Office of Academic and Retention Support (OARS)
Through scholarships, academic support, specialized programs and our dedicated staff, the goal of OARS is to provide you with tools and support to succeed at and graduate from UA.
Choose Ohio First Program
A scholarship program to help increase the amount of graduates in the STEMM fields from UA.See details
Collegiate Success Program
An extension of Choose Ohio First, with additional support to help you reach graduation.See details
Summer Bridge Program
Helps incoming freshman prepare academically and socially for the demands of college life.See details
Living Learning Community
Add to your success with a deeper connection to the program.Learn more
Achieve your academic goals with the help and tools our mentors provide in many ways.Start tutoring
Meet our staff, who are here to support and guide you to success at UA.Meet our Staff
Simmons Hall 301 (map)
277 East Buchtel Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-4000