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


Advising Options

Advisors offer 45 minute scheduled appointments weekdays from 9 a.m. - noon and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.. To better serve our students, evening appointments are available Tuesdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Advising appointments are available for booking up to two weeks in advance. Additionally, advisors can assist students with immediate concerns taking 10-15 minutes on a drop-in basis Monday-Friday from 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  

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 [at] kent.edu