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Degree Audit - Student Planning

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    What is Degree Audit?

    It is a document that shows how your completed and planned courses apply to your degree requirements, and what requirements still need to be completed.

    • It is a guide to help students and advisors assess the student's academic progress towards a degree.

    • It is based only on what has been officially entered into the college's student information database.

    What are the limitations of Degree Audit?

    • The degree audit does not replace academic advising.

    • Approved substitutions are only registered on the degree audit once the completed Course Substitution form is submitted.

    Where can I get my Degree Audit?

    • In the Student Planning portal, click on the "Student Planning" tab.

    • Choose "View Your Progress" from the landing page, or click on "My Progress" from the Student Planning drop-down menu at the top of the page.

    How can I use Degree Audit to explore other majors?

    • On the "My Progress" degree audit page, click on the "View a New Program" option at the top of your degree audit.

    • Choose the program you're interested in from the menu that appears. Click "View New Program."

    • The page will refresh with your courses applied to the requirements of the new major. You can use the arrows at the top left of the page (next to the program title) to flip between two or more degree options. The "what-if" degree audit is temporary and will be removed when you leave or close the "My Progress" screen.

    How can I use my Degree Audit to search for courses?

    • To find courses that meet individual requirements for your degree, go to that requirement and click on the search box under that requirement. This will bring you to the catalog course descriptions for all courses that can fulfill that requirement.

    • This is especially helpful for requirements with many options, such as the Hallmarks Global Diversity and Global Citizenship requirements, and for designated electives within a program.

    How can I tell what classes I need to take?

    • The Student Planning degree audit is color-coded to show your progress toward your degree.

    o Green indicates courses which are Completed or In Progress.

    o Yellow indicates courses which are planned or registered for a future term.

    o Red indicates courses which are not planned or registered.

    • Requirements will show the number of credits/courses required at the top, and follow the same color coding.

    o A Green "Complete" at the top of a requirement indicates that the requirement is fully satisfied.

    o A Green "In Progress" at the top of a requirement indicates that the requirement will be fulfilled with one or more "In Progress" courses.

    o A Yellow "Fully Planned" means that the requirement will be fulfilled with one or more courses registered or planned in a future term.

    o If the requirement does not have one of these notes at the top, additional coursework may need to be completed or added to the student plan.

    What special issues should I be aware of if I have transfer credits?

    • Courses transferred from your previous institution(s) will show as "TE" (transfer equivalency).

    • If there are courses showing in the "Other Courses" category that could reasonably meet other degree requirements, students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss how those courses are applied to their requirements. If a substitution is approved, the Course Substitution form (available on the Registrar's website) should be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    • Study Abroad course work will show in "Other" as STUAB-300 at 12 credits. Once the University receives and processes your transcript for the courses you completed at your study abroad institution, those courses will show as the individual equivalencies with a "TE" note.

    Who can help me understand my Degree Audit?

    • Your assigned academic advisor

    • The University Registrar's Office

    • The Academic Success Center