Senior Guest Admission | Kent State University

Senior Guest Admission

Welcome Ohio Seniors!

Kent State Stark's Senior Guest Program is designed to encourage Ohio's Senior Citizens to attend credit classes on a space-available basis. Courses taken through the Senior Guest Program are free, however, some classes have variable costs such as special course fees. The senior guest is responsible for these fees. Most classes held during the fall and spring semesters meet 2-3 times each week for 15 weeks. Senior guests can take classes anytime they are offered, as long as space is available.

  • Senior guests do not receive credit or a grade
  • Senior guests are not required to take exams or write research papers
  • Senior guests are encouraged to do assignments and participate in class discussions, but are not required to
  • Purchasing books is optional

Senior Guest Eligibility
Ohio residents 60 years of age or older.

Course Availability
Contact Will Casterlow at 330-244-3250 or for course information and availability.

Registration Period
Seniors meeting the eligibility criteria above can register for credit classes no earlier than one week prior to the start of the semester. Contact Will Casterlow at 330-244-3250 or to register or for more information.

FLASHcard - Your Kent State ID
Senior guests are eligible to receive a Kent State University FLASHcard, the preferred method of identification on campus. You can get a FLASHcard in the Office of Student Services. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you.

Noncredit Programs
Programs offered through The Corporate University are exempt from the Senior Guest Program. Students who enroll in these noncredit programs must pay the regular fees for tuition and books (if required).

Senior Guest Contact:
Will Casterlow
Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions
132 Main Hall