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:
- 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.
- 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).