Wilkes University

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program allows qualified area high-school students to take college courses at Wilkes at a nominal cost.

Apply to be a Young Scholar

Requirements Courseload Cost
High School Junior or Senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Up to two courses per semester. $50 per credit (typical course is three credits).

Program Benefits

Young Scholars get a head start on collegiate studies at a signicantly lower cost. As a Young Scholar, students can take up to two Wilkes courses per semester for only $50 per credit (For comparison, part-time tuition is regularly about $995 per credit).

In addition, Young Scholars get access to the following benefits.

  • E.S Farley Library privileges at Wilkes.
  • Free parking on campus.
  • Assistance in career planning, college selection and financing.
  • Wilkes student ID.
  • Free admission to most Wilkes University athletic, musical and cultural events.

Contact Us

Corey Moore
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
corey.moore@wilkes.edu
570-408-4469

Elizabeth Nicholas
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
elizabeth.nicholas@wilkes.edu
570-408-6809

Application Process

  1. Submit a Young Scholars application online.
  2. Watch for an email from Wilkes detailing the next steps you need to take.
  3. Pay the course fees and purchase textbooks your courses may require (Wilkes will explain via email how to pay your bill).

You must apply to the Young Scholars program each term or semester you intend on taking classes.

Financial Benefits

Students who begin participation in the Young Scholars program as a high school junior may be eligible to receive a Young Scholars Scholarship. To be eligible, students need to enroll at Wilkes as a full-time student in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. A cumulative GPA and minimum credit completion may be required.

Financial Aid at Wilkes

Course Selection

After an application is submitted, a follow-up email will be sent with a complete list of courses offered in the upcoming term(s). Young Scholars may take any course offered at Wilkes provided they have the background required by the course and have the approval of school officials. In general, 100-level courses are accessible to Young Scholars.

The Recommended Courses list below can help you make your course selection.

  • An asterik () means the course is taken by students majoring in the subject.
  • Courses with a number in paraenthesis means the course has a lecture/discussion portion and a lab portion each week.
    • Example: "Elements and Compounds (4-3)" has four hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of lab each week.
Course Number Course name Credit(s)
ACC 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
ART 101 Experiencing Art 3
ART 111 Fundamentals of Color and Design 3
ART 113 Drawing 3
ART 120 Painting I 3
ART 121 Printmaking 3
ART 122 Sculpture 3
ART 123 Photography 3
ART 134 Computer Graphics I 3
BIO 105 The Biological World (2-2) 3
BIO 115-116 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-3) 4-4
BIO 121-122 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Principles of Modern Biology I & II (4-3) 4-4
CHM 105 Chemistry and Modern Society (2-2) 3
CHM 115 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Elements and Compounds (4-3) 4
CHM 116 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. The Chemical Reaction (4-3) 4
COM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CS 115 Computers and Applications 3
CS 125 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Computer Science I 4
DAN 100 Dance Appreciation: Comprehensive Dance Form 3
DAN 110 Introduction to Modern Dance 2
DAN 120 Tap Dance 2
DAN 130 Introduction to Jazz Dance 2
EES 105 Planet Earth 3
EES 210 Global Climate Change 3
EES 230 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Ocean Science (3-3) 4
EES 240 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Principles of Environmental Science (3-3) 4
EC 101 Principles of Economics I 3
EC 102 Principles of Economics II 3
ENG 101 Composition 4
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature and Culture 3
FR 101-102 Elementary French I & II 3-3
FR 203-204 Intermediate French I & II 3-3
GR 101-102 Elementary German I & II 3-3
GR 203-204 Intermediate German I & II 3-3
HST 101 Historical Foundation of the Modern World 3
HST 102 Europe Before 1600 3
HST 207-208 American History 3-3
MTH 101 Solving Problems Using Mathematics 3
MTH 111-112 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. Calculus I & II 4-4
MTH 150 Elementary Statistics 3
MUS 100 Applied Performance (Additional Fees) 1-2
MUS 101 Introduction to Music I 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethical Problems 3
PHY 171 Principles of Mod. & Classical Physics (3-3) 4
PHY 174 Applications of Mod. & Classical Physics (3-3) 4
PHY 201-202 This course is taken by students majoring in the subject. General Physics I & II (Requires Calculus) (3-3) 4-4
PS 111 Introduction to American Politics 3
PS 141 Introduction to International Politics 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SP 101-102 Elementary Spanish I & II 3-3
SP 203-204 Intermediate Spanish I & II 3-3
THE 100 Approach to Theatre 3
WS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies 3

If you have any questions or concerns about course selection, please contact:

Corey Moore
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
corey.moore@wilkes.edu
570-408-4469

Elizabeth Nicholas
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
elizabeth.nicholas@wilkes.edu
570-408-6809

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