Degree Works FAQs



          What is a Degree Works Audit?

          The Degree Works Audit worksheet is a review of past and current coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements. Based on the program Curriculum Sheet, the Degree Works Audit can be used as a tool to plan and track your progress toward earning your degree. The audit can be used as part of advising sessions with academic advisors to determine course selection and confirm graduation requirements.

          How do I access Degree Works?

          Log on to myEdinboro and select the Degree Works icon from the Launchpad menu. Your Degree Works Audit will open in a new browser tab.

          On which Web Browsers should I view my Degree Works Audit?

          Degree Works is optimized for viewability on the following web browser applications:

          Chrome, versions 33 and under
          Firefox, versions 28 and under
          Internet Explorer, versions 9, 10, 11 (recommended)
          Safari, versions 4, 5.x, 6.x

          Can I print a Degree Works Audit?

          Printing capability of your Degree Works Audit may be limited to the printing functions of your web browser. For best results, viewing and printing your Degree Works Audit with the Internet Explorer web browser is recommended.

          To print from other browsers, click the “Save to PDF” button on the header of your Degree Works Audit. This will generate a PDF document version of your Degree Works Audit which may be safely printed or saved for future reference.

          Is my information confidential?

          Yes. Like other processes you use through myEdinboro or S.C.O.T.S., your Degree Works Audit is accessed through your secure login.

          How is my Degree Works Audit different from a transcript?

          Your Degree Works Audit is not your academic transcript nor is it an official notification of completion of degree requirements. The Audit can be viewed as a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree progress intended to help plan your degree path and future academic schedules. Note that a link to your unofficial academic transcript may be found at the top of your Degree Works Audit. This link will provide a term by term chronological listing of courses completed at Edinboro.

          Neither your Degree Works Audit nor your Unofficial Transcript is your official academic transcript and should not accompany job, transfer or graduate school applications. Official academic transcripts can be ordered online through the National Student Clearinghouse.

          How current is my Degree Works Audit information?

          The information on your Degree Works Audit is automatically refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen on your audit tomorrow.

          When should I look at my Degree Works Audit?

          Your degree audit is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from most networked computers. It is recommended you review your Degree Works Audit information:

          • Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming term.
          • Before registration, use it to plan your schedule for the term.
          • After you register to ensure that the courses you selected applied to your requirements like you thought they would.
          • After your grades for each term are posted.
          • Before you apply for graduation, review your academic record.
          • Any time you make a change to your schedule or program of study.
          When can I use my Degree Works Audit?

          Use your Degree Works Audit when:

          • Reviewing your progress with an academic or major advisor.
          • Creating a list of questions to discuss with your advisor.
          • Identifying courses that need to be completed.
          • Selecting courses that meet your degree requirements.
          • Determining a projected graduation date.
          • Choosing a major.
          • Deciding whether to add a minor.
          Does the Degree Works Audit show how many courses I have remaining to complete the degree requirements?

          Yes. The audit appears in categorical sections called blocks which display your degree program requirements. Look for red unchecked boxes to identify required courses that you still need to complete.

          Most degree programs will also require some number of Free Elective credits in order to reach the minimum number of earned credits for the program. Such courses, once taken, are located at the bottom of the audit in the Fallthrough Section, which lists all coursework that does not satisfy a specific requirement for your degree program, but does count toward your accumulated graduation credit total.

          To view a list of only incomplete requirements for your degree program, select the Registration View option from the Format drop-down box at the top of your audit, and then click the View button. This will generate a list of outstanding requirements for your unique degree program.

          What does the @ symbol mean?

          If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., @ 300-599), this means that you can take a 300-599 level course from any subject area. If it appears after a subject prefix (i.e., PSYC @), it means that you can take any Psychology course. If it appears alone with no subject prefix or number range, (i.e., @, or @@) you may take a course at any level from any discipline to satisfy the requirement.

          Can I view a list of all of the classes I have completed?

          Yes. To view a list of courses you have taken, on the header of your Degree Works Audit click on the Unofficial Academic Transcript link. This will show your unofficial academic transcript with a term-by-term list of your completed and in-progress courses.

          Neither your Degree Works Audit nor your Unofficial Transcript is your official academic transcript and should not accompany job, transfer or graduate school applications. Official academic transcripts must be ordered online through the National Student Clearinghouse.

          Degree Works placed one of my courses in two different places. Is that okay?

          Degree Works recognizes that some courses can fulfill more than one requirement. If you have a question about a specific course satisfying more than one requirement, contact your Academic Advisor.

          Please note that while some requirements may be fulfilled by the same course, credits for that course are only applied to your graduation total a single time. Using a single course to fulfill multiple requirements may require completion of additional electives to reach your minimum graduation credit total.

