Guest / Non-Degree Student Requirements
If you would like to complete a few courses at Kent State, the guest applicant may be right for you. A guest student is one who wants to take a limited number of courses at Kent State and who has no current interest in pursuing a degree.
Admissions Criteria & Requirements
To apply to the Kent State University Kent Campus as a guest student, you should:
Hold a high school diploma, a GED certificate or its equivalent (if applying to be a guest undergraduate student) OR hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent (if applying to be a guest graduate student).
Not have previously been denied admission to a degree program at Kent State.
Desire to only take a few classes. (If you decide you would like to take more than 18 undergraduate semester hours or more than 6 graduate semester hours or pursue a degree from Kent State, you will need to apply for regular admission.)
Apply for admission as a guest undergraduate student OR a guest graduate student.
The guest application does not require common application materials such as transcripts. The application fee is $15.
Your Next Steps
If you’re interested in applying as a guest student, the process is easy! Below you will find your next steps to join the Golden Flashes family.
Review Tuition Costs
Guest students are assessed the non-tuition guarantee rates for their appropriate student type (undergraduate or graduate). Guest students are not eligible for financial aid through Kent State.
Become a Golden Flash!
Guest students who have been admitted and are ready to register for classes can find registration instructions on our Guest Students webpage.