Student Support Services is dedicated to helping you take control of your academic career while at Kent State University and offers both Academic Mentoring and Peer Mentoring to help you identify and achieve your academic, personal and professional goals while successfully adjusting to the college environment.


Academic Mentoring

Academic Mentoring is a FREE service offered to ensure that you maintain control of your academic journey. The path to your degree can sometimes be difficult to navigate with roadblocks, speedbumps and unexpected turns but that’s why the SSS Academic Program Coordinators are here! Coordinators will help you program your KSU GPS and use Pathfinder to help plan the most efficient path leading to graduation.

  • Course selection assistance
  • Drop/add counseling
  • Development of academic and career goals
  • Review of academic progress
  • Major and career exploration

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is a free service offered to help ensure you experience a smooth transition into college and are continuously prepared for your academic journey. Peer Mentors can assist you in a variety of ways and with a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Assistance with transitioning to college
  • Building meaningful relationships
  • Setting personal and/or academic goals
  • Learning Strategies
  • Note Taking
  • Test Preparation/Taking
  • College & Test Anxiety
  • Organization & Time Management