excel learning community


EXCEL is a living-learning community for new freshmen Exploratory students, designed to assist with exploring careers, education, and leadership while moving students toward selecting their major by the end of freshmen year, so that students remain on their four year graduation track.

"As an exploratory student, I was able to venture out into a lot of different areas Trying out different areas helped me get to know campus and leave my comfort zone. As a result, I became more outgoing." - Erin Brown, class of 2018

Exploratory Advising Center

Kent State University is the recipient of the 2015 Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Kent State received the award for its Exploration Plan Program housed in the University College, which is designed to enrich the freshman experience for undecided students and to expedite a shift into a degree-granting program within the first three semesters.