Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
International Admissions is here to guide our applicants during the application process, and to provide various support to our prospective students and partners. We understand that many communities have been impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, and prospective students may be facing uncertainty about the future.
WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP
Although the campus buildings are closed and we are no longer providing face-to-face advising sessions, International Admissions is still functioning as usual. We now provide online advising and you can make an appointment here. We will also continue to review applications, admit students, and issue I-20s. The admissions process remains uninterrupted. At this difficult time, we will try our best to maintain admission integrity and flexibility for our students.
Fall 2020 Plans
For fall 2020, our preferred course of action is to resume face-to-face instruction on our Kent State campuses in August. The safety and well-being of our students and employees is of primary importance. We will know more information later in May on this topic.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
The Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS and Person Vue online tests, TOEFL home version and TOEFL ITP Plus will be temporarily accepted as approved examinations for English proficiency requirements for Summer and Fall 2020. The Graduate DET score varies (graduate program English requirements), please reach out to us to inquire.
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. Check GRE waivers for graduate programs.
For the program that requires 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.