The Kent State University at Trumbull Advising Team
Front row (left to right): Nicolette Fenlock, academic advisor; Alison Hoskinson, assistant director; Darlene Thorn, financial aid/academic advisor and Chris Cooney, academic advisor.
Back row: Carrie Wittenauer, academic advisor; Dr. James Ritter, director; Sarah Helmick, assistant director
and Robert Ridgell, academic advisor.
The Kent State Trumbull advisors look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals! Students who work with an advisor increase their chances for success in completing an academic degree. Advisors can assist you with academic planning and help you navigate a successful pathway to graduation.
Kent State Trumbull academic advisors are available on a walk-in basis during scheduled hours. Kent Trumbull also hosts academic advisors from other Kent State campuses to support students who are enrolled in select bachelor degree programs or who will complete their degree at another campus. All advising with visiting advisors is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with a visiting advisor, please call 330-675-8860 or visit the Student Services Office inside the Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Building.
If you are a student who started at Kent State in summer 2012 or after, you are required to meet with an advisor. Here are the answers to some FAQâ€™s about required advising
Who has required advising?
All undergraduate students who were admitted in summer 2012 or after, and who are registered for classes.
Why do I have to meet with an advisor?
Meeting with an advisor can help you in so many ways. Advisors can guide you in choosing classes, deciding on a major, and providing suggestions and referrals if you are having trouble in a class just to name a few.
How often do I have to meet with an advisor for required advising?
All freshmen and sophomore students admitted for summer 2012 and beyond are required to meet with an advisor once per semester. Students at junior standing and beyond will be required to meet at least once per year.
How do I know for sure if I have required advising?
Stop in to the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Kent State email address.
Should I go to advising even if it is not "required" for me?
Absolutely, advising is a valuable experience and tool for you to utilize throughout your academic career. Your advisor offers knowledge and skills to assist you in reaching your goals.
Additionally, advisors from the Kent Campus will be visiting the Trumbull Campus soon and are available to meet with you. Dates and times of future visits will be posted here.
Interested students will be able to make an appointment to visit with those advisors by contacting the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services at 330-675-8860 or by emailing email@example.com.