International Admissions Advising Schedule Change for the Week of Oct 20th to Oct 24th

International Admissions Walk-In & Phone advising hours for the week of Oct 20th to Oct 24th will be as follow:

Monday & Wednesday: 1pm-4pm

There will be no advising on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Regular Walk-In & Phone Advising hours will be resuming on Oct 27th.

Thank you for understanding!

International Admissions

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International Admissions supports Kent State University’s goal to engage the world beyond our campus by recruiting academically talented and culturally diverse international students, maintaining expertise in the evaluation of credentials received from institutions abroad, advocating on behalf of international applicants, facilitating international credit transfer, enhancing administrative systems, contributing to the integrity of Kent State’s reputation abroad, ensuring a positive application experience, and serving as a liaison to academic departments, international partners, government officials, scholarship bodies and other key stakeholders.

New Freshmen

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New freshmen applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university.  Any student who has already enrolled in any post-secondary (higher education) institution is required to apply as a transfer student.

International Freshmen Application Guide

Graduate Students

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The admission requirements and deadlines differ from program to program.  Please review the guide below and check the Graduate Studies website for the latest updates.

International Graduate Application Guide

Undergrad Transfer Students

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Applicants are considered transfers if they have ever taken post-secondary/college level courses or been enrolled in a post-secondary (higher education) institution. Any student previously enrolled in a higher education institution cannot apply as a new freshman. 

International UG Transfer Application Guide

ESL Center

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For students whose sole interest is learning English and do not intend to enter a degree program, Kent’s ESL Center offers several programs that provide intensive English language instruction to international students. 

ESL Application Guide

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EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.Kent State has proudly represented by EducationUSA to support international students studying abroad.