Get Started

Get Started

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Kent State University!  We are so excited to welcome you to our Golden Flashes family.  The first step in reserving your spot in the upcoming freshman class is to pay your enrollment fee today.  You can pay your fee now by logging in to FlashLine.

Pay Your Enrollment Fee

First time logging in? FlashLine First-Time Login Instructions

New Freshman & Parent Welcome Packets

Review the New Freshman Welcome Packet (PDF) for detailed information on your next steps. Parents can review the Parent Welcome Packet (PDF) for information to help keep their student on track.

Transfer, Post-Undergraduate & Guest Student Welcome Packet

Review the Transfer, Post-Undergraduate and Guest Welcome Packet (PDF) for detailed information on enrollment and registration information.

Your Finances

Enrollment Fees

Pay your enrollment fee to preserve your enrollment at Kent State. You can pay your fee online by logging into FlashLine or by mailing a check to Admissions.

Make a Payment

Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid as soon as possible after Oct. 1, and find scholarships. The deadline for scholarships is Jan. 15.

Get Financial Aid


This is your student photo ID, your dining plan card and a reloadable debit card – all in one.

Get Your FLASHcard

Explore Payment Options

Visit the One Stop to see the fee schedule and find the method of payment that works best for you.

One Stop for Student Services

Start a Travel Fund

It’s not too early to start thinking about – and saving for – a study abroad experience through Kent State. It’s an essential part of some programs and can be an enriching experience for any student, while also making you more marketable to future employers.

Learn More About Global Education

Before You Arrive

Before You Arrive

Apply for Housing, Along with a Dining Plan, or Request a Commuter Exemption

Kent State requires that students live on campus and participate in a dining plan for the first two years of enrollment. You can find out about residence hall options and theme living communities. Commuters can check out our special resources for commuter students.

Get Housing
Access Commuter Resources

Take Your Placement Assessments

Prior to arriving at Destination Kent State (DKS) you will be required to complete a placement assessment that is designed to help your academic advisor determine which courses will provide the best opportunity for your success. Your assessment areas will be available on FlashLine under the New@KSU Tab.

Access FlashLine

Parking Permit

Once you have activated your FlashLine account and registered for classes, you will want to order your parking permit online. Permits are sold in order of class rank, and they are generally available two months prior to the start of classes. Remember spaces are limited.

Learn How to Order a Parking Permit
View a Parking Map

Immunization documentation and Final High School Transcript

There is an immunization requirement form that all students must complete and return to the University Health Center.

Download Form

Experiential Learning

Resumé Builders

Find a Job

Be one of the over 6,000 students who work on campus each year!  You’ll meet new people, develop the skills employers are seeking, gain experiences & references to include on your resume, and add money to your pocket!

View Job Postings

See How You Can Learn by Doing

Kent State programs blend classroom instruction with hands-on, learning experiences outside the classroom in which students help professionals in the community. These experiential learning programs benefit the community and also provide students with marketable advantages and experience for their careers.

Experiential Learning

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Get Oriented

Before you start classes, there are both Advising and Registration sessions for new freshmen and transfer students, to help get all your entry paperwork completed. Be sure to attend the Kent State Welcome Weekend for a chance to explore campus.

Attend Destination Kent State (Freshman)
Attend Transfer Student Orientation

Sign up for Flash ALERTS

Flash ALERTS are official campus announcements sent right to your phone and will let you know instantly about important things happening on campus, including class cancellations and delays or emergency situations. You can sign your parents up, too, by adding an additional phone number when you sign up.


Be Social

Connect to all of Kent State’s official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Foursquare and more!) here - along with all of your favorite Kent State colleges, departments and organizations.

Connect With Us

Take Advantage of KSUView

Protect your personal data and privacy. Keep your FlashLine information secure, while also allowing your parents to access the information they need for payments and more. KSUView lets you customize secure access to the information you choose to share.

Set Account Permissions