How to Register

Visit Your Academic Advisor

Make arrangements to see your academic advisor. Access Check Registration Status in the Student Category / Dashboard / Priority Resources Section on FlashLine to view your time to register or to see if you have an advising requirement that prevents registration.

Access FlashLine

Set Your Schedule

Set up your tentative class schedule using the Course Scheduling Worksheet (PDF). BE SURE TO USE THE 5-DIGIT CRN NUMBER, not the 5-digit course number.

Complete the Course Scheduling Worksheet (PDF)

Review Restrictions

Check for prerequisites, corequisites, or other course restrictions carefully when planning your schedule and before you attempt to register using one of the searches below:

  • Access the View Schedule of Courses in the Student Category / Resources Page / Courses and Registration Section in FlashLine.
    • Select your subject area, then click on the course title on the Class Schedule Listing page to display detailed class information.
  • Access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes.
    • After locating the course, click on the Prereqs, Program Restrictions link in the Registration Restriction Column.

Permits & Overrides

Contact the appropriate department/school/regional campus regarding permits or overrides prior to trying to register. View any permits or overrides received by accessing Check Registration Status in the Student Category / Dashboard / Priority Resources Section on FlashLine. Have alternate sections and their 5-digit CRN numbers ready that will fit in your class schedule if the primary sections are full.

NOTE: Remember, obtaining permits or overrides does NOT enroll you for the course and does not permit registration after published deadlines. You must register after receiving either permits or overrides.

Review the Detailed Class Search

Register Using FlashFAST

Register for your classes using FlashFAST (available 24/7) by following the steps below.

All Campuses

Students at all eight campuses of Kent State University will process their registrations and schedule adjustments using FlashFAST.

Registration Hold

Students who have been placed on registration hold will not be permitted to register for classes until the hold is cleared.

Important Dates

Access the Registrar Important Dates and Events by Term for published registration periods and deadlines. Course specific dates may be determined by accessing the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link.

Steps for Registering with FlashFAST
STEP PROCESS
STEP 1 Go to www.kent.edu
STEP 2

Click the FlashLine Login link on the Kent State homepage. Enter your FlashLine username and password.

  • If you have never used FlashLine, click on Get Login Help and follow the instructions for first time users.
STEP 3

Once you are in FlashLine, click on the Student Category / Resources Page / Courses and Registration Section

STEP 4

Access registration by clicking on one of these options:

  • Add or Drop a Class
  • Look Up and Register for Courses
STEP 5

See instructions below this table on how to use the Add or Drop a Course option or Look Up and Register for Courses option.

STEP 6

View your schedule by clicking on View or Print Course Schedule and Purchase Textbooks link in the Courses and Registration Section. Note: Always print a copy of your transactions for your records.

STEP 7

View your student account, including tuition and fees by clicking on the My Account Tab.

Due to high volume registration transactions during peak times, you may experience slow system response.

Additional Information

Add or Drop Classes Look Up and Register for Classes
Best if you know the CRN (Course Reference Number) Best if you do not know the CRN (Course Reference Number) and need to look up class days and times first.
Acknowledge and Accept the Add/Drop Class Tuition Assessment Policy Select the term.
Select the term. Search for your class.
Enter the CRN on the Add Classes Worksheet If a class is available, there will be a check box next to the CRN.
Click Submit Changes Place a check in the box and click Register.
Click on Class Search button if you need to search for a course. To view additional information about a course such as prerequisites, descriptions, and instructor information, click on the blue highlighted CRN number.

Late Registrations

ONLINE LATE REGISTRATION REQUESTS

Students will use the online Late Registration Request when attempting to add to their class schedule during the 80% drop window. This request form cannot be used for Open Learning courses. Access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates. 

Links to the student, advisor, and faculty instructions for the online Late Registration Request can be found below.

Student Late Registration Instructions (PDF)       

*The video below should be viewed in either Firefox or Chrome. The video is not viewable in Internet Explorer. 

 

 

Advisor Late Registration Instructions (PDF)            

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Late Registration Instructions (PDF)            

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION FOR EXCEPTION TO REGISTRATION

Students will use the Petition for Exception to Registration Form when requesting registration/schedule adjustment transactions to their class schedule after published University deadlines for the class(es). Access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates.

Deadline to Submit Petitions for Exception to Registration

The university is obligated to ensure the integrity of the academic transcript as an accurate historical document. Therefore, in order for the academic transcript to reflect the actual history of a student’s experience at the university, an exception to university policy is warranted only in cases involving documented unusual or extenuating circumstances.

A petition is a request for exception to university policy and review and/or approval by the Office of the University is not guaranteed.  Students may submit a petition in a reasonable period of time, typically within the term under consideration.   Petitions for exception to registration may be reviewed retroactively at the discretion of the University Registrar not to exceed two years (2) from the end of the term in which the requested action is sought.  Petitions more than two (2) years from the end of the term under consideration are not guaranteed to be reviewed and/or approved. For further information regarding the Petition for Exception to Registration process, please email RegPetition@kent.edu.

Petition for Exception to Registration Form (PDF)