Eligibility and Application

Program Eligibility

Who's Eligible for Academic S.T.A.R.S?

Incoming first-year students who are:

  • Accepted to the Kent Campus
  • Commited to academic achievement and community building
  • Able to stay on-campus the entire duration of the program

How do I apply?

If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, you should have received an email to apply- just complete the form.

If you did not receive an email and you meet the eligibility, please contact the SMC at smc@kent.edu

If you already submitted your initial application, here are the NEXT STEPS. 

1. Academic STARS Pre-Survey: https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8rgdYRKIgIPUG2y 
2. Writing Sample – Please send your writing sample to smc@kent.edu 

  • Writing Sample Instructions 
    • Formal essay - approximately 4 pages typed using any format (APA or MLA). This can be from a previous course you have taken. 
    • All work must be your own. Any plagiarism is unacceptable and will result in automatic expulsion as a candidate for the Academic STARS Program. 

3. Video Submission using Flipgrid – Please submit a 2-3 minute video describing a time you overcame a challenge.