college courses at Wilkes University at a nominal cost.

The program is open to students who:

  • have successfully completed the 10th grade in high school;
  • rank in the top 15 percent of their class; and
  • are nominated to participate in this program by a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal on an official WYSP nomination form. Students from schools that do not use rank, or who are home-schooled, will be considered on an individual basis.

Privileges:

Students who enroll in at least one course through this program will be designated Wilkes Young Scholars for the term. Upon request, they will:

  • be granted library privileges at Wilkes;
  • be given assistance in career planning, college selection and financing; be accorded preferential consideration in Wilkes scholarship awards; and
  • be admitted free-of-charge to most university athletic, musical and cultural events.

Cost is $80 per credit.

That means a typical three-credit course costs $240. By contrast, regular part-time tuition is about $660 per credit.

 


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