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A: College advisors work 8:00 a.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m. (regular business hours) with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. During these hours, advisors are available by appointment, email, or phone.
A: Walk-in advising is held the week before classes start and during the first week of the semester, on a first come, first served basis. For short 5 minute questions, â€œQuick Questionâ€ advising is available throughout the semester without an appointment.
A: You can set up an appointment online or by calling our reception desk at 330-672-2062. Visit our website at http://www.kent.edu/CAS/undergraduate/advising/index.cfm to make an appointment. Click on the link, â€œMake an Advising Appointmentâ€ for either the main office or the Learning Communities advisor (if you are in the Residential College in Wright Hall). Once you are in the appointment system, answer all of the questions, click continue, click on the blue date of your choice, click â€œOPENâ€ next to the time you choose, fill in your information (be sure to enter your entire email address), and include a brief description explaining your advising needs. Click â€œSUBMITâ€ for confirmation. A reminder notice will be sent to your Kent State email address.
A: The reminder notice you received via email when you scheduled your Advising appointment has a CANCELATION link that will allow you to cancel your Advising appointment. You can also cancel an advising appointment, by calling our office at 330-672-2062 during business hours, preferably at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment.
A: Contact the Department or office in which your major is housed, and they will give you the contact name of a faculty advisor. You can also find contact information for faculty advisors online at http://www.kent.edu/CAS/undergraduate/advising/ .
A: The professional (College) academic advisor is available for questions on University policies and procedures, College and University requirements (e.g., LER, Kent CORE), and feedback on program/course schedules. The faculty advisor is the primary expert on major and minor programs; s/he can recommend courses to take, internships or research opportunities, and career/graduate school advice. Please call the College office if you are not sure who to contact for help.
A: Advising appointments are one-on-one (student and advisor). Federal law (FERPA) considers the student the â€œholderâ€ of all college academic records. A studentâ€™s academic information will not be shared with anyone else outside the university, including parents or a spouse. The student should expect to meet alone with an advisor, and directly share their concerns, if any, with College staff. If a student files a FERPA waiver, the parent who has been granted access may request information from the studentâ€™s record in writing and s/he will receive a written response in return. A studentâ€™s academic situation will not be discussed with a parent either over the phone or in person.. A student must request a FERPA waiver in writing and file the form with the Registrarâ€™s office, if they wish to override this law. Visitors accompanying students are welcome to wait in our lobby area until the advising session is concluded.^ back to top
A: For information go to http://www.kent.edu/oia/studyabroad/index.cfm.
A: Students (Ohio residents and out-of-state) will be charged $440 per credit hour for all enrolled hours above the full-time tuition range.
A: Starting in the Fall 2013 semester, a flat rate will be applied to students taking between 11 â€“ 16 credit hours. An additional $440 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 16.
A: Students will need to fill out the Request for Overload form and submit it to the undergraduate advising office in the College (105 Bowman Hall) for review. The form can be found at the Undergraduate Advising website at: http://www.kent.edu/advising/selfhelp/documents.cfm
A: Make an appointment with a college advisor. College policy ordinarily does not allow a student to do coursework at another university/college if they are in their last 30 hours at KSU. Approval to do this (transient coursework) must be obtained PRIOR to taking the course(s). Kent State University students who wish to take coursework at another accredited institution of higher education must receive the prior approval of the department at KSU housing the equivalent coursework, as well as the academic dean of the appropriate unit if the student intends to apply this coursework toward the Kent State University degree program. Transient work by students who are on probation, may be restricted by the studentâ€™s college. All credits granted for transient work will be translated into semester hours. Grades received for transient work are not transferred; only credit hours are transferred. Generally, credit for non-remedial courses in which students have earned a minimum C (2.0) at an accredited school (as determined by the Transfer Center) will be considered for transfer. However, transfer credit earned fall 2005 and later from a regionally accredited Ohio college or university will be awarded for all non-remedial courses in which students have earned a minimum D (1.00) grade.
Students are reminded that no more than 18 semester hours of transient work may be approved. Approvals for transient attendance are valid for one term only (quarter, semester, etc.) at other institutions and are subject to all restrictions of the dean of their college.
