First-year Student

A First-year Student is one who has earned a high school diploma or GED certificate and has not attended another college, university, or technical school.  

Students who have participated in College Credit Plus during high school are considered First-year Students although they have earned college credit. They will need to submit a transcript from the institution(s) from which they earned college credit.

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First-year Student Checklist 

  • Complete an online application 
  • Pay the non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Contact your high school to request that they forward your high school transcript OR forward your official GED score to:

Kent State University at Geauga, Admissions
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, Ohio 44021

*Please note that all application materials become property of Kent State University and are not returnable or transferable.

Although not a requirement, we encourage students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) online. This is used to consider your eligibility for all federal financial aid programs (grants and loans). Please refer to our Financial Aid section for more information.

 If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, call 440-834-3777or e-mail the Admissions Office.