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After you apply
Getting accepted to college at The University of Akron
Step 1 – Activate your username and password
You will need a username (what we call a UANet ID) and password to gain access to My Akron, our online student service center.
In My Akron, you will be able to:
- check on your application status (see Step 2 below),
- view scholarship information,
- apply for on-campus housing, and more.
Look for an email from us to the address you listed in your application. The email’s subject line reads "Your My Akron username has been created."
The email will have your UANet ID and instructions to set your password. (Your UANet ID will remain with you as a student here; it's good to commit it to memory.)
Step 2 – Check your application status
1. Log in to My Akron with your UANet ID and password, which you received when you applied for admission.
2. Change your password
We encourage you to change your password. Go to the Account Management site to change your UANet password after your first login to My Akron. Click the Password tab after you sign in and follow the instructions.
3. Click the My Experience tab in the top left of the screen. Then, scroll to the Admissions section at the bottom of the page.
4. Understanding the application-status icons
Incomplete = You have items you need to submit. Click on "View Details" to see what is outstanding.
Complete = This means that all of your items have been received, and your file is under review.
Admitted = You are admitted, and your admit letter will give you instructions for your next steps.
If you have additional questions about your application status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Office of Admissions at 330-972-7970.
Once admitted and accepted to UA
After the University has completed your process of getting accepted to college at UA, you will receive an Acceptance Packet that explains your next steps.
For transfer students
On the My Experience tab, locate the the Degree Progress Report icon (pictured at right) and click on it to determine the coursework taken at other institutions that will transfer to UA. Prior coursework will be available in your Degree Progress Report about 14 days after admission.
Step 3 – File the FAFSA
Completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will allow us to determine your eligibility for state and federal grants, student loans and the Federal Work Study Program. Complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov.
Be sure to list our Federal Student Code, which is 003123. Tips: How to apply for aid with FAFSA.
The priority FAFSA deadline is Dec. 1. File your FAFSA by this date to be considered for the maximum amount of need-based aid. If you miss the priority deadline, you should still complete the FAFSA; you will still be eligible for many aid opportunities.
Step 4 – Explore scholarship opportunities
When you apply to UA, you will be automatically considered for a range of University scholarships.
There are additional scholarships that require you to apply to be considered.
Step 5 – Schedule your visit to campus
We have a range of visit programs available, both in person and virtual. Our daily information sessions, held in person most weekdays, are very popular.