• Prospective Students

    Information for Prospective Students

    Who Should Apply?

    • Students from all cultural, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, and special needs backgrounds
    • Students who have interests in careers related to advanced manufacturing technologies and STEM
    • Students who are seeking a hands-on and relevant educational experience
    • Students who may be under-prepared in a traditional setting but have the academic potential and willingness to accept the challenge to accelerate their future by attending high school and college at the same time
    • Eighth grade students who reside in Wilson County and have successfully completed all requirements for promotion to the ninth grade
    • Students who have a sincere commitment and a strong desire to work diligently throughout the school year
    • Students who will commit to the program for at least one year
    • Students who are in good academic standing, have acceptable attendance, conduct, disciplinary records, and possess strong work ethics and study skills

    What is the Application Process?

    • Online applications will be available to students prior to the application window opening. 
    • The following will be submitted as part of the application
      • 7th grade final report card
      • 8th grade final report card
      • All End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test scores.
    • Submit your application to your school counselor or mail it to:
      • Wilson Academy of Applied Technology
      • 4809 Ward Blvd.
      • Wilson, NC 27893
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    What is the Selection Process?

    • Grades and End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test scores will be reviewed to determine the ability to succeed in college level coursework.
    • Student attendance and discipline profiles will be considered.
    • Personal interviews will be conducted with selected students by the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology admissions team.
    • First generation college students will be given priority.
    • Other factors are: 8th grade competency questions, interest assessment, and an essay question.