Application Directions

We’re excited that you’ve chosen to pursue the Tri-Rivers Early College High School program in partnership with The University of Akron. Get ready to take your first steps toward something BIG!

Prior to completing this application, you must first apply to Tri-Rivers Career Center into the career program of your choosing. After doing so, you must also complete Akron’s application process. You have the option of a printable paper version or a digital version. Both are available on this page, and you may use whichever you prefer. Please read everything carefully, and remember that all responses must be original student work. The application deadline has been extended to April 15th, 2024.

If you choose to complete paper items, they can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to:

Mr. Martin Dzugan

Tri-Rivers Career Center
2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road
Marion, Ohio 43302

Application questions can be directed to:

Kelly Herold
The University of Akron

This digital version of the application is currently under development. If you experience issues with any of the steps, please email Mr. Joshua Ebert at .

Paper Application

If you prefer to apply by paper, a PDF copy of Akron’s paper application can be located here for you to print off.

Follow the instructions carefully; there are numerous steps and items to submit.

Digital Application

If you prefer to apply digitally, please follow the steps below.

Read through all steps before you start so that you have an understanding of what all must be completed.

  • TRCC Application (~20 Minutes)

    If you have not already done so, please apply to Tri-Rivers Career Center. This MUST be completed before you can apply for the Early College High School program.

  • Student Information & Agreement (~10 Minutes)

    Provide basic demographic information, answer a small questionnaire, and complete an agreement. A parental/guardian signature is required before completing. Click here to get started. [You can create a free account to save your progress. Otherwise, you must complete all steps in one sitting.]

  • Student Writing Sample

    Review these directions. Type up your responses in a word processor, like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Save your response as a PDF. Upload your response here.

  • Counselor Checklist

    Please provide this checklist to the counselor at your home school. They must complete it and provide it directly to Tri-Rivers. It is NOT to be returned to the applicant.

  • Five Recommendations

    We place great emphasis on character and quality of student! We require you to gather FIVE completed recommendation forms. You must have one completed by each of the following individuals:

    1. Your high school counselor
    2. Your current or most recent math teacher
    3. Your current or most recent english teacher
    4. A person of your choosing (example: a coach, pastor, boss, etc.)
    5. A SECOND person of your choosing.

    Simply provide each person with the link/URL below. They can then complete a recommendation form for you online: