Newly Admitted Students

New Kent State Students

Congratulations!  Once you’ve been accepted to Kent State University at Ashtabula, there are a few things you must do before you register for classes and get started on your college career.  Your acceptance letter and Welcome Guide detail these important steps.

  • Log in to your FlashLine account
    Now that you're a Kent State student, you will have access to all things Kent State in our student portal, FlashLine. You can access this portal from any Kent State website by clicking on the FlashLine lightning bolt icon at the top right of the page. Once on the login page, follow the instructions for a "First time User" to set up your password. See your acceptance letter for your User Name and Kent State Identification Number.  If you need login assistance, please contact the Ashtabula HelpDesk at 440-964-HELP or visit
  • Apply for Financial Aid
    If you haven’t done so already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  The school code for Kent State University at Ashtabula is 003052.
  • Schedule your Placement Testing and/or New Student Orientation dates (if applicable) to schedule your classes  
    Placement testing and New Student Orientation must be completed for all New Freshmen prior to meeting with an academic advisor to schedule classes. Be on the lookout for our yellow New Student Orientation envelope for your specific instructions! Registration will begin in April (Fall semester) and October (Spring semester). Visit WWW.KENT.EDU/ASHTABULA/NEW-STUDENT-ORIENTATION to register for a date that works best for you.
  • Discover academic resources
    Visit our Academic Services webpage to learn more about the resources available to you, such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, testing services, and student accessibility services.  If you have a disability and are interested in learning about accommodations to maximize your educational opportunity and academic potential, please contact the Office of Academic Services at 440-964-4304 to schedule an appointment.
  • Purchase textbooks
    For bookstore hours and information visit the Bookstore’s webpage or call 440-964-4225.
  • Get involved!
    Now that your classes are scheduled and you’re ready to being your college career, think about how you want to be involved on campus.  There are many clubs and organizations for students to join that can benefit your academic career through professional opportunities and help you build friendships on campus.  Clubs and organizations usually host new member sign-ups during Welcome Back Days on the first two days of the semester.