Academic Policies & Forms

Forms Library

The forms library contains a collection of paper work and application forms for faculty, staff, and students (prospective and current). From application to registration to thesis and dissertation documents, scroll through the forms library to find the appropriate category and specific document. 

Guide to Graduate Education

The guide contains the policies and procedures applicable to the university’s graduate education community, from applying to a graduate program to graduating. Although most of the information contained in this guide appears in the University Catalog and/or University Policy Register, this guide is intended to make graduate policies and procedures easily accessible to potential and current students, faculty, staff and administrators. Information contained in the guide is crucial to effective planning and decision-making during your graduate training. You are strongly encouraged to refer to the guide often. It will be updated once each academic year. We are currently in the process of turning this guide into a Graduate College handbook. For questions, please email Alexxus Sidney at


Graduate Catalog

The Kent State University Catalog is the official document of record for undergraduate and graduate programs, courses, academic policies and special programs.

Policy Register

The University Policy Register is a compilation of the official university administrative and operational policies of Kent State University. 

Program Development and Approval

New and revised graduate programs must go through an approval process before they may be advertised or implemented. The review process may involve both internal (e.g., Educational Policies Council, Board of Trustees) and external (e.g., Ohio Department of Higher Education, Higher Learning Commission) approval bodies.

A Graduate Student's Guide to the Grievance Process