Transfer Kent State



Transfer Kent State

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:

  • Submit your most recent/final transcripts from all previously attended institutions to the Admissions office.
  • Submit AP, IB, CCP, Military, Credit by Exam or CLEP credit prior to your visit.
  • Use your Flashline credentials to complete TKS KickStart.
  • Pay the transfer enrollment and residence services fees.
  • 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.

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

Secure your place as an incoming transfer student by paying your $95 enrollment fee prior to your orientation.

You will be able to pay your fee online via your "Next Steps" student checklist in your Flashline account.

Registration will be available starting October 19, 2016.  An invitation with a registration link will be sent to your personal email address.

Orientation Dates for Admitted Students

Day Date Location
Monday November 14, 2016 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center
Thursday January 12, 2017 Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

TKS is a full day program orientation for transfer students with freshman status at the time of admission. Check-in starts at 8:00am and the program concludes around 5:00pm. Students will be introduced to campus resources, meet with an academic advisor to build their spring schedule, and get their Flashcard (KSU ID). Students will have an opportunity to attend two interactive workshops of their choice. There is even a session specifically for guests. At TKS, students will meet other transfer students and engage in some fun activities to assist you in learning your 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.