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Academic advising is an important part of the college experience. Our academic advisors work with undergraduate students to help them develop and pursue meaningful educational plans and activities compatible with their values, abilities, career aspirations, and life goals. Advising supports the teaching and learning mission of the University by helping students understand the value of achieving their educational goals.

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Advising Expectations and Student Success

Academic advising plays an essential role in helping students formulate sound educational and career plans based on their interests, abilities, and academic classification. Meeting with an advisor can help students transition to college life, choose a major or minor program of study, provide academic support referrals, assist with career exploration, and much more.

The relationship between an academic advisor and student is one of shared responsibility. While students are ultimately responsible for the choices they make in college, academic advisors can assist students with making informed decisions that will keep them on track towards graduation. Students are expected to come prepared to their advising appointments. In order to do so, it is important for students to understand what is expected of them, as well as what they should expect from their academic advisor.

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Placement Assessments

Kent State University may require undergraduate students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Chemistry, and English (Writing) prior to initial course registration. The need for placement assessments is determined by a student’s major or college requirements.

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Testing Services

Academic Engagement and Degree Completion offers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test and ACT-Residual test for admission to Kent State University.

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Dismissal and Reinstatement

Academic Engagement and Degree Completion offers information about dismissal or reinstatement at Kent State University.

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Dr. Terry Kuhn Distinguished Undergraduate Advising Award

The Dr. Terry Kuhn Distinguished Undergraduate Advising Award is sponsored by Academic Engagement and Degree Completion and University College. The award will be presented annually to a full-time academic advisor or faculty advisor who demonstrates a passion for helping students and a commitment to their sustained success inside and beyond the classroom.

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