Newly Admitted Students

New Kent State Students

Congratulations!  Once you’ve been accepted to Kent State University at Ashtabula, there are a few things you must do before you register for classes and get started on your college career.  Your acceptance letter and the information sheet included with it detail these important steps.

  • Review your acceptance packet including your testing and orientation guide, acceptance letter, and financial aid information
    If you have questions on the next steps, please call 440-964-4217
  • Log in to your FlashLine account 
    Now that you're a Kent State student, you will find the important information you need in our student portal, FlashLine. You can access this portal from any Kent State website by clicking on FlashLine Login at the top left of the page. Go to and click on “FlashLine Login” on the top, and then click on “Get User Name and Login Help.”  Select the first article that begins “I’m new to Kent State” for information on determining your default password, answering security questions, providing an alternate email address and setting up your new password.  See your acceptance letter for your User Name and Kent State Identification Number.  If you need login assistance, please contact our HelpDesk at 440-964-4357 or visit
  •  Apply for financial aid
    If you haven’t done so already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  The school code for Kent State University at Ashtabula is 003052.
  • Set your Placement Testing and/or Orientation dates and schedule your classes  
    Placement testing and New Student Orientation must be completed prior to meeting with an academic advisor to schedule classes.  To make an Academic Advising appointment, call 440-964-4217 
  • Discover academic resources
    Visit our Academic Services webpage to learn more about the resources available to you, such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, testing services, and student accessibility services.  If you have a disability and are interested in learning about accommodations to maximize your educational opportunity and academic potential, please contact the Office of Academic Services at 440-964-4304 to schedule an appointment.
  • Purchase textbooks
    For bookstore hours and information visit the Bookstore’s webpage or call 440-964-4225.
  • Explore tuition payment options
    Visit the One Stop to see the fee schedule and find the method of payment that works best for you.   
  • Get involved!
    Now that your classes are scheduled and you’re ready to being your college career, think about how you want to be involved on campus.  There are many clubs and organizations for students to join that can benefit your academic career through professional opportunities and help you build friendships on campus.  Clubs and organizations usually host new member sign-ups during Welcome Back Days on the first two days of the semester.