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The reinstatement process must be followed for any former student who has been academically dismissed from any campus of Kent State University. Before reinstatement can be considered, the student must be away from the university for a minimum of two consecutive semesters. The summer term does not constitute a semester.

Reinstatement Deadlines

To be considered for reinstatement, you must complete the reinstatement process by the following dates if you wish to return for that semester:

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Term: April 15

To complete the reinstatement process, follow these steps:

Step 1: Submit the following reinstatement materials by the deadline:
  1. Reinstatement application | Print application (pdf)
  2. Official college transcripts from every college or university you have attended since your dismissal from Kent State, even if you feel credit will not be transferable. Failure to report previously attended colleges or universities is falsification and may result in denial of your reinstatement application.
  3. Submit the above documents to:   
    Office of Student Services
    Kent State University at Stark
    6000 Frank Avenue NW
    North Canton OH 44720


Step 2: Wait for correspondence from Assistant Dean Mary S. Southards
Approximately two weeks after we receive your complete reinstatement materials (including official transcripts), you will be sent a letter regarding your reinstatement status. This letter will be sent to the address you supplied on your reinstatement application.

If your reinstatement application has been approved, the $25 reinstatement fee will be assessed to your account and you will need to do the following:

Step 3: Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to determine course selection

Step 4: Financial Aid
If you are applying for financial aid, you should meet with a financial aid staff member to determine your eligibility. Students are seen on a walk-in basis. View Financial Aid Office hours.

For questions regarding the reinstatement process, contact:
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall