Course Schedule: Questions and answers

 

Where do I find my course schedule?

To see your course schedule, log in to your FlashLine account and go to the Student > Resources > Courses and Registration and choose “View or Print Course Schedule and Purchase Textbooks.”

 

How do I understand my course schedule?

Below is a sample schedule with explanations to help you understand how to read your class schedule. If you have any further questions about your schedule, contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Sample schedule explanations numbered, matching the detailed numbered list below.

Sample Schedule explanations

1. Your name is hyperlinked to your addresses and phone numbers on record for you.

2. Your Kent State ID number is unique to you and nine digits.

3. Term is the semester and year for this course schedule.

4. Total credit hours are for courses registered in that term.

5. Deadlines for you to add, drop or withdraw from your scheduled courses and a percentage of tuition credits for that action on a specific date.

6. Details for the course include the CRN (course registration number), which is the unique identifier for your course section this term, course subject and number (e.g., MATH 11010) followed by the section of that course (e.g., -001) and course title.

7. Campus on which the course will be offered in person or via remote or online instruction are abbreviated as AC (Ashtabula Campus), EC (East Liverpool Campus), GC (Geauga Campus – also includes Twinsburg Center), KC (Kent Campus – also includes Independence location), SA (Salem Campus), ST (Stark Campus), TR (Trumbull Campus) and TU (Tuscarawas Campus).

8. Instructional method for each course

In-Person

In Person

  • In-Person courses have 100% in-person class meetings on set days and times and are held in set locations.  
  • In this example, students will meet in-person on Tuesdays from 6:35 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. in the Business Admin Bldg, room 117.

Traditional Course sample image

Partially In-Person

Partially In-Person

  • Partially In-Person courses meet in-person and either online or remote, as determined by the instructor. These courses have one or more required in-person class meeting and have some online or remote sessions that could be asynchronous/no set meeting time or synchronous/set meeting time).  
  • If Web-Course is listed as the location, this means that part of the course meets online and students will be charged a distance learning course fee (students can view the fee by clicking on the icon for the course section).
  • In this example, the course meets in-person on Mondays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. in Bowman Hall, room 133. The course also meets synchronously/set meeting times online on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. and since it is an Online/Web-Course students will be charged a distance learning course fee.

Partially Online Course sample

  • If part of the course is remote there is NO distance learning course fee attached 
    • Remote class meeting times are identified with Web-Meeting in the location.  
  • In this example, the course meets in-person on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Center for Visual Arts, room 191.  The course also meets synchronously online/set meeting time on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and since it is a Remote/Web-Meeting students will not be charged a distance learning.  

Partially Remote Course sample

100% Remote - Set Meeting Times

100% Fully Remote - Set Meet Times 

  • Remote synchronous courses have remote class meetings with set meeting days and times.  
    • Since these courses are remote synchronous/set meeting times, the days and times are listed, and the location reads Web-Meeting meaning there is no specified location.  
  • 100% Remote synchronous courses do not have a distance learning fee.  
  • In this example, the course meets live online on Wednesday from 6:35 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

100% Remote-No Set Meet Times sample

100% Remote - No Set Meeting Times

100% Fully Remote - No Set Meet Times 

  • Remote asynchronous courses have no in-person class meetings and no set meeting times.  
    • Since these courses are remote asynchronous/no set meeting times, the days and time read "TBA" and location reads Web-Meeting meaning there is no specified location.
  • 100% Remote asynchronous/no set meeting times courses do not have a distance learning fee.  
  • In this example, the student can work on all course materials (including videotaped lectures as appropriate) at a time that is convenient for them. An instructor is available to help guide the student through the course. There are no live sessions. 

100% Remote-No Set Meet Times sample

100% Online - Set Meeting Times

100% Online - Set Meeting Times

  • Online synchronous courses are Kent State’s fully online distance learning courses with set meeting days and times. 
    • Since these courses are online synchronous-set meeting times, the days and time are listed, and the location reads Web-Course.
  • A distance learning course fee is attached (students can view the fee by clicking on the  $ icon for the course section).
  • In this example, the student will meet online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  

100% Online-Set Meeting Times Course sample

100% Online - No Set Meet Times

100% Online - No Set Meet Times

  • Online asynchronous courses are Kent State’s fully online distance learning courses with no set meeting times.
    • Since these courses are online/asynchronous-no set meeting times, the days and time read "TBA" and location reads Web Course meaning there is no specified location.
  • A distance learning course fee is attached (students can view the fee by clicking on the icon for the course section)
  • In this example, the student can work on all course materials (including videotaped lectures as appropriate) at a time that is convenient for them. An instructor is available to help guide the student through the course. There are no live sessions.

100% Online-No Set Meet Times Course sample

9. Location of the class delivery:

  • Building and room on a Kent State campus (e.g., BOW 102). Buildings that begin with “X” are other locations (e.g., XNY is the New York City location; XFL is the Florence, Italy, location).
  • Web Course indicates the course is fully online with no on-campus meetings and the course has a distance learning fee.  .
  • Web Meeting indicates the course was originally scheduled to be in person but, due to COVID-19, is offered remotely. 
    These courses do not have a distance learning fee. 
  • Off Site is in person at a location other than a Kent State campus or location.
  • TBA indicates the location has not yet been scheduled.

10. Days and times the class will be meeting for instruction, either in person or remotely, are abbreviated as M (Monday), T (Tuesday), W (Wednesday), R (Thursday), F (Friday), S (Saturday), U (Sunday).

11. Schedule type is the format of the course. Some courses may have only one (e.g., Lecture, Studio); others will have more than one (e.g., Combined Lecture and Lab), which may meet on different days and/or times.

12. Course status indicates the method of registration. For example, “web registered” means the student registered for the course through Kent State’s online registration system. This status does not mean the course will be offered online.

13. Some courses have a special fee that is addition to tuition and other fees.

How do I change my schedule?

To change your schedule, log in to your FlashLine account and go to the Student > Resources > Courses and Registration. If you want courses offered only in a remote instruction, select “Remote” in the location drop-down menu. If you need assistance in updating your schedule, please reach out to your academic advisor. New students who attended summer orientation will need to contact their advisor directly for schedule changes.

 

What should I consider before changing my schedule?

It is important when making any change(s) to your schedule that you ensure the following:

  1. the course(s) you are taking will count toward your program and degree requirements. You can do so by reaching out to your academic advisor to discuss any changes you are considering.
  2. the change will not result in a reduction of your financial aid award. You may contact Financial Aid to discuss the impact of your schedule change on your award, if applicable.