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We realize that you may find yourself unsure of your next steps in the college enrollment process. We want to help you and your family weather the current crisis - we're working to ensure that you can stay on track with your college plans through virtual engagement opportunities with our admissions staff, academic departments, and with our student life and support services.

 

Admitted to Kent State and want to make sure you’re staying on track for the fall?

Next Steps for Admitted Students

 

Current Live Events

Instagram Live with an Admissions Counselor - Every Monday at 3 p.m.

College of Nursing: Virtual Information Session - Aug. 14 at 3 p.m.

Extra COVID-19 Financial Assistance

If you or your family have experienced a loss of income, have questions about applying for financial aid and scholarships, or would like to learn about payment plan options, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Student Financial Aid Office, the One Stop for Student Services or your Regional Campus financial aid representative, to have your questions answered.

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Admissions Updates

What We're Doing to Help!

  • The entire admissions staff is working remotely. We're processing applications and mail as well as admitting students. We'll continue to mail admission letters, award scholarships and package financial aid.
  • We've extended our scholarship deadline to May 1. Submit your application online.
  • We've extended our enrollment confirmation deadline to June 1. Pay your enrollment fee online.
  • We're answering our phones and email during regular business hours. We have a chat option available on our website. We're happy to schedule a time to speak with you and your family.

FAQ's

For Incoming First-Year Students

What are our next steps?

Follow along with our next steps checklist.

I need to talk to someone in Admissions. Who can help me over the phone or email?

While our physical location is closed due to COVID-19, our admissions staff is working remotely and can talk with you via phone, email or online, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An online chat option is also available at www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate.

You can also call or email your personal admissions counselor. Find them at https://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/find-your-admissions-counselor.

You may also request a virtual conversation with one of our admissions counselors.

Are other Kent State University offices and colleges open? Can they help me by phone or email?

Yes, representatives from other offices and colleges are also working remotely. You can find contact information for our offices and departments through our university directory.

Will this affect the timing of my admission decision?

No. As of now, this does not affect our plans for processing admission decisions. We’re continuing to mail admission letters, award scholarships and package financial aid.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

We are continuing to be flexible and working closely with students and their institutions to ensure that we have the documents we need to complete your admissions application.

My current school is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

Yes, we will accept unofficial transcripts during this time. We will need an official copy once your school or institution re-opens.

Will I still receive my financial aid package or scholarship award?

Yes, the awarding of financial aid or scholarships hasn’t been impacted. Award packages are going out on time. Go to www.kent.edu/financialaid for updates.

If I have a question regarding my financial aid package or my scholarship award, who can I talk to?

Please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000 or through their contact form, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Representatives are also working remotely.

I haven’t paid my enrollment fee. Is there still time? When is it due and is it refundable?

To confirm your enrollment, pay your one-time enrollment fee of $150 online through FlashLine by June 1.

The enrollment fee is also refundable until June 1.

Are all upcoming tours and visit programs for admitted students canceled?

All campus tours and visit programs have been canceled until further notice for admitted students.

However, we’ve planned several options for virtual visits and events! Join us live as we explore different topics. Our live engagements are the perfect opportunities to ask questions and receive answers to keep you on track with your college journey! Our schedule of virtual visits and events is available at the top of this page.

We also encourage you to explore campus by taking our virtual tour.

Will Destination Kent State (DKS) New Student Orientation be canceled?

No. However, in an effort to ensure a safe and healthy orientation experience we've moved DKS New Student Orientation online.

For those who have already registered for the program, refunds will be issued for parent and family registrations, all additional orientation housing requests and early arrival registrations.

Please visit www.kent.edu/dks-nso for the most up-to-date information regarding DKS and how to register.

Can I still apply for housing?

Yes, Housing at Kent State is still accepting housing applications for fall 2020. In fact, over 2,000 Future Flashes have already applied for housing, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Before applying, we recommend reviewing the housing contract. If you'll be under 18 years old when submitting your application, please complete the parental approval process now. Please note, the housing application will not be processed without the $200 housing prepayment and $40 housing application fee.

We also encourage you to explore our residence halls and Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). You can also use our Flash Finder to discover your personalized on-campus community recommendations.

If you have further questions about housing, please contact our Department of Residence Services at 330-672-7000 or at housing@kent.edu.

Will my housing assignment go out on time?

Yes! Housing assignments are anticipated to go out in late May.

What will happen on campus in the fall? Will classes still start on time?

As of this time, Kent State University is anticipating being fully operational for the fall 2020 semester. Online and on ground classes are scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 27.

For Kent State University’s most recent updates about COVID-19 and our operations, please visit https://www.kent.edu/coronavirus.

For Parents & Families

Who can help me over the phone or email?

While our physical location is closed due to COVID-19, our admissions staff is working remotely and can talk with you via phone, email or online, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An online chat option is also available at www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate.

You can also call or email your student’s personal admissions counselor. Find them at https://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/find-your-admissions-counselor.

You may also request a virtual conversation with one of our admissions counselors.

Will this affect the timing of my student’s admission decision?

No. As of now, this does not affect our plans for processing admission decisions. We’re continuing to mail admission letters, award scholarships and package financial aid.

Will my student still receive their financial aid package or scholarship award?

Yes, the awarding of financial aid or scholarships hasn’t been impacted. Award packages are going out on time. Go to www.kent.edu/financialaid for updates.

If I have a question regarding my student’s financial aid package or my scholarship award, who can I talk to?

Please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000 or through their contact form, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Representatives are also working remotely.

We haven’t paid the enrollment fee. When is it due? Is it refundable?

