Q: Where are your students from?
A: The majority of our students are from Baltimore, coming from either Bais Yaakov or Bnos Yisroel. Every year we have students join us from out-of-town communities, making up about 15% of the student body.
Q: What seminaries did students attend?
A: Our students come from a variety of seminaries, including, but not limited to Ateres, Bnos Avigail, BJJ, Bnos Sarah, Bnos Shoshana, BYA, Chemdas, Darchei Bina, Hadar, Keser Chaya, Machon Raaya, Me’ohr, Michlala, Nachas, Nishmas, Seminar, Tehilas, and more. Most of these seminaries are participating partners in our Israel Study Abroad Program.
Q: How long does the program take to complete?
A: Most students complete the program, obtaining their BA/BS, within 12-18 months. Factors that affect how long it may take a student to graduate include how many credits she has when she enters and how full-time she chooses to work each semester.
Q: What degrees do you offer?
A: WITS offers a variety of academic options and opportunities including 7 majors, 7 minors, and 2 certificate options. Please see the full list of Majors, Minors, and Certificates HERE.
Q: What resources are available to students throughout the program?
A: Academic Advisement is a vital component in successfully undertaking and completing a degree or course of study. All students are paired with an Academic Advisor to guide them in constructing a custom academic plan and developing their course of study. Career Counseling is available to help students assess their interests, abilities, and values, and identify various career paths and opportunities that speak to them. In addition to one-on-one advisement, WITS offers professional development programming throughout the year designed to enhance the student experience and prepare them for the next step, be it graduate school or entering the workforce.
Q: Is financial aid available?
A: We accept Federal and State financial aid awards, and offer needs-based institutional scholarships, by application. The institutional scholarship application can be found HERE. Please see Financial Aid for important scholarship deadline information.
Q: How do I apply?
A: The WITS application is entirely online HERE. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit their high school (and, when applicable, seminary) transcripts.
Q: Who can I speak to if I still have questions?
A: Mrs. Shira Heideman, our Director of Admissions and Student Services, is available to answer questions, or schedule a tour of the campus. Mrs. Heideman can be reached at email@example.com, 410-358-3144 x25.