TKS Information

Your college journey continues at Transfer Kent State! Learn more about what to expect, what to bring and what to know before arriving on campus.


Transfer student orientation is split into two parts:

  • TKS KickStart: These are required online pre-orientation modules where you will learn how to prepare for your academic advising appointment at during your TKS visit and learn more about campus resources.

  • Transfer Kent State: During your in-person TKS orientation, you will meet with your academic advisor to discuss academic goals, your transfer credit and then register for classes. You will also be introduced to important university resources and opportunities for leadership and engagement. 

You can find your TKS KickStart modules in Canvas. It is strongly encouraged to complete all modules before your scheduled TKS date. 

These modules will provide you with important information, including: 

  • Preparing for your TKS academic advising appointment where you will discuss transferring your credits and scheduling your classes.

  • Financial aid and scholarship information, and technology requirements.

  • Opportunities for campus involvement and leadership.

You can log in to Canvas using your FlashLine credentials. If you need help using Canvas, visit our Canvas webpage for information.

All incoming transfer students are required to attend one of the following TKS dates: 

  • Monday, April 22, 2024 | KIVA 

  • Friday, May 17, 2024 | Center for Visual Arts 

  • Monday, June 3, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub 

  • Monday, June 10, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub 

  • Monday, June 17, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Monday, June 24, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Friday, July 12, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Friday, Aug. 9, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

  • Monday, Aug. 12, 2024 | Design Innovation (DI) Hub

Prior to your scheduled TKS date: 

  • Complete your TKS KickStart modules. You can refer back to TKS KickStart at any time throughout your entire first year as needed.  

  • Review your Graduation Planning System (GPS) degree audit in your FlashLine account

  • Complete all required placement assessments indicated by your personalized student checklist in FlashLine. 

  • If you need to change your major, call the Admissions office at 1-800-988-KENT or contact your admissions counselor. 

  • Upload your photo for your FLASHcard (your student ID). 

Remember to: 

  1. Print out this Transfer Kent State Parking Pass (PDF) and fill in the date of your TKS visit. 
  2. Park in the Kent State Student Center parking lot.  
  3. Look for the TKS signs and orientation leaders to find the TKS check-in that will be held in the Kent State Student Center.  
  4. Show the parking pass to the attendant when you exit the lot for the day. 

Programs that require math and/or foreign language will require students to complete a placement assessment. See your personalized student checklist in FlashLine to see if you need to complete a placement test. You can learn more about placement tests here.