University Degree Completion

University Degree Completion is an opportunity for you to finish what you started and realize your dream of completing a bachelor's degree. Earning a bachelor's degree is an achievement that provides a great sense of personal accomplishment and may offer substantial opportunities for professional advancement. Kent State University offers three bachelor's degree programs that are designed to provide maximum flexibility and meet the needs of your current lifestyle. Our professional staff will work closely with you to develop a plan towards reaching your goal of graduation.

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Here's How It Works

University Degree Completion follows a five-step program to help returning students complete a bachelor's degree.

Step 1: Contact Deanna

  • Through personalized advising, Deanna will get you on the fast track to graduation
  • Deanna Donaugh
    • Degree Completion Program
    • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Phone: 330-672-0997
    • Fax: 330-672-9296
    • Email: ddonaugh@kent.edu
Step 2: Evaluation

  • This is based on your completed coursework and earned credit hours. Deanna will work with you on developing a plan and determining the best way to achieve your goal of graduation.
Step 3: Class Registration

  • Kent State offers a wide variety of traditional and online course offerings. Deanna will work with you to determine which course offerings best meet your needs
  • Additional Student Resources
    • Log onto FlashLine
      • Online system used to access online classes, Kent State E-mail, financial aid information, pay tuition, etc.
      • For Login help, click here.
    • Log onto Blackboard Learn
      • System used to teach all online classes. You can access Blackboard through your FlashLine account. This is where you will access your 100% online classes
      • Blackboard Learn Tutorial
    • Academic Success Center
    • Writing Assistance
      • Are you a little nervous about writing that first paper? You're not the only one. Here are some resources to help you get back into the swing of things.
        • Schedule an Online Writing Lab Appointment to send your paper to the Writing Commons. Your appointment will be scheduled with a tutor (if an appointment is available) who will provide in-depth feedback regarding your concerns as stated when you submitted your paper. An OWL appointment does not require you to come to the fourth floor of the library or to be online during the appointment time.
        • Schedule a Google Chat Appointment. Much like an in-person session, your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills. You will not need to come to the fourth floor of the library, but you will need to be on your KSU Gmail account for the duration of the appointment.
        • Citation Tools (i.e. APA Style, MLA Style, etc.)
          • Not sure of how to cite sources or format your paper in accordance with your professor's preferred style guidelines? This page will help you learn the proper formatting.
Step 4: Financial Assistance

  • Kent State students who re-enroll may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships
  • To determine financial aid eligibility, students should submit a FAFSA
  • To explore Financial Aid options, students should visit our Student Financial Aid Office
  • Interested in scholarship opportunities? Please visit the Scholarships page at the Student Financial Aid Office
  • Interested in additional scholarships for adult learners? Check out the Center for Adult and Veteran Services Scholarships site
Step 5: Graduate!

The Commencement site is your go-to for information regarding Kent State University's graduation ceremony. You will find information on:

  • Submitting an application for graduation
  • Updating personal information
    • Be sure to verify that your name and current address are correct!
  • Graduation Ceremony Information
  • Getting Tickets
  • Ordering Your Cap and Gown
  • How to Receive Your Diploma