General Information 



Student Manual

Graduate Student Degree Plan

What is DegreeWorks?

DegreeWorks is a Web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion by reviewing a degree audit.  DegreeWorks allows students and their advisors to plan future coursework.  DegreeWorks reorganizes your transcript chronologically and categorically, easily identifying courses you have completed and what courses you still need in order to fulfill your degree requirements.

Benefits of using DegreeWorks

•   Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree.

•   Identify what requirements you have completed in the general education, major, minor and concentration areas.

•   View individual course grades and cumulative grade-point average (GPA).

•   Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives.

•   Learn the prerequisites and co-requisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.

•   See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, or concentration using the What If

The Basics

•   DegreeWorks was implemented on October 17, 2011.

•   To access DegreeWorks, login to the Blue and Gold Connection and select DegreeWorks for Students from 
     the menu.

Using DegreeWorks

•   Using the Worksheet feature, you can see the progress you have made towards your degree and what you
    have left to do.

•   Using the What If feature, you can see what changing your major, minor or concentration will mean to your
    college career.

•   Using the Look Ahead feature, you can see what your degree plan will look like when you have completed
    future terms.

•   Using the Planner feature, you can arrange course requirements into future semester blocks.

Things to Remember

•   Always verify that your information is correct in the header block and in the body of your degree audit.

•   If any information is incorrect or missing, please see your academic advisor.

•   DegreeWorks does NOT replace your advisor!  You and your advisor can use DegreeWorks together to make
    sure your college career is a success.

What is a Degree Audit

A DegreeWorks audit is a review of past, current and "planned" coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree plan.