Center For Adult & Veteran Services

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services strives to reduce some of the stress and anxiety that comes with balancing college, career and family responsibilities. “Leading adult learners toward success” is our office’s goal.

Whom Do We Serve?

We serve any student whose lifestyle does not fit the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule of full-time credit coursework while living on campus or more specifically:

  • Undergraduate students 21 years of age and older at the time of enrollment;
  • Any student, regardless of age, who wishes to enter Kent State University as an evening and/or weekend undergraduate student;
  • Nontraditional current or prospective students, whose primary life roles/responsibilities exist separate from the university and take precedence over the role of student; and
  • Veterans and active military personnel.

What Services Do We Provide?

  • Pre-admission counseling for when you are not sure where to start. Your first step will be to set up a pre-admission counseling appointment. You will meet with an advisor to discuss your plans to start or complete a college education. During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to find out what programs Kent State University offers, what the admissions process entails, how to learn more about financial aid and what services are available to get you oriented to the campus. Appointments are available during the day, evenings and some Saturdays. Contact us by telephone or email for an appointment.
  • Academic advising for general academic advising concerns.
  • Target programs, events, and services for our non-traditional student to include student organizations, speakers, Blackboard learning opportunities and more!
  • Adult student orientation as an option in place of the first year experience course. Please ask your academic advisor for more information.
  • Help with university procedures and with finding appropriate university resources.
  • Advocacy for the adult student in other offices and on university committees that plan programs and activities that impact the students.
  • Referrals to any offices or services on or off campus the student may need.

Services For Veterans 

  • VA certifying official
  • Kent State University Veterans Club
  • Referrals to on-campus and off-campus services for veterans

Literacy And Independence For Family Education (LIFE)

Literacy and Independence for Family Education (LIFE) is a unique community at Kent State University. The LIFE community helps address the needs of single-parent students and their children by providing them with a supportive environment to help deal with both the personal and academic issues they face during college.


Evening Undergraduate Classes**

Communication Studies/Rhetoric and Communication
Computer Science
Hospitality and Food Services
Human Development and Family Studies
Interior Design
Public Relations
Visual Communication Design

** Check the Schedule of Classes online for class availability