During the fall and spring semester the school organizes a series of Information Sessions to describe our Bachelor's degree programs. While these Information Sessions are usually intended for high school juniors or seniors, or for admitted students, they are also open to others who would like to attend a presentation describing the major. Each session describes the philosophy of the degree, the details of the curriculum, and career options for Digital Sciences graduates.
Information Sessions are generally scheduled at 1pm on Monday and Friday during the academic year. To sign up for an Information Session, go to the university's Schedule a Visit web page.
ADMISSION FOR FRESHMAN STUDENTS:
Kent State University’s freshman admission policy differentiates among students with varying degrees of preparation for college studies. The students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading + math SAT score).
Applicants who do not meet these standards may be wait-listed and asked to submit further academic credentials, such as senior-year grades and/or test scores. All wait-listed admission decisions for the summer and fall semesters will be made no later than April 15, 2011 (and then on a rolling basis after April 15), based on the strength of the student’s academic record and the availability of space. Wait-list decisions for the spring semester are made on a rolling basis..
For more information, visit the Admission web site for New Freshmen.
ADMISSION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS:
Students who have attended any educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as a transfer student.
Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records.
Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis. However, early application helps to ensure early consideration for class registration, residence hall preferences and financial aid. Therefore, the best time to apply is at least six months prior to the term you wish to enter Kent State.
Kent State’s Transfer Center reviews and applies transfer coursework where appropriate as determined by state policies and faculty review. Kent State’s residence policy requires that transfer students complete a minimum 30 semester hours (including 9 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major) at Kent State to be awarded a Kent State bachelor’s degree. The majority of courses in the Kent Core (general education requirements) are approved as Ohio Transfer Module courses. Advanced Placement, CLEP credit and Kent State’s Credit-by-Exam is awarded for general education requirements and electives in the program.
For more information, visit the Admission web site for Transfer Students.
ADMISSION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Applicants for the Master of Digital Sciences degree are expected to have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered for conditional admission.
Applicants must submit official transcript(s), current resume, three letters of recommendation, a statement of goals and objectives for pursuing this degree, and (optionally) a statement of plans for electives.
International applicants must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language, usually through the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS. The GRE is not required, but if taken will be considered in the admission process.
For more information, visit the School of Digital Sciences' Graduate program page.
STUDY ABROAD / AWAY OPPORTUNITIES:
Kent State University offers a broad array of study abroad opportunities, including summer programs, semester programs, short-term programs, and exchange programs. Students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Digital Sciences might, for example, spend a semester at Kent State University's Geneva campus studying international business or a semester at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences studying web design, enterprise social media, and mobile business.