Transfer Students

Transfer Admission

  • Wittenberg welcomes transfer students to apply for admission using either the Wittenberg Application or the Common Application
  • The applicant must present a cumulative grade-point average no less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be in good academic and social standing.
  • There is a 94-credit-hour limit to courses/hours transferable; 50 percent of the semester-hour credits for all coursework in the major must be completed while in residence at Wittenberg.
  • Unusual mitigating circumstances related to a student's academic or social standing can be taken into consideration by the Admission Committee. Information relating to such matters must be presented in writing.
  • All transfer admission materials must be received prior to the Wednesday before the first day of classes for the semester. Unusual mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration by the Office of Admission.

Transfer Checklist

STEP 1: Complete either the Wittenberg Transfer Application or the Common Application:

Wittenberg Transfer Application       Common Application

STEP 2: Submit the following:

  1. Final High School Transcript
    This transcript should be a final transcript clearly stating your official date of graduation.
  2. Official College Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges you have attended, including any CCP credits. If you have less than a semester of college work, you may submit an unofficial transcript at the time of application, but will need to submit an official college transcript before you will be permitted to move to campus or begin classes.
  3. ACT or SAT Scores - optional
    We are a fully test optional university.

STEP 3: Complete a Transfer Conduct Report from each college you have attended.

Request your Transfer Conduct Report by entering the email addresses for yourself, and the Dean of Students from each institution, and then completing the Transfer Conduct Report once the form is sent to your email.  If you have attended more than one college, you will need to complete this form more than once. You do not need to have one completed for a college at which only CCP classes were taken.

Transfer Conduct Report Submission Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Entrance Term: August 1
  • Spring Semester Entrance Term: Wednesday prior to the start of classes

If a Transfer Conduct Report is not received by the deadline, the student will be withdrawn from their registered courses.  If a conduct report is submitted, and is declined by Wittenberg’s Dean of Students, the student will be withdrawn from their registered courses and their admission status will be revoked.

STEP 4: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit the FAFSA for your appropriate starting term. Be sure to designate Wittenberg University, Title IV code 003143 as a recipient of the analysis. There is no fee associated with this application.

Additional Steps

If you are a current college athlete, please be sure to work with your current institution to complete NCAA paperwork for transfer admission.

Transferring Credits

There are specific guidelines for transferring credits to Wittenberg University. If you are coming from a community college, we have transfer equivalency guides for a number of community colleges in the region.

Transfer Equivalency Information

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Wittenberg is committed to making it affordable to complete your degree. Part of this commitment includes merit awards for our transfer students. All transfer merit awards are renewable for up to three years.

ScholarshipRequirementsAmount (/year)
Wittenberg Platinum Transfer Award4.0 GPA$30,000
Wittenberg Gold Transfer Award3.5-3.99 GPA$27,000
Wittenberg Silver Transfer Award3.0-3.49 GPA$25,000
Wittenberg Bronze Transfer AwardUnder 3.0 GPA*$23,000

* GPAs listed above are based on a cumulative college GPA, if the student has at least two full semesters of college courses completed. If less than 2 semesters of college courses have been completed, a combination of the student’s high school and college GPAs will be considered to determine a merit award. Students with a cumulative college GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Admission Committee, and will include review of their high school transcripts. Awarding of any scholarship listed above is subject to change, based on the student’s combination of college and high school GPAs considered, when applicable.

** Wittenberg is an NCAA Division III institution and cannot take athletic awards or ability into account when awarding scholarships.

Eligibility for Special Awards

  • Special Interest Awards: Transfer students are eligible to apply for, and receive, Special Interest Awards, if the scholarship application is received by the Special Interest Award deadline and the student has a fall semester entrance term.
  • Fine Arts Scholarships: Transfer students are eligible to apply for, and receive, Fine Arts Awards, if they apply and audition by the outlined timeline for these awards. Awarding of scholarships outside of the audition deadlines require special permission by the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and the department chair.

Phi Theta Kappa Award ($2,000)

This scholarship is offered to any transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has maintained good academic standing. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any Wittenberg merit scholarship the student receives. Students must supply a copy of their PTK Member Certificate in order to be eligible for this award.

Financial Aid

Annually, Wittenberg grants more than $35 million in the form of academic scholarships and grants. More than 98% of Wittenberg students receive financial aid or a scholarship. Need-based financial aid includes grants, loans and work-study.

Campus Visits

To discover if Wittenberg is the right fit for you, we encourage you to visit our campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the United States. During your time with us, we want you to meet the people behind the place that make Wittenberg special, and to explore your academic and career interests.

For transfer students, a typical visit includes an interview with our transfer coordinator and a campus tour. We would be happy to arrange class visits and appointments with professors and coaches if you would like.

Schedule Your Visit

Questions about transferring?

Contact the Office of Admission at or 877-206-0332.

All students who have officially graduated from high school and then enrolled in college classes are considered transfer students. A student may not opt out of being a transfer student. All transfer students are checked through the Financial Aid Clearinghouse before being awarded a financial aid package.
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