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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 — Priority application for consideration of prestigious scholarships
Apr 1 — Regular admission and scholarship consideration
Jun 1 — Accept your seat in the college

Ready to apply to the WHC? Apply 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

Benefits for UA Honors students

Just a few of the many benefits to being in the Williams Honors College:

  • Live in the Honors Complex with private bathrooms
  • Sense of community eases transition into college
  • Academic advantages like priority scheduling
  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500
  • Unique opportunities like study abroad and honors seminars

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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 CCP details

Ready to join WHC

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

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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 prospective students.

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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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