Frequently asked questions
Once your application is complete (admission application form, college prep form, application fee, transcripts and test scores), we need approximately two to three weeks to complete processing. At peak times, December through February, it may take four to six weeks.
Log on to Zipline to check the status of your application.
You can call the Helpdesk at 330.972.6888.
Complete the admission application and indicate that you received your GED.
In addition to the application requirements, please submit:
- A transcript of studies and supporting documents such as book lists and other related documentation
- A signed copy of the superintendent’s exemption letter
You can mail them to:
The University of Akron
Office of Admissions
Akron, OH 44325-2001
After you've submitted your Intent to Enroll form and paid the confirmation fee, you will receive an Enrollment Packet that lists your date for New Student Orientation. Learn more about the enrollment process.
Placement tests help determine the right classes for you to take. Remember to take your placement tests at least a week before you come to orientation. Learn more about placement tests.
Housing selection/assignments are made on a rolling basis depending on when you completed your housing contract.
Being a student
College is a time of growth and new experiences. Your new roommate will be different from you... chances are, he or she is just as apprehensive about living with a stranger, too! The Department of Residence Life and Housing works very hard to place compatible roommates together. Because of all the time and effort spent on residence hall assignments, there is a 30-day freeze on housing changes. Give your living situation a try... you may make a new best friend in the process.
Yes. All students are permitted to bring a car to campus – yes, even freshmen! You will need a parking permit, available through the Office of Parking Services. Permits are based on the semester calendar. If you have other parking questions, please visit Parking Services online.
If you don't bring a car, you can take the Roo Express around campus and even around Akron! Check out the Roo Express schedule for details.
Glad you asked! The University of Akron has two campus bookstores; one in the Student Union, and the other in the Polsky Building on High Street. The Zips Adidas Team Shop, located in InfoCision Stadium, has a great selection of Zips gear, too... great for graduation wish lists!
This is a good one. There are some shortened terms you might hear around campus... kind of a verbal shorthand for some of our more wordy places. Here are a few of the more common ones. See how many you already know!
JAR James A. Rhodes Arena, home of the Zips basketball teams and women’s volleyball
ONAT Ocasek Natatorium, which houses an Olympic-size swimming pool
Rob’s Robertson’s Dining Café in the North Quad dining hall
The Rec Student Recreation and Wellness Center... it’s a workout just saying it!
Go to the Zip Card office to get a replacement.
You can go to the Health Center in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center to see a health care professional. No insurance needed.
The Office of Accessibility provides reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment.