TRIO Academic Mentoring & Advising | Kent State University


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 graduation can sometimes be difficult to navigate with roadblocks, speedbumps and unexpected turns along the way, but that’s why the SSS Staff is here to help!  Academic Mentoring appointments are tailored to meet your specific needs and may include:

  • Development of Academic and Career Goals
  • GPS Audit and Plan Review
  • Course Selection Assistance
  • Major, Minor, 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:

  • Learning strategies and note taking
  • Test anxiety and preparation
  • Organization and time management
  • Assistance with transitioning to college
  • Building meaningful relationships