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BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Important dates for the Williams Honors College

Jan 4 — Early admission and scholarship consideration
Apr 1 — Regular admission and scholarship consideration
Jun 1 — Accept your seat in the college

Are you ready to accept your Williams Honors College seat today? Confirm now

For more details: See how to apply View the WHC brochure


Program changes in the Williams Honors College due to COVID-19 For more information

Advantages of our College

There are so many benefits to membership in the Williams Honors College:

  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500;
  • special honors sections of many intro classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major; and
  • and a honors residence with private bathrooms.

See all the benefits of being a Williams Honors student.

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

See requirements and details about CCP Honors Academy.

Ready to join WHC

Are you ready to accept your Williams Honors College seat for this fall?

Confirm now

If you still want to apply for the Williams Honors College, the application deadline has been extended to June 1.

See how to apply

Student Spotlight
Jason Render, a Williams Honors College student

Since the fourth grade, JASON RENDER JR. knew his passion was "working for justice" — and now, a decade later, the WHC is helping him reach his dream career.

Meet Jason

Honors events

Visit Days for future students

See our summer dates and more details !

Honors news

UA Sesquicentennial Celebration

The Williams Honors College will be featured in the Celebration of Colleges for the UA Sesquicentennial Celebration.

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180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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