Admissions Requirements and Procedures


WITS maintains high academic standards. Acceptance to WITS demonstrates the institution’s confidence in an applicant’s readiness to maximize her personal and academic growth. Applicants must be committed to Orthodox Jewish lifestyle and practices. Applicants to WITS must be high school graduates and provide evidence of high school graduation or its recognized equivalent (as listed below) and have extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language. Students who were home-schooled must provide documentation of completion of a homeschooling program as per the requirements of the state in which they reside. Recognized equivalents of high school graduation include the following:


  • GED, or

  • Successful completion of an associate’s degree program, or

  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of an associate’s degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree at any institution, or

  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program where at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours have been successfully completed, including credit hours transferred into the bachelor’s degree program.


The application to WITS is fully online. You do not need to complete it at one time. You can save your application in progress. If you do not have internet access, there are computers available on our campus where you can complete your application. In addition to the information submitted online, you will need to request the following be sent directly to the WITS office:

  • Official Judaic and general studies high school transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions including seminary, study abroad programs, colleges, and college courses taken during high school 

  • Official SAT and/or ACT score report

    • SAT code: 5491

    • ACT code: 7796​​

    • Students who did not take the SAT or ACT can request a waiver

  • Seminary & College Degree Program (including ISAP) only: Two completed references forms; students currently in seminary should select at least one recommendation from their current seminary. The link to the reference forms is in the application. 

  • Degree Completion Program only: Contact information for two references.


Requirements for participation in the ISAP Option:​

  • Acceptance to WITS Seminary and College Degree Program

  • Acceptance to a WITS approved seminary program

  • Commitment to attend WITS after the year of study abroad in Israel


Official Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to WITS: 6602 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215, Attn. Admissions. Transcripts can also be emailed from the institution to  

ISAP applicants must complete the online ISAP form in addition to the full application. 

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