This FAQ relates primarily to the GPS Audit and Plan. For general questions about exploring majors and minors, please see the GPS FAQ
GPS, or the Graduation Planning System, consists of the semester plans (Roadmaps), Degree Audit (official graduation requirements), and the individualized Plan (each student's plan of study defined by semester).
From the GPS channel in FlashLine, you can link to the advising scheduling system, or go to www.kent.edu/advising.
Go to www.kent.edu/gps to see all roadmaps and programs.
There are video tutorials and written instructions at www.kent.edu/gps/faq/
Although your audit and Plan will guide you in taking the correct classes, you will need to access the registration system to register for them. Entry to registration is determined by the number of earned credit hours. You will register through FlashFast.
Your college and advisor(s) can access your GPS information. If you have granted access to anyone outside the university, such as your parents, they will be able to view it as well.
Your grades will appear on your degree audit once they have been posted. This information updates nightly.
A degree audit is a summary of the student's degree requirements merged with the student's academic record, which will provide a real-time assessment of the student's progress toward graduation. The Audit is organized in blocks of like requirements such as the Kent Core block, major block, university requirements block, etc. The Audit is the official list of all requirements for graduation.
Information is updated nightly from the student information system. To be certain that your audit information is refreshed, you should always click on the button when you view your audit.
Your advisor is listed at the top of your degree audit and their name is linked directly to their email. If there is no advisor listed, contact your advising office.
When using your GPS audit you will see your Catalog Year displayed in the Degree bar.
If your Catalog TERM, as shown on FlashFast, is a Spring or Summer term, the Catalog Year will be the prior Fall semester.
You can run a â€œWhat-Ifâ€ audit, found in the left-side of the GPS Audit tab in your degree audit. Add your intended degree, major, college, etc. to the fields requested then click the button. The results will show how your completed courses apply and what remains to be taken. For additional information, click here.
You should contact your advisor to initiate an official program change. They are listed on your degree audit, or contact your advising office.
In your degree audit, click on the link at the top of the page. This will provide a chronological list of all courses you have completed and the grades you have earned.
Always contact your advisor if you find an error in your audit or Plan.
Look at all the boxes in each block of your audit. If there is a green checkmark the requirement is complete. If there is a blue tilde that means the requirement is planned on your degree Plan or is in progress. Remaining red checkboxes indicate that the requirement has not been met. Be sure to verify your progress toward graduation with your advisor.
Look in the degree and major boxes at the top of your degree audit.
If you have two different degrees, click on the dropdown for â€œDegreeâ€ to see each one separately. If there are multiple majors with the same degree, the majors will be listed in the student information block of the audit and the requirements will be combined within the single audit.
To ensure full and proper functionality when accessing GPS, Windows users should use Internet Explorer, and Mac users should use Safari.
For technical questions or issues related to accessing GPS, please contact the HelpDesk (330-672-HELP).
Kent State University will make every effort to offer courses within the termsthey are planned. You need to be aware that some courses may be offered only in the fall or spring semester, so you will need to plan accordingly. Becauase course offerings are created based upon active plans, it is very important to follow it closely.
Each student will have an individualized degree Plan, created in consultation with their advisor, that begins with the requirements in the Degree Audit, organized in a Roadmap format, but is tailored for each student's unique situation. For example, if you transfer to Kent State or bring post-secondary or AP credit as a new student, this will be accounted for in your degree audit and only the remaining unmet requirements (courses) will be reflected in your individualized degree Plan. The Plan can be adjusted to fit your needs, including shortening your program if you are able to graduate in a shorter timeframe, by adding summer terms or taking additional courses each term, or expanding your program to accommodate a work schedule or family responsibilities. Once approved, your individualized degree Plan is what you follow to graduation. Final graduation requirements, however, are confirmed by your degree audit.
Once your Plan is created by your advisor, you must meet with them to have them make any changes or updates.
This can be used to give you a general view of what grades you will need to earn throughout your remaining credits in order to achieve your desired GPA.
This can be used to determine specific grades needed to achieve a desired GPA. It is more specific than the graduation calculator.