Degree Works

What is Degree Works?Degree Works is an online degree auditing tool which enables students and their advisors to review and monitor academic progress leading to graduation.  It organizes academic coursework into blocks to help easily identify courses and requirements that you have completed and what requirements are still remaining to complete your degree.

What is a Degree Works Audit?
A Degree Works audit is an online version of a degree checklist.  It provides a review of past, current and planned coursework, as well as information about completed and outstanding degree requirements.

Where Can I Access My Degree Works Audit?
You can access your Degree Works Audit in LoLA underneath “Student” and “Registration Tools.”

How Do You Read a Degree Works Audit?
Audits are organized by blocks.  The blocks display the requirements needed for a specific degree, major, concentration, etc.  These blocks will help you see what is needed in order to satisfy the requirements within each area.

What Do All of the Symbols Mean?

What Can I Do Under the Various Tabs?

There are two main tabs that appear at the top of your Degree Works audit: Worksheets and GPA Calculator.  Within each of these tabs, there are specific features that are designed to help guide you on the road to graduation.

Worksheets Tab
Worksheets is the tab for your Degree Works audit.  This tab includes the “What If” and “Look Ahead” features.

What If
The “What If” feature allows you to see how far long you would be in your academic career if you were to change your major.

This will remove the requirement blocks for your current major and apply the requirement block for the major you are considering or adding the requirement block for the concentration.  This is not a permanent change.  Once you go back to your Worksheet, the original requirement blocks will show up in your audit.  If you would like to formally change your major or concentration, please complete the Change of Program Form found in LoLA. 

Look Ahead
The “Look Ahead” feature will allow you to see an audit showing courses for which you plan to register in future terms.

The requirements on which your classes are placed may not be the actual requirements where they will end up when you actually complete the class and receive a grade.

Classes you enter that are not valid will not be applied to any requirements and will end up in the “Non-Program Courses” section of the audit.

GPA Calculator Tab
The GPA Calculator tab is a convenient way to track and plan for your GPA, especially if your department has a minimum GPA requirement.  This tab includes the “Graduation Calculator,” “Term Calculator,” and “Advice Calculator” features.

Graduation Calculator
The “Graduation Calculator” feature will give you the GPA you need to average in your remaining courses in order to graduate with your desired GPA.

Term Calculator
The “Term Calculator” feature allows you to project your possible semester GPA based on course information that you self-enter.

The calculator will list the courses marked “In Progress” from your audit.  If any of the courses listed are inaccurate, you can add or delete them by typing directly into the boxes.  If entering the courses yourself, be sure to check that the number of credits listed is correct for each course because that is a crucial component in calculating your GPA.

Advice Calculator
The “Advice Calculator” feature allows you to confirm how many additional credits and grades would be required in order to achieve your desired GPA.

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