Transfer Students

Wittenberg welcomes applications from transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters. The transfer application process is designed to help us become acquainted with you. Each applicant is considered on the basis of individual qualifications both academic and non-academic.

Wittenberg has inspired generations of students to lead in their communities and around the world. We believe that every student should not only be able to make a successful living, but also a meaningful life.

Questions about transferring?

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Transfer Visit Options

Meet Your Admission Counselor and Transfer Information Sessions

Transfer 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 a 94-credit-hour limit to courses/hours transferable; 50 percent of the semester-hour credits for all coursework in the major must be completed while in residence at Wittenberg.
  • 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.
  • All transfer admission materials must be received prior to the Wednesday before the first day of classes for the semester. Unusual mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration by the Office of Admission.

Wittenberg Transfer Application
Common Application

Transfer Application Checklist

  • Complete a TRANSFER Admission Application from Wittenberg or Common Application
  • Submit a Final High School Transcript clearly showing your official date of graduation.
  • Send an Official College Transcript from all colleges you have attended, including any CCP credits. (If you have less than a semester of college work, you may submit an unofficial transcript at the time of application, but will need to submit an official college transcript before you will be permitted to move to campus or begin classes.)
  • Send official ACT or SAT scores (we are a test optional university)
  • Complete a Transfer Conduct Report from each college you have attended. You do not need to have one completed for a college at which only CCP classes were taken. Request your Transfer Conduct Report by entering the email addresses for yourself, and the Dean of Students from each institution (if you have attended more than one college, you will need to complete this form more than once), and then completing the Transfer Conduct Report once the form is sent to your email.
  • Submit a FAFSA for your appropriate starting term.
  • If you are a current college athlete, please be sure to work with your current college to complete NCAA paperwork for transfer admission.
  • Once you are admitted, and you make the decision to become a Wittenberg Tiger, your next step is to submit your $400 Enrollment Deposit.
  • All students who have officially graduated from high school and then enrolled in college classes are considered transfer students. A student may not opt out of being a transfer student. All transfer students are checked through the Financial Aid Clearinghouse before being awarded a financial aid package.
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Transferring Credits

There are specific guidelines for transferring credits that give you an idea of what you would get credit for upon admission to Wittenberg University. If you are coming from a community college, we have transfer equivalency guides for a number of community colleges in the region.

Students who have completed the Ohio Transfer Module and have been awarded an A.A. or A.S degree can apply their coursework toward the graduation requirements at Wittenberg University.

  • The entire 60 semester hours of the A.A. or A.S. degree will count toward Wittenberg's graduation requirements (up to 94 semester hours can be transferred).
  • Courses with a grade of C- or below will not be transferred.
  • Students will be considered to have met the requirements of the General Education program at Wittenberg.
  • Students who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of foreign language at their home institution will be required to complete the Wittenberg General Education Language requirement.
  • Students will be required to complete the Community Service requirement and four writing-intensive courses at Wittenberg to fulfill graduation requirements.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Wittenberg is committed to making it affordable to complete your degree. Part of this commitment includes merit awards for our transfer students. All transfer merit awards are renewable for up to three years.

ScholarshipRequirementsAmount (/year)
Wittenberg Platinum Transfer Award4.0 GPA$30,000
Wittenberg Gold Transfer Award3.5-3.99 GPA$27,000
Wittenberg Silver Transfer Award3.0-3.49 GPA$25,000
Wittenberg Bronze Transfer AwardUnder 3.0 GPA*$23,000

* GPAs listed above are based on a cumulative college GPA, if the student has at least two full semesters of college courses completed. If less than 2 semesters of college courses have been completed, a combination of the student’s high school and college GPAs will be considered to determine a merit award. Students with a cumulative college GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Admission Committee, and will include review of their high school transcripts. Awarding of any scholarship listed above is subject to change, based on the student’s combination of college and high school GPAs considered, when applicable.

** Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution and cannot take athletic awards or ability into account when awarding scholarships.

Eligibility for Special Awards

  • Special Interest Awards: Transfer students are eligible to apply for, and receive, Special Interest Awards, if the scholarship application is received by the Special Interest Award deadline and the student has a fall semester entrance term.
  • Fine Arts Scholarships: Transfer students are eligible to apply for, and receive, Fine Arts Awards, if they apply and audition by the outlined timeline for these awards. Awarding of scholarships outside of the audition deadlines require special permission by the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and the department chair.
  • Referral Awards: Transfer students are eligible to receive a referral award, if the referral is received prior to the student's admission to Wittenberg University.

Phi Theta Kappa Award ($2,000)

This scholarship is offered to any transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has maintained good academic standing. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will be awarded in addition to any Wittenberg merit scholarship the student receives.

Financial Aid

Annually, Wittenberg grants more than $35 million in the form of academic scholarships and grants. More than 98% of Wittenberg students receive financial aid or a scholarship. Need-based financial aid includes grants, loans and work-study.

Campus Visits

To discover if Wittenberg is right for you, we encourage you to visit our campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the United States. During your time with us, we want you to meet the people behind the place that make Wittenberg special, and to explore your academic and career interests.

For transfer students, a typical visit includes an interview with our transfer coordinator and a campus tour. We would be happy to arrange class visits and appointments with professors and coaches if you would like. You can schedule a visit online or contact us at (877) 206-0332 or

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