Transfer Roo-To-Do Checklist

As a transfer student, we know you are eager to start classes this upcoming semester. Until that time comes, there are a few things we like to ensure you do and explore as you become an official Zip.

Review your Roo To-Do List and check off your tasks and experiences as you complete them before the first day of class.

Keep an eye on your UA email for important information preparing for your first semester. It’s helpful to get in the habit of checking your UA email at least once a week so you don’t miss important information and reminders. If you need help getting your account set up, contact our IT Help Desk at 330-972-6888.

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Before Class Registration

Ensure the major listed in your confirmation email is correct. An incorrect major could impact your scheduled date. If it is incorrect, please  navigate to your applicant portal and use the "Update App" tab to request a major change. 

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

In addition to the application, we also will need you to submit official final high school transcripts and official college transcripts from any institutions attended. You can send all transcripts by mail to our Admissions office:

The University of Akron
Office of Admissions
Akron, OH 44325-2001

Your college transcript can be sent electronically as well. Your high school transcript can also be sent electronically or by fax to 330-972-7676. If an email is needed, please use Sending your documents electronically is the quickest way to ensure documents are added to your file. Please let me know what questions you have.

At the end of OTO, you will complete a final survey triggering final credit evaluation and placement testing screening. 

Did you receive information about completing a placement test? Please visit the Computer Based Assessment & Evaluation webpage for more information on how to schedule your test. 

Within two weeks of successfully completing OTO, you will receive a welcome email from your academic advisor with further instructions and appointment details for class registration.  

PNC is on campus. For your convenience, PNC has an electronic office located in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, 4 ATMs located throughout campus and 15 ATMs within a two mile radius of campus. There is a full-service PNC branch near campus at 153 East Exchange Street.

For additional information or if you need to apply for a bank account before school begins, please contact PNC Bank in a way that works best for you.

  1. In-person or virtual branch appointments
  2. Find PNC for UA online here:

Before the First Day of Class

Please be aware your bill will be posted to your My Akron account. You can view your bill by visiting your Student Center. Make sure you log onto My Akron to pay it by the due date. Click here to check due dates for the upcoming semester. 

Have a question? Contact Student Accounts for assistance. 

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

You may not have started your college journey at UA, but we’re so glad you’re here now! New Roo Rewind is your chance to get connected to campus and the city as a New Roo. 

For more information about getting your Zip Card (your university ID), visit Zip Card.    

Make sure you get your textbooks and request your parking permit. You can do both through your My Akron account when available! 

Visit the on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore 

Questions about parking? Contact Parking and Transportation Services. 

A great way to get involved, meet people, and earn money at the same time! Learn more 

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. 

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

Make sure you download theUA Mobile Appbefore the start of classes.

Are you interested in being connected with the Office of Accessibility? The Office of Accessibility provides reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment. It is important to connect with office early on to start the process for support and accommodations. Students are encouraged to start that process by May, or three months prior to the first day of your first semester. Though students may start the registration process at any time, delaying the start of the registration process could prevent students from scheduling an Intake, and having an accommodation plan prior to the start of the semester. To start the registration process visit our Accessibility website

Have questions?

Check out the New Roo Experience FAQs. If you have further questions or concerns contact our office by phone, text or email below.