Senior Guest Program

The Senior Guest program at Kent State University enables persons 60 years of age or older to audit Kent State courses on a tuition-free, space-available basis, with faculty approval.

Senior guests are responsible for the purchase of textbooks, transportation, parking and any other course fees, as well as the per credit hour distance learning fee assessed for all online classes. Senior guests do not receive grades, and no credit is awarded. Senior Guests may select up to two (2) courses and one (1) alternative during a designated enrollment period.

    Senior Guest Spring 2024 registration begins Jan 2

    Registration will take place Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. through Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m.

    Registration link will be available on Jan. 2.

    • No pre-registration is required.
    • Late registrations can not be accommodated.
    • Any distance learning and course fees will be billed through the Bursar's Office. Check your email and FlashLine for your e-bill.
    • Senior guest administrator will contact faculty/department and notify you about whether your course request is approved or denied. 

    Please do not: 

    • Email, call, visit or otherwise contact a faculty member, school director, department chair, etc. to request admission to a course.
    • Attend a course if you have not been approved to do so.
    • In all cases, the faculty member's decision is final.

    Senior Guest Information

    How to search on Schedule of Classes

    You must select these required fields, but can enter other information to narrow your search, such as Course Number, if you know it:
         1. Subject: at least one subject must be selected
         2. Campus: Kent Campus 
         3. Course Level: Undergraduate or Graduate 
         Click Class Search

    Refer to the Schedule of Classes for course information required to complete the online registration.

    Before you start the online registration, you will need these required items for the course you wish to attend:

    • Course Title
    • Course Level - Undergraduate/Graduate
    • CRN
    • Course / Section 
    • Meeting Dates
    • Days / Time
    • Instructor

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