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. The following programs are NOT included in the Senior Guest program:  Architecture, Fashion, Nursing, Theatre, Kent Blossom Art and independent study.

Senior Guests who do not attend, and do not drop, a course in which they are enrolled will be assessed all related fees. Deadlines are listed in the Schedule of Classes. Senior Guests may drop classes via FlashLine ( or by contacting the Senior Guest program at 330-672-3100.

Senior Guests should check their email accounts for updates and e-bills. 


Senior Guest Summer 2024 Registration

Registration takes place Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m., to Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m.

Links to register closed on May 2, at 5 p.m.

  • No pre-registration is required.
  • Late registrations cannot 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.
  • The senior guest administrator will contact faculty/department and notify you if 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.


There are two links available to complete the Senior Guest application. Choose which form to complete based on your current situation. 

  1. Current Senior Guest - You have an active email address.

    Senior guest form registration is currently closed.

  2. New / Non-Current Senior Guest - You do not have an active email address. You will be prompted to create a Dynamic Forms account when completing this form. A email address will be assigned during this process.

    Senior guest form registration is currently closed.

Fall registration will be August 1 - August 7.

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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