          Are my grades visible on my degree audit?

          Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of each term, they are viewable on you degree audit.

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

          Yes. Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the Insufficient Block located at the bottom of your audit and will be indicated with a “W” grade.

          If you drop a class during the official Drop/Add period at the beginning of a term, the course will not appear on your Degree Works Audit.

          Does the Degree Works Audit show all of my courses, even if I’ve taken them elsewhere?

          Yes, all courses transferred in from other colleges, taken in the military, on permit or in study abroad should show on your degree audit. Certain courses may not be applied to your major if you have exceeded the allowable number of credits under the residency requirement.

          Transfer courses appear on your Degree Works Audit as the approved Edinboro University equivalent course with a grade of TR to indicate the course transfer status. Each transfer course listed also indicates the transferring institution and original course number and title however this information is for reference only. Please use the approved Edinboro University equivalent course listed in all official references to such courses.

          What is the Fallthrough block?

          The Fallthrough block is a list of courses that do not satisfy any specific degree program requirements but do count toward the accumulated graduation credit requirement for your degree program. Courses taken as Free Electives will be listed in this block.

          What is the Insufficient block?

          The Insufficient block is a list of courses from which the student has either withdrawn prior to earning a grade, or for which the grade earned is insufficient to meet a minimum grade requirement.

          What is the In-Progress Block?

          The In-Progress block is a list of courses for which the student is currently registered, but has yet to receive grades. These could be courses in a past, present or future semester.

          Can I use my Degree Works Audit to make my schedule, check course availability or register for classes?

          Your Degree Works Audit provides information on your progress toward completion of degree program requirements and allows you to plan for the registration process. Courses listed under incomplete requirements are linked to catalog descriptions that include prerequisite requirements, General Education attributes and, when possible, available future course meeting times.

          However, you cannot use the Degree Works Audit to officially register for classes. Once you have planned a schedule of courses you would like to take, you can use the “Back to S.C.O.T.S.” link at the top of the page to verify open sections and register for your selected courses.

          What is the GPA Calculator tool?

          Your Degree Works Audit has two GPA Calculator options.

          • Graduation Calculator: Determines what grades you need to reach your desired GPA upon graduating.
          • Advice Calculator: Determines how many credits of a specific grade average you need to reach your desired GPA.
          How do I use the What If tool?

          The What If tool allows students to explore how their academic history applies to alternate majors and different degree programs. Please note, you cannot make official changes to your program of study using the Degree Works Audit. All official changes to your degree program must be made by completing the appropriate form and submitting to the Office of Records and Registration. A complete list of these forms may be obtained from the Office of Records and Registration in Hamilton Hall, or found under the Adding or Changing a Degree/Program of Study heading on the forms page of the Office of Records and Registration.

          To view how your completed and current courses would count in a different program of study:

          • Click on the “What If” button on your Degree Works Audit.
          • Select the catalog term that matches the term your new program would become effective (typically the current term).
          • Select the majors, concentrations and minors you are considering.
          • To View your What If Audit, Click the Process What-If button.
          • To Run the What If and Save as PDF, click on the Save as PDF button.
          • Review the resulting What If Degree Works Audit carefully to determine how your courses would count in this new program of study.
          • Discuss any new program of study with your academic advisor or from an advisor from the new program department.
          • Decide if you want to change or make additions to your program of study.
          • Complete the appropriate form to change your major or add a second major, change or add a concentration, or add a minor to your program of study, and submit to the Office of Records and Registration.
          Can I change my major on my Degree Works Audit?

          No. The Degree Works Audit is a planning tool only. All official changes to your degree program must be made by completing the appropriate form and submitting to the Office of Records and Registration. A complete list of these forms may be obtained from the Office of Records and Registration in Hamilton Hall, or found under the Adding or Changing a Degree/Program of Study heading on the forms page of the Office of Records and Registration.

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

          While we have tried to make sure that your Degree Works Audit is correct, it is difficult to predict every unique situation or problem. We want to work with you to correct any issues as soon as possible. The first step is to clarify what information you believe is wrong.

          If you think that a requirement for a major, minor or concentration is incorrect, you should meet with your academic advisor or consult the official degree program requirements for your program of study and effective catalog term. If you still believe there is an error on your Degree Works Audit, contact Alyssa Baer, (814) 732-1972, in the Office of Records and Registration.

          Please note, students who have graduated may not see an audit once the graduation notation has been posted to their transcript. Students considering readmission will not be able to see a degree audit until they officially readmit to the University.

          Who should I contact if I have questions?

          Contact Alyssa Baer, (814) 732-1972, in the Office of Records and Registration, or stop by our office in Hamilton Hall.