Grade Point Average (GPA)
All undergraduate students graduating from Kent State University must attain a minimum 2.000 overall grade point average (GPA) for all coursework taken at Kent State University. Candidates for the Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degrees must attain a minimum 2.000 overall GPA in the technical courses. If students are required to take additional coursework to raise the GPA in the technical courses to 2.000, the course(s) must be in the technical area and will be selected in consultation with the program advisor and approved prior to registration. Additionally, some degree and certificate programs have higher minimum GPA requirements.
To be considered “in good standing,” a 3.000 average or better in all graduate and required undergraduate work undertaken at Kent State University should be maintained by graduate students1. In order to qualify for graduation, the student must have a 3.000 average in all graduate courses attempted. The grade point average of a student who enlists in the military service after work is begun toward a graduate degree may, at the student’s request upon return from military service, exclude the grades earned in the last semester in which that student is in residence prior to induction.
Students seeking the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree are expected to maintain a minimum 2.000 grade point average.