Admission to the College of Engineering

For students entering from high school

Students interested in engineering will be admitted to the College of Engineering at The University of Akron and will be admitted directly to the program/major of their choosing if they meet certain academic requirements.

You are encouraged to complete the core high school curriculum which consists of the following:

  • 4 years in English
  • 4 years of Math
  • 4 years of Natural Science
  • 3 years of Social Science
  • 2 years of Foreign Language

Direct Admission to your Program/Major

To obtain direct admission into the program/major of their choosing, new freshmen must satisfy these requirements:

  • High school GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • At least 24 composite ACT or at least 1160 composite SAT
  • At least 24 math ACT or at least 580 math SAT

Pre-Admission

Students interested in engineering who do not meet the academic requirements for direct admission will be given a "pre-admission" major status in the College of Engineering. After certain prerequisites are met, students will be automatically transferred to their selected program/major.  These pre-requisites also apply to students wishing to transfer into a program/major in the College of Engineering.

  • Complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework post high school
  • Complete Calculus 2 with a C- or higher
  • Have a 2.3 grade point average in at least three of the following categories:
    • in all coursework
    • in all engineering coursework
    • in all required mathematics coursework
    • in all required science coursework (chemistry, physics, computer science, biology)

NOTE: Admission requirements for the Aerospace Systems Engineering Program differ from those listed above. Details.

For current UA students and transfer students

Current UA students who are not in the College of Engineering and students transferring to UA from another institution may apply for the College of Engineering when they meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework post high school
  • Complete Calculus 2 with a C- or higher
  • Have a 2.3 grade point average in at least three of the following categories:
    • in all coursework
    • in all engineering coursework
    • in all required mathematics coursework
    • in all required science coursework (chemistry, physics, computer science, biology)

Admission of students who do not meet the above requirements will be considered by the dean or representative only if the request originates by an Engineering department head or representative.