Degree Works for Faculty & Staff

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a comprehensive academic roadmap to help students navigate through a wide range of courses, requirements, and academic policies. Maintained by the Office of the Registrar, the Degree Works degree audit provides clear and visual representation of academic progress, displaying completed courses, in-progress coursework, and outstanding requirements.

Degree Works allows students to easily explore different academic scenarios using the “What-If” tool. The platform is user-friendly allowing students to make informed decisions about course selection and take charge of their academic journey.

Using Degree Works

Degree Works displays all graduation requirements and fulfils requirements based on an algorithm intended to use the quickest path to degree completion. If a student is pursuing multiple degrees, each degree has a separate audit, and any minors or associated requirements are displayed.

Degree requirements in the audit include:

  • Coursework
  • GPA
  • Credit totals
  • Grade Requirements

Degree Works Basics: Students and Advisors

Degree Works Advisor - How To Navigate Degree Works and How to Enter Petitions


Students are encouraged to use Degree Works as a guide when planning progress toward completion of degree requirements. Contact an academic advisor for assistance in interpreting the audit or regarding official degree/certificate completion status. The Degree Works audit is not an academic transcript, and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements. Please contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a copy of your official academic transcript.

Important Notes about Degree Works

While Degree Works may seem like having an advisor on-hand 24/7, it is not a replacement for actual conversations with academic and major advisors. Departments reserve the right to modify requirements or grant exceptions. When all remaining requirements are in progress, the audit’s degree progress should reach 98%. After all grades have posted and all requirements are complete, the audit’s degree progress should reach 100%.