FIRST STEP 
WELCOME NEW STUDENTS! 

Now that you’ve been admitted to Kent State University at East Liverpool or Salem, your next step is to enroll in classes through First Step, our first-year advising and registration program.  

Every journey should have stops along the way to ensure you are traveling in the right direction…and First Step has plenty! Below is a chart showing how to navigate from being a newly accepted student to being a registered Freshman for the upcoming semester. At any point along the way, you can reach out to our support staff, who are ready to assist with any questions you might have. 

We are here to help make your goals a reality! 

Your First Step Team 
  
  
First Step

 

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Where do I begin? 

CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

Once you have received your acceptance letter, you can begin working through the First Step process! Remember, we are here if you need help. You will receive a phone call to confirm your acceptance, then outreach to assist you in scheduling your advising appointment and financial aid consultation.  
  
CAN I TAKE A CAMPUS TOUR? 

Campus is open for you to visit, walk around, and stop in the bookstore for textbook assistance. Guided tours can be scheduled individually or will be given during Destination: Kent State. Sign up today! 
  
DO I NEED TO FILE THE FAFSA? 

 Yes, even if you don't think you may qualify for aid, you should still file the FAFSA. Financial Aid representatives will follow up with you after First Step to make sure your financial aid is ready to go. Reach out to Student Financial Aid to get a head start on your financial aid.