Freshman Admission

 
A freshman student is one who has not registered, attended or received financial aid at any college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school. Students who took College Credit Plus classes (formerly PSEO or dual credit) while in high school will apply for admission as a freshman.

Freshman Application Requirements:

  1. $40 nonrefundable admission fee
  2. Official high school transcript in a sealed letterhead envelope
    If you're graduating from high school this year, you will also have to send a final high school transcript after graduation.  
  3. GED recipients must submit official transcripts from a state's Department of Education website. If possible, request that transcripts be sent electronically to starkadmissions@kent.edu.
  4. ACT or SAT scores
    Scores are not required if you are 21 or older or have been out of high school for 3 years.
     
    Need to take the ACT or SAT?  
    ACT Test Registration    SAT Test Registration

Homeschooled Applicants
Students who have been homeschooled are required to supply the following:

  1. $40 nonrefundable admission fee
  2. Written verification from your school district superintendent's office excusing you from compulsory attendance.
  3. Official portfolio documenting courses completed and grade received for grades 9-12 and showing high school graduation. This portfolio must be signed by the person or organization who provided the home schooling.
  4. ACT or SAT scores
    Scores are not required if you are 21 or older.   
     
    Need to take the ACT or SAT?  
    ACT Test Registration    SAT Test Registration

Official Transcripts
Transcripts are considered official only if they arrive in a sealed letterhead envelope from a high school, college or university. Transcripts issued directly to the student will be accepted only if the envelope is unopened. Once the envelope seal has been broken by someone other than a university employee, the transcript becomes unofficial.

Send official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton OH 44720

Electronic transcripts:
Email: starkadmissions@kent.edu


Contact:
Office of Admissions
132 Main Hall
330-244-3251
starkadmissions@kent.edu