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Persons who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students.
Application Procedures: Prospective transfer students are encouraged to apply before their junior year in college. Students applying just prior to, or after, the junior year must declare a major and a minor (if required) and should consult with the appropriate academic division concerning the suitability of their preparation for their major.
Required Credentials: To complete their application, transfer students must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
An interview may, in some cases, also be required by the Office of Admissions.
It is required that applicants list on the application each institution attended after high school, whether or not credit was earned, and forward separate transcripts from each of these institutions. Questions regarding these requirements should be directed to the Office of Admissions prior to application. Failure to comply with these requirements represents falsification of the application and will result in appropriate disciplinary action.
Admission Requirements: Generally, transfer applicants who have taken at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 as computed by Kent State University (on a scale of 4.000) may be admitted to the university. Applicants who have taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both their collegiate and high school records. Applicants who have been dismissed from another college or university will not be considered for admission unless the students are eligible to return to that previous institution, have been out of college at least 12 consecutive months since the dismissal, or have completed at least 12 semester hours of credit at another institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better (on a scale of 4.000).
Selective Admissions: Transfer students are not directly admitted into selective programs unless they meet specific requirements beyond those for acceptance to Kent State. Individual requirements for these programs are listed in this Catalog. Students interested in these selective admissions areas should apply one year prior to the date of anticipated enrollment. Specific questions about these areas can be directed to the Office of Admissions or the individual departments/schools.
Application Deadlines: Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early application helps ensure early consideration for course registration, residence hall preference and financial aid. Therefore, the best time to apply is at least six months prior to anticipated enrollment, although some selective programs may have different deadlines.
Admission to Kent State University is valid only for the specific term to which the students were first admitted. Students who do not enroll in the term to which they were admitted must submit a new application. The Office of Admissions will then determine the students’ admissibility for that term.
Please also refer to the policy on Transfer Credit Evaluation of Undergraduate Coursework in this Catalog.
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