Advising and Registration (1-Day Program)



Advising and Registration

We are pleased to have you join the Kent State University community. Destination Kent State, our three-step orientation program, is designed to help in the transition to becoming a Golden Flash. The first step is “Advising & Registration,” an orientation program that will take place before you start classes. Students will take placement assessments, meet one-on-one with their college academic advisor to plan their course schedule and have an opportunity to visit with multiple offices, including Financial Aid, Bursars, Residence Services, and Commuter Services to name a few.

Getting Ready
What to Bring
Directions and Parking
Placement Assessment
Registering for DKS
Sample Agenda

There are many things you should do in preparation for your Destination Kent State: Advising & Registration visit.

  • Registration begins July 20th.
  • Log-in and regularly check your Flashline account. All admitted students receive information in their admission letter about their Flashline portal account (includes email) which includes your login, Student ID number, and password. Students will be required to complete some activities within the Flash Line portal. Please be aware that email is the official form of communication at Kent State University and students should begin checking their accounts regularly.
  • Advising and registration takes place on August 21st and 24th.
  • Complete the FAFSA. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after January 1 to determine eligibility for federal and state aid including student and parent loans. Kent State's Title IV School Code is 003051.
  • Take a momement to download and read the Guide to DKS below.

Below is a list of items we would recommend bringing to your Advising & Registration session:

  • Casual Clothing and comfortable walking shoes (you will visit many places on campus)
  • Umbrella (rain or shine, you may do some campus navigating during your visit!)
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Photo ID to obtain your student ID Card (Flashcard)
  • Jacket or sweater (many of our buildings are air-conditioned and may get chilly)
  • Advanced Placement Test scores, Post-Secondary credits, or college transcripts as appropriate. Transcripts may be unofficial for advising purposes.
  • Your FlashLine username (Kent State University e-mail address) and password
  • Cash for lunch either on campus or off-campus (lunch is not provided during the program)

Arrive by 7:45AM on the date of your scheduled visit in the Governance Chamber on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center. Directions, maps, and accommodations options can be found on the Visitor Information page.

Attendees for the Destination Kent State Advising & Registration program park in the Kent Student Center pay lot off of Summit Street and Risman Drive. There will be no charge for parking. You may print a parking permit by clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail you will be sent after you register for Destination Kent State or by by printing the parking ticket located here: DKS Advising and Registration Parking Pass

Kent State University is committed to student success. Programs that require math and/or foreign language will require students to complete a placement assessment (personal calculators are not permitted). Please take the ALEKS placement assessment and Foreign Language Assessment (foreign language is not required for all students) 24-48 hours prior to arrival for DKS. Students without ACT or SAT scores will take a reading and/or writing assessment. See your Next Steps Checklist in Flashline for assistance in determining which placements are required.

Learn More About Placement Assessments

The enrollment fee of $150.00 must be paid before you can register for the DKS: Advising & Registration program.

Registration for August 1-day Destination Kent State programs will begin on July 20, 2015. To make your appointment for Destination Kent State: Advising & Registration, please log on to your Flashline Login and follow the links to the Destination Kent State registration system. Select the date that is available for your major (that date will be a “live” link in the scheduling system). The final dates for Destination Kent State programs are Friday, August 21 or Monday, August 24, 2015. Students only need to attend one of the dates.

Have your answers to the following questions ready when logging in to your Flashline account to register for Destination Kent State.

  • Will you have any college credit that will transfer including Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEOP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB)?
  • If you have college credit, all official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office at least two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment. Please indicate the number of anticipated transfer credit hours.
  • Do you or a family member who will be attending the Destination Kent State program require any special accommodations?
  • If YES, please specify in detail what your special needs are for the visit. Please list the name of the individual requiring assistance, the nature of assistance needed, and if it is a student or family member.

Destination Kent State offers a wide variety of informative activities for students and parents alike.  To view agendas for each, click on the links below.

Sample Agenda