A: Upper division courses start with a three or four (30000, 40000).
A: Visit the Registrarâ€™s website at : http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/cbe.cfm. . Be aware that many courses do not allow credit by exam.
A: Log into Flashline and select the â€œStudent Tools and Coursesâ€ tab. Select â€œKAPSâ€ under the Graduation Planning System (GPS) list. Your KAPS report will appear in a new window. You can run the â€œdefault programâ€ if it lists your major or a â€œselected programâ€ if the default is not your current major. Select â€œSubmit New Auditâ€, wait for the grey â€œOpen Auditâ€ button to appear. Be sure to select â€œOpen All Sectionsâ€ after the report window opens.
A. Log into Flashline and select the "Student Tools and Courses" tab. Select "Degree Audit and Plan" under the Graduation Planning System (GPS) list. Your degree audit will appear. Click "Process new" to be sure all of your information is correct and up-to-date. See http://www.kent.edu/gps/plan/intro.cfm for information on how to read the audit.
A: You can find your catalog year on your KAPS or GPS report.
A: The â€œroadmapâ€ explains how a student may plan their course of study for their major degree program. It includes recommended course sequencing for major, College, and University requirements. This information can be found at http://solutions.kent.edu/gps/roadmap/programsearch.aspx?lvl=b.
A: Access FlashLine and select the â€œStudent Tools & Coursesâ€ tab. In the â€˜Submit Requestsâ€™ box, select â€œOfficial Academic Transcriptâ€. You may then enter the address(es) of your desired recipients. There is no charge to request a transcript. See also the Registrarâ€™s transcript web site at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/student/transcript.cfm .
A: If a student is anticipating a long term absence due to health reasons while taking courses, they should contact all of their instructors, provide documentation to each, and assess with their instructors the scenarios of taking an incomplete in a course vs. withdrawing. The timeline of the semester may impact eligibility for either of these options. For information regarding class Withdrawals (and Incompletes) see the university catalog at http://www.kent.edu/catalog/2012/info/policies/grade/ and http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/course_withdrawal.cfm. For information regarding the Incomplete policy, please also visit page 8 of this document.
A: Contact the school you hope to attend and follow the procedures/requirements that they have put in place. The destination institution is your first point of contact.
A: Students on financial aid who wish to exit should visit the financial aid web-site at http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/exitloancounseling.cfm. If a student needs to exit due to Military call to duty, see http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/military_callup.cfm, otherwise, there is no process required for exiting other than withdrawing from classes. Students who live in a residence hall will need to contact Residence Services to notify them.^ back to top
A: Visit the Registrarâ€™s website at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/index.cfm.
A: Visit the Registrarâ€™s website at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/course_withdrawal.cfm. The tenth week of the semester is typically the deadline period for withdrawal for a full term semester course. If you are registered for a half-semester course then the withdrawal deadline will be different.
A: It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to be aware of graduation application deadlines for each semester. These dates are found at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/gradhonors/ap_proc.cfm.^ back to top
A: Visit the student Financial Aid website at http://www.kent.edu/admissions/cost/financial-aid.cfm or call 330-672-2972.
A: Visit the Bursarâ€™s Office website at http://www.kent.edu/bursar/index.cfm or call 330-672-2626. You can view your student account by logging into FlashLine and then clicking on the tab, â€œMy Account.â€
A: Students should consult with a faculty advisor to find out if internship or field placement coursework is available, and about internships that are appropriate for their major. Many departments have a listing of internships that students have done in the past in the departmental office.
The Career Services Center is also a great resource for students looking for internships and/or jobs. They manage internship/job listings, host job/internship fairs, and can offer assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills. You can find more information online at http://www.kent.edu/career/internships/index.cfm.
A: Your faculty advisor (or program coordinator) is a great resource for career and graduate school planning. The Career Services Center also offers a lot of great resources for students trying to decide on a major or career. Career Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment and on a walk in basis (during specific days/times). Go online to http://www.kent.edu/career/careermajor/counseling/index.cfm for more information about career counseling. Also take a look at the â€œStudent Career Pathâ€ tab on FlashLine for assessments and links to many different career related sites. Go online to https://www.kent.edu/career/careermajor/majors/index.cfm for broad information about different career paths depending on your major.^ back to top
A: It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to be aware of graduation application deadlines for each semester. These are found at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/gradhonors/ap_proc.cfm. They are also provided on your GPS or KAPS degree audit. A student can apply online via FlashLine. Be aware that applying late/missing the deadline can result in a $200 late fee.
