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Applying as a new freshman to the Kent Campus of Kent State University has never been easier as new applicants have two options to complete their application:

The Kent State Application         The Common App

The Kent State Application is for Kent State exclusively while The Common App is accepted by Kent State's main campus and can also be used to apply to other schools that accept it.


  • Aug. 1: Fall 2020 Admissions Application opens
  • Oct. 1: Begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any type of federal financial aid or scholarships.
  • May 1: Final date to submit admissions application for merit scholarship consideration
  • June 1: Deadline to confirm your enrollment for the incoming freshman class

The May 1 scholarship deadline applies to full-time incoming freshmen at the Kent Campus only. For all other applicants including graduate, international and regional campus, please apply here. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at or 1-800-988-5368 for more information.