Former Kent State Students

Former students: Are you returning to Kent State?

If you have taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you may not need to apply for admission (excludes College Credit Plus students).

Below is information regarding procedures for reenrollment and reinstatement.

Eligibility for reenrollment

Former Kent State University students wishing to return to the university are eligible for reenrollment if:

  • you have been away from the university for more than one year
  • you have not been dismissed from any Kent State campus
  • you have not attended any other college or university since leaving Kent State

If you have been dismissed from any campus of Kent State University, you must apply for reinstatement.

If you have enrolled at any other college or university since leaving Kent State, you must reapply for admission as a transfer student.

Applying for Reenrollment

Complete the online application for reenrollment

  • You can also pick up the application in the Student Services Suite, Main Hall.

Submit the completed application to:
Student Services Suite
Kent State University at Ashtabula
3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Reinstatement Process

The reinstatement process must be followed for any former student who has been academically dismissed from any campus of Kent State University.

Before reinstatement can be considered, a student who is dismissed should expect to be away from the university for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

Reinstatement Deadlines 
To be considered for reinstatement, you must complete the reinstatement process by the following dates if you wish to return for that semester:

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Term: April 15

Follow these steps to complete the reinstatement process:

STEP 1: Submit the following reinstatement materials by the deadline: 

  1. Print and complete the Reinstatement Application 
  2. Official college transcripts from every college or university you have attended since your dismissal from Kent State, even if you feel credit will not be transferable. Failure to report previously attended colleges or universities is falsification and may result in denial of your reinstatement application.
  3. Submit the above documents to:   
    Student Services Suite - Main Hall 
    Kent State University at Ashtabula
    3300 Lake Road West
    Ashtabula, OH 44004

STEP 2: Wait for correspondence from the Assistant Dean 
Approximately two weeks after we receive your complete reinstatement materials (including official transcripts), you will be sent a letter regarding your reinstatement status. This letter will be sent to the address you supplied on your reinstatement application. 

If your reinstatement application has been approved, the $25 reinstatement fee will be assessed to your account and you will need to do the following: 

STEP 3: Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to determine course selection

Schedule by phone at 440-964-4217.

STEP 4: Financial Aid
If you are applying for financial aid, you should meet with a financial aid staff member to determine your eligibility. Students are seen on a walk-in basis.

Student Services Suite - Main Hall
440-964-4269 Fax

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