Advising Services | Kent State University

Advising Services

Academic advising at Kent State University supports the teaching and learning mission of the university by helping students understand the value of achieving their educational goals.

Advising is an on-going partnership among students, advisors and the university community. Kent State University at Stark offers extensive academic advising services with full-time professional academic advisors, as well as specially trained faculty advisors, to assist students. 

Advising Hours

Jan. 2 - May 11
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

  • Advising Services will be closed Jan. 15.
  • Spring Break Week March 26 - 30: Hours will be Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Advising Services will be closed from 3 - 4:30 p.m. on the following Fridays: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with an advisor once per semester. Juniors and seniors are required to meet with an advisor once per year. 

  • New students must be admitted and have taken any required placement tests before meeting with an advisor.
  • College Credit Plus students should schedule appointments with their advisors here.
  • New freshmen (recent high school graduates) are required to attend First Step, our first year advising and registration program. Do not make an appointment with an advisor. View First Step instructions.

Or, if you prefer, you can call the Office of Student Services at 330-244-3251 to schedule an advising appointment.

FALL 2018 Walk-In Advising Dates

During walk-in advising, you can meet with an academic advisor without having an appointment. Students must be admitted prior to participating in walk-in advising.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 23 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 27 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.