All undergraduate students are required to satisfactorily complete the Destination Kent State: First Year Experience course at any one of Kent State’s eight campuses with the following exceptions:

  1. Incoming students who are designated by Kent State admissions as adult students (21 years or older). These students are encouraged to contact the Center for Adults and Veteran Services or a Regional Campus advising office for information regarding the availability of special orientation programs for adult students.
  2. Students who transfer 25 or more credit hours from another higher education institution, excluding post-secondary and dual-enrollment credit (College Credit Plus).

Full-time students are expected to complete the First Year Experience course during their first semester of enrollment. Part-time students are expected to complete the course before they attain sophomore standing (30 credit hours).