At Kent State University, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. In an effort to ensure everyone's safety and wellness, we're moving the TKS orientation experience online.

Student Success Programs is dedicated to supporting your transition to the university as well as your academic success as a Kent State student. This is an exciting time and we want to ensure you have a welcoming and informative introduction to the campus as a new Golden Flash!


Register For Transfer Kent State


TKS is an orientation program for all incoming transfer students to the Kent Campus. Students will be introduced to campus resources via the TKS KickStart online modules, meet with an academic advisor remotely, and build their summer and fall schedule.

Registration for TKS is open! 

After you register for TKS keep an eye on your mailbox; a special Welcome Kit will be coming your way! 

Get connected with us on your favorite social platforms for exclusive opportunities for new Golden Flashes!

  • Follow @KentStateSSP on IG, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok throughout the summer.

  • Share your excitement and unboxing of the Welcome Kit with us on your favorite social platforms.

  • Be sure to use #Welcome2KSU and tag @KentStateSSP and @KentState for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. (There will be multiple winners throughout the summer.

If you have questions email  and check back for more up-to-date TKS information.

Visit BlackBoard Learn and complete the TKS KickStart modules prior to the start of classes.

The modules will introduce you to important resources such as academic advising, the GPS degree audit system, financial aid and scholarship information, technology requirements and opportunities for campus involvement and leadership. Use your Flashline credentials to log into BlackBoard using the link below. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard, please visit the Information Technology website for detailed information.


Orientation Dates for students admitted for fall 2021.

Orientation for transfer students admitted for fall 2021 is now open!




April 23, 2021



May 12, 2021



May 21, 2021



June 7, 2021



June 14, 2021



June 21, 2021



June 28, 2021



July 9, 2021



July 23, 2021



Prior to your Appointment:

  • Check your email for information regarding your TKS remote advising appointment time.

  • Review your Graduation Planning System (GPS) degree audit in your Flashline account.

  • Complete all required placement assessments indicated by your student checklist.

  • If you need to change your major, call the Admissions office at 1-800-988-KENT.

At the time of your appointment:

  • Access the Microsoft Teams meeting invitation sent to your email.

  • Please allow flexibility around your advising time. Advisors will connect with you at or shortly after your advising time due to prior advising appointments.

  • Be logged in to your FlashLine account.

  • Have information regarding any current coursework readily available to share with your advisor.

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). See your Next Steps Checklist in Flashline for assistance in determining which placements are required.

Learn More About Placement Assessments