TransferStudents

TRANSFER STUDENTS

If you have applied to The University of Akron, but have not received your admission, please visit The Office of Admissions.

If you have been admitted and have not yet confirmed your enrollment, please visit the Accepted Students' page for your next steps.

Online Transfer Orientation

As a transfer student, you have already been through a traditional campus orientation. Our goal is to make your transition to UA as smooth as possible and to put you in control of your orientation process. After paying the confirmation fee you will be enrolled in your Online Transfer Orientation and emailed instructions for accessing the course. This 45-60 minute course is designed to help you learn the basics of transferring to UA, learn a little more about campus, and virtually tour your new university. Upon completion of the Online Transfer Orientation, your adviser will be in touch about placement testing and class registration.

 Pre-Orientation Tasks

You should have received an email confirming you registration for the Online Transfer Orientation. If you did not receive this email and have paid the confirmation fee, please contact us via email or by phone at 330-972-2622. The following can be completed prior to accessing the Online Transfer Orientation.


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Verify your major

Ensure the major listed in your confirmation Email is correct. An incorrect major could impact your scheduled date. If it is incorrect, please fill out the change of major form and we will communicate any changes to your program if they occur.

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Log in to your MyAkron account

Ensure you are able to log into your MyAkron account for computer related tasks. Please contact Computer Support if you need assistance prior to.

 Post-Orientation Check List

You've completed the Online Transfer Orientation and course registration, now what? Here are a few tasks you can look to complete before classes start.

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Finances

Please be aware your bill will be posted to your My Akron account. You can view your bill by visiting your Student Center.

If you need to speak with Financial Aid, they are located in Simmons Hall 202. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

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Academic Calendar

Keep yourself up to date on semester start dates, add/drop dates, University holidays, registration dates, and graduation deadlines by viewing the academic calendar before the start of each semester.

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FERPA Release Form

Please update your Release of Confidential Information form if there is anyone with whom you would like to share information regarding academic advising, financial aid, student accounts, or academic records (among others). You can access this form by logging in to your My Akron account, selecting your Student Center, and then selecting the Release Confidential Info link in the Personal Information section.

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Visit the Zip Card Office

Make sure you visit one of our Zip Card office locations (Simmons Hall 103 & Polsky Building—3rd floor atrium) to get your picture taken for you university ID. For more information about the Zip Card, visit the Zip Card Office.

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Parking Permit

If you are commuting to campus or parking your car as a resident, you must obtain a parking permit. You can request one online through your My Akron account. Prior to two weeks before class, you must visit Parking Services in-person. Parking Services is located in the North Campus Parking Deck. For more information please visit Parking Services.

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Log-in to your My Akron account & check your UA email

As a UA student you now have access to your own email account. Every student email is their UA net ID followed by @zips.uakron.edu. You can access your email by logging into your My Akron account at https://my.uakron.edu. If you need to obtain your password, please call 330-972-6888.

Additional Resources

Military Service Center -a great resource if you are veteran, active duty, or a member of the National Guard.

UA Adult Focus - provides services for adult students who are 25 and over.

Transfer & Adult Student Enrollment Center - assists transfer & adult students on matters of enrollment 

New Student Orientation

The University of Akron

Office of New Student Orientation

Simmons Hall 201

Akron, OH 44325-4716

Phone: 330-972-2622
Fax: 330-972-5278
Email: orientation@uakron.edu


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