General Questions

Degree Works is a web-based system that lets students and advisors monitor progress towards degree completion. Degree Works generates a degree audit report (“plan of study”), making it easy to identify the courses that are still needed to fulfill degree or program requirements.

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A degree audit report (“or plan of study”) shows an unofficial summary of all completed and in-progress coursework organized by category (“blocks”) such as general education, pre-professional, major, minor, etc. The summary allows a student and their advisor to see what courses and other requirements are still needed to complete the degree/program.

Starting Fall Semester 2015, Degree Works will be available to all degree-seeking undergraduate students via their Athens State Online account . At this time, specific degree audits can only be seen for students whose academic catalog year is Fall 2011 or later. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff also have access so as to support students in achieving their academic goals

Yes. Like other student information accessed through Athens State Online, Degree Works is only available through a secure log-in. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff members having a legitimate educational interest will be able to view the information contained in Degree Works through their employee log-in.

Student Questions

You can view your audit at any time, but you will probably find it most useful for:

  • Reviewing your progress with your advisor;
  • Identifying courses that you still need during registration periods;
  • Determining a projected graduation date;
  • Making decisions about changing your major or adding minors.

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It may be that the catalog year (the academic year you first took classes at Athens State) in your student record is before Fall 2011. At this time, specific degree audits can only be seen for students whose academic catalog year is Fall 2011 or later. Or, your student record may show you as a non-degree seeking student. Contact the Office of Student Records if you have questions about your catalog year or degree-seeking status.
No. Degree Works only allows you to view an unofficial audit of your coursework and progress towards completing your degree. Official transcripts must still be requested through the Office of Student Records/Registrar.
No. While you can identify classes you still need in Degree Works, you must still register for classes with the established procedures through your Athens State Online account.
Yes, once grades have been processed at the end of a semester, you will be able to see them in your audit. Before grades are processed, in-progress classes will show a grade of “NA”.
Yes. Once your official transcripts have been received from other institutions you have attended and have been processed through the Office of Student Records, your transfer credit will appear on your audit.
There are several reasons why this might occur. The course may not meet a minimum grade requirement for your program. The course may not be recognized as equivalent to a required course. Or, it may be that all requirements have been met and this course is simply not needed.

Questions about course equivalencies should be directed to your advisor. Determining equivalencies requires a review and approval process which must be initiated by your advisor.

There are many reasons why your information is not up to date. Degree Works is refreshed nightly – so if a change has been processed it may not show up until the following day. Or, it could be that some paperwork or process has not been completed, such as a grade change that is pending and the paperwork has not yet reached the Office of Student Records. You can always check with the Office of Student Records if you think your information is incorrect or not up to date.
The What If function allows you to hypothetically change your major or minor and view the consequences. The What If audit will show you what coursework is required for the new major or minor, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.
No. Degree Works does not save What If results. Your advisor can only view the What If results if you work through a What If process together.