- The DegreeWorks platform has been upgraded! The degree audit functionality remains the same, but the new dashboard is streamlined, responsive (use on any smart device!), and screen-reader compatible.
The DegreeWorks degree audit is available for students beginning with the Class of 2016 (catalog year 2012). To access DegreeWorks, login to your Banner Self-Service account.
A DegreeWorks degree audit is a review of past (completed), current (in-progress in current semester) and planned (registered in future semester) coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding catalog requirements necessary to complete a degree/major/minor, including units needed to graduate and GPA information. The audit is divided into block requirements such as Degree, Common Course of Study (CCS) and Major Requirements. Each block works like a checklist that has boxes that are automatically checked when a requirement is met. Check the audit legend for more information.
As of March 1, 2013, the DegreeWorks degree audit is available to students in the Class of 2016 and later. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff will also have access for the purpose of supporting your progress through your academic career.
Yes. Like other processes you use through Banner Self Service, DegreeWorks is accessed through your secure login. Remember that your advisor, faculty, and authorized staff will be able to view the information contained in DegreeWorks.
Your audit will outline courses needed to meet degree, major, minor, and/or area of emphasis requirements within each specific block. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your academic advisor.
No. Registration including prerequisite checks will continue to be handled through the Banner Self Service links for Registration.
The information in DegreeWorks is refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen in DegreeWorks tomorrow.
Please ask your advisor for assistance. The first step is to clarify what information you believe is wrong. These are the most common problems and courses of action:
If you have not officially changed your major, you will need to petition for the change to occur. If you believe you have already officially changed your major check with the Registrar or Dean of the College Office.
Look at the catalog term that appears on the major requirements block of the audit. According to our records this is the catalog (entry year for your class) that you are using to complete your major requirements. If you believe you should be using older or newer requirements, contact your department head and the Registrar’s Office.
If you are concerned about a transfer course that should be applying in the audit, contact your department head and the Registrar’s Office.
DegreeWorks uses a ‘best fit’ approach for meeting requirements so classes may apply to different sections as you take more courses. If you have further questions, please contact your advisor or the Registrar’s Office.
Talk with your advisor/department head. A petition may be required before the substitution can be noted on your audit.
If you have not officially declared your minor, you must petition for the minor to appear on your audit. If you believe you have already petitioned to add the minor check with the Registrar’s Office.
The Registrar’s Office may not be aware of the concentration you are planning to complete. Have your advisor/department head contact the Registrar’s Office.
Look at the header block on your audit. If only one major is listed, your records do not indicate that a second major has been declared. You should contact the Registrar’s Office.
You can use the “What If” option located under the degree audit header. Please be sure to select a Catalog year, Degree, and Major (optional fields include concentration, minor, and additional major). TIP! Select the Catalog year of your current program of study (displayed on your degree audit in the Degree block).
**What-if audits do not guarantee that you will be able to major in the area you select. If you decide you’d like to change your major, contact your current advisor and the department head of the new major.
Since What If scenarios are not stored on DegreeWorks, your advisor can only see your results if the two of you work through a What If procedure together. You can also save a pdf version or print a copy to show your advisor.
Please contact your academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office.
Not necessarily. This can be a timing issue such as posting of grades, removal of incompletes, posting of transfer credit, etc. for the current term. If you have followed through on any requirements you were told to complete, you should still be on track for graduation. Contact your advisor and the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.
Yes. Click on the printer icon to either print or save as PDF.
Your degree audit is a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree progress. It displays courses required and completed in your degree program. Your transcript is your official academic record and provides a chronological list of courses completed and other academic information.
The Graduation Calculator will show what average you will need in your remaining credits to graduate with your desired GPA. The cumulative GPA excludes credit not taken at Lafayette or an affiliated program as noted in the College Catalog.
The Term Calculator option will show an estimate of your cumulative GPA with the selected grades in your current term courses.
No. This is an estimate only.
FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. More information about FERPA is located at http://registrar.lafayette.edu/ferpa/. Under the Act students can opt to restrict their educational records. To place or remove a restriction a student must contact the Registrar’s Office. FERPA restrictions do not apply to college personnel who need access to this information.