Continuing & Transfer Students | Honors College | Kent State University

Continuing & Transfer Students

Current Kent State students and transfer students with outstanding academic records may be considered for admission to the Honors College.

Current Kent State students who are not admitted as incoming freshmen but would like to join the Honors College may apply for membership in the Honors College for the purposes of completing a Senior Honors Thesis/Project. Typically, this consideration occurs in the junior year. 

Students who transfer to Kent State from another Honors program or college at an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the Honors College. 

Eligibility Requirements (current Kent State students):

In order to be considered for admission to the Honors College for the purposes of completing a Senior Honors Thesis/Project, we require students to have the following:

  • At least one full-time semester of study completed at Kent State at the time of application AND a minimum of three full-time semesters of study remaining before graduation (Students in specific academic programs may be required to have four semesters remaining)

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher at the end of the semester prior to admission

Eligibility Requirements (transfer students):

  • Must currently be enrolled in an Honors program or college at an accredited institution and must have completed at least one Honors course

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher at the end of the semester prior to admission

Application Process

Current Kent State students interested in completing a Senior Honors Thesis/Project must contact Lori Michael, Thesis Advisor, at lmichae3@kent.edu for information about the application and the required thesis information meetings. Transfer students must contact Ólöf Thórdardóttir, Coordinator of Admissions and Scholarships, at othordar@kent.edu for information on accessing the Honors College application for transfer students.

Deadline

The Honors College will accept applications from continuing Kent State students and transfer students during the fall and spring semesters. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, but students must apply by the deadline.

  • Spring Admission: December 1
  • Fall Admission: May 1