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Kent State University Students

The application period for AY 17-18 began on Sept. 15 and ended on Oct. 15. At this time, we are not accepting Pre-Approval Application Forms.


Design and merchandising majors should complete required 20000 level FDM courses prior to attending the NYC Studio Program. Participants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the commitment contract and program fee deadlines.

Application Procedures

1. International/Study-Away Pre-Approval Application Form:

Complete and submit the Pre-Approval Application form (PDF) to hold your place in the program for a given term. Submitting the Pre-Approval Application form does not commit you to the program, it simply holds your place in a given term until the Commitment Contract and Program Fee deadline.

Once your application is processed, you will receive an email confirmation indicating if you were accepted, or placed on a wait list, and further details.

Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-Approval Application form (PDF)

2. Commitment Contract

After you have received your email confirmation you must submit the Commitment Contract in order to secure your place in the program. The original Commitment Contract must be mailed to the address on the form and postmarked by the due date. Keep a copy for your records.

Once we have received your Commitment Contract, you will receive a confirmation email verifying that you have met the GPA requirement and may make the Program Fee payment.

DO NOT make the Program Fee payment until you have submitted your Commitment Contract and have received an email from the NYC Studio verifying you have met the requirements.

Commitment Contract (PDF)

3. Program Fee:

After we receive your Commitment Contract and verify your eligibility, you will receive instructions for paying the Program Fee, which must be paid online with a credit card.

The Commitment Contract and Program Fee must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines.  Students who submit the Pre-Approval Application form and are accepted into the program, but fail to submit the Commitment Contract and Program Fee by the appropriate deadline, will be dropped from the program