The goal of Undergraduate Studies is to help students achieve academic success at Kent State University. It fosters student academic success by providing extensive academic advising services as well as coordinating advising support throughout the university.

In addition, Undergraduate Studies is responsible for assisting undecided students with degree and career planning; assessing the basic skills of all entering freshman students; providing tutoring services that promote student learning; and providing support tools and resources for low-income, first generation and precollege students.

Kent State is providing students an opportunity to showcase and be recognized for scholarly and creative work. On March 11, 2015, the university will hold the Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Undergraduate students in all majors and at all campuses are encouraged to participate.

Benefits of participating:

  • Win cash awards for exemplary presentations
  • Build your professional resume
  • Fulfill your Experiential Learning Requirements
  • Showcase your work

The first step is to submit an abstract that describes
your work between Nov. 3, 2014 and Feb. 6, 2015.

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As a part of the "excellence agenda," the university has embarked on a major, multifaceted initiative to make each of our eight campuses everything a world-class, 21st-century campus should be — for the sake of our students, faculty and staff, and the many other stakeholders who count on Kent State every day.

Prominently located on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade, Olson Hall is home to the College of Undergraduate Studies. The existing office and meeting space will be completely renovated beginning Spring 2014 and will include a new addition featuring an open common area for students and Wi-Fi bars. The building, which will be called the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, is scheduled to be completed in March 2015. During the renovation, the College of Undergraduate Studies offices have relocated to the fifth floor of the Kent State Library.

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Got 15? - Formula to Finish encourages students to complete their degree on time. The benefits of successfully completing at least 15 hours per semester saves time, money, and increases post graduation options (graduate school & earning potential). Most degrees at Kent State University require at least 120 credits to complete, so if students want to finish their associate degree in two years or bachelor’s degree in four years, they need to take a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.

Students who take at least 15 credits each semester:

  • Are more likely to complete college on time and earn better grades than their peers who take fewer credits.
  • Finish college faster and can start on a career that provides financial independence and increased lifetime earnings.

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