Fall Semester: Early April through the first week of classes
Spring Semester: Mid October through the first week of classes
Summer Semester: Mid February through the first day of classes
The exact start dates of each registration period vary each year. This information can be accessed on Waynemail as each registration period approaches.
Adding a class beyond the 5th calendar day of the semester: Students will need special permission to add a class. In these cases, students need to complete an “Add Class Form” available in the Student Services Office or on My Akron. This form must be completed with course information and signed by the class instructor, an academic adviser and the Dean. It is then processed in the Student Services Center. Students are not permitted to add a full semester class beyond the 15th day of the semester. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students register early and avoid adding classes after the semester has begun. Missing even the first week of class significantly undermines student success.
Dropping a class: Students may drop a course through the 15th calendar day of the semester. Students may then withdraw from a course on My Akron through the 7th week of the term unless a hold on the student record prevents it (in which case the student must speak with an academic advisor). The number of classes withdrawn may be limited (Please review the drop/withdrawal policy: copies are available through Student Services, academic advising, or at http://www.uakron.edu/ssc/withdrawal-policy.dot).
Refunds: Student will receive 100% refund for the cost of a full semester class if dropped by the 7th calendar day of the semester. The amount refunded decreases each week, reaching no refund after the 5th week of the semester. The refund schedule for each semester can be found in the Schedule of Classes , the Student Services Office, or at the Cashier’s window. It is the student’s responsibility to question the impact a withdrawal will have on financial aid, eligibility for on-campus employment, graduation, and any insurance BEFORE withdrawing from a class.
The University will consider fee appeals based on:
* Appeals will be based on last date of attendance which may result in a balance due to the University of Akron.
* Medical reasons for you or a family member: Medical Emergency must occur after the start of the semester for which the refunds is requested. Pre-existing medical emergencies or conditions are not grounds for a refund.
* Death of the student or immediate family member: Death must occur after the start of the semester for which the refund is being requested. (Immediate family includes spouse, mother, father, legal guardian, sibling or grandparent)
* Military duty
Documentation dates MUST coincide with the term in question.
Appeals must demonstrate a significant disruption to the student's ability to successfully complete coursework.
The University will NOT consider fee appeals based on:
• Failure to read the published University refund policy (found at www.uakron.edu/student-accounts/refunds)
• Lack of attendance in a class(es). Students must process an official registration/schedule adjustment form.
Financial aid recipients: Your financial aid and student account will be adjusted to reflect any financial changes that may result from a successful appeal, i.e. revised charges and revised financial aid. This could result in you owing a balance to The University of Akron for charges paid by financial aid and for any financial aid refund money you received directly but did not earn based on your non-attendance.
All Transcripts are processed through the Office of the Registrar at The University of Akron Main Campus.