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Completing the Admissions Process


Domestic Students

  • Fall Semester Start – August 1
  • Spring Semester Start – January 1, 2022
  • Summer Semester Start – May 1
  • Weekend Professional MBA - Fall Start only

International Students

The Graduate School recommends applying six months prior to the start of the semester in which you plan to begin your studies. The CoB recommends applying no later than the following dates:

  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - October 15
  • Summer - March 15

Online and Mailed Application Materials

Step 1 : Complete the online application, which includes:

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • $45 for domestic students
  • $70 for international students
  • $45 reapplication fee

Step 2: Submit the following items:

  • The GMAT/GRE is currently being waived through the Fall 2024 application deadline.
  • Standardized test scores. Unofficial copies may be sent to for admission processing.

    If you have taken the GMAT/GRE, your Score Report can be sent to (Graduate Programs Office): UA Code: 1829.

    Other standardized tests. Students who have taken the GRE, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT or CAT can submit these scores. Students providing CAT are expected to provide scores of 90% or above. Joint Business/Law students may request that the School of Law forward all paperwork to the CoB and The Graduate School. See the Joint Degree Application process for more details.

    Students holding a Masters, Doctorate or Juris Doctor from an American university may request admission based on the advanced degree.
    A student's overall application will be reviewed and the GAC reserves the right to require the GMAT for admission.

Mailing address:

The Graduate School
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2101

Graduate Programs in Business
The University of Akron
College of Business, Room 412
Akron, OH 44325-4805

Incomplete Applications

Any materials (resume, letter of intent, etc.) which were not provided prior to application submission may be directed to the CoB Graduate Programs Office via email at

Our staff processes all applications and provides feedback to students related to missing documentation.

Admissions Meetings

The Graduate Admissions Committee meets regularly to make recommendations to the Graduate School. Applications are evaluated based on our Admissions Criteria. Final decisions are approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. An e-letter regarding your status will be sent by the Graduate School.

If you have any questions, please contact:

The College of Business Graduate Programs Office by phone at 330-972-7043, or email