Once you have submitted your contact information (below), you will be taken to the application page. You will also be emailed a link to your application, allowing you to exit and re-enter the application as needed. Please fill out the application form in its entirety, and feel free to contact us with any questions at email@example.com.
Choose one of the following essay topics and write a 3-page essay. Applicants should give great care to completing, proofreading, and presenting their essay. The essay must be the applicant’s own work, with minimal advice and suggestions from others. The Admissions Office may request additional writing samples or may seek to evaluate your writing ability in other ways. Please type and double-space the essay using a 12-point font.
Topic #1: You are suddenly hit over the head with a lead pipe, and when you come to you realize you’re surgically attached to a comatose patient, whom you recognize as a famous violinist. “Hello!” says a gentleman walking into the room. “I am the president of the Society of Music Lovers,” says the gentleman, “and you’re here to save this violinist.” The gentleman explains that you have to lie in this bed for nine months until he gets better. You have the ability to detach yourself and leave, but by doing so, you will kill the violinist. Pro-choicers use this argument, saying that an individual would have the right to detach himself from the violinist just as a woman may “detach” herself from her unborn child through an abortion. Is this true? Why or why not?
Topic #2: In Saint Augustine’s Confessions, Augustine writes about stealing pears from another. Read the excerpt from Book 2, Chapter 4. Explain why Augustine thinks a person can delight in evil, and then argue whether or not you think he is right.
Topic #3: Mathematics is often considered to be boring or to be interesting only for its practical effects. Mathematicians, however, often see their subject as worth doing for its own sake. Would studying mathematics be beneficial if there were no practical applications or even if it were not useful for understanding the natural world? Can we go so far as to say that mathematics is beautiful?
Topic #4: The philosopher Blaise Pascal proposed the following idea, now known as “Pascal’s Wager”: A rational person, even if he does not believe in God, should live his life as though God does exist, and try to believe in Him. For the reward that God promises to those who seek Him is an infinite good, while any earthly goods that one might lose by seeking Him can only be finite goods. No matter how unlikely a person thinks God’s existence is, then, this supposed unlikelihood is more than outweighed by the difference between the potential gain of an infinite good and the potential loss of a finite good, and so it is better to believe in God and to live accordingly.
Is Pascal’s Wager a compelling reason for someone who is otherwise unconvinced of God’s existence to believe in God and to live in accordance with this belief? Why or why not?
The essay can be attached to the online application, or can be submitted in pdf form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official highschool and college transcripts are issued by the school, with a seal and signature. For applicants registered with an established homeschool curriculum, an official transcript from the curriculum provider is adequate. Other homeschooled applicants are to submit information, signed by a parent, about the curricular materials they used, listing the subjects, major texts, and grades.
Wyoming Catholic College requires that all students submit standardized test scores as part of their application. The College prefers that applicants complete the Classical Learning Test, or CLT, as this exam is a more accurate diagnostic of students’ strengths. For more information, visit www.cltexam.com
WCC also accepts the SAT and ACT. WCC requires standardized test score reports be sent from the testing companies directly to the Admissions Office; please visit www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org or to request scores. Our code numbers are 4748 for the SAT and 5001 for the ACT. Applicants who take the ACT must take the ACT Writing Test.
Score requirements: Although WCC does not have a set minimum requirement for the CLT, SAT, or ACT scores, these scores are an important part of the overall evaluation. The average CLT score of our current students is 85. The average SAT score of our current students is 1282 combined; for the ACT it is 26. In our experience, scores above the 50% percentile in every subject area are associated with an ability to succeed academically while leaving time for enjoying the outdoor activities that are an important part of the education at WCC.
When the application has been successfully completed and the applicant has received medical clearance, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant to set up a telephone or Skype interview.