How to Register

At Kent State University, students register for classes on FlashLine.

Registration priority is determined by student level: Graduate or Undergraduate. For Undergraduate students, priority registration is also determined by the total number of earned credit hours and registered credit hours that are in progress. 

This page also provides access to the Schedule of Classes by Term.

Steps for registration:

Step 1: Meet With Your Academic Advisor
  • To ensure you are making progress toward your degree, schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor before your time to register.
  • Learn more about advising and the other services offered within your college or campus
Step 2: Set Your Schedule
  • View the Detailed Class Search by term within the Schedule of Classes.
  • Set up your tentative class schedule using the Visual Schedule Builder (VSB). VSB is a tool that allows you to create multiple, conflict free scheduling options to fit your academic and personal needs. 
  • Additionally, you may use the Course Scheduling Worksheet to help set your schedule.
Step 3: Review Prerequisites, Permits and Overrides

Check for prerequisites, corequisites, or other course restrictions carefully when planning your schedule and before you attempt to register using one of the searches below:

  • Access the Schedule of Classes and select your term.
    • Select your subject area, then click on the course title on the Class Schedule Listing page to display detailed class information.
  • OR
  • Access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes.
    • After locating the course, click on the Prereqs, Program Restrictions link in the Registration Restriction Column.

Permits and Overrides

  • View any permits or overrides received by going to FlashLine > Student > Courses and Registration > Check Registration Status.
  • Contact the appropriate department/school/regional campus regarding permits or overrides prior to trying to register.
  • Have alternate sections and their 5-digit Course Registration Number (CRN) numbers ready that will fit in your class schedule if the primary sections are full.

NOTE: Remember, obtaining permits or overrides does NOT enroll you for the course and does not permit registration after published deadlines. You must register after receiving either permits or overrides.

Step 4: Register Using on FlashLine

Register for your classes by following the steps below:

 
STEPPROCESS
STEP 1

Sign in to FlashLine.

  • If you have never used FlashLine, click on Get Login Help and follow the instructions for first-time users.
STEP 2Once you are in FlashLine, go to Student > Resources > Courses and Registration.
STEP 3

Access registration by clicking on one of these options:

  • Add or Drop a Classis the best option if you know the Course Reference Number (CRN). Follow these steps to complete registration with this option:
    • Acknowledge and Accept the Add/Drop Class Tuition Assessment Policy.
    • Select the term.
    • Enter the CRN on the Add Classes Worksheet.
    • Click Submit Changes.
    • Click on Class Search button if you need to search for course.
  • Look Up and Register for Classes. is the best option if you do not know the Course Reference Number (CRN) and need to look up class days and times first. Follow these steps to complete registration with this option:
    • Select the term.
    • Search for your class.
    • See if there is a check box next to the CRN, meaning the class is available.
    • Check the box and click Register.
    • Click on the blue highlighted CRN number to view additional information about a course, such as prerequisites, descriptions and instructor information.
STEP 4View your schedule by clicking on View or Print Course Schedule and Purchase Textbooks link in the Courses and Registration Section. Note: Always print a copy of your transactions for your records.
STEP 5View your student account, including tuition and fees, by clicking on the My Account Tab.

NOTE: Due to high volume of registration transactions during peak times, you may experience a slow system response.

Frequently Asked Questions About Course Registration

 

General Registration Information

When Can I Register for Classes?
I Have a Registration Hold. When Can I Register?

Students who have been placed on registration hold will not be permitted to register for classes until the hold is cleared.

What if I Missed the Deadline to Process my Registration or Schedule Adjustment?

Use the Petition for Exception to Registration Form when requesting registration/schedule adjustment transactions to your class schedule after published University deadlines for the class(es), due to extenuating circumstances. Deadlines may be determined by accessing the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates. Information on registration deadlines and tuition credit percentages may be obtained by clicking the CRN link(s) on your student printable schedule in FlashLine.

Do Students at All Campuses Register Using FlashLine?

Students at all eight campuses of Kent State University will process their registrations and schedule adjustments using FlashLine.

Where Can I Find Pass/Fail Option Directions and Information?
  • Undergraduate students may elect to take certain courses on a pass-fail basis. The purpose of this option is to provide an opportunity for the exploration of a broader range of coursework than is normally included in specific and distributive degree requirements. Students considering this option should be aware that some institutions of higher education do not accept transfer credit taken on a pass-fail basis. In addition, most graduate and professional schools prefer that pass-fail credit be kept to a minimum.
  • Students should contact their college, school, or Regional Campus office for clarification of the pass-fail option and for application of that option to their particular program prior to selecting the pass-fail grade option. Conditions governing the acceptability of coursework that pertains to all students may be found in the Pass-Fail Policy in the University Catalog.
  • The last day to select the pass-fail grading option varies by semester. Please see the appropriate Registrar Important Dates and Events by Term calendar for published deadlines. REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE BEGINNING OF EACH TERM. Specific dates for each term are listed on the Registrar Important Dates link on the Registrar's website.
  • NOTE: If class beginning and/or ending dates are other than the regular session dates for a full term, the deadlines for processing registration transactions may be different. For these flexibly-scheduled classes, access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates. Information is also available by in FlashLine by going to Student > Resources > Courses and Registration > View or Print Course Schedule and Purchase Textbooks.
  • Complete the Pass-Fall Form.
Where Can I Find Course Audit Directions and Information?
  • An audited course is one in which you do not receive a grade and is not counted for enrollment purposes.
  • You are required to make full payment for an audit course.
  • Students wishing to take coursework on an audit basis should complete the Audit Grade Option Request Form by the published deadlines.
  • If you no longer want to take a course as an Audit, you will have to drop the section and re-add it to your schedule by published deadlines. Before you drop the section, please check to see if the section is closed. If it is, contact 330-672-6000 for assistance.
  • NOTE: If class beginning and/or ending dates are other than the regular session dates for a full term, the deadlines for processing registration transactions may be different. For these flexibly-scheduled classes, information is available in FlashLine by going to Student > Resources > Courses and Registration > View or Print Course Schedule and Purchase Textbooks. It can also be found by accessing the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates.
  • IF YOU ARE A KENT STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE OR ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF A KSU EMPLOYEE, tuition benefits cannot be used for non-credit courses or credit courses which are audited.
What is a Flexibly Scheduled Course Section?

