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Associate degrees
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.

One-year certificates
are curriculums recognized
by the Ohio Board of Regents; typically requiring 35 credit hours, these programs can be applied toward an associate degree.

Career enhancement certificates
are designed to help students optimize their current employment as well as expand future employment opportunities.

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, 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.

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 M102, 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 or call toll-free 847-688-2567)

Placement assessment

Provide your ACT scores (if you’ve taken the test within the last two years)
— OR —
Set up an appointment to take the COMPASS assessment;
— 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.

Apply for financial aid

You’ll need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for financial aid. Go to and use the Stark State school code of 011141. Visit the Financial Aid/Registration Office in M102 or the financial aid webpage at for a detailed checklist.

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

See how Stark State’s tuition compares to other colleges and universities:

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