Secondary School Preparation

Each applicant is expected to have earned a secondary school diploma from a school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency before enrolling at the College. Listed below are the minimum recommended high school courses which should be completed:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3-4 years of mathematics (including advanced algebra). Those planning to major in mathematics, science, or economics in college should complete four years of high school mathematics.
  • 2 years of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics); 4 years are preferred
  • 2 years of one foreign language; 4 years are preferred
  • 2 years of social studies

Admission may be possible without all of the recommended courses; however an applicant may be required to provide an additional written statement or interview with members of the Admissions Committee. A satisfactory class rank and school recommendations are also expected.

Wabash College practices test optional admission. Applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application for admission. Students who choose not to submit standardized test scores will still be considered for merit-based scholarships. This review will place additional weight on the rigor of the applicant's high school curriculum as well as his performance in his college preparatory courses. All standardized test score submissions will be super scored.