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Undergraduate

Reference the descriptions below to determine which application you will need. From there, you may read tips for each application type or apply. If you’re still not sure about which application type you need, ask Undergraduate Admissions.

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Former students: Are you returning to Kent State?

If you’ve taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you might not need to apply for admission (excludes College Credit Plus students). Read more here.

If you have not attended any college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school, select this option. Students who have taken college coursework while in high school should also apply here as a freshman. 

If you were enrolled in a college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school, this is where you belong.

Former students: If you’ve taken classes at Kent State University in the past, you might not need to apply for admission (excludes College Credit Plus students).

Post-undergraduate

Apply as a Post-Undergraduate Student Get tips for applying as a Post-Undergraduate Student

Choose this option if you have received a baccalaureate degree from a college or university, yet wish to take additional undergraduate courses. There are two types of post-undergraduate applicants:

  • Post-undergraduate degree-seeking applicants – individuals interested in seeking an additional bachelor’s degree.
  • Post-undergraduate non–degree-seeking applicants – individuals just interested in taking additional undergraduate coursework.

Select this option if you would like to take a limited number of undergraduate courses for credit. In order to apply as a guest, students must have graduated from high school, obtained a GED certificate or the equivalent, or be currently enrolled at another institution. Guest students can only enroll for up to 18 semester hours. Students cannot earn a degree as a guest student, nor can they apply for financial aid through Kent State. International students applying as undergraduate guest student should review the requirements prior to submitting the guest application. If you are taking courses at another institution, please consult with that financial aid office.

Select this option if you would like to take classes for your degree completely online. Degrees are available in the following majors:

  • Computer Technology
  • Environmental Management
  • Insurance Studies
  • Medical Billing
  • Nursing - RN to BSN (Registered Nurses Only)
  • Office Technology
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Care
  • Technical and Applied Studies

The College Credit Plus program (CCP) allows qualified seventh through 12th grade students to take college-level classes.