Admission and Financial Aid
Each person who wishes to enroll as a traditional student in any regular session daytime course must apply through the Admission Office and follow the appropriate procedures.(Adult /non-traditional students see the section below) Such persons normally fall into one of the following groups:
- Beginning college students applying directly from high school.
- Transfer students from other colleges.
- (Recent degree-holders from other institutions who seek teacher certification but not a Wittenberg degree.
- (Students who are regularly enrolled at other colleges but who wish to attend Wittenberg University for a limited (time only, without becoming degree candidates.
- (Other persons who wish to take course work, part- or full-time, without being candidates for a degree
The first step in the admission procedure for each applicant should be an application inquiry, directed to the Office of Admission. A determination will be made as to which of the above categories is appropriate for that individual. An outline will be created for the applicant reflecting remaining steps required to complete an application. All applicants must state whether they wish to apply for the Department of Music since that department also requires an audition before the student declares music as a major.
Beginning college students and transfers follow full application procedures, including submitting a detailed application form (on line or paper) providing personal data and statements, arranging for official transcripts of high school or college work and required SAT or ACT test scores to be mailed to the Admission Office, and providing required references. The Committee on Admission makes no decision until all the papers are received. (For additional information relative to transfer students, see below.) Early Decision applications are due by November 15; Early Action applications are due December 1; Regular Action applications are due by March 15. Notification dates are on or before January 1 for Early Decision and Early Action applicants and on a rolling basis for Regular Action applicants.
International students must complete the Application for International Students, even if the student intends to transfer credits from another institution. In countries where the SAT is offered, it is highly recommended that the student take these tests.
International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) in connection with their admission to Wittenberg University. The test must be taken prior to admission. It will be used for the purposes of advising students and placing them in classes and, with other information, for admission decisions.
Th adult/non - traditional classification also includes the following categories of admission, administered through the School of Community Education.
- Persons already having a degree and seeking only teacher licensure. The procedure is similar to that for transfer students, although transfer students are not entered into the Wittenberg record. Wittenberg graduates seeking to add licensure are reclassified as adult/non-traditional students. This procedure also applies to students seeking to add such post-baccalaureate components as a minor or second major.
- Transient students from other colleges. These must provide from an authorized official at the home college a statement of good standing and eligibility of enrollment at that institution. This statement normally suffices as the basis for transient admission. Admission is confined to the particular course(s) sought --typically within Summer Session. Should the student wish to continue for additional studies at Wittenberg, formal application via the transfer process is required.
- Non-degree students who are not seeking a formal designation. Generally a diploma from either college or high school lists the required documentation, although the Dean may require a transcript and associated documentation. Non- degree students who subsequently seek admission as a degree student must complete the standard admission procedure.
Wittenberg University welcomes students who transfer from other colleges or universities. Applicants 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 course/hours transferable; however, a student must complete in residence at least fifty percent of the semester hour credits for all course work and at least fifty percent of the semester hour credits for course work in the major. 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. Application deadlines for the traditional transfers entering Fall and Spring semesters are July 15 and December 1, respectively.
Persons in this classification have access to both the day and evening program of the University. Procedures for their admission and enrollment reside in the School of Community Education. Criteria for admission are suited to their distinctive level of maturity and experience but parallel those for traditional students in terms of academic expectation. Adult/non-traditional students declaring majors within Wittenberg College are to be assigned a faculty advisor and receive the other academic support available to traditional students.
READMISSION OF STUDENTS
Students who have voluntarily withdrawn from the University must also apply for readmission. Approval must be granted by the Assistant Provost for Academic Services, Dean of Students (for adult/nontraditional students, the Dean of SCE), and Cashier/Student Accounts. Once these approvals are granted, the student will be permitted to register for the next semester.