DegreeWorks offers many tools for advisors and students to track progress toward degree completion (audit), develop semester-by-semester course selections (plans), determine progress toward a different degree program ("what if" audit), and determine a potential grade point average (GPA calculator) based on certain criteria.
Q: What is DegreeWorks?
A: DegreeWorks is a web-based tool to help students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks looks at the degree requirements and the coursework a student has completed to produce an easy-to-read audit. The audit is divided into block requirements of how courses taken or proposed count toward degree requirements. Checkboxes exist within each block to easily outline what courses and requirements are complete. DegreeWorks also allows students and their advisors to plan for future coursework.
Q: Is my information confidential?
A: Yes. Like other processes you use through myUSI, 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.
Q: Can I register for classes in DegreeWorks?
A: No. Registration including prerequisite checks will continue to be handled through myUSI.
Q: Can I save or print my audit?
A: Yes. Utilizing the 'Save as PDF' button, you can save or print a .pdf version of your audit. When doing so, please be aware of FERPA regulations.
Q: How current will my information be in DegreeWorks?
A: The information in DegreeWorks is refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., classes added/dropped, change of academic program, etc.) will be seen in DegreeWorks tomorrow.
Q: Are my grades visible in DegreeWorks?
A: Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in DegreeWorks.
Q: Can I see a list of all of the classes I've taken?
A: Yes. On the Worksheets tab, click on the Class History link at the top for a list of courses taken at USI as well as transfer courses.
Q: Does DegreeWorks include my AP credit, CLEP credit, and transfer work?
A: Once AP scores are received from the College Board and credit is granted they are posted to the student record and will appear on the audit. Likewise, transfer work evaluated by the Registrar's Office will also appear.