Undergraduate Admission

When you enter Kent State University as a freshman or as a transfer student, you will be admitted directly into one of our majors/concentrations.

Current Kent State students wishing to pursue a School of Media and Journalism major must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be admitted directly into our program and must maintain a 2.00 cumulative and 2.7 major GPA or higher to graduate and take courses within the major. Failure to do so will result in students not being permitted to enroll in Media and Journalism courses until they have met with an academic advisor to create a plan of study. In addition, no grade lower than a C- in a major course will be counted toward graduation or as a prerequisite for a subsequent class.

Current and transfer students are encouraged to meet with a CCI academic advisor to declare a major.

For more information contact Associate Professor Mitch McKenney, Undergraduate Coordinator, via e-mail at mmckenne@kent.edu or through the School's main office at (330) 672-2572.

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If you are transferring credits from another college or university and want to become a School of Media and Journalism major, your credits will be evaluated first by the Kent State University Office of Admissions and then by a CCI Academic Advisor.

For more information contact CCI Advising at 330-672-2131.


Find out more about our four undergraduate degrees or seven minors.


Incoming freshmen are required to purchase a laptop computer by the beginning of the spring semester using these requirements.


Need-based financial aid and grants are available through Kent State University Student Financial Aid. We also offer several scholarships that are exclusive to incoming School of Media and Journalism students.


Our Student Accessibility Services staff is dedicated to assisting students with special needs and to making sure everyone who is admitted to the university has equal access to a quality education.