The Dual Credit program at Kent State University is designed to provide qualified high school students with the opportunity to enhance their high school education by earning college credit while they are still in the high school.

High school based dual credit are those courses offered through a collaborative agreement between Kent State University and a school district, taught by a qualified high school teacher on a high school campus, and earning a student both high school and college credit.

University based dual credit are those courses offered online that are taught by a University professor. 

Upon successful completion of a dual credit course, students receive credit on their high school transcript and on their college transcript.  

Students have the opportunity to experience the rigor of a college level course and can get an early start on completing their basic college courses.  Kent State University courses will transfer to public colleges and universities in Ohio.

Admission Guidelines

Students seeking admission to the Kent State University Kent Campus Dual Credit program should generally meet or exceed the following guidelines.

  • 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrated mastery of introductory college preparatory core curriculum.
  • Preferred ACT composite score of 23 or combined SAT score of 1070 (reading and math).

Dual Credit Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully. Applicants are responsible for submitting all application materials by the deadline.


    Complete the Kent State Dual Credit application and return the Dual Credit application to your high school counselor or to the Dual Enrollment Programs Office; 207 Schwartz Center, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242.


    Schedule an appointment with one of our Advising Offices.


    See Resources for more information.