What Is Degree Works?

  • Degree Works is a web-based tool that will provide a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress, to prepare for registration, and to plan for graduation.
  • Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.
  • Degree Works provides information in a more user-friendly, interactive and readable format than our former program requirement sheets in the portal.
  • Students and advisors will have the ability to develop long-range degree completion plans through Degree Works and incorporate those plans in student audits. Planning semesters will help both advisors and advisees connect and communicate effectively.

Degree Works for advisors:

  • Reduces paperwork and manual program requirement sheets
  • Offers the advisor the opportunity to discuss “what if” scenarios for students interested in other programs
  • Supports more timely degree certification
  • Facilitates the course selection process to free up more time for more personalized advising

Degree Works for students:

  • Clearly identifies the requirements needed to complete a degree
  • Allows students to view courses and GPA
  • Offers a GPA calculator
  • Shows how coursework could be applied towards another major using the What If option
  • Helps map out a multi-semester plan for meeting academic goals
  • Allows direct access to multiple related services and advice through hyperlinks to catalog information, class schedules, help desk services, and FAQs