To access the online graduation application:
A: Students can utilize their KAPS Report or GPS degree audit for graduation planning and determination of remaining requirements. These programs can be found on the â€œStudent Tools & Coursesâ€ tab on FlashLine. Students should make an appointment each year in order to consult with an academic advisor in the College and/or their faculty advisor.
A: You need a minimum of 121 credits to graduate. However, the number of hours is determined by completion of all degree requirements.
A: In this College (A&S), a student needs 42 hours of upper division coursework (3/40000 level).
A: Visit the College of Arts and Sciences web site at http://www.kent.edu/cas/undergraduate/degreerequirements.cfm. Students should be sensitive to their catalog year in the determination of degree requirements. Please consult your KAPS or GPS report or meet with your college advisor if you are unsure regarding these requirements. Consult your program requirements (â€œmajorâ€) sheet. These sheets for the latest catalog year can be found at http://solutions.kent.edu/gps/roadmap/ProgramSearch.aspx?lvl=b
You can find the 2012 catalog requirements for your specific degree (B.A. or B.S.) by accessing the Universities catalog found at: http://www.kent.edu/catalog/2012/as/
To access the 2011 or older catalog requirements go to the catalog archives website at: http://www.kent.edu/catalog/2012/info/archives/
A: 105 Bowman Hall; for a campus map, please visit http://maps.kent.edu/kent.html.
A. 120 Wright Hall; for a campus map, please visit http://www.kent.edu/campuses/maps/map.cfm .
A: Staff are available to assist you during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) at 330-672-2062. (Advisors are typically not available at the lunch hour.)^ back to top
A: Visit the College of Arts and Sciences web site at http://www.kent.edu/cas/undergraduate/index.cfm or go to http://solutions.kent.edu/gps/roadmap/ProgramSearch.aspx?lvl=b
A: For the College of Arts and Sciences, you declare a major/minor by accessing your FlashLine account, then go to â€œStudent Tools & Courses â€œtab and click on the â€œUndergraduate Change of Programâ€ link in the GPS channel. Select the option relative to your needs. Make sure that after you have declared a major/minor you schedule an advising appointment to review the new requirements with an academic advisor.
A: If you would like to change your major to a program within the College of Arts & Sciences (http://www.kent.edu/CAS/undergraduate/majorsandminors.cfm), complete the â€œUndergraduate Change of Programâ€ form online and schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor (see above for instructions).
If you would like to change your major to a program within one of Kent Stateâ€™s other Colleges, you will need to contact that Collegeâ€™s advising office for specific instructions. Go online to http://www.kent.edu/advising/offices/index.cfm for contact information for each College.
A: To add one of the College of Arts and Scienceâ€™s minors (http://www.kent.edu/CAS/undergraduate/majorsandminors.cfm), complete the â€œUndergraduate Change of Programâ€ form online and contact the department where the minor is housed to meet with the program coordinator to review the minor requirements..
If the minor you are considering is in another College, contact that Collegeâ€™s advising office for specific instructions. Go online to http://www.kent.edu/advising/offices/index.cfm for contact information for each College.
A: GPA requirements vary by College and by major. Consult specific major/College requirements in the KSU Catalog at http://www.kent.edu/catalog/2012/. All students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and major GPA to graduate from an A&S degree program.^ back to top
A. Based on the number of credit hours accumulated (earned), use the table found on the Registrarâ€™s web site here: http://www.kent.edu/registrar/calendars/index.cfm
A: Click the FlashLine Login link in the top right corner of the Kent State University homepage. Enter your kent.edu username and password. Once you are logged into FlashLine, click on the â€œStudent Tools & Coursesâ€ tab to access FlashFAST. FlashFAST is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A: Students will process their registrations and schedule adjustments using FlashFAST. For directions on how to register using FlashFAST, visit http://www.kent.edu/registrar/enrollment/how_to.cfm. See the Registrarâ€™s web site for the (pre)registration entry schedule at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/calendars/index.cfm.
