Bachelor's Students Awarded Associate Degrees

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Kent State University’s seven Regional Campuses will begin automatically awarding associate degrees to bachelor’s degree-seeking students who have completed all requirements for either the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.

To qualify: 

  • the student must be currently enrolled
  • have completed or be currently enrolled in courses that meet the requirements of an associate of arts or associate of science degree
  • have not previously been awarded a degree

Please click on the the FAQ link below if you have any additional questions about the associate degree that will be automatically awarded to you. If, after reviewing the FAQs, you choose to decline the award, you can find a link to the Opt-Out form below. 

FAQ  Opt-Out (PDF)

Those who have met the criteria above will receive both an email and a letter letting them know of their eligibility for the associate degree.  Regional Campus students with questions about the program should contact their academic advisors or their campus representative below:

Contact information Campus contact Title Campus Campus contact email address Contact phone
Amanda Avery Dolan, M.ED Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Ashtabula adolan5@kent.edu 440-964-4314
Shelly Lingenfelter Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at East Liverpool mweekley@kent.edu 330-382-7415
Jennifer Sayre Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Geauga jsayre2@kent.edu 440-834-4187
Shelly Lingenfelter Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Salem mweekley@kent.edu 330-382-7415
Mary S. Southards  Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Stark msouthar@kent.edu 330-244-3240
James M. Ritter, Ph.D. Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Trumbull jritter0@kent.edu 330-675-8935
Laurie Donley Director, Enrollment Management and Student Services Kent State University at Tuscarawas ldonley@kent.edu 330-308-7425