Apply to The University of Akron

This page is for students who want to earn a bachelor's or associate degree. If you want to earn a master's degree, law degree or Ph.D., use this page instead.

1. Apply and submit documents

Before you begin the application, learn about required application materials.

Applicants must apply by the deadline. Applications started or finished after the deadline have no guarantee of being reviewed in time. See the application deadlines.

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Type of student

How to apply

New freshman
You are a high school student, or have completed high school or equivalent and have never enrolled in a college/university.

Common App
UA application

You are taking, or have completed, classes at another college/university and want to complete your degree at UAkron. You may have already earned an associate degree and seek another, or a bachelor's degree.
UA application

Post-baccalaureate (post-bac)
You have an equivalent U.S. bachelor's degree and want to take more undergrad classes toward another degree.
UA application

Exchange students are nominated by exchange partner institutions and will study for 1 or 2 semesters at UAkron.
UA application

You attend another college/university and want to take a few classes at UAkron before returning to your college/university.
UA application

2. Check application status

After you have submitted your application you will be redirected to, or receive email instructions to your Applicant Status Portal. Here you can view a personalized checklist of required materials and upload unofficial copies for an initial review.

The University of Akron operates on a rolling admission basis. The decision will come about three weeks after we have received ALL your materials. You will receive your admission decision by email.

Please note: For your benefit and protection, we will only discuss applications with the applicant and those that the applicant has given us written permission to communicate information.

3. Confirm your enrollment

When your admission decision is ready to view, you will be notified by email and can find your decision letter in your Applicant Status Portal. If you are admitted, please complete the Intent to Enroll Form found in your Applicant Status Portal to confirm your spot at The University of Akron. Completing the Intent to Enroll form will provide you with your next steps for immigration, enrollment, and arrival.

4. Plan to come to UA

Click after admission to find out what you need to do to receive your I-20 and visa, and prepare to come to Akron.