Admissions requirements

Akron campus

Freshman admission at the Akron campus is selective. Admission decisions are based on:

  • grade point average (cumulative GPA, grade trends), and
  • strength of high school curriculum.

High school students applying to UA for the 2021 spring, summer or fall semesters will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT test score for admission consideration. See answers to your questions about our test-optional admissions.

Regional sites

Our three regional sites are accessible to students who have a high school diploma or GED. We have sites in Orrville (Wayne College), Medina and Lakewood.

Deferred admission

Students who do not meet the admissions criteria but who show areas of promise for successful college study may have their admission deferred. Students with deferred admission may begin their college coursework at one of our regional campuses. Students will be contacted by UA’s Wayne College with additional information.

College prep curriculum

The full college preparatory curriculum as recommended by the Ohio State Board of Education consists of:

  • *4 units of English (emphasis on composition)
  • *4 units of mathematics (Algebra I, II, Geometry, with minimum Algebra II complete)
  • *3 units of science
  • *3 units of social studies
  • *2 units of foreign language
  • *1 unit of the arts or an additional unit of a foreign language

*For the purposes of admission, a student may use advanced computer science to meet one unit of this requirement if the student used the advanced computer science unit to meet the curriculum requirement under section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.