Keep on Applying Ashtabula

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kent State Ashtabula has closed campus to nonessential staff, which is inclusive of our admissions team. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our campus and community, so we are dedicated to maintaining the guidelines of social distancing while also preparing to welcome our newest class of Golden Flashes!

During this time, you may have questions surrounding admissions and admitted students’ next steps. Please review some of the frequently asked questions. If you are still in need of further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Information has the ability to change every day. We will be sure to update this page with the latest information as we are made aware.

General Questions

Am I still able to apply to Kent State Ashtabula?

  • Absolutely!

During the time that campus is closed, we will be waiving all application fees!

  • When prompted to pay, simply click “Pay Later” and contact Morgan Woodin or Valerie Gonzalez when your application is submitted to receive your waiver.

Are admissions staff available for questions?

  • Yes! Our Admissions Counselors are currently working remotely and are prepared to answer your questions! See contact information below:
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    Valerie Gonzalez
    College Credit Plus, Traditional Admissions

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    Morgan Woodin
    Traditional Admissions, Wine Degrees, Placement Testing, New Student Orientation

How can I send transcripts to Kent State Ashtabula?

  • College Transcripts
    • At this time, public colleges and universities in the state of Ohio are still operating at minimal capacity. Please visit the website for your institution’s registrar’s office to learn how they are handling transcript requests. Most institutions are currently providing electronic methods of requesting transcripts.
    • Transfer and post-undergraduate students may also attempt to utilize Parchment to request college transcripts. Keep in mind that not all institutions use this system to support transcript requests.
  • High School Transcripts
    • We encourage you to contact your high school guidance office by phone and/or email to learn how they are handling transcript requests.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • During our campus closure, we will be accepting unofficial transcripts to be used for admission decisions. All transcripts must be sent via email to
      • All unofficial transcripts received must show complete terms through Fall 2019. We will accept "In Progress" status only for the Spring 2020 term.
      • Students will be required to submit their final and official transcripts (both high school and college) by the first day of Fall 2020 classes. Students will be blocked from registering for any future terms until all official transcripts are received.
      • Subsequent Placement Testing decisions will be made based on test scores and grades reflected on the submitted transcript.
      • Official transcripts must be received before awarded scholarship funds can be applied to student accounts.
      • New Freshmen
        • Keep in mind that New Freshmen are required to submit a final high school transcript to receive financial aid.
      • Transfer and Post-Undergraduate Students
        • Transfer and post-undergraduate students will NOT receive transfer credit until official transcripts are received.

We understand that it may not be feasible to request official transcripts right now. We will be sure to remain in contact with you if your application is incomplete to ensure your admission.

Is March 30th still the priority deadline for the scholarship application?

  • Due to these unforeseen circumstances, we have extended the priority deadline to May 1st. Visit to apply today!

How will the Admissions team communicate with me?

  • During our campus closure, we are not able to send mail. This includes, but is not limited to, acceptance packets, missing document letters, New Student Orientation information, and merit scholarship award letters. We will be sending all information to the personal email address we have on file for you. Be sure to check your personal and Kent State email regularly. If you have questions regarding the email address we have on file for you, please contact one of our Admissions Counselors.

Summer 2020 Admits

Are summer classes still being held?

  • Kent State will continue with our robust summer offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29) by remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) only. Moreover, any other scheduled summer course that begins before July 9 will be delivered through remote instruction only.

How do I register for classes?

  • Prior to registering for classes, you will need to complete any required Placement Testing. If you have questions about your specific Placement Testing needs, please contact Morgan Woodin.
  • Upon completion of Placement Testing, you can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor based on your major. Please see below:
    • Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology
      • Contact Theresa Hootman at 440-964-4252
    • Veterinary Technology
      • Contact Temple Kincaid at 440-964-4223
    • All other majors
      • Contact Student Services at 440-964-4217

We will not be able to return your call unless you leave a voicemail. All voicemails are being routed to emails. When we return your call, it may display as No Caller ID as we’ll be calling from our personal phones.

I was directed to take Placement Testing. What do I do?

  • If you already completed Placement Testing, you are ready to register! Please see the above question, "How do I register for classes?"

  • All on-campus Placement Testing has been cancelled. You will receive email communication from our Admissions department about your revised next steps based upon your specific testing needs.

I was directed to attend New Student Orientation. What do I do?

  • Our New Student Orientation that was previously scheduled for April 3rd has been cancelled. We will be sending all Summer 2020 admitted students a digital orientation presentation to review. As a reminder, all New Freshmen and Transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are required to complete New Student Orientation.

I was directed to attend an orientation for an allied health program. What do I do?

  • All updates surrounding program-specific orientation for Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapy will be determined and communicated by program directors.

Fall 2020 Admits

Are Fall classes still being held?

  • At this time, there has been no change in the timing or delivery method of fall classes.

How do I register for Fall classes?

  • All students admitted for the Fall 2020 term have been sent their registration instructions via email. If you have not yet received this communication, please contact our admissions office to verify the email address that we have on file for you.

How do I complete New Student Orientation?

  • All New Freshmen and Transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are required to complete New Student Orientation.

  • This summer, New Student Orientation will be completed virtually through Zoom. We will be hosting live-streamed presentations where you will receive all of the same information you would have received in-person! You will have the opportunity to hear from several departments on campus whose resources will help you succeed as a student. Because each session will be hosted live, you will be able to ask any questions that you may have.

  • Please visit our New Student Orientation webpage at to register for a date that works best for you. Instructions on how to log into your New Student Orientation Zoom meeting will be delivered prior to your registered date.

How do I complete Placement Testing?

  • All on-campus Placement Testing has been cancelled. You will receive email communication from our admissions department about your next steps based upon your specific testing needs.

Visit Campus Virtually

  • While you may be unable to currently visit campus, we invite you to enjoy our

Virtual Campus Experience



Latest Update: April 27, 2020, 3:55pm