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The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students

Transfer to Akron and you may be eligible for an initial scholarship award of up to $2,000. It grows from there as you earn credits!

If you are an entering, domestic transfer student, and you are pursuing a bachelor's degree, you may receive the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for up to six consecutive fall and spring semesters — OR — until a bachelor’s degree is conferred — whichever comes first.

Who is eligible?

  • You are eligible if you wish to transfer to The University of Akron with at least 12 semester credit hours, but not more than 90 semester credit hours, from another regionally accredited college or university and if you have achieved a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • You are eligible if you previously attended UA, you are returning as a transfer student, and you otherwise meet the eligibility criteria.
  • You must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s program on our Main Campus, or be enrolled at a location charging the Main Campus rate, and continue in good academic standing.
Initial award amounts

For fall 2019, your initial award will be determined by your college GPA:

  • A GPA of 3.5 or higher earns an award of $2,000
  • A GPA of 3.25 to 3.49 earns an award of $1,500
  • A GPA of 3.0 to 3.249 earns an award of $1,000

Your scholarship increases as you earn credits

At the end of the academic year, your progress will be evaluated to determine an increase in your scholarship.

Increases will occur once a year at the end of the spring semester, based on the number of credit hours earned, including transfer credits.


When do you want to start? Submit your application by: Submit your transcript, application fee and other required items by this date: Pay the $145 confirmation fee by this date:
Spring semester (January) Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15
Summer (June) April 15 May 1 May 15
Fall semester (August) June 15 July 1 July 15

How to apply

There is no application. We use information provided on admissions applications to determine awards. All applicants are carefully considered.


Questions about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students? Call our Transfer and Adult Enrollment Center at 330-972-7009, toll-free at 1-855-828-7267, or

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