To confirm your student’s enrollment, your student can pay their one-time enrollment fee of $150 online through FlashLine by June 1.

The enrollment fee is also refundable until June 1.

Are upcoming tours, programs and off-campus visits canceled?

All campus tours and upcoming programs have been canceled until further notice. Off-campus visits such as high school visits and college fairs have also been canceled until further notice.

However, we’ve planned several options for virtual visits and events! Join us live as we explore different topics. Our live engagements are the perfect opportunities to ask questions and receive answers to keep your student on track with their college journey! Our schedule of virtual visits and events is available at the top of this page.

We also encourage you to explore campus by taking our virtual tour.

Will Destination Kent State (DKS) New Student Orientation be canceled?

No. However, in an effort to ensure a safe and healthy orientation experience, we've moved DKS New Student Orientation online.

For those who have already registered for the program, refunds will be issued for parent and family registrations, all additional orientation housing requests and early arrival registrations.

Please visit www.kent.edu/dks-nso for the most up-to-date information regarding DKS and how to register.

Can my student still apply for housing?

Yes, housing applications are still being accepted for fall 2020. In fact, over 2,000 Future Flashes have already applied for housing, so the sooner your student applies, the better!

Before applying, we recommend reviewing the housing contract with your student. If they'll be under 18 years old when submitting their application, please complete the parental approval process now. Please note, the housing application will not be processed without the $200 housing prepayment and $40 application fee .

We also encourage you to explore our residence halls and Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) with your student. Your student can also use our Flash Finder to discover their personalized on-campus community recommendations.

If you have further questions about housing, please contact our Department of Residence Services at 330-672-7000 or at housing@kent.edu.

Will my student’s housing assignment go out on time?

Yes! Housing assignments are anticipated to go out to students in late May.

For Transfer Students

I need to talk to someone on the Transfer Enrollment team. Who can help me over the phone or email?

While our physical location is closed due to COVID-19, our transfer enrollment staff is working remotely and can talk with you via phone, email or online, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An online chat option is also available at www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate.

If you have particular questions around transfer admissions, advising or credit transfer, please see our Contact Us page to find direct contact information.

You may also request a virtual conversation with one of our admissions counselors.

Are other Kent State University offices and colleges open? Can they help me by phone or email?

Yes, representatives from other offices and colleges are also working remotely. You can find contact information for our offices and departments through our university directory.

Can I still apply for admission? Is there an application deadline?

Yes! We encourage you to apply no later than Aug. 1 at www.kent.edu/apply for the fall 2020 semester.

My current college is closed due to COVID-19. What if my GPA is affected by this? Will it affect my admission to Kent State?

Transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.0 with 12 semester hours completed in college-level coursework. If you have fewer than 12 semester hours in college-level coursework completed, in addition to your college transcript, we will need your final high school transcript and an ACT or SAT score as well.

Transfer applicants who don’t have a minimum cumulative GPA due to COVID-19 can email Ted McKown, Senior Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment, at tmckown@kent.edu.

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

We are continuing to be flexible and working closely with students and their institutions to ensure that we have the documents we need to complete your admissions application.

My current college or university is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

Yes, we will accept unofficial transcripts during this time. You must submit an official copy once your institution(s) re-opens.

How can I send an unofficial or official transcript?

We can receive transcripts and supporting documents electronically, by U.S. mail, fax or by email.

The transcript(s) should be sent directly to:
Admissions Office
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

We also accept electronic transcripts. Please submit them to admissions@kent.edu.

Are all upcoming tours and visit programs for transfer students canceled?

All campus tours and visit programs, such as Make Your Move, have been canceled until further notice for transfer students.

However, we’ve planned several options for virtual visits and events! Join us live as we explore different topics. Our live engagements are the perfect opportunities to ask questions and receive answers to keep you on track with your transfer student journey! Our schedule of virtual visits and events is available at the top of this page.

We also encourage you to explore campus by taking our virtual tour.

Will Transfer Kent State (TKS), transfer student orientation be canceled?

No. However, in an effort to ensure a safe and healthy orientation experience, we've moved TKS orientation online.

TKS will take place in late April and run through July. For the most recent updates about orientation and on how to register, visit www.kent.edu/tks.

What will happen on campus in the fall? Will classes still start on time?

As of this time, Kent State University is anticipating being fully operational for the fall 2020 semester. Online and on ground classes are scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 27.

For Kent State University’s most recent updates about COVID-19 and our operations, please visit https://www.kent.edu/coronavirus.

For Future Flashes

I am interested in learning more about Kent State University – who can I talk to?

While our physical location is closed due to COVID-19, our admissions staff is working remotely and can talk with you via phone, email or online, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An online chat option is also available at www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate.

You can also call or email your personal admissions counselor. Find them at https://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/find-your-admissions-counselor.

You may also request a virtual conversation with one of our admissions counselors.

Are all upcoming tours and visit programs for prospective students canceled?

All campus tours and visit programs have been canceled until further notice for prospective students.

However, we’ve planned several options for virtual visits and events! Join us live as we explore different topics. Our live engagements are the perfect opportunities to ask questions and receive answers to keep you on track with your college journey! Our schedule of virtual visits and events is available at the top of this page.

We also encourage you to explore campus by taking our virtual tour.

For International Students

We recognize that students from other countries have additional questions; please visit our international student FAQs to find more information.


Ways to Reach Us

While we are working remotely, our admissions staff is still available through multiple channels during our office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, eastern time!

Phone
TOLL FREE: 1-800-988-KENT
DIRECT: 330-672-2444

Chat
Use the "chat with an admissions counselor" feature in the bottom-right side of this webpage! We’re available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.