Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Services

Location: Bowman Hall 105

Phone: 330-672-2062

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Advisors not available:  12 - 1 p.m.

Our goal is to promote student success by creating an on-going partnership between students and advisors.  Academic advisors provide knowledge regarding degree requirements, campus resources to assist students in understanding the value of a liberal arts education.

Kent State University undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic advisor in the college once per semester.  In the College of Arts and Sciences, all students are advised by professional and faculty advisors.  Professional academic advising office is located in 105 Bowman Hall or 120 Wright Hall for students participating in the Learning Community.  Faculty advisors are housed within each individual academic department.

Meeting with your academic advisor will ensure that you…

  • Stay on track academically (help you review and update your GPS plan)
  • Discuss your ideas for future coursework
  • Remove your registration pin allowing you to enroll in upcoming semester courses


Summer Advising Options

Advisors will meet with students either by scheduled appointment or on a drop-in basis July 1-August 9. Drop-in advising is typically available Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:15-4:00 pm.  Please contact us at 330-672-2062 in advance to ensure advisor availability. 

Schedule an Advising Appointment


  Prospective Transfer Students

Are you trying to decide where or when to apply to Kent State and pursue a major in the College of Arts and Sciences?  We can help you to discover the College of Arts and Sciences degree programs, and develop plan for your transfer path to Kent State University.  Prospective transfer students may email Ed Butch, Senior Director of Academic Recruitment and Retention, to setup a meeting.  He can be reached at ebutch@kent.edu


 Summer 2019 Admitted Transfer Students

Your first advising appointment with a College of Arts and Sciences Advisor will help you to facilitate a successful transition to Kent State.  Admitted transfer students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for their first semester classes.

If you are a new incoming transfer student who has been admitted to Kent State, and you will be starting your first semester in Summer 2019 sign up below to request a College of Arts and Sciences transfer appointment.  An advisor will contact you within 1-2 business days to schedule an advising appointment.

Advising Appointments for SUMMER 2019 ADMITTED TRANSFER STUDENTS


Fall 2019 Admitted Transfer Students

As a new transfer who has not yet had a meeting with an academic advisor, we ask that you attend Transfer Kent State (TKS): Orientation, Advising, and Registration.  To register for your TKS date, please visit Student Success Programs or call 330-672-2014.