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We are pleased to have you join the Kent State University community!  Student Success Programs is dedicated in 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 ensure you have a welcoming and informative introduction to the campus as a new Golden Flash.  We look forward to seeing you at TKS!

In order to take full advantage of your TKS visit, please remember to:

  • Use your Flashline credentials to complete TKS KickStart.
  • Review your "Next Steps" checklist and your GPS degree audit in your Flashline account.
  • Print out and bring your Parking Pass to display on your dashboard.
  • Bring official/valid picture I.D. to get your Kent Flashcard (KSU ID).
  • Bring a course schedule if you are currently attending classes.
  • If you need to change your major, call the Admissions office at 1-800-988-KENT.
  • Submit final transcripts or official documentation for all other earned credit to the Admissions office.

Participants can park in the Commuter Lot off of West Campus Center Drive. Be sure to print and bring your parking pass. 

Display the parking pass on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Download your parking pass (PDF)

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


Registration for TKS is now available! 

 An invitation with a registration link will be sent to your personal email address.

Orientation Dates for Admitted Students

Day Date Location
Monday April 17, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Monday June 5, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Friday-Saturday* June 16-17, 2017* Room 317, Kent Student Center
Monday June 26, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Monday July 10, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

*Indicates overnight experience 

TKS is a full day program orientation for transfer students with freshman status at the time of admission. Check-in starts at 7:30am and the program concludes around 5:00pm. Students will be introduced to campus resources, meet with an academic advisor, build their fall schedule, and get their Flashcard (KSU ID). Students will have an opportunity to attend an interactive workshop of their choice.  Students who are planning to live on campus in the fall can take advantage of a special session of TKS that features an overnight experience.  At orientation, students will meet other transfer students and engage in some fun activities to assist them in learning their way around campus.

Although not required, students can bring up to two guests. It is important for you to begin building rapport with your academic advisor so we ask that guests do not attend your advising session. If you have any other questions, E-mail Student Success Programs at or call 330 672-2014.