Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
International Admissions is here to guide our applicants during the application process and beyond. We understand that many communities have been impacted by COVID-19 and prospective students may be facing uncertainty about the future.
WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP
International Admissions processes remain uninterrupted. We now provide remote advising sessions. To view our advising schedule or make an appointment visit: the schedule here . During these uncertain times we will do our best to maintain admission integrity and flexibility for ALL students. If you would need to meet in person to submit your document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment ahead of time.
SPRING COURSE UPDATE
We still do not have official guidance for Spring 2021 regarding online/remote classes, however our expectations are that they will remain the same. That means you could enroll in as many online courses as you would like as long as you meet the credit hour minimums listed above. For students with an Active SEVIS record we are still recommending at least one in-person class in case the guidance changes. For students with initial I-20s starting in January 2021 and who started their program online this semester, it will be required to have at least one in-person class to come to the U.S. for Spring 2021.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English proficiency test scores are required for admission. Effective Fall 2020, we now permanently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), as proof of English proficiency. Additionally, IELTS and Person Vue online tests, IELTS indicator, TOEFL home version and TOEFL ITP Plus will be temporarily accepted as approved examinations for English proficiency requirements. The Graduate DET score requirements vary by program as outlined here: (graduate program English requirements).
GRE & GMAT REQUIREMENT
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, GRE testing has temporarily been waived from the application process for a number of our graduate programs – both master's and doctoral. To view GRE waivers for graduate programs.
For programs still requiring GRE and GMAT, at-home testing for GRE and GMAT is now an available option, but we still ask that you contact us before moving forward with this testing option.
We would like to talk to you! International Admissions will host a weekly live chat with our prospective students through Facebook and Instagram Live every Tuesday 9am Eastern Time (Check your local time here). Come and chat with us!
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KENT STATE IN ACTION
Kent State University will continue to monitor and track developments to determine how we can best support all prospective and incoming students. For any information about how the university is handling the situation, please visit www.kent.edu/coronavirus.