For first-time students to UA, please complete the online admissions application to The University of Akron - you will automatically be considered for admission to the Honors College.
First consideration is given to applicants who meet the following criteria
For transfer and continuing students
A 3.60 or above cumulative grade-point average at the college level is required. No ACT or SAT scores are needed. Please apply to UA if not already a student and then complete a separate Honors admission application. Transfer students have a final deadline for submission of admission applications of April 16. Scholarships are limited.
The Honors College will be hosting a special reception for all those recently accepted into the Honors College for Fall, 2014 enrollment. The reception will be held on Friday afternoon, April 4 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Special invitations will be mailed shortly. Call (330) 972-7966 for more details.
The Honors College welcomes scholarship applications from all self-challenging, highly motivated and high-achieving learners who have demonstrated their abilities to excel. The electronic application through the form listed below is preferred. Do not complete the Honors Scholarship application until you have completed the general University of Akron admissions application.
An Honors College scholarship application is separate from the general UA admissions application. Applicants should complete that application prior to submitting an Honors College application. To be considered for scholarships other than Honors College scholarships, students must be admitted to The University of Akron by March 1. Admitted applicants will be invited to a scholarship interview with a representative of the Honors College. Information on the Honors College Scholarship Interview days can be found at this site.
Recommendation Letter: At least one recommendation letter is strongly encouraged. The recommender should submit his or her recommendation letters online, or click here for a hard copy of the recommendation form. The applicant must then choose to either waive, or not waive, his or her right to review the recommendation submission here. If the applicant does not complete this form, his or her right to review will be automatically waived.
If you have taken post-secondary or courses at another university, you should send at least an unofficial transcript directly to the Honors office: Honors College Admissions, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1803.
Special Leadership Communities require an extra application:
Honors Complex Leadership Community
Honors students with extensive leadership experiences may wish to apply for the Honors Complex Emerging Leaders Community. This is a residential community of students with leadership background, independent of college major, that is housed near each other on the fifth floor of the Honors Complex. See information and download an application at Emerging Leaders Community. The deadline is March 17, 2014.