WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING & STUDENT SERVICES

In light of the university's decision to limit staff on campus, advisors are available by email and remote advising appointments.  For more information please visit the Kent State's coronavirus information page.


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 Advisor Availability in July 2021

  • Advisors will primarily assist students through same-day, remote appointments.  Same-day appointments will be either 20-minutes or 45-minutes, depending on your need.  
  • Same-day appointments will open for booking each weekday morning starting at 8:00 am and continue until all appointments for the day have been scheduled.

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


How to Schedule an 45-Minute Advising Appointment

 

 

How to Schedule a Same-day Advising (Quick Question) Appointment

 

 

How to Register for Classes

Prepare for Advising

Here are some tips to remember as you prepare for a productive meeting with your advisor:

Scheduling

  • Schedule your advising appointment in advance. At peak times of the year, it may be difficult to get an appointment with your academic advisor at a moment’s notice.
  • Show up on-time for your advising appointment. If you are unable to make your appointment, please refer to your appointment email to cancel the appointment well in advance. 
  • Make sure in all correspondence to provide your Kent State University ID number. This is NOT the same number on your Flashcard. If you cannot remember this, you can look it up on your FLASHLINE, MyAccount tab.

Preparation

  • Think about your goals, major options and progress in your courses (if currently enrolled).
    • Ask yourself: what are your educational and personal goals; what do you need next semester-are you thinking about internships, research; are you having difficulities with course material, or time management; are there strategies that have helped you overcome academic challenges? 
  • Monitor your progress towards graduation. Review your GPS Audit through Flashline.
  • Prepare a selection of courses. Include those that you would like to take and/or think you may need for your degree or transfer plan. 

During Your Appointment

  • Participate and be engaged in the advising process. Academic advising is a two-way street. We need to know what your educational and academic goals are in order to be able to point you in the right direction.
  • Ask questions. This is your opportunity to get answers to your academic questions and/or concerns.
  • Take notes. You and your academic advisor may discuss a lot of information and you can use your notes to refer back to later.

 

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES LEARNING COMMUNITY

Thank you for your interest in the College of Arts and Sciences LLC. 

The CAS LLC requires a separate application from that of the housing application.  There is a maximum of 100 first-year, Arts and Sciences students that will be selected to join the LLC.  Applications must be fully completed by Friday, May 21, 2021 to receive consideration. If you have any questions please contact Ed Butch at ebutch@kent.edu

Requirements

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College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Leadership Awards

Each year, the College of the Arts and Sciences recognizes distinguished students, faculty, and advisors for outstanding contributions to Kent State University and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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