Important Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Semester you wish to begin *If you require a visa
Apply by this date
*If you don't require a visa
Apply by this date
Fall May 1 July 15
Spring October 1 December 1
Summer I, II, III March 1 April 1

When do semesters start?


  1. New freshman cannot start, hence apply for, the summer semesters.
  2. If required documents arrive after the deadline, your application may be deferred to the following semester.
  3. The University of Akron operates on a rolling admission basis. You will receive your international admission decision through email after all application documents have been received.

Semester Start Dates


  • Spring: Tuesday, January 16
  • Summer I: Monday, May 21
  • Summer II: Monday, June 11
  • Summer III: Monday, July 16
  • Fall: Monday, August 27


  • Spring: Monday, January 14
  • Summer I: Monday, May 20
  • Summer II: Monday, June 10
  • Summer III: Monday, July 15
  • Fall: TBA

More detailed academic calendars