First Step is Kent State University at Stark's first year advising and registration program. It's how new freshman students register for classes.
We realize that college is an exciting and challenging time for you and your family, so we've developed First Step to help you make a smooth transition to your life as a college student.
Who Attends First Step?
First Step is required for all new Kent State Stark freshmen age 20 and under.
What is Covered During First Step?
First Step is a day-long program (9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.) that includes:
You must plan your day accordingly so that you can attend First Step for its entire duration. First Step is considered an excused absence for high school seniors and participation letters for Guidance Offices can be provided.
When Does First Step Take Place?
First Step will be offered several times a month beginning in March for students admitted for Fall 2015.
How Do I Register for First Step?
Shortly after you've been admitted, you will receive an official invitation to First Step. Follow the instructions carefully in your invitation. Before you can attend First Step, you may be required to take placement assessments which will be detailed in your invitation letter.
Have You Toured Campus Yet?
Because we’re trying to keep the length of First Step to a minimum, there won’t be time for a campus tour during First Step. If you haven’t yet toured campus, you can schedule a guided tour for a different day.
After you've been admitted to Kent State Stark, you will receive an invitation to First Step. Follow the instructions detailed in your letter.
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Kent State University at Stark is the largest regional campus of Kent State University, serving more than 11,000 students each year, comprised of 6,600 enrolled in academic coursework and 4,500 enrolled in professional development courses, and offering bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees, as well as the opportunity to begin coursework in 282 bachelor’s degree programs at Kent State University. The only public university in Stark County, Kent State Stark is nestled on a beautiful, 200-acre campus in Jackson Township. The Conference Center, which houses The Corporate University and the Small Business Development Center, is accredited under the stringent guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers. Combining a top-quality major university with a community-oriented college, Kent State Stark serves our region as a key intellectual resource, providing access to academic, economic and cultural advancement through excellence in teaching and learning.
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