Applying as a new freshman


Students applying to UA get several advantages, including:

  • no essay required
  • no teacher recommendation needed
  • automatic consideration for top UA scholarships

Start the application

You have two options:

The UA application   The Common App

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The campus at The University of AkronAdmission requirements
Information about the application fee, ACT/SAT test scores, admission criteria and suggested college-prep coursework.

Types of admission
About direct admission and University admission, along with guidance for students who do not meet the minimum criteria.

Dates and deadlines
Important deadlines for optimal scholarship consideration and housing priority, among others.

See our list of scholarship opportunities for new freshmen.

Answers to your questions
Answers about the application process, orientation, being a student at UA and student services

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Additional application types

  • You are a high school student, or graduated from high school or earned a GED less than 5 years ago, apply as a new freshman
  • You are taking, or have completed, classes at another college and want to complete your degree at UA. You may have already earned an associates and seek another, or a bachelor's, apply as a transfer student
  • It has been more than 5 years since you graduated from high school or earned a G.E.D., and you have never attended college, apply as an adult