Skip Navigation
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose the "Directory" icon in the FlashLine masthead (blue bar).

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 


  • Complete an online application

  • 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 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

  • All new students are required to attend one EMPOWER program, in order to schedule Fall 2015 classes.  Once you are admitted, you will receive an acceptance letter and a packet of information that explains how to RSVP for this program.  ***Summer 2015 Admits will be able to register on FlashLine or can call to make an appointment with an advisor to schedule classes (440-834-4187-Burton/330-888-6400-Twinsburg).


If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, call 440-834-4187 (Burton), 330-888-6400 (Twinsburg), or e-mail