Degree Works is a degree audit tool designed to assist you in providing an overview of what degree requirements remain and how your coursework applies to your currently declared degree program. Your Degree Works audit is only a tool and not an official transcript. Students should work with their academic advisor to verify the information in their audit, develop an understanding of program requirements, discuss course enrollment and verify final official degree clearance at the time of graduation.
When you first log into Degree Works, you will find your student information and currently declared degree program. You will then find your degree requirements listed in various blocks (e.g. university, general education, major, college/departmental, etc.). These blocks serve as useful tools to monitor your course completion as well as minimum and overall GPA requirements associated with your degree program. If at any time, you have questions concerning your audit, please consult your academic advisor.
Requirements highlighted in green with a checkmark indicate the course requirement is complete. Courses highlighted in blue are those currently in progress. Your audit will assume successful completion of these courses and reflect these credit hours in credit totals. However, if these courses are not successfully completed they will be removed once the semester has ended. Courses highlighted in red indicate the requirement is not fulfilled. Please note that changing your major will require a new audit. Courses once listed as complete (green) may not meet requirements for another program.
Degree Works will highlight incomplete requirements in red. You can then click on the blue hyperlink(s) to find out more about the required course or to generate a list of those courses that will apply. Always verify with your academic advisor before registering to ensure degree applicability and confirm prerequisites have been met.
While registration doesn’t take place within Degree Works, you are able to click on highlighted courses listed in your remaining requirements to view class options, meeting times, CRNs for each section and available seat capacity in real-time.
This symbol allows the audit to recognize any course within the parameters provided. For example, if you see 6 credit hours of POLS @; this means any two POLS courses will meet the specified requirement. If you see 3 credit hours in SOC 3@ or 4@, this means any 3000-4000 level SOC course will meet the specified requirement. Clicking the hyperlink will populate a list of available course options to meet the requirement.
All degree programs have an overall GPA requirement reflected at the top of your audit. Many programs also have major, college/departmental and/or professional GPA requirements. Degree Works assists in allowing you to monitor the GPA in many of these areas so you can evaluate your progress.
The Courses Not Used section includes all courses not currently used to fulfill specific degree requirements. However, the grades and credit hours will factor into your overall GPA and total credit hours earned.
Insufficient courses are those with grades that fall below the minimum grade requirements for the currently listed degree/major. These may include courses with a grade of W or F, or repeated, reprieved or renewed courses which are excluded from earned credit hours and grade-point averages. Incomplete courses will also reside in this section until a final or default grade is assigned.
There are several reasons a course may be found in Courses Not Used. First, it is important to make sure your currently declared degree program is accurate. If the wrong program or catalog year is listed, please consult your academic advisor as this will not accurately reflect your completed coursework. Transfer coursework and course substitutions must be evaluated and may take longer to reflect accurately within your audit. Always consult your academic advisor with questions concerning completed coursework and degree applicability.
No, this is not necessarily an indication of graduation. First, you should meet with your academic advisor to confirm all requirements have been met. A graduation application must also be filed via self-service within the specified university deadlines. See Apply to Graduate for additional details.
The “what-if” feature in Degree Works will allow you to select another degree program to view how your credits may apply. Please note, this is not an official audit. Only an academic advisor can assist with determining how your coursework may apply to a certain degree program.
If you are pursuing a second degree program, and it is currently declared, you can click the “Degree” down arrow at the top of the page to highlight your second degree. If you do not see your second program listed, please consult with your academic advisor.
Yes, if you click on “Class History” at the top of the page, this will give you a chronological list of courses on your transcript within the terms they were completed. Please note, this is not an official transcript and may not reflect the OSUIT repeat policy or other aspects of your official transcript.
There are 2 GPA estimators available within your audit: Graduation, Term and Advice. Details for each are outlined below:
Term - This is a calculation tool that will allow you to monitor your current semester. Your overall GPA will automatically populate in addition to your GPA hours. Simply enter the credit hours for each class for the current term with your anticipated grade to estimate your overall GPA.
Advice - This is a calculation tool that will allow you to estimate the amount of credit hours/grades needed to reach a desired GPA. Your overall and GPA hours will automatically populate. Simply enter your desired GPA to determine the number of credit hours/grades needed to reach your desired GPA.
Please note - This is an estimator only and does not constitute an official OSUIT GPA. The estimator does not take into account courses that may be excluded from the official GPA, such as activity, remedial or repeated courses. Official OSUIT GPAs are provided on the unofficial academic transcript (available to students in Self Service) and on the official transcript (students may request official transcripts on Self Service or on the OSUIT Transcript Request website). Please consult your advisor when using this tool to verify requirements for your degree program.
The “Look Ahead” feature allows you to enter a course to view where it might fit within your audit. Enter the course subject/number and then click “Add Course.” You can repeat this process as many times as you'd like, even building out your entire planned schedule. Select “Process New” and your audit will display the highlighted course in the area of the audit where the course may apply. Please note, this feature does not indicate that you have registered for the course. While the course may appear to apply toward your degree, other degree requirements may be advised. You should consult your academic advisor before registering.
Located at the top of the Degree Works page, you will find the "Generate PDF" feature. This feature can be used at any time for purposes of saving an electronic copy or printing your currently displayed audit.