A: Log into FlashLine and click on the â€œStudent Tools & Coursesâ€ tab. Click on the â€˜Print Student Scheduleâ€™ link in the FlashFAST channel.
A: Contact the department that is offering the class in order to get the approval to register for that particular class. (The College office cannot grant this permission.)
A: Contact the department that offers the course since departmental policies and procedures may vary. The College office does not issue permits to students for full (closed) classes. You may be informed by the department that it is not possible to increase the capacity of the class. If this is the case, you will need to monitor the course on FlashLine in case another student drops the class and a seat becomes available. One other option is to choose a different section of the course, or to select an alternative course.
A: If you are receiving this message it is likely that you have not completed the necessary prerequisites for this class. Consult the Course Descriptions in FlashLine to determine if you have taken the appropriate prerequisites for the course. If you have, you should contact the department that offers the class â€“ they may issue a permit which will allow you to then add the course.
A: You do not need to apply for admission to the regional campus. KSU is an eight-campus system; when you register for the next semesterâ€™s courses, select your intended regional campus, rather than the Kent campus. You should also contact the Student Service office of the regional campus to find out information about parking, tuition, and financial aid. If you are currently living in a residence hall on the Kent campus, you should contact Residence Services if you will not be returning in the future.
A: If you have not attended another college or university during your time away, contact the Registrar at 330-672-3131 to reactivate your enrollment. If you have attended another institution during your time away, you will need to reapply through Admissions as a transfer student; see http://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer/index.cfm.
A: Visit the Admissions web site for more information regarding Post-Undergraduate status: http://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/other/post-undergraduate.cfm.
A: We recommend that you contact an academic advisor if you are contemplating withdrawing from a course. Please also visit the Registrarâ€™s office web site at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/course_withdrawal.cfm.
A: We recommend that you contact an academic advisor if you are contemplating course withdrawal. Also visit the Registrarâ€™s office web site at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/info/course_withdrawal.cfm.
A: A student needs to meet with the course instructor to determine if they qualify for an Incomplete. The process includes the completion of the paper â€œIncomplete Mark form.â€ The administrative mark of IN (Incomplete) may be given to students (undergraduates who are currently passing and graduate students who are currently earning a C or better grade) and are unable to complete the required work between the course withdrawal deadline and the end of classes due to extenuating circumstances. The time line shall be adjusted as appropriate for summer sessions and flexibly scheduled courses. Appropriate documentation is generally required to support the extenuating circumstance. The student must initiate the request for the Incomplete mark from the instructor, and it is the responsibility of the student to arrange to make up the incomplete work. Incomplete grades must be made up within one semester (not including summer sessions) for undergraduate students and one calendar year for graduate students. Instructors are required to complete and submit an Incomplete Mark Form to the department chair at the time grades are assigned. This form includes justification for awarding the Incomplete, describes the work to be completed for the course and specifies the grade to be assigned if the work is not completed (default grade). A copy of the Incomplete Mark Form is provided to the student. Incomplete grades will not be counted in the computation of grade point averages until the work is completed, at which time an appropriate grade will be assigned based on the instructorâ€™s evaluation of the work submitted and a new grade point average computed. Unless the course is completed or an extension is granted, Incomplete grades will automatically lapse to the grade designated on the Incomplete Mark Form at the end of one semester for undergraduate students and at the end of one year for graduate students.^ back to top
A: You can apply online at http://www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm.
A: Flash ALERTS is Kent Stateâ€™s official emergency text notification system to alert subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies. You can sign up to receive Flash ALERTS by visiting http://www.kent.edu/studentlife/safety/flashalerts/index.cfm.
A: Visit http://www.kent.edu/studentlife/activities/index.cfm for more information, or contact your major department (see http://www.kent.edu/cas/admissions/academicdepts.cfm).^ back to top
A: Make contact with the destination institution.
