Academic STARS

A. Yes, students who are selected to participate in the Academic S.T.A.R.S. program will attend Destination Kent State as a group on a specific date. Students will receive more information once they are selected into the Academic S.T.A.R.S. program.

A. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview, please contact the SMC Assistant Director, Mike Daniels, via phone (330) 672-7865 or via email

A. Students will move into the residence halls on Sunday, June 9th. Students who are selected for program participation will receive information about move-in and the residential location once selected to participate in the program. 

A. Students are allowed ONE (1) home visitation during the July 4th holiday.

Student Multicultural Center

A. Yes. Students are only responsible for their program fee which ranges up to $100.00. Other than the program fee, the Student Multicultural Center covers the  academic expenses associated with one’s participation in the program (i.e.., Housing, Meals, Tuition, and Books). Families will pay the program fees and  traveling costs to Kent State...

Traditionally, between 20 - 25 students are selected to participate. In terms of program selection, the following is taken into consideration: The Application, which includes An Essay  High School Transcript (does not have to be official)  3 Recommendations Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 An Interview...

Student Multicultural Center

The interview process consists of three components: Overview of the Program Panel discussion with past Academic STARS students to discuss their experiences in the program Interview component with student and parent/guardian The interview allows the interviewers (Kent State University Faculty and Staff) to obtain more specific information...

Student Multicultural Center

A. The Academic STARS program begins on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.