Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a seven-week cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. All students are welcome to join.
As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will:
- Earn college credits towards graduation
- Develop academic, personal, professional and social skills
- Establish a community with peers, faculty and staff at Kent State University
- Enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness
The program is free with the exception of covering the administrative fee of approximately $100. Students selected to this program will receive two classes at the university level, meals, and housing during the seven weeks of the program.
Feb. 3, 2022: Application Opens
April 17, 2022: Application Closes
April 23, 2022: Interview Day
June 5, 2022: Program Move-in and Welcome
June 6-7, 2022: Destination Kent State
June 9, 2022: First day of classes
July 22, 2022: 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 SMC@kent.edu
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