DegreeWorks

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is my information confidential?

Yes. Like other process you use throughout MyPage, DegreeWorks is accessed through your secure login. Remember that your academic advisor and authorized faculty and staff will be able to view the information contained in DegreeWorks.

2. Can I register for classes in DegreeWorks?

No. DegreeWorks is a snapshot of in-progress, planned, and completed courses in your academic history. Registration, including prerequisite checks, will continue to be handled through your student tab on MyPage.

3. Can I save or print my audit?

Yes. By using the “Save as a PDF” button, you can save or print a .pdf version of your audit. You can also use the print tab at the top of your audit. Any information you choose to print is the responsibility of the student. Please be aware that this information contains your student ID number as well as an unofficial version of your academic record.

4. What is an Audit?

An Audit in DegreeWorks is a review of past, current, and “planned” course work that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree or certificate/program of study. The audit is divided into blocks of requirements that include Degree, General Education, and Program Requirements. Each block works like a checklist that has boxes that are automatically checked when a requirement is met.

5. How current will my information be in DegreeWorks?

The information in DegreeWorks is refreshed every Saturday. Any changes made throughout the week will show in DegreeWorks starting on Monday. Or you can click the refresh button refresh button at the top of the audit.

6. How can I update my information?

Use the Student Tab on MyPage to change your academic or personal information. You cannot update course information.

7. Are my SLCC grades visible in DegreeWorks?

Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester they are viewable in DegreeWorks. In-progress and registered courses are listed with an “R” grade.

8. Why does the graduation application box show up on my audit if I am not close to graduating yet?

The graduation application box is present as another part of degree requirements. You do not need to apply for graduation until the semester before you expect to complete your degree work.

9. Can I see a list of all the classes I’ve taken?

Yes. The class you have completed will appear on the Audit with either a green check mark box mark box OR on the Audits tab. Click on the “Class History” link at the top for a list of courses taken at SLCC and evaluated transfer courses. If you have questions regarding the accuracy of the classes you have taken, please contact Enrollment Services.

10. Does DegreeWorks include AP credit and transfer work?

Once AP scores and transfer work are received and credit is posted, that information is added to your student record and will appear on the audit. Questions regarding this credit should be directed to the Incoming Transcript Office.

11. How do I know what classes I need to take?

Your audit will outline courses needed to meet degree, program, or certificate requirements within each specific block. Look for unchecked boxes box to identify requirements that you still need to complete. You may then use this information to create an academic plan and discuss it with an Academic Advisor.

12. My progress bar percentage seems to be inaccurate. How does this calculate the percentage towards completion of my degree?

The degree progress bar counts all check boxes in the degree and program requirements blocks towards the completed degree completion, not as a measure of credits completed.

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

The first step is to clarify what information you believe is wrong.
Please contact an Academic Advisor if you need assistance.
These are the most common problems and courses of action.

  1. My program is wrong on my audit

    1. If you have not officially changed your program, you may do so through the Student tab in MyPage. Please visit the Enrollment Services for more information about changing your major.
  2. The requirements for my program of study are wrong.

    1. Look at the catalog year that appears on the program requirements block of the audit.  According to our records, these are the catalog requirements that you are using to complete your program of study. If you believe you should be using older or newer requirements, contact an academic advisor, or you may view the program requirements for catalog years 2012 and forward using the “What-if” function in DegreeWorks.
  3. My transfer courses don’t appear in the right place.

If you are concerned about a transfer course that should be applying in the audit, please ensure that you have:

    1. Submitted your transcript to the incoming Transcript Office
    2. Transcript evaluation has been completed
    3. Contact the Incoming Transcript Office: 801-957-4817
  1. Classes are not applying in the “right” place

    1. DegreeWorks uses a “best fit” approach for meeting requirements so classes may apply in different sections as you take more courses. If you have further questions, please contact an Academic Advisor.
  2. I requested permission to substitute a course, but it’s not showing on my audit.

    1. Academic Advisors can help you to submit a request to appointed designees that are exception to the standard requirements.

