High School Students Who Have Demonstrated the Academic Background and
Overall Preparedness for College Coursework

There are two options for students interested in the program:

  • Option A: Students pay for their tuition and fees and receive college credit.
  • Option B: The State of Ohio covers the educational expenses, and students receive both high school and college credit. (Tuition and fees are only covered for the equivalent of an Ohio resident - nonresidents must make up the additional costs.)

Enrollment options are not intended to be a substitute for the academic programs, social growth or maturing experience provided by Ohio's public and private high schools or otherwise interfere with or replace advanced placement courses or the college preparatory curriculum available to students within their school system.

Admissions Requirements
To be considered for the postsecondary enrollment options program, students must demonstrate academic ability and preparation. Students must submit ACT/SAT results for placement purposes.

Minimum academic requirements are:
1. Pass the Ohio Graduation Test.

2. 11th- and 12th-grade students must have a 3.30 cumulative GPA with a 24 ACT composite or 1110 SAT composite or a 3.50 cumulative GPA. They may enroll in up to 14 credit hours per semester.
3. Ninth- and 10th-grade students must have a minimum ACT composite score of 26 or SAT composite score of 1150; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75; letter of recommendation from a high school instructor; a grade of B+ in all English courses; and submit an essay, 500 words or less, about why they want to enroll in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program. Students may enroll in only one course per semester.
4. Students must attain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school courses to enroll in the equivalent college course.
5. Admission does not entitle a student to enroll in any specific course. Enrollment in specific courses is limited to courses where space is available. Enrollment is subject to satisfaction of course prerequisites including demonstrated academic background, as well as testing criteria that identify readiness and likelihood of success. The program does not pay for developmental coursework. Students should seek remediation at their high schools.
6. Students will take University placement tests in math, English and reading, if applicable, and meet with an academic adviser.
7. Students enrolling under this program will be subject to the same policies and procedures, academic practices, grading standards, regulations of student conduct and student disciplinary procedures as all other University of Akron students.
8. Students who participate in the program are not eligible to receive financial aid. Due to NCAA regulations and Greek national charters, postsecondary enrollment option students cannot participate in varsity athletics or Greek life. Additionally, students may not participate in other extracurricular activities or live on campus.

How to Apply
Students must complete the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program application. Be sure to complete the reverse side of the application and obtain all required signatures. There is a nonrefundable $45 application fee and students must submit a high school transcript along with ACT or SAT scores. Students applying to attend the fall semester must apply by May 15. Those applying to attend the spring semester must apply by October 15.

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For more information, go to our information request page; call 330-684-8900 or 1-800-221-8308,ext. 8900; or write the Office of Admissions, The University of Akron Wayne College, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667.

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