Graduate Admissions Handbook

Applicants to the University of Akron Chemical Engineering Department must have an acceptable GRE score and a bachelor's degree with an academic record distinctly above average. Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (pbt) or 213 (cbt). 

Conditional admission is offered to students who are academically acceptable but who have not yet reached the level of English proficiency required for full admission. Students may enroll in the English Language Institute (ELI) for one or more semesters until they are certified as English proficient. Students enrolled in the ELI may not take undergraduate courses at the same time. Applicants who have satisfactorily completed nine months of full-time academic course work at a US college or university and are in good standing academically may have the TOEFL requirement waived upon written request to the Office of International Programs. 

International student applications must provide official transcripts or attested copies from universities, schools or colleges previously attended. The originals must be accompanied by certified English translations. Upon written request, official documents may be returned to the student. Copies notarized by a Notary Public are not acceptable. All applicants must submit documentation for all prior degrees earned. Provisional certificates may be accepted pending the award of a degree. The same standards of authenticity apply as those used for transcripts. 

Applications requesting financial aid should be submitted by March 1 for fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in engineering should request literature describing the bridge program to prepare students for graduate education in Chemical Engineering. 

Admissions at a Glance
Application Fee: $25 (domestic), $50 (international)
GRE Score: 1350 for combined Math+A where A=(Analytical+2)*100
TOEFL: International students whose native language is not English are required to obtain a TOEFL score of at least 550 pbt, 213 cbt for admission