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New students

Start on your path to career success today! To apply for admission, follow these steps.

Six easy steps

Complete the ‘first-time-to-college student’ application online.

To register for courses, you’ll need to supply your official high school transcript; contact your high school guidance office to get your records and send to:

Stark State College
Attention: Academic Records
6200 Frank Ave. N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720

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GED certificate and scores (bring the originals to M102 and we’ll make a copy)

Selective Service number (males ages 18-26; register or receive a number at or call toll free 847-688-2567).

Provide your ACT or SAT scores (if you’ve taken the test within the last five years).

For those who have yet to take the ACT test, the Stark State code is 3345.

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Set up an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER assessment; call 330-494-6170 or stop in M110. Learn more about placement testing at

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Have the results of any ACCUPLACER assessment you’ve taken in the past five years at another college or university sent to the Admissions Office.

You’ll need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for financial aid. Go to and use Stark State’s school code: 011141.

Visit Gateway Student Services in M102 or the financial aid web page at for more detailed information.

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 You’ll need your student identification number to reserve your seat.

Contact admissions at or 330-494-6170 ext. 4228 to schedule your advising appointment with an admissions representative.


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