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Academic advising is an important part of the college experience. At Kent State University, advising is an ongoing partnership between students and advisors that begins during the first semester and runs through graduation. Advising supports the teaching and learning mission of the University by helping students understand the value of achieving their educational goals. Our undergraduate academic advisors work with undergraduate students to connect their personal strengths and interests with their academic and life goals.


To find the advising office for your college or campus, search College Advising Contacts below.

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Advising and Student Success

Academic advising plays an essential role in helping students formulate sound educational and career plans based on their interests, abilities, and academic classification. Meeting with an advisor can help students:

  • Transition to college
  • Choose a major or minor
  • Course planning
  • Use KSU Advising, GPS, and FlashLine
  • Provide academic support referrals
  • Career Exploration
  • Explore internships, study abroad, and volunteer opportunities
  • Track eligibility for graduation

Advising Expectations

The relationship between an academic advisor and student is one of shared responsibility. While students are ultimately responsible for the choices they make in college, acadmic advisors can assist students with making informed decisions that will keep them on track towards graduation. Students are expected to come prepared to their advising appointments. In order to do so, it is important for students to understand what is expected of them, as well as what they should expect from their academic advisor.

Year To Year Expectations



Placement Assessments

Kent State University may require undergraduate students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Chemistry, and English (Writing) prior to initial course registration. The need for placement assessments is determined by a student’s major or college requirements.

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Testing Services

University Advising offers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test and ACT-Residual test for admission to Kent State University.

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Dismissal and Reinstatement

University Advising offers information about dismissal or reinstatement at Kent State University.

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Dr. Terry Kuhn Distinguished Advising Award

The Dr. Terry Kuhn Distinguished Advising Award is sponsored by University Advising and University College. The award will be presented annually to a full-time academic advisor or faculty advisor who demonstrates a passion for helping students and a commitment to their sustained success inside and beyond the classroom.

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