Undergraduate Transfer Application

Please review the admission requirements list. Applicants are able to update and check the status of their applications by logging in with the ID and personal identification number (PIN) established during the application process.

Former students: Are you returning to Kent State?

If you’ve taken classes at Kent State University in the past, excluding coursework taken during high school or after graduating high school, you might not need to apply for admission. Read more here.

General Instructions

  • The application is divided into multiple sections to allow you the option of completing the application in one session or in multiple sessions. Click the "Finish Later" button to save portions of the application you have already completed.
  • To return to complete the application at a later time, just enter your Login and PIN.
  • To check your application status, click the "Check the Status of an Existing Application" button found on this page. Remember you will need your original Login and PIN to securely check your status.


  • Submit your nonrefundable application fee by using a credit card or checking account.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university you have attended, even if you feel credit will not be transferable.
  • Applicants with fewer than 12 semester hours of college coursework should also submit an official high school transcript including ACT or SAT scores. Some regional campuses may have additional requirements, please contact your admitting unit.
  • Be aware of any special admission requirements for your major.

Admission Requirements

Who is Admissible to Kent State as a Transfer Student?

Students who have attended any educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as a transfer student.

Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records.

Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis. However, early application helps to ensure early consideration for class registration, residence hall preferences and financial aid. Therefore, the best time to apply is at least six months prior to the term you wish to enter Kent State.

Additional Academic Program Requirements

Aerospace Engineering
Dance Performance/Dance Studies
Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising
Interior Design
Musical Theatre
Speech Pathology & Audiology