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.

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 request to enroll in one to two courses per semester during a designated enrollment period. In all cases, the faculty member's decision is final.

Registration for Classes

Summer I, II, III registration is closed. Classes start June 8.

Fall registration

Opens Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. - Monday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. Classes start Aug. 21.

Registration link available Aug. 8, 2023.

  • 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. 
  • 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.

Senior Guest Registration Information and Process

  • Registration for Kent State campuses, visit the Campus Contact Information page
  • Eligibility: A person who is sixty years of age or older and has resided in the state of Ohio for at least one year. 
  • Administrative Office  will contact faculty/department and notify you about whether your course request is approved or denied
  • Visit the Senior Guest FAQs page for additional information. 

How to Search for 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

Tips for Getting Started