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What is academic advising?

University Academic Advising Mission Academic Advising at Kent State University is one component of a comprehensive system that promotes student success. As an institution, we are committed to providing university-wide advising that fosters academic achievement; encourages the development of realistic career and life goals; supports diverse cultural and intellectual perspectives; and engages students in their overall educational experience.

Vision for Academic Advising Academic Advising at Kent State University aims to enhance the educational experience of each student through a collaborative model that is recognized for its commitment to student success.

What you should do before your advising appointment.

  1. Find out who your adviser is
  2. Schedule an appointment - Contact your adviser to schedule an appointment to meet with him/her. They get busy so the sooner you call the better. Also, when you call, ask if you need to bring anything with you.
  3. Pick classes - Choose classes that you want to take and look for time and location conflicts.
  4. Be prepared with questions
  5. Be on time!

How to make an advising appointment?

Contact the academic advising office for the college that hosts your current major...

Visit, call, or make an appointment on-line:
Academic college advising offices are found here.

What can you expect from your advising appointment?

How do I request a change to my academic program?

If you are adding/changing/removing a major, minor, concentration or degree, you can find the step by step instructions here.

How do I add/drop a class?

Need tips on how to add/drop a class? Learn more about registering for classes in FLASHFast.

How can I test out of a class?

Students with demonstrable ability and knowledge in a particular subject area may earn credit in selected courses though Credit-By-Examination (CBE). Students who wish to pursue CBE must complete the CBE application to gain appropriate college and departmental permission. The appropriate academic department administers the exam which may include the completion of additional assignments. The minimum passing standard for CBE is the equivalent of a “C” grade. However, no letter grade, only credit hours, are posted to the academic transcript for CBE.

What happens if I get a registration error message?

Before registration time rolls around, be sure you are prepared! If a hold is placed on your account, you may be unable to register. Be sure to check out this website before registration so you can take the proper steps to avoid a registration error!

How can I view current holds on my account?

Log into FlashLine and click on the Student Tools and Courses tab. Click the Holds link in the Academic Profile channel to view holds.
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