Welcome to Admissions!
are undergraduate academic degrees awarded by two-year colleges. Typically requiring 60-63 credit hours, these degrees prepare students for immediate career entry or can easily be transferred toward a bachelor’s degree program.
are curriculums recognized
by the Ohio Board of Regents; typically requiring 35 credit hours, these programs can be applied toward an associate degree. www.starkstate.edu/oneyearcertificates
Career enhancement certificates
are designed to help students optimize their current employment as well as expand future employment opportunities. www.starkstate.edu/careerenhancement
Stark State College offers more than 230 associate degrees, options, one-year and career enhancement certificates in business and entrepreneurial studies, education, engineering technologies, health and human services, information technologies, liberal arts, mathematics and sciences (including natural and physical sciences).
Start on your path to career success today! To apply for admission, follow the easy steps below.
Apply for admission
Complete your Stark State College application online, or submit the paper application to the Financial Aid/Registration Office in S308.
New student orientation
You’re required to complete a new student orientation before you can register for classes. Register for an in-person session (the best way to get your questions answered) or an online orientation at www.starkstate.edu/orientation. You’ll need your student identification number to reserve your seat.
Submit your documents
To register for courses you’ll need to supply your official high school transcript – contact your high school office to get your records – and these, if they apply for you:
– GED certificate and scores (bring the originals to S308 and we’ll make a copy)
– Official transcripts from all colleges you previously attended (transfer students only)
– Selective Service number (males ages 18-26; register or receive a number at www.sss.gov or call toll-free 847-688-2567)
Provide your ACT scores (if you’ve taken the test within the last two years)
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Set up an appointment to take the COMPASS assessment; call 330-494-6170 or stop in S305
— OR —
Have the results of any COMPASS assessment you’ve taken in the past two years at another college or university sent to the Office of Admissions/Student Services.
Grammar practice and ACT COMPASS exam preparation for (1) Learning Support students (2) high school students who are getting ready to take college English placement tests.
Apply for financial aid
You’ll need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for financial aid. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and use the Stark State school code of 011141. Visit the Financial Aid/Registration Office in S308 or the financial aid Web page at www.starkstate.edu/finaid for a detailed checklist.
Meet with an advisor
As a new student, you’ll need to meet with an advisor before registering for classes.
Call 330-494-6170, Ext. 4228 or 1-800-797-8275 to make an appointment.
Log on to mystarkstate
Your letter of acceptance to Stark State will tell you how to log on to mystarkstate, where you’ll find student information, including how to track the progress of your admission and financial aid applications.
See how Stark State’s tuition compares to other colleges and universities: www.starkstate.edu/tuitioncomparison
Please contact admissions if you need additional assistance.
We are here to help:
330-494-6170 or 800-797-8275
Stark State College
6200 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720