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Admissions FAQs

Tell me about Kent State University.

Kent State University is a network of eight campuses located throughout Northeast Ohio. Kent Campus enrolls over 24,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The seven Regional Campuses enroll more than 11,000 students.

What is the advantage of the Kent State System?

Students at any Kent State campus have access to the resources of all eight campuses, including the Kent State University Library and the Career Services Center. The campuses share many common curricula; thus, in most cases, students may begin a program at any campus and relocate quite easily to another. Students can even attend classes at more than one campus at a time.

Tell me about Kent State Geauga.

We are the fastest growing regional campus in Ohio, with over 2500 students.  Our small classes make it easy for you to meet people and to interact with professors. Our student-teacher ratio is much like that of a private school at 18 to 1. Kent State Geauga is comprised of the Geauga Campus in Burton and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg.

Who can attend Kent Geauga?

Kent Geauga has an "open admissions" policy for all Ohio residents who have graduated from an accredited high school or its equivalent. We also try to accommodate prospective students with unusual circumstances.

How do I know which classes to take?

Much of your success in college depends upon your proficiency in reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. We want you to have every opportunity for success at Kent Geauga; therefore, all new students, without ACT or SAT scores, are required to complete the COMPASS test, a computerized skills assessment for placement into reading and writing.  For placement into math courses, all new students are required to take the ALEKS assessment.  Transfer students, who did not successfully complete college level english or math courses,  will also need to take COMPASS and ALEKS.  If you need to take COMPASS,  you simply need to schedule a testing time after you have been admitted, by calling Student Services at 440-834-4187 (Burton) or 330-888-6400 (Twinsburg). ALEKS can be taken through your FlashLine account; therefore, you do not have to come to campus to complete the test.  These tests are for course placement only, and your scores are confidential.

How can I schedule classes?

Following your COMPASS and ALEKS testing, you will be able to discuss your scores and your academic plans with an advisor. You may schedule an appointment with Student Services. In addition, advisors from the Kent State University visit Kent Geauga once each semester for students enrolled in bachelor degree programs.

How can I pay for school?

Cash, money orders, personal checks, Master Card, Visa, and Discover Card are accepted methods of payment.

The Installment Payment Plan enables you to pay your tuition and fees over a three-month period. A service fee of $30.00 per semester is charged for using the installment plan.

The Kent First Plan payment plan provides fixed monthly payments, no increase in tuition and fees over the payment period, and no penalty for withdrawing from the plan. More information is available from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial aid award or denial letters should be discussed with a Kent Geauga Financial Aid Advisor as soon as you receive them. We can then determine if you have enough to cover your tuition or seek alternative sources of aid, if necessary. Students who receive financial aid need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (2.0 GPA and completion of 70% of the courses originally registered for) while attending classes at Kent Geauga in order to continue to receive financial assistance.

Kent Geauga Scholarships are available as well! Please stop by the Financial Aid Office for your application.

What does Kent Geauga offer?

You can begin one of many baccalaureate degrees before transitioning to the Kent Campus, or complete one of several degrees at Kent Geauga:

  • Associate of Applied Business (Accounting Technology, Business Management Technology, Computer Technology)
  • Associate of Applied Science (Nursing)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science 
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology 2+2
  • Master of Technology

What if I need special attention?

Tutors are available free of charge to all Kent Geauga students. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access to your courses, please contact Ben Morrison, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, at as early in the semester as possible.

What if I don't know what I want to do?

Our career center can guide you in your decision making through the use of MyPlan. The career guidance program helps you clarify your values, explore your interests, do a self-assessment and learn about occupations.

Where is Kent State Geauga?

Kent State University Geauga Campus is located in Burton, Ohio, north of the square just past the Geauga County Fairgrounds, six minutes west of Middlefield, and 15 minutes south of Chardon.  The Regional Academic Center is located off Rt. 91, close to the I-480 exit.

What if I want to live on campus?

Student housing is not available at either of the locations but there are many apartments located within minutes of the campus. A list of housing complexes is available at the Student Services Office.


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