Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I do next if I have been admitted as an international student? A: Visit Newly Admitted International Students
   
Q: What kinds of scholarships are available for international students? A:  Visit  International Students Scholarship Resources
Q: Do you require GRE? A: GRE scores are required, but are waived for Fall 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Q: When is the application deadline? A: Admission to the CS Graduate Programs is year-round. However, For International applicants, June 15 (for Fall) and November  1 (for Spring), and for domestic students, July 15  and November 15  are preferred deadlines.
Q: When is the assistantship application deadline? A: January 31.  See Student Aid.
Q: Do I need to apply separately for financial aid? A:  Not necessarily. All admitted students will be evaluated for possible funding subject to funding availability.
Q: When do you announce scholarship awards? A: By early April.
Q: Can I switch from the thesis path to a no-thesis program? A: Yes, but by the end of the 2nd semester.
Q: When do the classes start? A: Visit  Calendars and Deadlines
Q: Are the graduate degree programs in your department  DHS STEM-Designated Degree Programs? A: Yes.  CS-CPI: 11.0701     AI-CPI:11.0102        DS-CPI: 30.7001
Q: How much is the tuition fee for graduate courses? A: Please visit https://www.kent.edu/bursar/graduate-tuition-rates
Q: How late can I arrive for Fall or Spring? A: We do not recommend arriving more than a week after classes start. Please visit Calendars and Deadlines.
Q: How can I defer my application/admission to the next semester? A: You can fill out the deferral request form; https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_031UcVkO6kyOmWi
Q: How can I switch between concentration and non-concentration degree programs? A: Please fill and submit the form https://www.kent.edu/graduatecollege/change-program-study-form-may-2019-update