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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.

Program changes in the Williams Honors College due to COVID-19: More information

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

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Celebrating anniversary of our Honors College Dr. Dale Mugler, the Williams Honors College inaugural dean

While The University of Akron has been celebrating its sesquicentennial, UA has also been celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Honors Program and the 15th anniversary of our Honors College. We spoke with Dr. Dale Mugler, who spearheaded the transformation of the Honors Program into the Honors College and was our inaugural dean.

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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.

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Ellie Plaster, a Williams Honors College student

By taking different Honors Colloquia, ELLIE PLASTER, has had more opportunities to explore things in which she's interested in, for example how neuroscience connects to art.

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Honors events

Visit Days for prospective students.

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Honors news

UA Sesquicentennial Celebration

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