ADDITIONAL GRADUATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES
Nursing Program Questions
Graduate Admissions Office
For information on all of Kent State’s degrees and majors, go online to www.kent.edu/gps
Applicants to the DNP program must have
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 560 TOEFL score (83 on the Internet-based version), minimum 78 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 55 PTE score.
International applicants must also meet other minimum requirements, such as visa eligibility and documentation of financial resources. Please refer to the International Graduate Application Guide.
Students selected for admission to the nursing program must meet the College of Nursing's Clinical Compliance Policy.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum University and/or program requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Admission in such cases will depend heavily on other indices of the student’s ability to handle graduate-level work. These might include strong performance on standardized tests, GPA in the major and/or other experiences that are clearly indicative of strong academic ability.
Admitted students are expected to enroll in and attend courses during the term for which they were admitted. As a courtesy, the Division of Graduate Studies allows admitted students to defer the term of enrollment to another term within one calendar year from the term of admission. Initial enrollment beyond one year is not permitted. To defer enrollment to a later term, domestic applicants should contact the Division of Graduate Studies and international applicants should contact the Office of Global Education.
Students who have not enrolled in or attended courses within one calendar year of admission will need to submit a new application and pay a new application fee if they wish to attend courses.
Applications and application materials are valid for one year only. Applicants may change the term of their application to a later term within one calendar year from the date the completed online application form was submitted. To be considered for admission during a different term, domestic applicants should contact the Division of Graduate Studies and international applicants should contact the Office of Global Education to request an application term change and receive instructions on next steps.
It is important to note that some programs admit only one term per year. Refer to individual the programs website or University Catalog for the term(s) during which the program will consider admission.
Applicants interested in admission after one year will need to submit a new application and pay a new application fee.
For more information about Kent State University’s admission policies please review the Guide to Graduate Education.