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Before applying for admission, select your admission type to learn what requirements are needed to complete your application. Reference the descriptions below to determine which application you will need. From there, you may read tips for each application type or apply. If you’re still not sure about which application type you need, ask the Office of Admissions.

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Former students: Are you returning to Kent State?

If you’ve taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you might not need to apply for admission (excludes College Credit Plus students). Read more here.

Application Deadlines
In order for your admission application to be processed in a timely manner before classes begin, you must apply by the following dates:

  • Summer 2019: July 8
  • Fall 2020: August 15
  • Spring 2020: January 3
  • Summer 2020: July 6

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You have not attended any college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school. If you have taken college coursework while in high school (College Credit Plus), you will apply as a new freshman.

You have enrolled in a college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school, but have not completed a bachelor's degree. You are still considered a transfer student even if you don't think your previous credits will transfer to Kent State.

A guest student, also known as visiting or transient student at some institutions, may be defined as either:

  • A student enrolled at another institution who wishes to take courses at Kent State University. These students typically take classes at Kent State for one semester or over the summer and then return to their home institution.
  • A student who wants to take a limited number of courses for credit (maximum 18 credit hours) for personal enrichment and has no interest in pursuing a degree.
  • Resources for Guest Applicants


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You have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (this includes students who attended another college after graduating from Kent State) and wish to take additional undergraduate courses. There are two types of post- undergraduate students:

  • Degree-seeking: Individuals interested in seeking an additional bachelor’s degree.
  • Non–degree-seeking: Individuals just interested in taking additional undergraduate coursework.
  • Resources for Post-Undergraduate Applicants

If you have taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you may not need to apply for admission. Instead, you may need to apply for reenrollment or reinstatement.

You would like to take classes for select degrees offered fully online. Students may complete undergraduate university requirements and Kent Core courses at Kent State University at Ashtabula or any campus/location, and the major requirements online. The degree would be awarded by the approved campus or college. Additional fees are assessed for online courses.

You are a high school student who wishes to participate Ohio's College Credit Plus program, allowing qualified 7th- through 12th- grade students to take college-level classes.

You want to pursue a master's degree after earning your undergraduate degree. You will apply for admission through Graduate Studies at Kent State.

All international students must apply online through International Admissions at the Kent Campus.


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