Academic S.T.A.R.S.

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Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a special opportunity for selected students to continue achieving academic excellence beyond high school and into college. Over this seven-week summer program, you will learn more about your culture as an African American, Latinx, Native American or Multi-Race identifying student while:

  • Earning six free college credits
  • Being part of a community with other students, professors and staff
  • Building up your academic, personal, professional and social skills to help you in college
  • Gaining a deeper sense of pride in your cultural identity 

Program Cost

This program is completely free to students! The E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center pays for:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books and Course materials
  • Housing
  • Meals

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Application Timeline

Monday, January, 23, 2023: Application Opens

Monday, April 3, 2023: Application Closes

Saturday, April 15, 2023: Interview Day 

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Program Timeline

Sunday, June 4, 2023: Program Move-in and Welcome

Monday- Tuesday, June 5-6, 2023: Destination Kent State

Thursday, June 8, 2023: First day of classes

Friday, July 21, 2023: Program ends and Move-Out

If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact the Student Multicultural Center at (330) 672-3560 or via email at

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