Forms & Policies

Important Academic Policies

Academic Policy Summary
FERPA

Advising appointments are one-on-one (student and advisor). Federal law (FERPA) considers the student the “holder” of all college academic records. A student’s academic information will not be shared with anyone else outside the university, including parents or a spouse. The student should expect to meet alone with an advisor, and directly share their concerns, if any, with College staff. A student’s academic situation will not be discussed with a parent either over the phone or in person.

Please read the entire University policy on FERPA through the University Registrar's website.

Academic Forgiveness

Former Kent State undergraduate students returning may request all grades below C (2.000) be excluded from grade point average (GPA) calculation.

 

Please read the entire University policy on academic forgiveness in the KSU catalog.

Academic Probation

Students who fail to maintain a minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation. Probation is an emphatic warning to the students that the quality of their academic performance must improve if they are to obtain the minimum grades required for graduation. Students on probation must reduce their course load to 15 hours until removed from probation.

Please read the entire University policy on academic forgiveness in the KSU catalog.

Repeat for Recalculation

Students have the option of repeating a (10000-20000 level) course, and the university will use only the highest grade in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Please read the entire University policy on repeat for recalculation in the KSU catalog.

Dismissal

Students who fail to make adequate progress toward completion of a program of study or whose academic performance indicates little chance of obtaining the minimum grades required for graduation is subject to dismissal from the university.  

Please read the entire University policy on dismissal and reinstatement in the KSU catalog.

Reinstatement

Process by which a student may gain reentry to the university after a dismissal.  Please read the entire University policy on dismissal and reinstatement in the KSU catalog.

You can find the reinstatement application below, under Forms. Please contact the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services at 330-672-2062 (or your advisor) to discuss additional information to submit with your reinstatement form (or if you have any questions).

 

Forms

Academic Forgiveness ApplicationFormer Kent State undergraduate students returning may request all grades below C (2.000) be excluded from grade point average (GPA) calculation.

Maximum Time Frame FormComplete this form if you have been notified by the Financial Aid office and meet with an advisor for approval.

Overload Request FormComplete this form if you plan to take more than your allowable credit hours for a semester.

Petition for Exception to RegistrationThis form should be completed for any academic change completed after an official deadline

Request for Undergraduate ReinstatementComplete this form if you were academically dismissed from Kent State University and wish to be considered for reinstatement  

Transient Permission FormComplete this form and bring to the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Services for approval of a course you plan to take at another institution