Learn More About DegreeCheck's Features

Audit Feature for DegreeCheck

Your audit will display the courses you've taken or are registered for and will show you any degree and or certificate requirements that are being met by the courses you've taken or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress. The DegreeCheck audit will include:

Student Information

name, student number, GPA, advisor, catalog year, course of study

Legend and Disclaimer

Screen shot of Degree Check disclaimer

Coursework

Example class display needed for program completion
Courses which do not apply/insufficient coursework:

Example list of not applicable class history

What If Feature for DegreeCheck

The "What If" function allows you to hypothetically change your degree and or certificate. The "What If" audit will show you what coursework is required for the new degree and or certificate, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.

How to Run a "What If" Audit

On the top left of the Worksheet page, click What If.

name, student number, GPA, advisor, catalog year, course of study

Select a Program Type (Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, or Certificate).

Screen shot of selectable Program types. See information above

Select One Area of Study (Program, Transfer Agreement, or Concentration).

Screen shot of Areas of Study options. See information above

Click the Process What If button at the top of the page.

Screen shot of Process what if navigation. See information above

Plans Feature for DegreeCheck

The Planner is a tool for you to arrange course requirements into future semester blocks. You and your advisor may find this helpful as you forecast your academic career. It is recommended that you have an active plan and it is kept up-to-date. Please note, that your official plan of study will be what is created by your academic advisor. However, by following the directions below you can create your own plan if you need to rearrange some courses, but we recommend making all changes with your academic advisor.

How to Create a Plan

Click on the Plans tab at the top of the page.

Screen shot of Plans navigation. See information above

You will then be prompted to create a plan based on a template or to create your own plan.

Screen shot of Create a plan dialog box. See information above

You will then need to add a description to your plan and then add terms to generate your plan.

Screen shot of adding a description for Plan template. See information above

The "Still Needed" menu allows you to drag and drop courses from your audit into future semester blocks. You can also select the "+" button for a term, select course, and type courses directly into the planner boxes. You must enter the course as it is labeled in the catalog (e.g., ENG 121, not English 121).

Example still needed class list

When you are finished with your plan click Save.

Screen shot of navigation to save Plan template. See information above

GPA Calculator Feature for DegreeCheck

The GPA Calculator in DegreeCheck shows your estimated cumulative GPA after you fill in hypothetical grade information. DegreeCheck offers 3 types of GPA Calculators. There is a Graduation Calculator, Term Calculator, and Advice Calculator. To get to all of the GPA Calculators you will need to click on the GPA Calc tab on the top left.

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Graduation Calculator

The Graduation Calculator is an estimate of whether you are able to obtain a final graduation GPA that you desire based on the number of credits you still have remaining to complete your degree. To access this GPA Calculator you will need to click on the Graduation Calculator.

Screen shot of Graduation calculator navigation. See information above

To calculate this GPA you will need to enter your current cumulative GPA, credits that you have remaining to complete your degree, the total credits that your degree plan requires, and your desired GPA. You will then need to click Calculate.

Screen shot of Graduation calculator options. See information above

DegreeCheck will then give you an estimate of the GPA that you need to achieve in your credits remaining to earn your desired GPA. You can click on Recalculate to change any of the data fields.

Example of Graduation Calculator estimate desired GPA by graduation

Term Calculator

The Term Calculator can be used to estimate your end of semester GPA based on the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester. To access this GPA Calculator you will need to click on the Term Calculator.

Screen shot of Term calculator navigation. See information above

To calculate your Term GPA you will need to enter your current cumulative GPA, credits you have earned so far, courses that you are currently enrolled in, the credit hours of the courses that you are currently enrolled in, and the grades that you predict you will earn for each class. You will then need to click Calculate.

Screen shot of Term calculator options. See information above

DegreeCheck will then give you an estimate of the GPA you will have at the end of the semester. You can click Recalculate to change any of the data fields.

Example of Term Calculator Current GPA estimate Example of calculated GPA estimate by end of term

Advice Calculator

The Advice Calculator estimates the letter grades you would need to achieve in order to raise your GPA. To access this GPA Calculator you will need to click on the Advice Calculator.

Screen shot of Advice calculator navigation. See information above

To calculate your Advice GPA you will need to enter your current cumulative GPA, the number of credits you have earned, and your desired GPA. You will then need to click Calculate.

Screen shot of Advice calculator options. See information above

DegreeCheck will then calculate grades that you will need to earn to obtain your desired GPA. You can click Recalculate to change any of the data fields.

Example Advice Calculator desired GPA estimate