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Only students who have been formally admitted to Kent State University may register for coursework and pay the appropriate fees. An official registration is a record of the students’ approved schedule of classes maintained online in the university’s student information system, Banner. Students who are not officially registered for a course by published university deadlines should not attend classes and will not receive credit or a grade for the course. Students are responsible for their schedules and have the ultimate responsibility to confirm the accuracy frequently during the semester before posted deadline dates. Allowing a member of the university staff to make schedule changes does not relieve the student of his or her responsibilities.
Students register for courses online through FlashFAST (log onto FlashLine and click on the Student Tools and Courses tab). Refer to the Office of the University Registrar website for registration information, instructions, dates, deadlines and procedures. New freshmen and new transfer students register through the various campus advising and registration orientation program.
Kent State University reserves the right to change the time of a course if it is deemed necessary, and it reserves the right to drop any course from the Schedule of Classes if there is insufficient student demand or if resources are unavailable to offer the course. Students interested in registering at a Regional Campus should check with the campus in which they are interested for specific dates, times and procedures involving registration transactions (initial registrations, schedule adjustments, course withdrawals, etc.) must be completed by the published deadlines found on the appropriate term calendar on the Office of the University Registrar website.
Flexibly Scheduled Course Sections
Some courses are offered as flexibly scheduled sections, that is, the section does not meet for the full semester. Eligibility for processing registration transactions for these courses (adding, dropping or withdrawing) is determined by the beginning and ending dates of the section. See the Office of the University Registrar website for deadlines.
Students who are not officially enrolled for any coursework (i.e., neither registered nor paid fees) as of the first day of classes for the semester will have to process a late registration through FlashFAST. All late registrations must be completed prior to the beginning of the third week of classes for fall and spring semesters.* If class beginning and/or ending dates are other than the regular session dates for a full term, deadlines may be different than noted above. For determining deadlines for these flexibly scheduled classes, visit the Office of the University Registrar website. Late registrations will not be accepted after the published university deadlines for the course(s).
A late registration fee will be assessed for any registration processed after the first week of classes for fall and spring semesters (or the prorated deadline for flexibly scheduled sections).* A non-payment fee will be assessed for registrations not paid by the end of the second week of classes. Visit the Office of the Bursar website for information on students’ fees.
Students in the College of Podiatric Medicine who fail to complete registration requirements by the deadline will not be enrolled in classes for the following academic year and may be withdrawn from the college. These students may also be subject to a Professionalism Deficiency Evaluation.
Schedule Adjustments are changes to a student’s class schedule and are permitted by published university deadlines for the course(s). Students will use FlashFAST to process their registration transactions as outlined on the Office of the University Registrar website. There are no processing fees required for schedule adjustments. The following schedule adjustments may be permitted:
Withdrawal from any or all courses is permitted through the 10th week of the semester (or the prorated deadline for flexibly scheduled sections). After that time, students are considered to be committed to all remaining courses and must complete them. If students are unable to complete the semester because of extreme circumstances that first occur after the deadline, students should consult their college or campus dean’s office. Any course withdrawal(s) processed after the second week of the semester will appear on the students’ academic record with a grade of W.* Students in the College of Podiatric Medicine who request withdrawal after seven weeks of course instruction will receive on their transcript either the mark WP or WF if passing or failing, respectively. Please refer to the college policies in the College of Podiatric Medicine section of this Catalog for more information on the procedures for withdrawal.
If class beginning and/or ending dates are other than the regular session dates for a full term, deadlines may be different than noted above. See the Office of the University Registrar website for deadlines.
Any applicable tuition credit (policy published on the Office of the Bursar website) is determined by the date the transaction is processed on FlashFAST.
To receive a full refund of tuition, students who register and decide not to attend the university must cancel their registration as early as possible and no later than the end of the first week of classes (or the prorated deadline for flexibly scheduled sections).* This may be accomplished by the student dropping all courses via FlashFAST during registration periods. Any paid registration not canceled by the end of the first week of classes (or the prorated deadline for flexibly scheduled sections) will be subject to the refund policy published on the Office of the Bursar website. Any applicable refund is determined by the date the transaction is processed in the student information system.
* Please refer to the Office of the University Registrar’s summer term calendar for summer deadlines.
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