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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:

  • 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 should park in the Visitor Lot in front of the Kent Student Center off of Summit Street. 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! 

Transfer students admitted for spring 2019 are able to sign up for TKS! An invitation with a registration link will be sent to your personal email address.

Orientation Dates for Admitted Students

Day Date  Location
Saturday  November 3, 2018 Henderson Hall 
Monday January 7, 2019 Kent Student Center
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Kent Student Center 

TKS is a full day program orientation for transfer students. Students should refer to their confirmation email for a check-in time and location and plan to be on campus until 5 p.m. 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.