Destination Kent State

Destination Kent State FAQ

College of Aeronautics and Engineering Destination Kent State (DKS) Advising FAQ

Welcome to your first semester at Kent State! The College of Aeronautics and Engineering is excited to meet with you and advise you on your first semester of classes.

Below are commonly asked questions to help you prepare for your DKS advising appointment and first semester at Kent.

My DKS Appointment
Make Changes to Majors and Minors

WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE MY MAJOR NOW?

Email Lawrence Epps (lepps@kent.edu). 


WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD A SECOND MAJOR? 

Email the advisor who sent you the appointment invitation. 


WHAT IF I DECIDE TO CHANGE MY MAJOR OVER THE SUMMER?

Email your DKS advisor or including your name, ID, and your new major.  They can help you to adjust your schedule or connect you to your new college if you are leaving the College of Aeronautics and Engineering.


WHAT IF I WANT TO DECLARE A MINOR? 

Minors are typically declared during your first advising appointment in the fall semester. Be sure to mention the minor in your advising appointment tomorrow.

Placement and Testing

WHAT IF I DID NOT TAKE ACT OR SAT TESTS? HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY PLACEMENT?

Take the ALEKS Math placement test prior to meeting with your advisor on Day 2 of DKS. Placement will be determined by ALEKS scores and/or high school GPA.


WHAT IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH MY MATH PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS?

You have the opportunity to complete self-paced learning modules.  After refreshing your knowledge, you may then reassess.  If your score improves, please email your DKS advisor.  Visit Testing Services to learn more.  


WHAT IF I WANT TO IMPROVE MY PLACEMENT IN COLLEGE WRITING?

You can have your writing placement reassessed using Accuplacer. Visit Testing Services to learn more.   


WHAT IF ENGLISH IS MY SECOND LANGUAGE?  

Visit the Foreign Language Placement section in the University Readiness Standards and Placement Assessment to learn more about a possible language waiver.

Prior College Credit

WHAT IF I HAVE PRIOR COLLEGE CREDIT FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL?

  • Gather transcript (unofficial is acceptable such as screenshot or image) tonight and share it with your advisor tomorrow.
  • Have the other institution send KSU an official transcript.
  • If courses were taken at Kent State, including regional campuses, you do not need to provide transcripts.
  • Course equivalencies can be found at: Kent State Transfer Credit Guide | Kent State University.
    • Some courses may require additional evaluation by faculty.  If this is the case, your advisor will ask you to supply the course syllabi (additional documentation may be needed for chemistry courses).
  • You will still enroll in First Year Experience.

WHAT IF I HAVE AP CREDIT?

  • Access your College Board account and supply your advisor with a screenshot or images of your test results.  If you have not already, be sure to have the score sent to Kent State in order to receive the credit.
  • Kent State accepts scores of 3, 4 or 5. Access more information about what AP tests are accepted, course equivalencies, and how to report scores here: Advanced Placement | Kent State University.

WHAT IF I TOOK AN AP TEST BUT DON’T HAVE THE SCORE BACK YET?

  • Your advisor will place you as though you have not taken the test. Once you receive your score in early July, email your DKS advisor with documentation of your scores if you receive a 3 or higher.

WHAT IF I HAVE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) CREDIT?


WHAT IF I HAVE TECH & CAREER PREP CREDIT?

  • Have official transcripts sent to Kent.
  • These courses will provide you general elective credits. Generally, they do not impact course scheduling.  
  • Learn more herehttps://www.kent.edu/techprep
Follow Up and Next Steps

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO CHANGE MY SCHEDULE OVER THE SUMMER?

Email the advisor you met with during DKS.


HOW WILL I KNOW WHO MY ASSIGNED ADVISOR IS?

You will receive an email the day after your DKS appointment from your assigned advisor. You can work with your DKS or assigned advisor for questions over the summer. You can also email questions to cae@kent.edu


WHAT IF I WANT TO TAKE CLASSES OVER SUMMER 2021?

Contact Undergraduate Admissions to change your admit term to Summer 2021 and work with your advisor to register for summer classes.