Transfer Student Application Checklist

Each year more than 1,500 students transfer to Kent State University to complete their education. Whether you have completed a semester, an associate degree or attended a number of colleges, we want you to become the next Golden Flash! 

This is your time to shine. Rise to each moment and experience everything that makes us undeniably Kent State. 

Follow these steps!

Submit Your Application

To apply for admission a Transfer applicant must submit:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $50
  • All College-level transcripts
  • High school transcript and ACT/SAT scores (if fewer than 12 semester hours of college-level coursework)

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Got Credits?
  • Request an official transcript from each institution attended since high school graduation.
  • transfer credit evaluation will automatically be completed once your transcripts are submitted.

The transcript(s) should be sent directly to:
Admissions Office
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

We accept electronic transcripts, please submit them to

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Apply For Financial Aid

All transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for scholarships when they apply to Kent State.

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible after Oct. 1, to determine eligibility for federal and state aid including grants and student and parent loans. Kent State's Title IV School Code is 003051

Attend TKS Orientation and Register for Classes

After admission, attend the Transfer Kent State orientation to build your schedule and get ready for the upcoming semester.


Complete the online portion of orientation prior to attending TKS by doing the TKS KickStart modules in Blackboard. Use your Flashline login information to access the modules.


Need On-Campus Housing?

More than 6,500 students live on the Kent Campus, within 25 residence halls with living-learning communities that instantly connect students with others who have similar interests. 

Contact the Department of Residence Services at 330-672-7000 or toll-free at 1-800-706-8941, regarding on-campus housing information.

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Next Steps for Newly Admitted Students

We’re so happy to welcome you to the Kent State University community! Please make time to log in to FlashLine, your student portal, to access your next steps and to access other student-specific information. You can also visit our Next Steps webpage for more details!

And don't forget to check your Kent State e-mail! We will send here important additional information to complete your enrollment.

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