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"DegreeWorks" is a computerized degree audit program and academic advising tool designed to assist you and counselors in reviewing your degree progress. A Web‐based program, DegreeWorks re‐organizes your transcript chronologically and categorically, easily identifying courses you have completed and what courses you still need in order to fulfill your degree requirements.
DegreeWorks will help you: Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree. View individual course grades, cumulative grade‐point average (GPA) if transfer work has been articulated, and major average. Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives. View transfer credits, waivers, and exemptions applied toward degree. See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, or concentration using the What If option. Confirm your academic standing. Estimate how many semesters it will take you to graduate. Learn the prerequisites and co‐requisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.
Our current goal is to release DegreeWorks to the entire campus in the Fall 2017. LPC will send notification when the new Degree Audit tool is available to the general public. Although the system is fully operational and in use, we will be making changes and updates as needed.
Academic Counselors and students both will be able to use the system as an advising tool to better follow the student's progress and determine which requirements are still needed.
There are a few possibilities as to why certain information in DegreeWorks is not up to date. One is that DegreeWorks may not have been refreshed since a change was made (information is refreshed nightly) to a student record. Second, there could be some paperwork that must be completed. For example, if a grade change is pending, it is possible the form has not reached the A&R Office. Check with the A&R Office or the Counseling office regarding information not being up to date.
DegreeWorks adheres to LPC’s repeat policy when producing a degree audit. Per the policy, the most recent occurrence of a particular course will be used to evaluate degree completion. Previous attempts will go into the insufficient section.
Degree Works uses a student’s Catalog Year to determine the set of degree requirements to use when producing a degree audit.
The catalog year determines which catalog/degree requirements students follow to obtain a degree. This is the year the student was admitted to LPC. This can be updated if the student chooses to follow newer requirements.
Yes, students who have not declared a major must use the What‐If option to produce a degree audit. However, in order to be evaluated for degree completion by the A&R office, the student must have a valid major assigned in Banner.
The student’s curriculum in Banner must be correct in order for DegreeWorks to function properly. The following is a list of who can/should update what information: Degree, College, and Major.
The "What If" tool requires that you make a selection in the "Major" field. Failure to select a major will result in error.
No, the Planner is only intended for future classes, not classes which you’ve completed or in which you’re currently enrolled.
No. You can use the Planner to map out as much or as little of your degree plan as you’d like
No, you can start using the Planner at any time. It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman planning your next two years of study, or a sophomore with one semester left. The features of the Planner will still help you ensure that you’ve identified all of the courses you need to complete for your degree.
No, you can start using the Planner at any time. But it is strongly recommended that students visit the Counseling office as a way to explore majors.
Please visit the A&R office and summit a personal data change form.
No, You will want to review your plan with your Academic Counselor to ensure that you have courses in the proper sequence. You can also review the course descriptions in the catalog for prerequisite information for each of your courses. You can access catalog course descriptions in one of two ways. You can click the link for any needed courses that are listed in your DegreeWorks worksheet, and a new window will open with course descriptions that fulfill that requirement or view the catalog online.
The "@" symbol is used as a wild card. If the "@" sign appears with course numbers after it (@ 1-99), it means that you can take any subject area with that level (a 1-99 level course from any subject area). If it appears after a subject prefix (KIN@), it means that you can take any course with that subject prefix (any course in Kinesiology).