If none of these problems describe your situation, or if you need additional help identifying what’s wrong, contact an Academic Advisor.

14. When should I look at my degree audit?
  1. Before you meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming semester.
  2. After you register to ensure that the courses you selected apply to your requirements like you thought they would.
  3. After your grades for each semester are posted
  4. Any time you make a change to your schedule or program.
15. How is my degree audit different from my transcript?

Your degree audit is a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree progress. It displays courses required and completed for your degree program of study. Your transcript is your official college academic record and provides a chronological list of courses completed and other academic information.

16. How does DegreeWorks decide where to place courses that I've completed?

DegreeWorks looks at your program holistically, and places each course using a "best fit" scenario. The "best fit" process will not always be perfect, particularly when multiple possibilities exist. Classes may apply to different blocks as you take more courses. If you have a course that does not appear in the area in which you expected, please review your program of study's requirements in the catalog or contact an academic advisor for assistance.

17. DegreeWorks placed one of my courses in two different places. Is that ok?

In most cases, yes. DegreeWorks is programmed to recognize that some courses can fulfill more than one requirement. If you have any questions, contact an Academic Advisor.

18. I earned credit before I came to SLCC. How does this appear on my audit?

In most cases, classes evaluated during the transfer process would be placed on your audit as transfer with a grade of "TR". If your audit does not look like you expected, please contact the Incoming Transcript Office at http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/.

19. Are there requirements for graduation that DegreeWorks doesn’t check?

A few. While DegreeWorks has been designed to check almost everything that you must complete to qualify for graduation, there may be additional requirements for your program that must be completed as well. You should use DegreeWorks in conjunction with the College catalog and any information that your department provides to ensure that you remain on track for graduation. If you have questions about any additional requirements for your program, talk with an Academic Advisor.

20. If I withdraw from a class, will that be reflected in my audit?

Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the “Not Successfully Completed” section on the bottom of your audit with a grade of “W”.

21. I’ve seen the “@” symbol in several places on my audit. What does this mean?

a. This is a wild card in DegreeWorks. If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., 1 class in @@), it means that you can take any class with the needed attribute (PS, IN, CM, etc.). If it appears after a subject (i.e., ENGL @), it means that you can take any course with that subject prefix.

22. If all of the boxes are checked, does that mean I’m graduating?

Not necessarily. You are still required to apply for graduation: http://www.slcc.edu/graduation/index.aspx. Upon receipt of a graduation application, the Graduation Office will evaluate the audit to determine eligibility for graduation and will notify you of the result. It may also be beneficial to meet with and Academic Advisor prior to applying for graduation.

23. I have been cleared for graduation by the Graduation Office, but DegreeWorks says that I haven’t completed all my requirements. Does this mean that I won’t be able to graduate?

Not necessarily. You should contact an Academic Advisor or the Graduation Office.

24. Who should I contact if I still have questions or disagree with the audit?

Your Academic Advisor is your primary point of contact.

25. What is the “What-if” Feature?

The “What-if” function allows you to hypothetically change your degree, program and/or catalog year. The “What-if” audit will show you what coursework is required for the new program of study, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements and what courses are still left for you to take.

26. I want to change my program. How can I see what would be required if I made this change?

You can use the “What-if” function option on the “Audits” tab to do an audit using criteria you select a Program and the current Catalog year.

27. If I use the “What-if” feature does this mean that I have changed my program?

No. The “What-if” function is for information purposes only and does not change your program. If you decided you’d like to change your program, you can do so on your Student Tab through MyPage. Please visit the Enrollment Services for more information about changing you major.

28. Can I view multiple “What-if” Scenarios on the same screen?

Yes. DegreeWorks will allow you to select more than one program at a time.

29. What does the Graduation Calculator show?

The Graduation Calculator option on the GPA Calc tab will show what grade average you will need to your remaining credits to graduate with your desired GPA.

30. Is the calculated GPA guaranteed?

No. This is an estimate only.