Transfer to UA's College of Engineering and Polymer Science

We welcome students from varied educational backgrounds, community colleges, four-year universities, and international institutions.

You can expect a rewarding academic curriculum, and real world experience with our renowned co-op program, so when you graduate you're prepared to take on the world.

University of Akron student engineering transfer student

“I was a high school dropout... Tri-C gave me my second chance, and UA made me an engineer. My Tri-C advisor believed in UA’s engineering program and has seen first-hand the success of its graduates.”

—Miguel Rodriguez
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, '19
University of Akron engineering transfer student

“Every single person that I’ve met wanted to help me succeed. I was and still am surrounded by people who care about my success and push me to be a better engineer.”

—Jade Reese
Mechanical Engineering
University of Akron engineering transfer student

“Professors know your name. You know a lot of your classmates. As a new person to campus, it was nice to be able to meet people easily and see them around campus. That helped with the transition.”

—Paul Buczynski
Mechanical Engineering

Admissions overview

Admissions deadlines Review the admissions calendar for The University of Akron.

Admission requirements Review admissions requirements for the College of Engineering and Polymer Science.

What scholarship opportunities exist? 

  • The College is now offering Opportunity Scholarships for students transferring from community college to certain engineering majors. Learn more and apply

Will my credits transfer?

  • Contact our transfer advisors to process your transcripts from your other university.
  • You can review our Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) to see which courses will transfer to UA.

What courses will I have to take?

  • Your initial course placement depends on the courses you have taken at your previous university.
  • Also, your New Student Orientation will include an individualized appointment with an engineering academic advisor who will determine what classes you will take.

How do I begin the transfer process?

  • Review UA’s Transfer Plan to prepare you step by step how to apply through the transfer process.
  • Our advisors are available to answer your questions at any point in the process