Transfer Step 1 | PLAN

1. Important dates for transfer students

If you want to start in January (spring semester)

  1. Deadline to apply, and pay the confirmation fee is Dec. 21, (meaning your transcript, application fee and other required items must be submitted by Jan. 3 for admission review and decision).

If you want to start in the summer session

  1. Deadline to apply is June 1 (meaning your application transcript, application fee and other required items must be submitted by June 1 for admission review and decision).

If you want to start in August (fall semester)

  1. Priority deadline is July 15 for guaranteed application review.
  2. Final admission deadline is Aug. 1 (meaning your application transcript, application fee and other required items must be submitted by Aug. 1 for admission review and decision).

Other significant deadlines and info to be mindful of:

2. Are you eligible?

You are eligible to transfer if you have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all colleges or universities attended post high school graduation.

  • If you have fewer than twelve (12) credit hours (excluding developmental credits) at another institution will be evaluated for admission based on high school credentials.
  • A student suspended or dismissed for academic reasons from another institution will not be considered for admission until:
    • Combined postsecondary GPA reaches above 2.00 or higher; or
    • A five-year waiting period (without postsecondary enrollment) has elapsed.
  • If you've been dismissed from another institution for disciplinary reasons must submit a supplemental form detailing changes in circumstances indicate a strong likelihood that you, the student will abide by the University’s Code of Student Conduct.

Pro tip: If you have any questions, at any point through your transfer process, call us for help at 330-972-7009.

Who is a transfer student?

A student who, after graduating from high school, has attended a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A student is also a transfer student if they attended UA after high school, transferred to a different school and is returning to UA.

Am I eligible to transfer?

Students are eligible to transfer if:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from all colleges or universities attended post high school graduation.

What documents am I required to submit?

Students desiring to transfer must submit the following documents to be evaluated by University of Akron officials:

  • Transfer application
  • $50 application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Official high school transcript unless an Associate’s degree has been obtained.

Admission and enrollment status decisions will be based on submission of these documents in contingent with admissions deadlines.

What if I have completed less than one full semester at another institution?

Students with fewer than twelve (12) earned credit hours (excluding developmental credits) at another institution will be evaluated for admission based on high school credentials.

What if, for academic reasons, I have been suspended or dismissed from another institution?

A student suspended or dismissed for academic reasons from another institution will not be considered for admission until:

  1. His or her combined postsecondary GPA reaches 2.00 or higher; or
  2. A five-year waiting period (without postsecondary enrollment) has elapsed.

A student suspended or dismissed for academic reasons from another institution must submit a supplemental form detailing the causes of poor academic performance and steps taken toward improvement.

What if, for disciplinary reasons, I have been dismissed from another institution?

A student dismissed from another institution for disciplinary reasons institution must submit a supplemental form detailing changes in the student’s circumstances indicate a strong likelihood that the student will abide by the University’s Code of Student Conduct.


3. Specific program and college admission criteria

Not sure which college your major is in? Here’s a list of all of UA’s undergraduate majors.

  • Completion of 30 semester credit hours
  • Completion of English Composition I & II
  • Completion of 3 cr. of Mathematics or Statistics
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA for all majors except the following:
    • Political Science requires a 2.2 major & 2.2 cumulative GPA,
    • English requires a 2.2 cumulative GPA and 2.0 in the major
    • Sociology requires a 2.2 cumulative GPA and 2.0 in the major
    • Schools of Art; Music; Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration; and Family & Consumer Sciences each require a 2.30 cumulative GPA for their programs
    • School of Communication requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Admission to the Child Development major also requires completion of 3760:201, Courtship and Marriage and Family Relationships and 3760:265, Child Development
  • Schools of Dance and Music require auditions
  • Mary Schiller Myers School of Art requires a portfolio review

  • 2.00 cumulative GPA
  • Emergency Management requires an associate degree in public safety-related fields

To be admitted to The College of Business Administration, students must have completed the courses listed below and have an overall 2.5 grade point average:

  • English Composition I and II (3300:111 and 3300:112)
  • Speech (7600:105 or 7600:106)
  • College Algebra (3450:145) or Calculus with Business Applications (3450:210)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (3250:200) or Principles of Macroeconomics (3250:201)
  • Accounting Principles I (6200:201) OR
  • Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis (6250:250) OR
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (6300:201) OR
  • Legal & Social Environment of Business (6400:220) OR
  • Marketing Principles (6600:205)

  • 3.0 in prerequisite coursework
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA with 30 semester hours of credit
  • There may be additional requirements according to the program

  • 2.30 GPA in three of the following four areas: cumulative GPA, engineering, math and science with 30 semester hours of credit
  • Required coursework includes a grade of C- or better in calculus I and II

  • School of Social Work requires a 2.75 GPA
    • School of Social Work transfer credits for courses in the social work major will be considered only if they are from a CSWE-accredited program.
  • School of Nutrition and Dietetics and the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology require a 3.00 GPA with 12 semester hours of credit including one prerequisite science course (chemistry or anatomy & physiology)
  • School of Nursing requires 3.00 GPA with 12 semester hours of credit including one prerequisite science course (chemistry or anatomy & physiology)
    • Transcripts from all schools of nursing are required
    • Required coursework includes a grade of C or better in all prerequisites
    • Approximately 160 students are admitted each year to nursing through a competitive science GPA rank order selection
  • School of Sport Science and Wellness Education majors: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Sports Studies majors require 12 semester credits of transfer coursework; 3.0 GPA; and 1 pre-requisite science course completed.
  • School of Allied Health majors: Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Assisting require separate admission into each of the programs. A 3.0 GPA, one pre-requisite science course and 12 credit hours are required for direct admission to College of Health Professions for these majors: Respiratory Therapy, Radiological Technology, and Surgical Technology. A 2.3 GPA, one pre-requisite science course and 12 credit hours are required for direct admission to the Medical Assisting major.

  • 2.00 cumulative GPA

4. Meet with a UA Transfer Admission Counselor

The goal of the Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment Center is to make your transfer to UA as seamless as possible.

  • Please fill out this form online to schedule a meeting with us.
    • You can also call 330-972-7009 or email to schedule your meeting.
  • You can expect our meeting to last about an hour.
  • If you cannot meet in person, we can arrange a phone meeting.
  • It is very helpful and time saving if you can send us your transcripts/credits before our meeting.
    • An unofficial transcript is sufficient for this meeting and can often be found in your online student portal.
    • Please note: an official transcript will be required to complete your application.

5. Credit Transfer

Transfer Equivalency Database – this list shows how classes/credits from your previous institution(s) will transfer to The University of Akron.

Transfer Equivalency Guide – available guides to help plan coursework at your current institution to optimize a smooth transfer to UA.

Pro tip:Some Ohio institutions have an articulation agreement with UA- meaning you can begin at their institution with the intent to transfer to The University of Akron and plan your courses there accordingly. Ask us for more details.

Have questions or need help? Contact us!

Phone: 330-972-7009
Fax: 330-972-7676
Email: transfer@uakron.edu

Office: Simmons Hall, 209
Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Transfer Center Staff