Admissions criteria for new freshmen

All applicants must have graduated from high school or received a GED. Applicants who graduated from high school less than five years ago must also submit ACT or SAT test scores and transcripts from any post-secondary coursework.

Direct admit

Students who demonstrate college-ready academic preparation and performance will be admitted directly to the college/academic program of their choice. Admission criteria varies by program/academic department, but is reserved for students who qualify academically (typically B grade average or better, competitive ACT/SAT scores, and college prep coursework in high school.)

University admit

Students who do not meet the direct admission criteria will be considered for University admission to take general studies coursework their freshman year. Students will be advised by an academic adviser in UA’s Center for Academic Advising and Student Success (Akron Campus) for the freshman year and permitted to continue into their academic program of choice upon the completion of their freshman year, if they meet the minimum GPA requirements at that time.

Students who do not meet minimum criteria

Students whose academic profile does not meet the minimum criteria for University admission will be reviewed on an individual basis, by the Admissions Committee, to determine college readiness and possible admission to UA’s Student Success Program (Akron Campus) for their freshman year. Admission will be limited to students whose academic profile and credentials demonstrate promise of academic success at the college level. Letters of recommendation and additional information are encouraged for admission consideration for these students.