Wittenberg strives to select those students who show evidence of academic ability, motivation and continued growth — those who will benefit from the total educational program. No qualified student is ever denied admission because of race, color, creed, sex, disability, age or national origin. Careful personal consideration is given to each applicant. The final decision of the Admission Committee is based on the academic record, ability to do college work as indicated by testing data, academic and extracurricular interests, and recommendations. Admission is selective.
The college preparatory curriculum necessary for admission to Wittenberg University must include four units of English and three units each of mathematics, social science, science and foreign language. The candidate for admission is urged to present credits in at least four major academic subjects each year of secondary school preparation. It is to the student’s advantage to take a strong academic program in the senior year. Graduation from an accredited high school is a usual prerequisite for admission.
All applicants are required to submit scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT). These tests should be completed in the latter part of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year. Although Achievement Tests of the College Board are not required, the English Achievement Test is recommended for class placement and/or course credit.
Department of Music
In addition to the application process, students who wish to major in music, especially those who desire to pursue the Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Music Education degree programs, should plan
A non-refundable fee of $40 must be submitted with the application. The check or money order should be made payable to Wittenberg University. A student who desires that the application fee be waived for reasons of financial hardship should attach to the application a copy of the College Board Fee Waiver or a letter from the secondary school counselor.
Advanced Placement and/or Credit
Students may receive advanced placement or credit by means of 1) Advanced Placement, Scholastic Aptitude and/or Achievement Tests of the College entrance Examination Board, 2) departmental examinations administered at Wittenberg, 3) courses successfully completed at an accredited college before a student’s graduation from secondary school, and 4) International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations, Advanced Level.
Those students who have decided that Wittenberg is their firstchoice university, present strong academic credentials and intend to enroll if accepted are encouraged to apply under the Early Decision Plan. The application must be filed by Nov. 15, with notification by Jan. 1. Those to whom admission is offered must withdraw all previously filed applications to other schools and within two weeks confirm acceptance to Wittenberg with an enrollment deposit of $400, which may be credited toward the cost of tuition in accordance with the policy outlined under the section on University Expenses. Students who have applied for financial assistance may defer payment of the deposit until a financial aid offer is made.
Those students who do not wish to apply under the Early Decision Plan or to wait for the notification date of April 1 under the Regular Action Plan may apply under the Early Action Plan. Application deadline is Dec. 1, with notification by or before Jan. 1.
Applications for Regular Action must be submitted by March 15, with notification on a rolling basis before April 1.
The university accepts applications after March 15, but these are considered on a space-available basis.
Wittenberg University accepts the Common Application in lieu of its own form and gives equal consideration to both. Students may obtain copies of the Common Application from their high school guidance counselors.
Students who wish to be accepted during their senior year but wish to postpone entrance for a semester or a year, upon special request in writing, are permitted deferred admission.
Wittenberg welcomes in any semester a student who transfers from another college or university. 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 no limit to courses/hours transferable; however, a student must complete at least 50 percent of the semester hours for all course work and at least 50 percent of the semester hour credits for all course work in the major while in residence at Wittenberg. Secondary transcripts and aptitude test scores are not normally required if a student has finished a year or more of college work. 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.
Wittenberg values the presence of international students on campus. Special application forms are required and may be obtained from the Office of Admission. Students whose native language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered by the Educational Testing Service.