Application Review Process

Applications are forwarded to the department for review as soon as the application is complete.  An application is considered complete when all application requirements for the program have been submitted.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have submitted all required materials.  Please monitor your application checklist to identify outstanding requirements.

Once complete, Kent State University’s centralized admissions office will conduct a review of the application file.  During the review you may be asked to provide additional information that was not provided at the time you submitted your application (e.g., transcripts, English translations of international transcripts/marksheets, test scores if minimum GPA requirement has not been met).  Once the admissions office has determined that your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the department for review. 

Admission Decision

Your intended program will conduct an in-depth review of your application and supplemental materials to evaluate your eligibility for admission.  The department’s admission decision will be forwarded to Kent State University’s centralized admission office, The Division of Graduate Studies, to be processed.  The final decision will be communicated by the Division of Graduate Studies.  Admitted students may receive an additional communication from the program as well.   

Evaluation Timeline

Each program has different application review procedures and schedules.  Some programs wait until the posted application deadline to review all completed applications at one time.  The program may rank each applicant against the entire pool of applicants.  Other programs review completed applications on a case-by-case basis as soon as they arrive and make admission decisions immediately.  Please refer to your programs web-site or contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information about the evaluation timeline.