FIRST STEP CONTACT
Academic Program Coordinator
First Year Experience
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
Now that you’ve been admitted to Kent State University at Stark, your next step is to enroll in classes through First Step, our first-year advising and registration program.
Communication regarding First Step begins in mid-March. Registration for the program begins April 1. We look forward to serving you and getting you acclimated to campus!
Please reach out if you have questions.
First Step is required for all new Kent State Stark first-year students.
Your First Step email invitation is customized specifically to you and includes instructions that you will need to follow in order to participate in First Step.
Your email invitation will include a link to select a First Step day. Choose a date that best fits your schedule. Plan to spend a full day with us. We urge you to attend the earliest First Step day possible for the best course selection.
You will log in with your portal credentials. If you forgot your login credentials, select "Forgot Your Password" and follow the prompts.
First Step takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes:
Plan your day accordingly so that you can attend First Step for its entire duration.
Yes, even if you don't think you will qualify for aid, you should still file the FAFSA. Financial Aid representatives will follow up with you throughout the First Step process to make sure your financial aid is ready to go. Reach out to Student Financial Aid to get a head start on your financial aid.