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Admissions and Application Information


A high school diploma or GED is all that is necessary for Ohio students to register for most classes in viticulture at Kent State University at Ashtabula.

Age restrictions:

Many of our practical enology (winemaking) courses also require students to be 21 years of age (or older), before the first day of class, in order to comply with state and federal alcohol consumption laws.

Application Form:

Kent State Ashtabula has prepared a special joint KSU-VESTA program application for students wishing to register and take classes in the enology and viticulture program at Kent State University. Completion of this joint application form eliminates the need to register separately for admission to Kent State University and the VESTA program (although students may still pursue those independent routes of admission). This form is sent as part of the welcome package you will receive if you have requested information about  the viticulture and enology program from Kent State University.  If you are unsure of which classes to take then leave the course selection table blank and a Kent State academic advisor will contact you.   Please return the form by mail, fax, or email to the address/number listed on the form.

KSUA/VESTA Application/Registration Form (Fillable Adobe .pdf Form)

Viticulture and Enology Program Costs

Total Viticulture/Enology Associate of Applied Science Degree Costs:

Total costs for obtaining a degree in viticulture and enology will depend on a student's post-secondary education background. However, at published Fall 2018 tuition rates, a new high school graduate entering the Kent State two-year viticulture or enology AAS degree program can expect a total program cost of approximately $17,000.

Viticulture and Enology Classes offered by VESTA Partner Institutions:

Costs and fees for viticulture and enology classes taken from a VESTA partner institution are determined by the teaching institution; consult the VESTA partner site for current tuition information.  Please note that classes taken from partner institutions must be paid for in advance through the VESTA National Office, not Kent State University.

  • For more information please contact Danielle Weiser-Cline, Program Advisor, 440-964-4219,