Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Services

In light of the university's decision to cease face-to-face class meetings and limit staff on campus, advisors will exclusively be available by email and phone.  Kent State's coronavirus information page.


Phone: Call 330-672-2062 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.  All phone calls will be returned in two business days. 

Email: Email addresses for each college advisor can be found here.  Or, you may send a message to our general advising mailbox at asadvise@kent.edu Please select only one mailbox to contact.  

Schedule a Phone Advising Appointment 

Scheduled phone appointments will be available through Microsoft Teams. Please check your KSUAdvising email account; you will receive confirmation and instructions the day of your appointment.

If you are able to register for courses but are receiving a prerequisite/test score error or special approval message on certain courses, please contact the academic department that offers the class for a possible permit.  Permits and overrides come directly from academic departments on a case-by-case basis.


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.  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


  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