Undergraduate Transfer Application

Please review the Admission Requirements list and gather the necessary materials before beginning the application. Applicants are able to update and check the status of their applications by logging in with the ID and personal identification number (PIN) established during the application process.

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. Read more here.

General Instructions

  • The application is divided into multiple sections to allow you the option of completing the application in one session or in multiple sessions. Click the "Finish Later" button to save portions of the application you have already completed.
  • To return to complete the application at a later time, just enter your Login and PIN.
  • To check your application status, click the "Check the Status of an Existing Application" button found on this page. Remember you will need your original Login and PIN to securely check your status.


  • Submit your nonrefundable application fee by using a credit card or checking account.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university you have attended, even if you feel credit will not be transferable.
  • Applicants with fewer than 12 semester hours of college coursework should also submit an official high school transcript including ACT or SAT scores.
  • Be aware of any special admission requirements for your major.

Admission Requirements

Who is Admissible to Kent State as a Transfer Student?

Students who have attended any educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as a transfer student.

Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records.

Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis. However, early application helps to ensure early consideration for class registration, residence hall preferences and financial aid. Therefore, the best time to apply is at least six months prior to the term you wish to enter Kent State.

Additional Academic Program Requirements

Are you thinking of transferring to Kent State? Follow the steps below to apply!

Get Started!

Apply to Kent State University using our online application.


Got Credits?

Request an official transcript from each institution attended since high school graduation. A transfer credit evaluation will automatically be completed once your transcripts are submitted. The transcript(s) should be sent directly to:
Admissions Office
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001


Choose Your Classes

Less than 30 transfer credit hours? Attend Transfer Kent State orientation to register for classes. More than 30 transfer credit hours? After you receive your acceptance letter and credit evaluation, contact the appropriate advising office to make an appointment to discuss your transfer credit evaluation, degree requirements and selection of courses.


Apply for Financial Aid

All transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for scholarships when they apply to Kent State. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to determine eligibility for federal and state aid, including grants and student and parent loans. Kent State's Title IV School Code is 003051.


Need On-Campus Housing?

Contact the Department of Residence Services at 330-672-7000 or toll-free at 1-800-706-8941 regarding on-campus housing information.


Don't forget! Check your Kent State e-mail for important additional steps needed to complete your enrollment.


Learn More about Transferring