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Stark Adult Services

Welcome Adult Students!

By arriving here, you're one step closer to achieving your dream of earning a college degree. Whether you're returning to college after being away for a period of time, or new to college altogether, we want you to know you're not alone. The Office of Student Services is here to help you as you work toward your academic goals.

Getting Started

Preadmission Appointments
Feeling a little overwhelmed? You may want to set up a preadmission appointment with the Office of Admissions. During your appointment you will have the opportunity to find out what programs Kent State University offers, what the admission process entails, how to learn more about financial aid and what services are available to help you get familiar with the campus.

Applying for Admission
Once you've decided Kent State is right for you, you'll complete your admission application online. We've outlined the admission process in easy steps to help you through the process, but don't be afraid to contact us if you have questions. Keep in mind, if you've ever attended any college or university before, even if you don't think your credits will transfer, you will need to apply as a transfer student.

Advising & Registration
After you've been admitted, you'll receive instructions on how to get to the next step: registering for classes. Before meeting with an academic advisor, you'll need to complete testing, but don't fret! This is not an entrance exam. Testing simply assess your basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement. After testing, you will then need to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and decide on courses.

New Student Orientation
New students for fall are invited to Smart Start Saturday which is held the Saturday before fall classes start. New students for spring are invited to Smart Start Spring in January. These orientations help familiarize new students to all aspects of campus and there are specific sessions just for new adult students.

Services for Adult Students
The Office of Student Services has new programs just for adult students. These programs include:

  • Adult Services Support Group
  • Adult Computer Workshops
  • Adult Services Newsletter
  • Adult Student Special Topics Course: Swift-Kick Study Skills

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Funding your education is probably at the top of your to-do list. There are many types of financial aid to help you pay for your education. The Office of Student Financial Aid will gladly meet with you to review the application process and answer your questions. In addition, once you are a student, Kent State Stark offers scholarships that are geared towards our adult student population.

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