About Us

Kent State is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. Coming back to school after/ while serving in the military or as an adult learner gives you a different perspective on college than traditional students. Kent State's Center for Adult and Veteran Services is designed to help you build on those life experiences, easing the process of returning to college. Get familiar with Kent State's programs and services for adult learners and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Mission Statement

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services enhances the experiences of adult, military-connected, and parenting students both in and out of the classroom. Our inclusive focus ensures an engaging student experience through programs, services, and compliance with military-connected federal agencies.

Vision Statement

Providing a voice for our populations creates a campus community that benefits from the diverse life experiences of adult, parenting, and military-connected students.

Pre-Admission Counseling

Not sure where to start on your journey returning to college? Your first step will be to set up a pre-admissions counseling appointment. You will meet with an advisor to discuss your plans to start or complete a college education. During your appointment you can find out what programs Kent State University offers, what the admissions process entails, how to learn more about financial aid, and what services are available to get you oriented to the campus. Appointments are available during the day, evenings, and on Saturdays with an appointment. Contact us by telephone or email for an appointment.

Kent State Named Military-Friendly School Twelfth Year in a Row

Kent State was named a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs for the twelfth year in a row, most recently earning the bronze designation. In addition, Kent State University regional campuses at Tuscarawas and Trumbull also received military-friendly honors.

G.I. Jobs is a magazine dedicated to offering helpful resources and tips to those transitioning from military service to civilian life. The magazine determines and publishes annually the top 20 percent of schools, universities, and trade schools that are military friendly.