Wittenberg University's Honors Program was created in 1978 to enhance and support the development of a select group of academically outstanding students within the Wittenberg community.

The Honors Program provides an academic and social climate in which students of high academic potential can find a community of classmates with similar scholarly goals and professors to support and encourage them in pursuit of those goals. The students are brought together in special, limited enrollment seminars which provide a supportive environment for, often interdisciplinary, intellectual inquiry. The Program culminates in independent scholarly research which produces a senior thesis project within the student's major area of study.

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Prospective Honors Students

If you are interested in more information about the extended academic opportunities and rigor offered through Wittenberg University's Honors Program, please complete the form included on this page.

The information you submit here indicates your interest in the Wittenberg Honors Program and will allow us to help guide you as you move through the college application and admissions process. Official Honors Program eligibility and admission to the Wittenberg Honors Program is offered only after you are admitted to the University.

Admission Process

Incoming freshman may be invited into the University Honors Program based on consideration of high school grade point average (GPA), class rank, curriculum, and standardized test scores. They will be notified of their conditional admission to the University Honors Program shortly after their admission to Wittenberg.

Conditional members achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 after their first semester will be invited to continue in the Honors Program. Students will be contacted by the Director of University Honors, provided with information about requirements for University Honors, and asked to respond that they understand the requirements and commit to the Honors Program. Conditional members who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above will not be invited to continue in the Honors Program. Upon achievement of a 3.5 cumulative GPA in a subsequent semester, students may reapply to the Honors Program.

First and second year students who are not already Honors Program members are invited to apply for membership to the Honors Program early in the semester after they have achieved a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Students who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA later in their careers may also apply for admission to the program on a case-by-case basis.

Once admitted to the program, a student may take honors seminars, which usually satisfy a general education requirement, as well as utilize the Matthies House and attend special Honors social events. Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA throughout their Wittenberg career to remain members of the Honors Program.

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