Adult Development and Aging
Admission Procedure

To apply to the graduate programs in psychology you must apply online at the University of Akron Graduate School.

 DEADLINE:  January 15th

In addition to the online application, the following are required:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE scores 
  • Transcripts

Please note that one of the advantages of this joint program is that students can work with any of the faculty in the joint program, regardless of the institution to which you apply or are admitted. It is completely appropriate to mention several faculty who you would like to work with in your personal statement, and these faculty do not need to be at the same institution

If you are unable to apply online above, please send your supplementary materials directly to us at:

Kim Sturmi
Department of Psychology
The University of Akron
College of Arts and Sciences Building Room 341
Akron, OH 44325-4301

Electronic copies can be sent to Kim Sturmi (

For frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Contact Information

Applicants should feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley with any questions regarding their application.

Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley 
College of Arts & Sciences Building Room 365
Akron, OH 44325-4301
Phone: (330) 972-8376

International Students

You will need to complete the supplemental form for international students available on the “Apply Yourself” system. International students are required to contact the Office of International Programs at:

Office of International Programs
483 Polsky Building
Akron, OH 44325-3101
Phone: (330) 972-6493
Fax: (330) 972-8604

If you are a non-native English-speaker, you should provide a score on the TOEFL. This may be considered as a replacement for a GRE verbal score. Admission to the ADA program is determined by the ADA faculty. However, in order for international applicants who are accepted into the program to enroll for classes and be assigned to assistantships, these students must register with the Office of International Programs. International students are also strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Toni Bisconti to ensure that she has received the necessary documentation.