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Academic Advising Offices
Academic advising plays an essential role in helping students formulate sound educational and career plans based on their interests, abilities and academic classification. Advisors in these areas provide relevant services.

Advanced Placement Program
Links parents and prospective students to information needed for receiving, transferring and taking advantage of the program. Kent State University awards college credit for most advanced placement exams with scores of 3, 4 or 5.

Career Services
Find out how you can support your student's career development plans. This Web site guides parents on contributing to their student's career planning and employment preparation, helps students and alumni locate jobs and internships, provides Web links for parents and families, FAQs, and ways for parents to supply networking, employment or internship opportunities to Kent State students, and much more.

Center for Student Involvement
Find out how your student can get involved on campus.

Some students can experience bumps in the road during their college career. A number of options are available for students who want to speak to a counselor. Find out more by visiting the links below.

  • Psychological Services
    The psychological services department of University Health Services provides counseling, crisis intervention, psychological testing, and consultations for students with a variety of mental health concerns.
  • Counseling and Human Development
    The Kent State University Counseling and Human Development Center provides personal counseling and human development services to members of the Kent State University community (KSU students, faculty, staff, and family members), and to non-KSU area residents.
  • Psychological Clinic
    In addition to individual, couples, and family therapy, the Clinic offers specialized services in eating disorders, child assessment and therapy, personality assessment, forensic assessment, parental fitness evaluations, and neuropsychological assessment.

Dining Services
This site provides information on dining plan options, when and where students can use their meal plans and how money can be added to a student's card, if needed.

Financial Aid
Provides the latest financial aid news. Parents can find the following: The Student Financial Aid Office lists contact information, hours and location of the office; applying for aid offers steps for applying, frequently asked questions, timelines, attendance costs and payment options. An award estimator allows a parent and student to estimate the amount of financial aid he or she might be eligible for; and scholarships lists Kent State scholarships, other scholarships and resources for finding and applying for scholarships. The search qualifier makes it easy to search for scholarships available through Kent State University.

Graduation and Commencement
Provides contact information, as well as an online guide. Main links include graduation requirements and preparation, ceremony dates and other important dates, directions, lodging information and an FAQ page.

Health Center
Supplies information and links for various services, including the Online Drugstore, the travel clinic, the medical clinic, the office of student health promotion, psychological services, ambulance services, medical records and student health insurance.

Judicial Affairs Office
Ensures the safety and security of the university community, creates good citizenship through the use of educational programming and sanctioning, and provides an educational experience for hearing participants concerning due process conflict resolution. Three main areas include: Community Expectations and the Code of Student Conduct, Educational Discipline and Disciplinary Sanctions and Opportunities for Involvement.

Legal Services Available to Students
Students enrolled on the Kent Campus pay a $7 fee for Student Legal Services, which makes available to them professional legal representation, advice, consultation and protection.

Residence Services provides housing for over 6500 students with a variety of options to fit students' needs.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP)
Helps parents and students understand the advantages and process of the post-secondary program at Kent State University.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
SAS provides assistance to students with varying degrees and types of disabilities in order to maximize educational opportunity and academic potential. Get information on services for students and the process students must follow in order to be eligible for services, accommodations.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center
This site provides information on the many services, programs and recreational facilities your student has access to in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Study Abroad
Find out how your student can participate in numerous study abroad opportunities.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a number of tutoring and supplemental instruction opportunities for students in need of assistance.

Dean's and President's Lists
Find out how the university reports your student's attainment of either the Dean's list or President's list to your hometown newspaper.

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
States that the university prohibits illegal distribution and illegal use of drugs and alcohol and that sanctions will be consistently and strictly enforced for those who unlawfully possess, use or distribute these products. Includes health hazards.

Enrollment Certification Form
Access the Enrollment Certification Form your student can fill out and return to the Office of the University Registrar.

FERPA Release Form Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student's protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student's explicit written consent; however it also gives the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian(s) claim the student as a dependent on their Federal Income Tax Return. Also read this article about understanding FERPA.

On-Campus Housing Guide for Parents
The Department of Residence Services provides a comprehensive list of resources, designed to assist you in becoming the knowledgeable parent or guardian of a member of our residential community.