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Please review the Admission Requirements list and gather the necessary materials before beginning the application. Applicants are able to update and check the status of their applications by logging in with the ID and personal identification number (PIN) established during the application process.
Freshman admission at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based on the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. In addition, some areas of study have additional academic program requirements.
Kent State welcomes applications from home-schooled students. Students who are home-schooled may submit an equivalent diploma through a successful General Educational Development (GED) examination and an ACT/SAT* score, or submit the following information for admission consideration:
* Since Kent State Regional Campuses do not require ACT/SAT scores for admission, this requirement may be waived by the appropriate campus.
The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who show areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus will forward a student's application materials to a Regional Campus at his/her request.
The full college preparatory curriculum as recommended by the Ohio State Board of Education consists of the following:
After review for admission to the Kent Campus, additional academic program requirements are needed for the following academic areas to be admitted.
Entry into the aeronautics programs requires at least a 2.5 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
Application Deadline: Jan. 31
To be considered, freshmen need at least a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 25 (minimum ACT sub scores of 25 in both English and math) or 1140 combined critical reading + math SAT score.
Six-Year Medical Program
Application Deadline: Dec. 15
In conjunction with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM),Kent State offers a six-year medical program leading to both the bachelor of science and medical degrees. This program is highly selective and includes interviews of semifinalists before final selections are made. More than 600 applications are submitted;thirty-five students are chosen. Special B.S./M.D. applications can be obtained by calling the Admissions Office at NEOUCOM at 1-800-686-2511 (in Ohio) or 330-325-2511.
Students must audition before being admitted to the dance program. Inquiries can be directed to the Dance Coordinator, 266 MAC Center Annex, Kent State University, P.O.Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 (or call 330-672-2069).
To qualify for a teacher education program, freshman applicants must have at least a 2.75 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (980 SAT combined critical reading + math score) OR a 2.75 cumulative high school grade point average and all 16 of the recommended college preparatory units (see the New Freshmen "Admissions Requirements" section for a list of these units).
Freshman applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or an SAT combined critical reading + math score of 980).
Students are admitted to interior design based on a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (1020 SAT combined critical reading + math score).
Students must audition before being admitted to the School of Music. Inquiries can be directed to the Coordinator of Admissions and Scholarships, School of Music, E-101 Music and Speech, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001(or call 330-672-2172).
Students must audition before being admitted to the B.F.A degree program in Musical Theatre. Inquiries can be directed to the Theatre Coordinator, B-141 Music and Speech, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 or call 330-672-2082.
Admission to pre-nursing requires the completion of high school math, biology, and chemistry. In addition, students should have at least a 2.7 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND minimum ACT composite and science reasoning scores of 22 (or an SAT combined critical reading + math score of 1020). Students with an ACT composite score of 21 (SAT combined critical reading + math score of 980) need a 2.9 high school grade point average; those with an ACT composite score of 20 (SAT combined critical reading + math score of 940) need a 3.3 cumulative high school grade point average.
Those students who have a 2.75 high school cumulative grade point average and a 21 ACT score or 980 SAT combined critical reading and math score are admitted to the sport administration major.
Enrollment in the freshman visual communication design courses is limited. Early applicants and those with strong academic credentials will be given preference.
Students from any major may seek admission to the Honors College. Selective criteria include high school grade point average, class rank, ACT or SAT scores, college preparatory curriculum, and evidence of creative ability. To be considered for membership in the Honors College and for merit scholarships, you must submit a complete Kent State admissions application by Jan. 15. Students who are selected for Honors College consideration will be sent information on completing the required essays. For more information, visit the Honors College online.
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