Students who are interested in joining the JWHC's creative, interdisciplinary community of learners must complete an application process that is separate from applying to Indiana Wesleyan University. The JWHC invites applications from:
Prospective John Wesley Scholars and transfer students interested in the Mary C. Dodd Honors Program must also apply to Indiana Wesleyan University and will not be accepted by the JWHC until they have been accepted by IWU.
The application and interview process for the John Wesley Scholars and Mary C. Dodd Honors Programs is described below. Application details for the Summer Scholars Program may be found on its program page.
John Wesley Scholars Program
High school senior with at least one of the following:
Mary C. Dodd Honors Program
College freshman or sophomore with:
Applying to the John Wesley Scholars and Mary C. Dodd Honors Programs is a three-step process.
First, students complete the application, using either the online or print forms. It is suggested that students first draft their short answers and essay response in a separate document and then cut and paste their responses into the online application form. Students are encouraged to pay special attention to their writing and resumes, which will be carefully considered by the admissions committee.
Second, two recommendations are required. One recommendation must be from someone who knows your academic abilities well; applicants to the John Wesley Scholars Program should select a high school teacher, and those to the Mary C. Dodd Honors Program should choose a collegiate instructor. Recommenders may use either the online form or print form.
Note: Completed print forms may be mailed to John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953-4974, sent by fax to 765-677-1768, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Third, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview for admission to the John Wesley Honors College. Admission interviews for students seeking to enter the Honors College in the fall of 2013 will be held on the dates given below.
Prospective John Wesley Scholars who apply in time for our February and March interview dates may also be invited to participate in the Servant Leader Scholarship Competition.
Combined Admission Interviews & Scholarship CompetitionFriday, January 31, 2014Applications are due January 10.
Friday, February 21, 2014Applications are due February 1.
Admission Interviews OnlySaturday, April 12, 2014Applications are due April 1.
Transfer students interested in enrolling in the fall of 2013 should apply by August 15.
2014 Admission InterviewsSaturday, February 8, 2014Applications are due January 24. IWU students are encouraged to apply by this deadline in order to complete the admissions process before registration for fall courses.
Prospective students who do not meet the admission criteria may petition to apply to the John Wesley Scholars or Mary C. Dodd Honors Programs. Such students should submit a letter (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953-4974) communicating why their academic preparation, intellectual character, and vocational objectives make them strong candidates for admission into an honors learning community. If a student's petition is approved by the Honors College Admissions Committee, then he or she will be invited to apply to the John Wesley Scholars or Mary C. Dodd Honors Program.
Questions about the application or interview process may be directed to email@example.com or 765-677-1799.