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Kent State University Implements Required Advising

Posted Nov. 19, 2012
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A Kent State University student meets with her advisor.
The university is implementing Required Advising to
support student success. 

Kent State University is committed to assisting students to graduate on time. To help students stay on the path to graduation, the university is implementing Required Advising beginning this Fall 2012 semester. 

Required Advising is designed to support students’ success and requires freshmen and sophomores who are new to the university starting summer 2012 and beyond to meet with an advisor every semester.  New students who are juniors and beyond need to see an advisor once every year until graduation. Continuing students, while not required, are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor on a regular basis.

A marketing and communications program started earlier this month to increase student awareness and encourage them to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. 

“Meeting with an advisor can help students in so many ways,” says Charity Snyder, university advising director.  “Advising is a valuable experience and tool for students to use throughout their academic careers.  Advisors offer knowledge and skills to assist students in choosing classes, help build and maintain their GPS plan, and assist students with exploring internships, study abroad, and other valuable opportunities.” 

Required Advising is being implemented on all campuses. Students can make an advising appointment, by visiting and find their advisor by logging into FlashLine and viewing their Academic Profile. 

A recent survey stated that 95.2 percent of students who were surveyed said they meet with an advisor at least once a year and 97 percent of students surveyed who attend advising appointments were provided the tools and resources needed to answer their questions.*

For more information about Required Advising, visit

*The survey was generated through the Kent State advising office Web-scheduler system after each student had an appointment.