After you apply

What to expect after you have submitted your application and after you are admitted.

Application review 

After submitting your application, you’ll receive an email acknowledgement from us.

  1. After you have submitted all of the program-specific materials, your program's Graduate Admissions Committee will review your application and make a recommendation.
  2. After the program notifies the Graduate School of its admission recommendation, the Graduate School will conduct a final review and will make a final decision.
  3. The Graduate School will send you an email with your admissions notification.
  4. At any point, feel free to contact your graduate academic department to learn the status of your application.

For international students

The immigration team at the International Center ( can assist with questions you have about student visas or immigration documentation.

Next steps for admitted students

  1. Confirm your enrollment by completing the form in your Applicant Portal. This is a critical step on the path to course registration.
  2. Create your UA account and email: Within 24 hours of confirming your offer, our campus IT team will email you instructions for setting up your University of Akron account and email.
  3. New student onboarding activities: Once in your newly created UA account, click the Workday app under Quick Links to complete a checklist of onboarding activities. You will not be able to register for classes until this task has been completed.
  4. Course registration: Your academic department will connect with you about enrolling for the upcoming term.

Here are some other steps you can complete after you have been admitted.



Ms. Deborah Phillipp
Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Services