Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID19), Kent State University will continue with our robust summer offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29) by remote instruction only. Kent State University is committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy.

Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page

Remote Instruction

What is the status of summer classes?
  • Kent State will continue with our robust summer offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29) by remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) only. Moreover, any other scheduled summer course that begins before July 9 will be delivered through remote instruction only.
  • For questions about summer courses, students should contact the department chair or faculty member of the course.
  • Kent State will continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19 and make a decision about Summer III (July 9-Aug. 12) and other courses that begin on July 9 or after by late May.
  • Decisions about clinicals, practica and internships will be made on an ongoing basis in consultation with chairs and directors of the academic program areas.
Where can I find additional resources for remote instruction?

Additional resources for courses delivered through remote instruction are available on the Keep on Learning website. 

How do I communicate with my professor?

You should check with your Blackboard course for instructions on communication from your professor. Please remember that your course in Blackboard is a work-in-progress. You should check-in regularly to view updates. Unless otherwise instructed, Kent email will be the preferred means of communication. Check your syllabus or look for an email link in your Blackboard course.

What if I do not have access to the Internet?

If you do not have access to the Internet, please consider the option below for free Internet. 

Spectrum

  • Charter Communication announced it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. Get more information on Free Spectrum Internet. To enroll in the service you can call 1-844-488-8395, the company says it will waive installation fees for student households.

Keep Americans Connected Pledge

  • Note that AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Google Fiber, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile will not disconnect anyone for the next 60 days.  Read the Pledge
Academic Continuity: What does that mean?

Academic continuity refers to the continuation of courses (programs, degrees). In the case of an on-campus emergency (weather, pandemic), academic continuity for classes on campus may not be able to be ensured unless other teaching modalities, including remote delivery, are considered.

What if I have questions about my coursework?
  • Contact your instructor
  • Regularly check the Blackboard page for your course
  • Additional resources for courses delivered through remote instruction are available on the Keep on Learning website

Admissions

Can I register for Summer classes if I’m not a Kent State student?
Why am I getting a message saying I need to submit transcripts?
If I took classes at Kent State last summer or I applied and was accepted as an incoming freshman, but decided to go elsewhere, can I use the same FlashLine ID?
What if I’m accepted as a Guest Student then decide not to take classes? Is there a penalty?
I am an incoming freshman (starting Fall semester) and would like to take some Summer classes. Who do I need to contact?

Registration

How many credit hours can I register for during Summer Sessions?
I am not able to access the Schedule of Classes.
What if the course I am interested in has a prerequisite?
What is the last day I can drop a class and still get a full refund?

Online Classes

I only plan to take online classes. Can I apply as an online student?
If I take an online course, will there be proctored exams?

Costs / Financial Aid / Staff Benefits

What will it cost to take a class at Kent State this summer?
One of my parents is employed by Kent State. Will I be able to use his/her tuition benefits to take Summer classes?
Can I get financial aid for Summer classes?
Can I use veteran’s benefits to cover the cost of Summer classes?

Credit Transfers to Home Institution

Can you confirm that any credits I take at Kent State will transfer to my home institution?
My home institution needs to confirm that the credits for any classes I take at Kent State will transfer; can I get a sample syllabus to share with my advisor?