Accessing the System

Log in to Degreeworks. You can select an advisee under the Name drop-down list in the upper-left of the page to view their degree audit.

DegreeWorks page

If you are accustomed to accessing Degreeworks through eCommon, you may still do so by selecting Degreeworks (under Faculty, Advising Tools). 

Accessing DegreeWorks

Select a term to search through your active advisees for that term. Enter your advisee's ID number or name and click Submit. From the search results drop-down menu, select your advisee and click Submit again. 

The student's name will appear on the page with a DegreeWorks button. Click the DegreeWorks button.

DegreeWorks button

You will now enter the DegreeWorks system. You can now select any of your advisees from the drop-down box at the top of the page and view their audits.

Reviewing An Audit

The degree audit is separated into several sections.

Student Information Block

The Student Information block contains basic information such as your degree program, GPA, and class standing.

Student degree information


Take note of the legend—this will aid you when reviewing your audit.


Degree Requirements Block

The Degree Requirements block shows any unmet conditions for a degree. This area checks total credits, minimum requirements, and liberal arts and major requirements for undergraduates or program requirements for graduate students.

Once each of these requirements is complete, applicable advice about unmet conditions will be removed from your audit.

Student Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements Block

For undergraduates, the audit shows a General Education Requirements block. Requirements that are completed are checked off in the boxes on the left.

When a requirement has not been met, a list of approved courses for that requirement appears.

Liberal Arts Requirements for degrees

Major and Minor or Program Requirements Block

The next block checks major and minor requirements for undergraduates or program requirements for graduate students.

When a requirement has not been met, a list of applicable courses appears.

The catalog term that is being used for your audit is listed on the right side of the blue bars that separate the parts of the audit.

Majors and minors and the program requirement information

Electives Block

The next section lists any general electives. These courses count toward the total number of credits needed for your degree but do not fulfill any specific requirements.

General Elective Information

Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements or Incompletes Block

If you have failed or withdrawn from courses, you will have a Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements or Incompletes block listing these courses.

These courses do not count toward your total credits or your degree.

Not fulfilling or incomplete information

In-progress Block

The In-progress block includes a complete list of courses for which you are currently registered.

In-progress information

Exceptions Block

Any exceptions (including petitions that affect degree requirements) that have been entered will be summarized in the Exceptions block.

Exceptions information