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General Information/Getting Started

ADN Information Session
This session is offered 2-3 times a month at the Regional Academic Center. The Nursing Director and /or Nursing Advisor explains all the required steps in the admission process and course completion. Attendance to one session is a mandatory requirement for admission to the program.

ADN Application
Please call (330) 888-6400 or email bberger4@kent.edu to request an application and data sheet. Application deadline for Fall semester  is February 1st of that same year.

ADN Admission Process
Apply as a Pre-ADN to www.geauga.kent.edu and pay the application fee. Request official sealed transcripts from your High School, and all Technical Schools and Colleges that you have attended and send to the Geauga Campus Registrar 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd. Burton, OH 44021.

 Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible by obtaining a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov and then completing the FAFSA.application. The application may be obtained online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov . Once the FAFSA application is completed, call (330) 888-6400 to schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Advisor.

You will receive a letter from the Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services that will inform you of your acceptance at Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center.

Schedule and take the COMPASS test (330) 888-6400. 

Schedule an appointment with the Pre-ADN Advisor (330) 888-6400.

Complete and submit the Nursing Application and Data Sheet to the Nursing Office at the Regional Academic Center prior to Feb 1st of the year you plan to enter in the Fall semester. These forms are located in the Nursing Office at the Regional Academic Center. Admission is selective. Students must complete any developmental coursework prescribed by the COMPASS test and complete high school or college-level courses in algebra, chemistry and biology. A cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher is required for admission.

Notification of admission/denial is usually no later than May.

 Estimated Costs
Kent Geauga Application Fee is $40.00
Lower-division, Ohio resident,  Regional Campus Tuition Fee is $253.00/credit hour 
Estimated costs excluding tuition is $3,386.40. This includes books, uniforms, stethoscope, scissors, etc.
Estimated Lab fees is $774.00