A: Purpose: The Academic Forgiveness Policy pertains only to former Kent State students returning to the university as undergraduate students after a significant absence and prior to earning any degree at any institution. It provides them an opportunity to have their academic standing reflect their increased maturity and readiness, and improved level of academic performance gained since the interruption of studies at Kent State. Specifically, once the returning students have demonstrated the ability to sustain a satisfactory level of academic performance following their return, all grades of C-, D+, D, F, NF, SF, M and U earned during the previous Kent State enrollment will be disregarded in the cumulative calculations of hours attempted, quality points earned and grade point average.
Eligibility: The Academic Forgiveness Policy is available to any Kent State University student who has not been enrolled for a period of at least one calendar year (12 months).
Procedure: Any student who has not been enrolled at Kent State University for at least 12 consecutive months may request information on the Academic Forgiveness Policy and an Application for Academic Forgiveness form from studentâ€™s academic advising office. Once the acknowledgement portion of the form is completed, the studentâ€™s records will be reviewed by the appropriate dean at the conclusion of each subsequent term. After returning to Kent State, a student must complete a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with a minimum 2.000 GPA to be eligible for academic forgiveness. If the student meets these conditions, has completed the Application for Academic Forgiveness form, and requests to have the policy applied, the following steps will be taken with regard to the studentâ€™s academic record:
If the student fails to maintain a minimum 2.000 GPA for the first 12 semester hours of graded coursework following return to the university, the eligibility period shall be extended through the term that encompasses the 24th semester hour of graded coursework. Students are permitted to use the provisions provided by the Course Repeat Policy during the extension period. If after completing 24 graded semester hours, the returning student has not achieved a 2.000 GPA, eligibility for the academic forgiveness will have expired.
Exceptions/Explanations: The Academic Forgiveness Policy is non-selective. It applies to all grades below C (2.000), with the exception of courses taken on a pass/fail basis that were earned in the previous period of Kent State University enrollment, or to none. In the event that a course for which the students previously had received a â€œpassingâ€ grade of C-, D+ or D is required for the degree program the students are pursuing, the students must retake this course unless the dean of the college in which the students are enrolled approves a suitable substitution. The original GPA (unadjusted by the application of the Academic Forgiveness Policy) will be used in determining eligibility for university, collegial, departmental or professional honors or other recognition based upon the entirety of studentsâ€™ undergraduate academic career and record of academic performance. Former students returning to the university may request the application of the Academic Forgiveness Policy to their record only once in their career at Kent State and within the eligibility standard. The Academic Forgiveness Policy applies only to coursework formerly taken at Kent State University and only to the studentsâ€™ Kent State transcript. It is available to undergraduate students only. The dean of the college or regional campus or director of the independent school in which the students are enrolled at the time of eligibility for the application of the Academic Forgiveness Policy shall determine all questions as to the eligibility for, and the application of, the Academic Forgiveness Policy. Completed forms are submitted to the University Registrar for validation and application to the studentsâ€™ records.
Please make an appointment with a College advisor if you think you may qualify.
A: Students may repeat courses taken at Kent State University subject to the following provisions:
Students may repeat a course already passed for additional credit if it is identified as repeatable in the course description. Some academic units place a limit on the total number of credits that may be earned in a given repeatable course. For credit limits on specific courses, see course descriptions or consult your advisor.
Students may repeat for credit any upper-division (30000-40000 level) courses they have failed; however, all grades earned are counted in the cumulative grade point average. Students may repeat upper-division (30000-40000 level) courses already passed with the approval of the academic dean in order to meet specific graduation requirements, but the hours earned the second time do not, under any circumstances, count toward graduation. All grades earned are counted in the cumulative grade point average.
Students may repeat lower-division (10000-20000 level) courses, and the university will use only the highest grade in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (Repeat for Recalc). Lower-division course repeat with recalculation is subject to the following provisions:
Please contact the College office with any questions regarding this policy.
A: We advise students to contact the instructor by phone or email to discuss the issue. If the student is still concerned after this discussion, please make an appointment to talk to the Department Chair or Program Coordinator in the department. A student may also consult with the Student Ombuds, Dr. Jennifer Kulics. For more information about the Student Ombuds, see http://www.kent.edu/emsa/ombuds.cfm. For more detail about the academic complaint process, please see the Policy Register at: http://www.kent.edu/policyreg/policydetails.cfm?customel_datapageid_1976529=2037960.^ back to top