The Graduation Planning System (GPS) provides students with a comprehensive and understandable pathway to graduation. It begins with the roadmap, a semester-by-semester mapping of properly sequenced degree requirements. From the roadmap, students will meet with their advisor, who will create a degree plan for them. The degree plan is an online version of the roadmap, individualized to meet each student’s specific requirements. The degree audit is a summary of the student’s degree requirements that is merged with the student’s academic record. The audit provides a real-time assessment of the student’s progress toward graduation and is the official document that determines eligibility for graduation.

All Kent State University students in the 2010 University Catalog and beyond will have a GPS degree audit and plan. Kent State uses data from the plan to determine future course offerings.