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Apply to Kent State Salem or Kent State East Liverpool

Whether you join us at the Kent State University Salem campus or in downtown East Liverpool, we are committed to your education. At our Columbiana County campuses, you will benefit from the resources of Kent State University while experiencing the sense of friendly community common at smaller schools. We are an open-enrollment institution, meaning students with a high school diploma or its equivalent can easily enroll without a competitive application process. However, certain programs or degrees may be more selective. 

We also offer educational opportunities outside of the traditional degree experience like online certificates or our College Credit Plus and Rural Scholars programs that support local high school students.

Study at Kent State University Salem or East Liverpool

Our programs strive to be affordable and flexibly scheduled. Students can apply for our many scholarships — some are directly connected with the Salem or East Liverpool campus while others are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. New first-year students who are Ohio residents have a guarantee that their tuition will not increase for their cohort. Additionally, both our campuses offer an out-of-state tuition discount for students coming from certain counties in Western Pennsylvania or Northern West Virginia.

Many of our programs and majors offer online classes. Students connected with the military and students on a part-time program schedule have all found great success at Kent State Salem and East Liverpool. You can learn more about your intended major or program at one of our upcoming admission information sessions.

In order for your admission application to be processed in a timely manner before classes begin, you must apply by the following dates:

  • Summer 2020: July 6
  • Fall 2020: Aug. 15

If you qualify for a fee waiver, be sure to select "Pay Later" at the end of the application to have the $40 application fee waived.

View the short video below to see how to begin the application process. 

 

Begin Your Application to Kent State East Liverpool or Salem 

At Kent State University’s Columbiana County campuses in Salem and East Liverpool, we understand that our students are coming from many different points in their educational journeys. Kent State University is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and workforce. Select the correct application path for you below and apply today! 

Have questions? Give us a call at 877-KENT-EDU or email infocolumbiana@kent.edu

 

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    First-Year Student Choose this option if you have not enrolled at another college or university since graduating from high school.
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    Transfer Student Choose this option if you have enrolled at another college or university since graduating from high school.
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    College Credit Plus Choose this option if you are an Ohio high-school student who wants to participate in College Credit Plus while in high school
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    Guest Students Choose this option if you would like to take a limited number of courses at Kent State for credit.
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    Online Degrees Choose this option if you would like to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree completely online.
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    Former Kent State Students Choose this option if you are a former KSU student graduate who has not attended another college or university since you were previously enrolled.
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    International Students All international students must apply online through International Admissions at the Kent Campus.
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    Post-Undergraduate Students Choose this option if you have received a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university, yet wish to take additional undergraduate courses.
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    Graduate Students Choose this option if you have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and desire to begin graduate study.