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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.

Honors events

WHC Supplemental Application is open

First year admission to the Williams Honors College is now open through the UA admissions process.

1. Complete the UA undergraduate admissions application by Feb 15

2. Admitted students who meet the WHC admission criteria will receive an email invitation to apply

3. Complete the online supplemental application for the WHC by Feb 15

Visit Days for future students

See all that Akron offers on our Visit Days or attend a daily campus tour offered Monday - Friday and select Saturdays.

Learn more or sign up to visit.

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.

Student Spotlight
Amanda Jancewicz, a Williams Honors College student

“The joke in my family is that I put together a puzzle of the United States when I was about 18 months old,” says AMANDA JANCEWICZ, a chemical engineering major who for the past five years has assembled a greater and more intricate puzzle: the self-portrait of a confident project engineer at Lubrizol Corp.

Meet Amanda

Only Honors

Are you high-achieving and self-motivated? Our college fosters a sense of community for you through:

  • honors merit scholarships of $1000 and $1500;
  • special honors sections of many intro classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major;
  • and a honors residence with private bathrooms.

Learn more about Honors at UA.

Honors news

Williams Honors College students at Japan's parliament buildingWilliams Honors College students in Japan

During a weeklong tour, the students explored the country and its legal system. See full story.

Williams Honors College, home of esports

The Williams Honors College is proud to be the home of The University of Akron’s esports varsity and club programs. (Team members may be, but do not have to be, honors students.)

A Message from the Dean

Dr. Dane QuinnWelcome!

I want to update you on some of the upcoming events and opportunities, and remind you of a few things that will help you along the way. Read more.

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The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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