Application Tips for Applying to an Online Program

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Applying to Kent State University is easy, and we’re here to help guide you through the process.


Free Application Week!

October 28 - November 7, 2022

Don’t miss Kent State’s free graduate application week, October 28 - November 7, 2022.

Submit your graduate application during this time, and the application fee will be automatically waived. No special code is required!

*Applies to domestic students only



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Application Tips:

1) Start with a Plan

All plans begin with research. Research programs and schools you are interested in, application requirements, and deadlines. Here’s a handy list to follow:1

  • Research each college
  • Brainstorm your answers to the essay topics
  • Write the applications
  • Get feedback
  • Revise your work
  • Take an extended break
  • Revise again

2) Gather Recommendation Letters

Ask teachers and mentors to write you a letter of recommendation for your program application. Remember that people are busy, so give them plenty of time to meet your application deadline.

3) Stay Connected!

Always follow up after you’ve submitted your application to ensure that all application pieces have been completed and received. After submitting your application for a Kent State University online program, contact our student services team.

Free Graduate Application Week! October 27 - November 6, 2022

Kent State’s Office of Graduate Admissions offers a free application week for prospective domestic graduate students, October 27 - November 6, 2022.

Apply Today!

If you submit your application during this time, the application fee will be automatically waived. No special code is required. Applying is simple! You don’t need to provide all your application materials (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, goal statement) when you submit your application. You will retain access to your application portal, where you can upload new documents, replace previously submitted documents and check the status of your application. So if you’re a prospective student from the U.S., make sure to submit your app between Oct 27-Nov 6 to qualify for the app fee waiver!*

*Note: The Office of Global Education is not participating in Free Application Week due to increased international applications. Application fee waivers for prospective international students will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Kent State University Online Degrees

Kent State University is a pioneer in online and distance education, offering its first online program more than 15 years ago. Kent State now offers nearly 80 online degree and online certificate programs, unmatched by most peer universities, with new online programs and online degrees continually added.

Earn your degree anytime, anywhere, with Kent State University’s online graduate degrees, online undergraduate degrees, and online certificate programs. Kent State Online brings together online programs and assistance for students, faculty, the community, and global audiences.

Kent State Online offers graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificate programs.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Degrees, visit https://onlinedegrees.kent.edu.


1 Retrieved on August 1, 2022, from https://www.iconschool.org/blog/submitting-college-applications-as-an-online-student

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