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.
Select a Program Type (Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, or Certificate).
One Area of Study (Program, Transfer Agreement, or Concentration).
Click the Process What If button at the top of the page.
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.
You will then be prompted to create a plan based on a template or to create your own plan.
You will then need to add a description to your plan and then add terms to generate your plan.
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).
When you are finished with your plan click
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.