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Admissions FAQ

What are the benefits of attending Kent State University at Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center?

  • Open enrollment
  • Locations close to home or work
  • Small class sizes
  • Daytime, evening, weekend, and online classes
  • Individual attention
  • Affordable tuition
  • A quality education
  • Credits can transfer to any Kent State University Campus
  • Financial aid and scholarships

How much is tuition at the regional campus in comparison to the Kent campus?

Take a look at the current tuition and fee differences…

-Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center tuition costs $5,288 a year for full-time students, while the Kent Campus costs $9,346 a year for full-time students. That is a savings of over $4,000.

-No residence hall, parking, matriculation, or other student services fees, which could save an additional $8,000+ per year.

What is the average class size?

The student-to-faculty ratio at the Kent State University at Geauga and Regional Academic Center is 14:1, which allows for individualized attention from professors.   

What kind of degrees can my student earn?

Kent State University at Geauga offers a wide range of certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs, such as our Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education.  In addition, we are proud to offer the Master of Science in Technology degree.  Students are also able to complete their first two years of coursework at Geauga and then finish any of the 272 academic programs available at the Kent Campus.

For a list of all the degrees offered at Kent State University at Geauga and Regional Academic Center, please refer to the list below: 

  • Associate of Applied Business Accounting Technology
  • Associate of Applied Business Computer Technology
  • Associate of Applied Business: Business Management Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science: Nursing (Twinsburg)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Technical Study Emergency Medical Services
  • Associate of Technical Study Industrial Trades Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Business Management
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Middle Childhood Education (MCED)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science Technology  2+2 General Option
  • Masters in Technology

How does my student apply for admissions?

First Year Students

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Have official high school transcripts sent to:

 Kent State University Geauga Admissions
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, Ohio 44021

Transfer Students

  •  Complete the online application
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Have official high school and college transcripts sent to:

 Kent State University Geauga Admissions
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, Ohio 44021

Next Steps:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  This is used to consider your eligibility for all federal financial aid programs.
  • If your student has not taken the ACT or SAT, they will need to schedule an appointment to take the COMPASS for testing in Math, English, and Reading.  To schedule an appointment, call 440-834-4187 (Burton) or 330-888-6400 (Twinsburg).
  • Finally, they will need to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for classes.

What Is COMPASS?

COMPASS is a placement test designed to measure a student's basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. COMPASS is administered via computer and takes approximately 1 to 3 hours to complete, although it is self-paced. 

What if the assessment reveals a need to improve basic skills in some area?

If the COMPASS assessment shows a need for specific coursework, students will be required to successfully complete certain designated courses. The regional campuses offer several courses designed to improve academic skills.  All courses receive a letter grade and are used to compute a student's grade point average.  Coursework available to students who are in need of academic support include:

  • Introduction to College Writing (ENG 11001)
  • Developmental Mathematics (MATH 10004)
  • Introduction to College Math (MATH 10005)
  • Reading Strategies for College Success (US 10003)
  • Study Strategies for College Success (US 10006)

How does my student enroll in the PSEO program?

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program at Kent State University is designed to provide qualified high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to enhance their high school education with a true college experience.  The PSEO program is not intended to replace coursework available at the high school, but rather to enhance educational opportunities.

There are two PSEO program options:

  • Option A provides college credit only, so the college grades are not averaged into the high school Grade Point Average.  The student must pay for tuition and books.  (Option A is the only option open to Home-Schooled students and any student attending during the Summer Session.)
  • Option B provides both high school and college credit without paying tuition.  The student also receives required textbooks free of charge.  Under Ohio Senate Bill 140, the local school district rather than the student pays for tuition and books.  However, the student must complete the course with a satisfactory grade and return books at the end of the semester.  This option is available for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

For additional information, please refer to http://www.geauga.kent.edu/Admissions/pseo.cfm