Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, Fall 2020 Kent Campus senior guests may request enrollment in online courses (designated as “remote” or “web”) only. Admission to courses is by faculty approval. OCDE will contact the faculty member and notify you about whether your course request has been approved or denied.

The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.

This registration is for courses at the Kent campus only. 


Fall 2020 Registration will be Wednesday, August 12 at 9am - Wednesday August 19 at 9am. 

Late registrations will not be accommodated.

Online Registration - Fall 2020

All registration for Fall 2020 will take place online. 

Fall Registration Dates:
Wednesday, August 12 at 9am - Wednesday, August 19 at 9am

Late registrations will not be accommodated.


PRIOR TO REGISTRATION: Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for course information required to complete the online registration.

Required Items:

  • Course Title
  • Course Level - Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Instructor's Name
  • CRN#
  • Department
  • Course #
  • Section #
  • Course dates 

Please note: Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, Fall 2020 Kent Campus senior guests may request enrollment in online courses (designated as “remote” or “web”) only.

Getting started in your online course

One of the key factors in being successful in online courses is effectively utilizing resources. This getting started page provides a list of comprehensive support services, including tips and tricks for getting your computer ready, strategies to be a successful online student, policies, and direct links to student academic services.

General Walkthrough

Every course is different, but the basics of how to navigate and what to expect in a Blackboard course can be seen in this walkthrough of a course.

This walkthrough will show you how a Blackboard course may be laid out, how to navigate, and give you an idea about how several of the common tools in Blackboard are used.

 

Schedule of Classes

Please determine what classes you want to take prior to registration.

See the Schedule of Classes for a list of courses. 

Please note: Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, Fall 2020 Kent Campus senior guests may request enrollment in online courses (designated as “remote” or “web”) only.

Distance Learning & Material Fees

Pay for Senior Guest Distance Learning & Material Fees

Senior Guests are responsible for the payment of all course fees covering materials and supplies, as well as, the $12 per credit hour distance learning fee assessed for all online courses. Senior Guests are also responsible for the purchase of books. 


Flash Books Charge
Important: If your course is included in the Flash Books Program you will automatically receive, and be billed for, the digital textbook.

To Opt-Out: To opt-out of Flash Books, login to your course in Blackboard, select the Flash Books icon, and select the opt-out link in the top menu. Follow the directions in the opt-out link to complete the opt-out process.  By opting out, you are responsible for obtaining the required course materials outlined by your instructor for your course.

Content Type:  eTextbook content is accessed by clicking on the Flash Books icon in your Blackboard course. Publisher Courseware is made available by your instructor through a separate links in your Blackboard course.


Fees are base fees and distance learning fees ($12.00 per credit hour). 

In order to determine whether your selected course(s) requires a fee, visit the Schedule of Classes. Once you have located your course, click on the dollar sign icon. See the image below for additional guidance. 

Senior Guest Fee Example

If your course does not require a distance learning or materials fee, no further action is required. 

If your course does require a distance learning or materials fee, please pay here. Enter the required course fee amount and pay using your credit card. Accepted forms of payment include American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and electronic check. Please be advised that there is a convenience fee of 2.99% for credit card transactions. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education will also accept a personal check. 

Please contact us by email at continuinged@kent.edu with any questions.

Please note: If you are not granted permission to enroll in your selected course, distance learning and material fees will be refunded if using a credit card. 

Program Policies & Guidelines
  • Admission to courses is by faculty approval only. OCDE will contact the faculty member and notify you about whether your course request has been approved or denied.
  • OCDE will submit course requests as soon as possible. However, we cannot guarantee admission by the start of classes. A variety of unavoidable factors may result in Senior Guests beginning a course as late as a week after the official start date.
  • Remember that courses are first and foremost intended to serve the needs of the students who are enrolled for credit. Therefore, we ask that Senior Guests not engage in behaviors that are troublesome or inappropriate. 
  • Senior Guests may select up to two (2) courses and one (1) alternate.

Please read the full list of program policies and guidelines below before submitting your registration.  

All Senior Guest Program Guidelines (Text) (PDF)