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!

TKS registration for transfer students admitted for summer or fall, 2022 is now available. Admitted students will receive an invitation to sign up in their personal email.

TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION EXPERIENCE CONSISTS OF:

  • TKS: required in-person orientation that includes advising and course registration. 
  • TKS KickStart: required online orientation modules customized for transfer students. 
  • KSU Kickoff: the welcome event that occurs over the four days leading up to the start of the fall semester. It involves many activities to celebrate the start of the new year. More information will be available soon.

Visit Canvas and complete the TKS KickStart modules. It is strongly encouraged to complete all modules before your scheduled TKS date.

The modules will introduce you to important resources such as:

  • preparing for your TKS advising appointment
  • financial aid and scholarship information, technology requirements
  • opportunities for campus involvement and leadership.

Use your Flashline credentials to log in to Canvas using the link below. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, please visit https://www.kent.edu/canvas for detailed information.

TKS KICKSTART MODULES

Orientation Dates for students admitted for Summer and Fall 2022.

Date Day Location
March 11, 2022 Friday Governance Chambers
April 29, 2022 Friday Governance Chambers
May 13, 2022 Friday KIVA
May 20, 2022 Friday KIVA
June 6, 2022 Monday KIVA
June 13, 2022 Monday KIVA
June 21, 2022 Tuesday KIVA
June 27, 2022 Monday KIVA

Prior to your scheduled TKS date:

  • Begin completing your TKS KickStart modules.

    • It is strongly encouraged to complete all modules before your scheduled TKS date.

    • You can refer back to TKS KickStart at any time throughout your entire first year as needed. 

  • 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.

  • Upload your photo for your Flashcard (KSU ID).

TKS offers three interactive success workshops to support student transition to KSU. Each student will participate in up to two of these workshops. The descriptions are below.

  • Academic Success Center: Getting Academic Assistance – Learn about resources support you in meeting your academic goals.
  • Career Exploration and Student Development - Learn about resources based on your interests and where you are on your career journey.
  • Center for Student Involvement: Getting Involved on Campus – Learn about campus organizations and leadership opportunities.

Sample Student Agenda

Time Session Location Notes
8:00 AM Check-in Kent Student Center

Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with other new students!

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM KSU Welcome & Introduction  Kent Student Center Meet TKS staff and review the day's agenda
(:00 AM - 3:00 PM Academic Advising  Advising Location will depend on your major  Meet with an academic advisor and register for classes 
9:00 AM Interactive Success Workshop (see website for descriptions) Center for Undergraduate Excellence Engage in one of three interactive Success Workshops
10:00 AM Interactive Success Workshop (see website for descriptions)  Center for Undergraduate Excellence Engage in on of three interactive Success Workshops 
11:00 AM optional  One Stop Kent Student Center Learn to navigate financial aid and payment options 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Lunch and Resource Fair (good time to take your Flashcard ID pic) Kent Student Center 

Join us for lunch and informal conversation. A great time for individual Q&A

1:00 PM Success and Support Tour  Kent Student Center  Explore various support offices
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Explore Model Rooms 
  • Visit One Stop 
  • Check out at the CUE
Various Campus Locations  Take care of remaining enrollment items and/or explore campus and downtown Kent 

Sample Guest Agenda

Time Session Location Notes
8:00 AM Check-in Kent Student Center

Pick up your materials for the day. Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with other new students!

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM KSU Welcome & Introduction  Kent Student Center Meet TKS staff and review the day's agenda
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Parents as Partners Kent Student Center Learn about advising at KSU
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Parent and Family Association Kent Student Center Learn about the benefits of Parent and Family Association
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Health and Wellness Kent Student Center Learn about University Health Services 
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM CARES Center Kent Student Center Learn how the CARES Center meets students' basic needs
11:00 AM optional One Stop Kent Student Center Learn how to navigate financial aid and payment options
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Lunch and Resource Fair (good time to take your Flashcard ID pic) Kent Student Center  Join us for lunch and informal conversation. A great time for individual Q&A 
1:00 PM Success and Support Tour  Kent Student Center 

Explore the Kent Student Center and various support offices

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Explore Model Rooms 
  • Visit One Stop 
  • Check out at the CUE
Various Campus Locations  Take care of remaining enrollment items and/or explore campus and downtown Kent 

Remember to:

  1. Print out this parking pass and fill in the date of your TKS visit.
  2. Park in the Kent State Student Center Parking Lot. 
  3. Look for the TKS signs and orientation leaders to find the TKS check-in that will be held in the Kent State Student Center. 
  4. Show the parking pass to the attendant when you exit the lot for the day. 

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