COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption

On Aug. 27, 2021, Kent State issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement effective Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions to this requirement will be granted for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons.

Anyone seeking an exemption must submit the appropriate request form (see below) and accompanying documentation. Submitting the request form and appropriate documentation does not grant you an automatic exemption. Exemption requests will be individually reviewed for completion, accuracy of information and direct relevance to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. 

Please do not assume that because you have requested an exemption that it is or will be approved. Submitting your request starts the review process. You will be notified, in writing, whether your request is approved or denied. Denials cannot be appealed, but you may submit a new exemption request if additional supporting documentation becomes available.

The review process is expected to take up to four weeks, after the submission of the appropriate request form and documentation.

Review the Vaccine Requirement

Instructions for Applying for an Exemption