Degree Works FAQ

  What is Degree Works?
Degree Works is a web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. Degree Works also allows students and their advisors to plan future academic coursework.
  What is an audit?
A Degree Works audit is a review of past, current and "planned" coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree/major/concentration.
  Is my information confidential?
Yes. Degree Works is accessed through a secure login but using your single sign-on account into RaiderNet.
  Who has the ability to access Degree Works?
You will only be able to see your own degree audit, and other students will not be able to see your audit unless you let them.
  Can I register for classes in Degree Works?
No. Degree Works is a snapshot of courses in-progress, planned, and in academic history. Registration, add/drop, etc., are still handled through the registration function in RaiderNet.
  Will I be able to plan future courses?
Yes. With the help of your advisor, you can set up a degree plan that shows the courses you need to register for in each semester until graduation.
  Are my grades visible in Degree Works?
Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in Degree Works. Courses in-progress are listed with a grade of "IP".
  Is Degree Works a transcript? Is this the same as my transcript?
No. Degree Works is an audit of your progress towards graduation, as well as an outline of requirements still needed to complete your program of study.
  Can I see a list of all the classes I've taken?
es. Click on the "Unofficial Transcript" link at the top of your Degree Works audit for a printable list of courses taken.
  What do I do if I believe my information is incorrect?
You should consult your advisor and review your audit with him/her to ensure accuracy.
  How can I update information?
You cannot update course information in Degree Works. If you need to change your major or concentration, you need to complete a Change of Major form with your advisor.

  What will my audit show me?
Your audit will display the courses you've taken or are in progress. The audit will show you any degree, major, or concentration requirements that are being met by the courses you've taken or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress.
  Will I be able to view my entire history of courses taken at NWF State College?
Degree Works uses the information that is current for your transcript. You will be able to view any courses that have been completed/registered for/transferred by the date your audit was last refreshed. (Data is refreshed nightly.) Keep in mind that any transfer work or grade changes that have not been formally submitted and accepted will not appear on your audit.
  How do I know what classes I need to take?
Your audit will outline for you courses still needed to meet degree and concentration requirements within each specific block. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your academic advisor.
  Can I view course information in Degree Works?
Yes. By clicking on a course in your audit you can view the course description, pre-requisites required, and available course sections for the upcoming semester.
  If I withdraw from a class, will that be reflected in my audit?
Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the "Insufficient" block on your audit.

  What is the "What If" feature?
The "What If" function allows you to hypothetically change your major or concentration. Your new "What If" audit will show you what coursework is required for this major or concentration, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.
  If I use the "What If" feature does this mean that I have changed my major?
No. The "What "If function is for information purposes only. You will see the header "What If" Audit displayed at the top of the audit whenever an audit is run on a "What If" scenario.
  Can an advisor see my "What If" scenario?
No. You can only process a single degree with each "What If" scenario you run. However, if you want to save multiple "What If" plans, you will need to save it as a PDF file to your computer, flash drive, or other storage device for future retrieval.
  Can I view multiple "What If" scenarios on the same screen?
Yes. Degree Works will allow you to select more than one major at a time, or to select multiple major(s) and concentration(s).
  Can I save my "What If" scenario?
No. "What If" plans are not saved on Degree Works. You would need to run a new "What If" scenario next time you log into see it again.
  If I like what I see in my "What If" scenario, how do I initiate those changes?
Speak with your advisor. If you need to change you major or concentration, you need to complete the "Change Major" form available from your Academic Advisor. It will then be sent to the Registrar's Office for approval.

  What does the Term Calculator Show?
The Term Calculator will show you your estimated cumulative GPA after you fill in hypothetical grade information. By putting in your current earned credits and GPA and placing your in-progress courses in the table (this all will default in for you) along with the grade you anticipate receiving for each course; you will see a revised cumulative GPA based on the estimates you provided.
  Is this calculated GPA guaranteed?
No. This is an estimate only.
  What does the Graduation Calculator show?
You enter the GPA you will like to have at gradation. The Graduation Calculator will show you what GPA you will need to average over your remaining semesters to obtain your desired GPA at graduation.
  What does the Advice Calculator show?
The advice calculator will show you how many credits must be earned at a certain GPA to achieve your desired GPA.

  Can I print my audit?
You can print your audit by clicking on the “Print” button at the top of your audit or you can print the Registration Checklist and/or save the audit in a PDF.
  Can I print my plan?
Yes. There is a print button at the top of the planner. IT is recommended to print the “Note Mode: version of the plan. Also, be sure to check “View” and then print. This will only print what is in your plan.

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