Kent State Announces Immediate Changes to Admissions Approach

Unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate a change in approach to Kent State University’s admissions process to ensure student access and success.

“We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted the college enrollment process for our prospective students and K-12 educational partners,” said Sean Broghammer, Ph.D., associate vice president for enrollment management/admissions at Kent State. “Therefore, we have worked to simplify our admissions process beginning with the 2020 Fall Semester.”

For fall 2020 applicants, Kent State University at Stark will:

  • Waive ACT/SAT standardized test requirements, recognizing that testing was canceled in many locations leaving students unable to take the test.
  • Accept unofficial transcripts from high school counselors.
  • Waive application fees.
  • Move the deadline to apply for the 2020 Fall Semester to Aug. 15.

“Kent State is always committed to promoting access to higher education, and the need to do so is particularly crucial in these times of unprecedented challenges,” said Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., Kent State’s interim senior vice president and provost.

Kent State Stark faculty and administration agree the changes are in the best interest of students.

“Student success is paramount to our mission at Kent State University at Stark,” said Lisa Hart, Ph.D., director of Stark Campus enrollment management and student services. “As Stark County’s only public university, we are open to everyone, and we have the academic services in place to support student success. Just as we have been committed to academic excellence, since our founding nearly 75 years ago, we remain steadfast to that commitment during today’s uncertain times.”

For Stark Campus Admissions, visit Kent State Stark Admissions or email

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Stark Campus Media Contact:
Melissa Seeton,, 330-244-3262

POSTED: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 9:17am
UPDATED: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:14am
Melissa Griffy Seeton