How to Apply
To apply to the Honors College, students must be admitted to Kent State University. If you are applying as a transfer student, you must also complete the application for admission to Kent State University.
Admissions Requirements & Eligibility
In order to be considered for membership, students must meet the following criteria:
- 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA in college coursework
- A reasonable chance of graduating with Honors or an Honors College Scholar notation (see Graduation from Honors)
Note: Students with 45 or more earned credit hours are required to complete a Senior Honors Thesis/Project, a six-credit-hour experience completed over three semesters. If you are applying with 45 credit hours or more, your application essay must also include specific information on how the Senior Honors Thesis/Project will fit in with your plans for your final three semesters as an undergraduate. Students who meet this criteria should wait to apply until the junior year.
Students interested in joining the Honors College must meet with the Coordinator of Admissions to discuss their interest. Students must complete an application and two required essays. Transfer students must also have all official academic transcripts of college coursework submitted to the Office of Admissions prior to being considered for membership.