FOR NEW FRESHMEN
How to apply: Step by step
This section gives you information about the process to apply as a freshman—test scores, deadlines, requirements and application.
If you are (or will be soon) a high school graduate who has not been enrolled at a college or university, not including College Credit Plus or an Early College high school program, and you are a U.S. citizen, please follow these guidelines.
Step 1 – Admissions requirements and test scores
Freshman admission at the Akron campus is selective. See our admissions requirements for details.
We also will accept your ACT or SAT test scores noted on your high school transcript.
Step 2 – Know our deadlines
This table show deadlines if you want to start in the fall (August).
|Oct. 1||Earliest date to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year. How to apply.|
|Nov. 1||Early admission and scholarship deadline for the Williams Honors College.|
|Dec. 1||FAFSA submission deadline for priority awarding of federal student aid|
|Jan. 31||Private and endowed scholarship deadline|
|Feb. 1||Priority application deadline|
|Feb. 15||Regular admission and scholarship deadline for the Williams Honors College|
|March 1||Akron Guarantee Scholarship deadline for fall 2020 entering class: To receive automatic consideration for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, you must be admitted and must have submitted standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) and high school transcripts by March 1.|
|April 15||College Credit Plus (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program) admission deadline for summer and fall semester|
|May 1||Deadline to confirm your enrollment|
|May 15||Freshman housing application submission deadline for priority on-campus housing|
|June 1||Target date for the completion of the loan process:
Complete master promissory note.
Complete entrance interview.
|Aug. 1||Final admission and confirmation-fee payment deadline|
|Oct. 15||College Credit Plus (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program) admission deadline for spring semester|
Application deadline, meaning your application submitted, Dec. 21
Admission and confirmation fee payment deadline, meaning your transcript, application fee and other required items submitted for admission review and decision, and your confirmation fee payment submitted, Jan. 4
Deadlines for students who want to start next summer (June)
Admission deadline, meaning your transcript, application fee and other required items submitted for admission review and decision, May 1
Confirmation fee payment deadline, May 15
Step 3 – Apply
You can apply to UA using the Common Application or the UA application. Select the option that is the right one for you. Submit only one application.
The application and all the required materials (Step 4) make up a complete application and must be received by the admission deadline.
Select your application:
Step 4 – Submit required credentials
These materials plus your admission application (Step 3) make up a complete application.
- Official high school transcripts – Request that your high school counselor send your high school transcript, including your senior year coursework, to UA.
- ACT or SAT test score results – Please see Step 1 for details.
- $50 application fee or NACAC fee waiver
Semester start dates
Fall semester 2019: Monday, Aug. 26
Spring semester 2020: Monday, Jan. 13
Summer semester 2020: Monday, May 18
Fall semester 2020: Monday, Aug. 24
Spring semester 2021: Monday, Jan. 11