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undergraduate admissions

CAED architecture and interior design students may elect to go to Florence in the spring semester of their third year. CAED architectural studies students may elect to go to Florence in the fall semester of their third year. Students are required to have completed all coursework for the first two years, have been accepted into the third year curriculum sequence, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

applicants from other programs

Undergraduate students from architecture, urban design and interior design programs other than Kent State University are encouraged to apply to the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) per the application deadlines below. Requirements are:

  • good standing as third year student at their university
  • minimum GPA of 2.5
  • letter of nomination by the Dean or Director in their college or school
  • transcripts and/or a design portfolio may be requested as additional documentation
Guest Student Application is required of all non-Kent State University students.  Click HERE to visit the Kent State University Admissions website.

graduate admissions

Applicants interested in a global education program as part of a CAED curriculum need to apply for the CAED program of their choice, following the guidelines shown on the graduate architecture in Europe page. Applicants must also submit a Statement of Interest in order to be considered for the Florence program.

applicants from other programs

Applicants from architecture and/or urban design programs other than Kent State University, interested in participating in the CAED Florence graduate program, integrally or partially, as part of their curriculum, need to apply on-line for admission as a "Transient Graduate Student" and send by the application deadlines below:

  • Statement of Interest
  • Portfolio
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (3.0 minimum GPA) 

deadlines to apply

May 1st for the fall semester programs
Kent State University CAED undergraduate architectural studies and graduate architecture, including students from architecture, urban design and interior design* programs other than Kent State University

October 1st for the spring semester programs
Kent State University CAED undergraduate architecture and interior design, including students from interior design* programs other than Kent State University

*contact your education abroad advisor and/or Ms. Lisa Pozo, CAED Global Education Administrative Secretary, for current agreements in place with your university regarding which semester to apply for.

application materials

Application packets are available upon request 

Other required items:

For additional information or to apply:
Ms. Lisa Pozo, CAED Global Education Administrative Secretary, lpozo@kent.edu, 330-672-3765

Kent State University
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
304 Taylor Hall
PO Box 5190
Kent OH 44242-0001