Non-Degree Seeking Application

To ensure successful completion of your application please review the points below.

  • There is a $45 nonrefundable application fee for domestic applicants.  There is a $70 nonrefundable application fee for international applicants.  ALL APPLICATION FEES MUST BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD WHEN SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION.  If you are reapplying for non-degree seeking status the nonrefundable reapplication fee is $45.

      University of Akron undergraduates are required to pay the application fee.

  • Proof of at least a conferred baccalaureate degree must be submitted to the Graduate School.  A copy of a college or university transcript (except The University of Akron) reflecting degree conferral or a copy of your diploma must be submitted to the Graduate School.

You will be notified via e-mail once all non-degree seeking application materials have been received, and you have been approved by the Graduate School for graduate enrollment at The University of Akron. Included in this e-mail will be your Student Identification Number as well as the Checklist for Incoming Graduate Students, which will provide information on registration, parking, and purchasing textbooks.

Admission Validity

Students are admitted for the term for which they seek admission as indicated on the graduate application. Admission for graduate studies is valid for one year, thus students are provided the option of deferring admission to a later semester within the one year timeframe. The offer of admission is void, however, if students do not register for courses within the one year from the semester of admission. This does not apply to admission to those programs that admit for the fall semester only.  Admission to such programs is only valid for that fall term for which admission was granted.

If you have reviewed the information and are ready to submit your application click on the link below.

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