We Rise Together
Nine ways we're making it easier to become an Akron Zip
Life has changed for many of us. But it doesn't have to change your college plans. Here's how we're helping to make it easy for you to be a Zip.
1. $50 APPLICATION FEE WAIVED
2. SAT and ACT TESTING NOT REQUIRED
SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admission in the 2020 summer and fall semesters.
3. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS
We realize school transcripts may be delayed. We will work with high schools to make sure this doesn’t affect admission consideration.
4. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES EXTENDED
- Students who apply for fall 2020 will be automatically considered for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship. See all our scholarships opportunities.
5. CONFIRM-YOUR-ENROLLMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED
We’ve extended the confirmation deadline to allow more time for families to finalize college plans. Also, students/families with hardship can share this information with UA by completing this survey. Confirm your enrollment.
6. FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE
The Office of Student Financial Aid is available to assist students/parents anytime of the day or night. Visit our financial aid website or call 330-972-7032.
7. VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS
While we can’t meet students in person right now, our admissions staff is working remotely to assist future Zips. Students can reach out to an admissions counselor or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
8. JOIN US LIVE ON FACEBOOK
We have a series of information sessions scheduled. Learn about UA and get answers to your questions.
9. VIRTUAL TOURS & INFO SESSIONS
Visiting campus is an important part of the college process. We want students to experience UA from wherever they are, so we’ve put together virtual tours and information sessions.
See our majors
We have 200+ options. Find your major.
Take a virtual tour
Explore our modern, park-like campus. Take a tour.
Join a virtual info session
Topics include majors, financial aid and more. See the schedule.
Explore scholarship options
We award tens of millions in scholarship aid annually.
How to apply as a…
You are a high school student, or graduated from high school or earned a GED less than 5 years ago.
You are taking, or have completed, classes at another college and want to complete your degree at UA. You may have already earned an associate degree and seek another, or a bachelor's degree.
It has been more than five years since you graduated from high school or earned a G.E.D., and you have never attended college.
Qualifying Ohio students in grades 7-12 can earn both secondary school and college credit, free!
You attend another college and want to take a few classes at UA before returning to your college.
You have a bachelor's degree and want to take more undergrad classes toward another degree.
- Pathway to M.D.
- 60+ enrollment
- Certificate seeking
- Wanting to enroll at other UA sites in Northeast Ohio
- Wanting to re-enroll at UA
- Admission for special students who wish to take particular courses and are not working toward a degree
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