Eligibility and Application

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Academic S.T.A.R.S. program, a newly admitted student must:

  • Be accepted to the Kent Campus.
  • Have a serious commitment about academic achievement and community building.
  • Be able to stay on-campus the entire duration of the program.

To be considered for the program applicants must:

  • Meet the requirements listed above
  • Complete the application before the deadline
  • Submit letters of recommendation and academic transcripts before the deadline (see details below)

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Please remember to submit the following items via email to SMC@kent.edu 

  1. Academic Transcripts from high school (and any college courses if applicable) 
  2. 3 letters of recommendation which can be from any of the following individuals as long as they are not related to the student: 
    • Teachers
    • Supervisors
    • Counselors
    • Coaches
    • Community members  

Letters of recommendation should speak to student's

  • Academic ability
  • Community building skills
  • Understanding of cultural appreciation and identity 
  • Short-term and long-term goal planning 
  • Leadership background 
  • Realistic self-appraisal 
  • Positive self-concept or confidence