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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 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?

  • Complete the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) application
  • The following information should be included with the completed application: report cards from 7th and 8th grade, and 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

4510 Old Stantonsburg Road.

  • 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.