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).
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.
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 “Degree” 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.
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.
You can run a “What-If” 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 "Process What-If" button. The results will show how your completed courses apply and what remains to be taken. For additional information, click here.
Information is updated nightly from the student information system. To be certain that your audit information is refreshed, you should always click on the "Process New" button when you view your audit.
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.
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.
Kent State University will make every effort to offer courses within the terms they 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. Because course offerings are created based upon active plans, it is very important to follow it closely.