WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!
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. Check your Kent State email for your First Step invitation.
We look forward to meeting you and getting you acclimated to campus!
WHAT IS FIRST STEP?
First Step is our first-year advising and registration program. First Step is required for all new Kent State Stark first-year students.
During First Step, you'll attend an advising workshop, learn about tuition and the financial aid process, meet with an academic advisor to discuss your major requirements, schedule your classes, get your FLASHcard student ID and have your parking hang tag issued.
WHEN DOES FIRST STEP TAKE PLACE?
- Fall 2023 - First Step begins in May. Multiple dates are offered during the summer.
- Spring 2024 - First Step takes place in December.
The First Step program begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.
CHECK YOUR KENT STATE EMAIL FOR YOUR INVITATION
You should receive your email invitation to First Step around April 1 (or shortly after you've been admitted). Your First Step email invitation includes instructions on how to register for a First Step day. The registration portal opens April 1.