Application & Admission Process
If you’re interested in attending Kent State University at Tuscarawas, you will need to submit an application for admission as well as a $30 non-refundable application fee. The application for admission is available in our main office area in Founders Hall or you may call 330-339-3391 to request an application be sent by mail. You may also complete your application online.
Depending on your student status, you may also need to submit high school transcripts, college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and/or other materials. All application materials become the property of Kent State University and are not returnable or transferable. Please look under your student status to determine which application materials you must submit.
Once your application has been received, our office will send you a letter confirming receipt of your application and reminding you of items still missing from your application.
When all of your application materials have been received, you will receive a letter indicating your next step. Students who are 21 years of age or older will be invited to take both COMPASS (reading and writing) and ALEKS (math) placement tests in order to determine proper course placement. Students under 21 years of age will be instructed to complete ALEKS (math) placement testing only, and ACT scores will be used for reading and writing placement.
Once proper placement has been determined, you will be invited to schedule a date to attend our mandatory SOAR program. During SOAR, you will become more familiar with the campus, learn strategies for becoming a successful student, receive FlashLine training, meet our financial aid staff, explore our Graduation Planning System (GPS) and attend a group advising session where you will schedule classes for your first semester.
Although it’s not required for admission to the University, all students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting this one form will get you considered for federal and state grants and student loans. Students applying for campus-based scholarships are required to submit the FAFSA as well. FAFSA worksheets are available in the main office of Founders Hall or by calling 330-339-3391.
Veterans should click here for important information regarding benefits and the financial aid process.