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We offer one of the best values in public higher education, with a stellar faculty and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom.

Write the next chapter of your story at The University Akron. Apply today!

1. How to apply

To support you and your family during the pandemic, we are waiving the application fee when you apply through our site.

Learn how to apply, including:

  • test scores,
  • deadlines for applying,
  • links to the application,
  • semester start dates, and
  • how to submit transcripts and other credentials.

Shortcuts: University of Akron application | The Common app

2. After you apply

Steps to take after you apply:

  • activate your username and password,
  • check your application status,
  • explore scholarship opportunities,
  • file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, and
  • schedule a visit to campus.

Step-by-step instructions

3. After you have been accepted

Here's what to do once you have been accepted:

  • confirm your enrollment, and
  • if you haven't already, file your FAFSA and schedule a campus visit.

Step-by-step instructions

4. After you have confirmed your enrollment

Steps to take after you have confirmed your enrollment:

  • attend an Advising and Registration Program (orientation),
  • apply for on-campus housing,
  • submit your final high school transcripts,
  • check to see if you have already earned college credit, and
  • submit your university transcript, if you earned college credit in high school.

Step-by-step instructions

Considering a gap semester or year? Here's what you need to know.

Student stories

A student at the University of Akron on campus

‘MY TIME at The University of Akron has been amazing. I have joined so many organizations and met more people on campus than I can count. I have found lifelong friends, and I've even learned to love organic chemistry!’

Emma Harmon

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