The goal of Undergraduate Studies is to help students achieve academic success at Kent State University. It fosters student academic success by providing extensive academic advising services as well as coordinating advising support throughout the university.
In addition, Undergraduate Studies is responsible for assisting undecided students with degree and career planning; assessing the basic skills of all entering freshman students; providing tutoring services that promote student learning; and providing support tools and resources for low-income, first generation and precollege students.
Destination Kent State (DKS)
A three-step orientation program that includes Advising and Registration, Welcome Weekend and the First Year Experience course. The Advising and Registration portion is an overnight orientation for new first year students. Students will be given the opportunity to connect with other students, become familiar with campus, get their official Kent State Flashcard, meet with an academic advisor and register for fall classes. In addition, we welcome parents and guest to attend DKS to learn more about Kent State University including, financial aid, residence services, strategies to help their students make a smooth transition to college life.
Foundations of Excellence
In recent years, Kent State University has been widely recognized as one of the world's finest public research universities and as an institution that is helping Northeast Ohio compete and succeed. As we look to the future, our academic community is committed to maintaining — and raising — the high standards of scholarship and service we have set for ourselves. As part of this "excellence agenda," the university has embarked on a major, multifaceted initiative to make each of our eight campuses everything a world-class, 21st-century campus should be — for the sake of our students, faculty and staff, and the many other stakeholders who count on Kent State every day.
A Bonus Learning Experience!
EXCEL is dedicated to providing the foundation for students to remain on their four year graduation path through the creation of an inspiring and engaging living learning community. It focuses on holistic learning involving the selection of a major, career exploration, academic success, and leadership.