Priority Dates for Parents

  1. Review your student’s admission letter and notify the Admissions Office of any changes to your address, phone number or student’s intended major by calling 800-988-5368.
  2. Have your student log in to FlashLine and follow the instructions for a new user. Once logged in, you can both review the student checklist.
  3. Set up your parent/guardian KSUview account now if you would like to view your student’s financial aid, personal information, registration and student account information. Details about KSUview are below.
  4. Pay the $150 enrollment fee to reserve your student’s place in the incoming class. Details about the enrollment fee are below.
  5. Review new freshman priority dates for financial aid, on-campus housing and the Destination Kent State (DKS) new student orientation program. Details about priority dates are below.
  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.
  7. Apply for financial aid now and complete a scholarship search.
  8. Explore the Parent and Family Engagement website and join the KSU Parent Facebook page.
  9. Apply for on-campus housing beginning FEB. 1, or submit the Mandatory Housing Exemption form on the residence services website. Details about housing options are below.
  10. Have your student schedule a Destination Kent State (DKS) new student orientation date. Registration begins FEB. 1 and parents, family and guests are invited to attend. 
  11. Make sure your student completes placement assessments online at least three days before attending DKS. These will be available in FlashLine.
  12. Submit your student’s final high school transcript, AP/IB scores and college transcripts for any college courses completed during high school to the Admissions Office.
  13. Review class scheduling timelines and tuition payment options with your student on the One Stop website.
  14. For parking information and to purchase a parking pass, visit the parking services website.
  15. Review Residence Hall Move-in details and have your student attend KSU Kickoff activities!

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Kent State students and their parents

New Freshman Entering in the Summer/Fall 2021 Semester

Oct. 1, 2020Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens for 2020-21 academic year
Feb. 1, 2021On-campus housing application opens
Feb. 1, 2021Destination Kent State (DKS) orientation registration opens
May 1, 2021 – Priority deadline to submit the $150 enrollment fee to confirm your place in the freshman class
May 20, 2021 – Intersession classes begin
June 10, 2021 – Summer I classes begin
June 10, 2021 – Summer II classes begin
July 15, 2021 – Summer III classes begin
TBA – Residence hall move in
Aug. 22-25, 2021 – KSU Kickoff
Aug. 26, 2021 – Fall classes begin

KSUview provides a safe and easy way for your student to identify you as a designee and grant you permission to view selected student information​​​ such as financial aid, personal information (address, phone and email), registration (status and schedule) and student account information (detail, summary, tax notification and holds). For a parent or guardian to be added as a designee, the following steps must be completed by the student: 

  • Log in to FlashLine and select Student in the left-hand column.
  • Under Student select Resources.
  • Under Resources select Requests and Authorizations.
  • The webpage will be displayed; double click on KSUview.
  • Choose Add Designee and fill in the fields for First Name, Last Name and Email Address for the person you’re giving access to; click Add Designee.
  • Click on Expand (designee name). In the Profile tab, complete the information requested for your designee. On the Authorization tab, select the items you’d like your designee to view online.


To pay the enrollment fee online, log in to FlashLine and click on the My Lists and the checkmark icon in the upper right-hand corner in FlashLine. Click on Pay Enrollment Fee and follow the payment instructions.

If you prefer, you may mail in a $150 check payable to Kent State University Admissions Office. Make sure you write your Kent State identification number in the memo line of the check to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct student account. Phone payments will not be accepted.

The enrollment fee is refundable until June 1. You can request a refund in writing to Enrollment Fee Refund, Admissions Office, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001. No refunds of the enrollment fee will be made after June 1.


  • Go to the residence services website to review our outstanding on-campus housing options. Be sure to click on the Learning Communities tab for information on Kent State’s many academic partnerships and initiatives.
  • Housing assignments are made based on the date of the submitted application. The $40 housing application fee is a one-time, nonrefundable fee to apply for on-campus housing. The $200 housing pre-payment will be applied as a credit to the fall invoice. It is refundable if a request is made in writing to Residence Services by May 1. No refunds will be made after May 1. Housing assignments will be communicated to students via email in late May.
  • All incoming freshmen are required to live on campus for their first two years. Incoming freshmen who live within a 50-mile radius of the Kent Campus may choose to commute from the permanent address of their parents or legal guardian. Students who choose this option must submit the Mandatory Housing Exemption form, which is available on the Residence Services website. Incoming freshmen who do not have an exemption are required to live on campus.