First Year Student Admission Checklist
A First Year Student is one who has earned a high school diploma or GED certificate, and has not attended another college, university, or technical school.
First Year Students checklist (for printable checklist please click here):
Complete an online application or call 440-834-4187 (Geauga) or 330-888-6400 (Twinsburg) to request a paper application by mail.
Pay the non-refundable $40 application fee
Contact your high school to request that they forward your high school transcript OR forward your official GED score to:
Kent State University at Geauga, Admissions
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, Ohio 44021
*Please note that all application materials become property of Kent State University and are not returnable or transferable.
Although not a requirement, we encourage students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. This is used to consider your eligibility for all federal financial aid programs (grants and loans). Please refer to our Financial Aid section for more information
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, schedule a COMPASS assessment for placement in English and Reading courses. All students need to take the ALEKS for math placement. More information about both tests are located here along with when these tests are available and a sample COMPASS test
After taking the tests, schedule an advisor appointment at Burton (440-834-4187) or Twinsburg (330-888-6400)
Start working toward your degree!