Adult students: Let us help you get ahead

Adult student after Commencement

We are making it easier for you to earn a degree or a certificate in high demand fields by providing more evening, weekend and online programs that fit your schedule. Learn more.

Call today to set up a personal visit!

  • The Office of Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment can complete a career inventory for you and answer your questions about enrollment, choosing courses, credit transfer and more: 330-972-7009 or
  • Adult Focus provides preadmission advising and academic support services for adult and veteran students.
  • UA Solutions offers noncredit continuing education courses, professional development and certification programs.

Academics and how to apply


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Take classes online or in-person

In addition to our modern main campus in Akron, we offer courses online and at sites across the region.

Finance your education

Resources for adult students


Fall semester 2017: Aug. 28

Spring semester 2018: Jan. 16

Summer semester 2018: Multiple start dates beginning May 21

Academic calendar


Bachelor’s of Organizational Supervision

Student in Bachelor's of Organizational Supervision degree programOur Bachelor's of Organizational Supervision degree is designed for those who hold an associate’s degree or who have completed college courses totaling 60 credit hours or more.

It's a great option if you:

  • need a bachelor’s degree to advance your career;
  • want a degree that teaches leadership and supervisory skills;
  • want a degree that applies to a variety of professions;
  • need classes offered at times that won’t conflict with work schedules; or
  • always wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree.

About the degree

Adult Online Learning Community

Making it easier to get started

Entering college as an adult student can be a daunting experience. A learning community is a collection of courses taught by instructors working together as a team to ensure their students succeed.

This community for new adult students includes:

  • English,
  • Intro to Public Speaking and
  • the Akron Experience for Adults/Veterans.

It is the perfect opportunity to take first semester courses, meet and work with other students similar to yourself, AND do this with the convenience of an online environment.

This course grouping can stand alone or be the basis of a full time schedule while only being on campus part time! Basic computer skills are required.

Questions? Call our Adult Focus office at 330-972-5793 during normal business hours.

Career outcomes at The University of Akron

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