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What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based tool for you to monitor your own progress toward completing your program. Degree Works aligns your completed coursework with degree requirements, producing a clear, readable degree audit. Students and advisors are then able to better plan future terms and create a more reliable timeline to graduation.

How can Degree Works help you?

Degree Works will give you access to

  • All requirements for your program.
  • A progress assessment to show exactly where you are towards completing your degree.
  • Courses and credits hours you've earned as applied toward your degree program.
  • Where your transfer credits are being used to fulfill requirements.
  • How your credits could be applied should you consider other majors, minors, or concentrations.
  • Estimate overall GPA based on anticipated end-of-semester course grades.
  • Real time information for guidance available online at any time.
Tutorials

You can download the Degree Works Student User Guide, or use the tutorials below to learn how to log in, navigate, and interpret your degree audit. Please refer all questions about the contents of your audit to your academic advisor.

What-If Scenarios: These tutorials build upon information in the previous tutorials. It is recommended that you review the basic student tutorials before proceeding.

FAQs

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based tool for you to monitor your own progress toward completing your program. Degree Works aligns your completed coursework with degree requirements, producing a clear, readable degree audit. Students and advisors are then able to better plan future terms and create a more reliable timeline to graduation.

What is a degree audit?

A Degree Works degree audit displays completed, current, and planned coursework to outline requirements already taken and requirements still needed for a student’s degree, major, minor, and concentration. The audit also shows requirements taken and still needed to fulfill the college general education program. Easy-to-read check boxes indicate completion.

How current is my information in Degree Works?

The information in Degree Works is updated each night. Any changes made today (such as grade changes or classes added or dropped) will be seen in Degree Works tomorrow.

I think my audit is incorrect. What should I do?

Contact your academic advisor to discuss any discrepancies or questions you have about the requirements shown on your audit. If your Advisor agrees that additional requirements have been fulfilled they will initiate the process of entering an Exception.

When should I review my audit?

At least four times a semester. You should always review your audit:

  • Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming semester.
  • After you register to ensure that the courses you selected apply to your requirements as you thought they would.
  • After your grades for each semester are posted.
  • Any time you make a change to your schedule or major.

How is my degree audit different from my transcript?

Your degree audit is a tool to outline progress and better plan your program. Your transcript is your official Roosevelt University academic record and is a chronological record of academic history.

I have seen the @ symbol in several places on my audit. What does this mean?

If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (such as @300:399), it means that you can take any subject area with that level (a 300-399 level course from any subject area). If it appears after a subject prefix (such as ENG @), it means that you can take any course with that subject prefix (meaning any course in English).

I’m thinking of changing my major/minor/concentration. Will I be able to see how my current classes fit into this new major/minor/concentration?

Yes. The “What If” option in Degree Works reorganizes your completed coursework according to the requirements for any change you are considering.

If I like what I see in my What if scenario, how do I make the change?

First discuss your plans with your academic advisor. You can then submit a change-of-major form with the registrar’s office.

What is the “Planner” feature?

The Planner is a tool to arrange unmet requirements into future semesters and create a timeline guide. It’s best for you to complete this in conjunction with your advisor. Please note that a plan is a guide and does not guarantee course offerings in specific terms.

Who can use Degree Works?

As of March 1, 2016 Degree Works will be available to all Roosevelt graduate and undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2014 semester or later.

Is my information confidential?

Yes. Degree Works is accessed through the secure RUACCESS log-in. Advisors, faculty, and authorized staff have access to Degree Works to aid students in program planning.