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.

Required Materials

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.