Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to the questions we most frequently hear from prospective students and their families.

What is the policy for standardized tests?

Students should have their ACT and/or SAT scores sent to Kent State University Undergraduate Admissions during their admissions process. Once submitted, all standardized test scores are available to the Honors College Admission Committee for consideration. Prospective students should not send test scores directly to the Honors College unless specifically requested by our staff.

Important Information Regarding Standardized Tests:

  • All standardized test scores must be received by the Kent State University application deadline (January 15).
  • SAT Subject Tests are not considered as part of the admissions process.

The Honors College will obtain appropriate documents to complete the Honors College application file (e.g. undergraduate transcripts and standardized test scores) from the Office of Admission at Kent State University.

Should transcripts be sent to the Honors College?

Copies of their transcripts should not be sent to the Honors College unless specifically requested by a member of our staff. The Honors College reserves the right to make this request at any time during the review process. For high school seniors and transfer students, transcripts should already have been submitted to Kent State University as part of the regular undergraduate admissions process. Unsolicited transcripts will not be reviewed.

Does it cost extra to be a member of the Honors College?

Honors College students pay a fee of $75 per semester. All fee money is invested in bettering the Honors experience and supports an extensive array of honors academic projects and activities, ranging from funding Honors courses to advising to opportunities to present at conferences and many other student services and programs. Barrett students who wish to play an active role in determining how the fee money is allocated should contact the Honors College Student Council for more information.

What type of financial assistance is available to Honors College students?

The Honors College awards merit scholarships to new freshmen on a competitive basis ranging from $1,000 to full in-state tuition, room, and board. Students admitted to the Honors College are automatically considered for an award as part of the admission process.

A limited number of scholarships are also available to support continuing students.