Some courses are offered as flexibly scheduled sections, that is, the section does not meet for the full semester. Eligibility for processing registration transactions for these courses (adding, dropping or withdrawing) is determined by the beginning and/or ending dates of the section. Deadlines can be found in FlashLine by going to Student > Resources > Courses and Registration > View Schedule of Courses. After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates. Students may also access deadlines for processing registration transactions and tuition credit percentages on their Add or Drop Classes page or their Student Printable Schedule in FlashLine.

Wait List Information

Do Courses Have a Wait List?
  • If a class is full, a student may have the opportunity to add their name to an electronic wait list. This electronic list gives the students the opportunity to be notified electronically, via their Kent State (@kent.edu) email address, when a seat becomes available for registration. 
Are Wait Lists Available for All Courses?
  • Wait lists are not available for all courses. It is up to the department offering the course to determine if a wait list is appropriate for each course offered. For courses where there is no wait list available, students should contact the department with questions.
Will I be Notified Once a Seat Opens up?
  • Once a student adds their name to a wait list it is up to the student to monitor their Kent State (@kent.edu) email address for a notification indicating that a seat has opened in the course.
  • Once a seat opens in a course and the email is sent to the student, the student has 25 hours to register for the course before being removed from the wait list.
    • This time limit is set in order to give registration opportunities to additional students if the first student chooses not to register for the course.
  • If a student adds themselves to the wait list and determines they no longer want to take the course, they should remove themselves from the wait list in a timely manner so other students have the opportunity to utilize the wait list.
Am I Guaranteed to Be Added to the Course if I Am on a Wait List?
  • No. Adding a name to a wait list does not guarantee that the student will have the opportunity to enroll in the course. 
How Do I Register For a Course Section Once I Am Notified a Seat is Available?
  • Students are responsible for enrolling for a course once a seat becomes available.
  • In order to register for the course, sign in to FlashLine and go to  Student > Resources > Courses and Registration > Add or Drop a Course.
  • Select the correct term and click "Submit."
  • On this page, to remove yourself from the wait list, click on the drop down in the Action column, select "Web Drop," and click "Submit."
  • Once you have removed yourself from the wait list please enter the CRN in the Add Classes Worksheet section of the page and click "Submit." 
  • You should now be registered in the course.
Additional Wait List Information
  • Students will need to meet the same requirements to wait list for a section as they would to register for that section.
  • Students will not be able to wait list for a course if they do not meet the pre-requisites or the registration requirements.
  • Students will not be able to wait list for a course if it is not their time to register or if they have registration holds on their account.
  • Wait listing is not registration. Wait listing does not count as enrolled credits.
  • Wait listing is not a guarantee for future registration and does not guarantee a seat in the course.
  • Wait listing is not available for all courses.
  • A student will have 25 hours, from the time of notification, to register for the course before the seat is offered to the next person on the wait list.

Late Registration Information

How Do I Request a Late Registration?
  • Students will use the online Late Registration Request when attempting to add to their class schedule during the 80% drop window.
  • Instructions for the online Late Registration Request are available for students.     

Special Considerations

  • This request form cannot be used for Open Learning courses.
  • This request form cannot be used by Guest Students; guest students should complete a Petition for Exception to Registration.
  • To learn more about your registration deadlines, access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes.
    • After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates. 
How do I Request a Late Registration After the 80% Drop Window?
  • Students will use the Petition for Exception to Registration Form when requesting registration/schedule adjustment transactions to their class schedule after published University deadlines for the class(es).
  • To learn more about your registration deadlines, access the Detailed Class Search from the Schedule of Classes.
    • After locating the course, click on the "Registration Deadlines" link to determine course specific dates.
  • Students who miss the deadline to late add a course during second week must use the Petition for Exception to Registration form during 3rd week of the term and beyond. 
    • This is a review process and there is no guarantee of an approval for a late add after the first week of the term.
  • The university is obligated to ensure the integrity of the academic transcript as an accurate historical document. Therefore, in order for the academic transcript to reflect the actual history of a student’s experience at the university, an exception to university policy is warranted only in cases involving documented unusual or extenuating circumstances.
  • A petition is a request for exception to university policy and review and/or approval by the Office of the University Registrar is not guaranteed.  Students may submit a petition in a reasonable period of time, typically within the term under consideration for late withdrawals. Requests for late add or re-add should be submitted in a timely manner with instructor approval, preferably within the first 4 weeks of the term. Petitions for exception to registration may be reviewed retroactively at the discretion of the University Registrar. For further information regarding the Petition for Exception to Registration process, please email RegPetition@kent.edu.