Degree Works FAQ

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Degree Works FAQ

About Degree Works

What is Degree Works?
Degree Works is a web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree and certificate completions. Degree Works allows students and their advisors to plan future   academic coursework.

Can I access Degree Works on any computer?
Yes.  You may access to Degree Works through myWMCC link on our homepage (www.wmcc.edu).  Log into your Student Information System (SIS), select the Student tab then Student Records.  You will then select Generate Degree Audit and choose WMCC Degree Works.

How current will my information be in Degree Works?
The information in Degree Works is refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen in Degree Works tomorrow.

Does Degree Works include my transfer credits?
Yes.  Once a transfer evaluation has been done by the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and credit is granted, the transfer credits  are posted to the student record and will appear on the audit.

Why are my courses still in the In-Progress section of the audit when I already received grades?
Each term Degree Works will reset the In-Progress term to the upcoming term. This will happen the day after completion of grade processing.  Grade processing does not happen until the end of the semester.

Can I see how many classes I have left to fulfill my requirements?
Yes. Degree Works is laid out in block format displaying core courses, and major requirements. Look for unchecked boxes to identify requirements that you still need to complete.

Can I register for classes in Degree Works?
No. Degree Works is a snapshot of courses in-progress and academic history. Registration will continue to be handled through your advisor and Student Information System.

I’m pursuing two degrees (or a degree and certificate).  Only one appears on the
audit. How can I check the requirements for my other program of study?

Look at the degree information next to your name at the top of the screen. You'll notice that the degree box has a drop-down arrow. Use this to select your second degree/certificate. Once you make your selection, click on “Process New”.  An audit with the additional degree/certificate will display.

I repeated a course and I don’t understand how it appears on the degree audit. Can you explain this to me?
Yes, absolutely.  If you repeat a course, only your last attempt counts toward degree requirements. The earlier attempt(s) will be placed in a "Not Counted" block at the bottom of your audit. These courses cannot be used to fulfill any requirements.

Are my grades visible in Degree Works?
Yes. Once grades have been posted at the end of the semester, they are viewable in Degree Works.

Is my information confidential?
Yes. Like other processes you use through myWMCC, Degree Works is accessed through your secure log in. Remember that your advisor and selected staff will be able to view the information contained in Degree Works.

If I have additional questions about Degree Works, whom do I contact?
Please contact the Registrar for any additional questions.  Phone contact is 603-342-3056;  email, lcarrier@ccsnh.edu; personal visit in room 101.

Using the Audit

What is an audit?
A Degree Works audit is a review of past and current coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding checklist requirements necessary to complete a degree or certificate.  The audit works like a checklist that has boxes that are automatically checked when a requirement is met.

Will I be able to view my entire course history?
Degree Works uses the information that is current for your transcript. You will be able to view any courses that have been complete, in progress, or transferred in from another institution.  Audits are refreshed nightly and may not reflect information obtained that day.  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 is my degree audit different from my transcript?
Your degree audit is a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree or certificate progress. It displays courses required and completed in your degree program. Your transcript is your official college academic record and provides a chronological list of courses completed and other academic information.
 
Can the audit help me decide what courses(s) I should take next semester?
Yes.  The audit will show you the courses you still need. To learn more about the courses, including descriptions and prerequisites, you may refer to the college catalog at http://www.wmcc.edu/academics/college-catalog.
 
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 on your audit.
 
If all of the boxes are checked, does that mean I’m graduating?
Not necessarily. If you have applied to graduate, your registrar will perform a preliminary audit of your coursework prior to the add/drop period of your final semester and a final audit after all final grades have been submitted to determine if you are eligible to graduate. Missing requirements will be communicated to you by your academic advisor.

Using the “What If”

What is the “What If” feature?
The “What If” function allows you to hypothetically change your major.  The “What If” audit will show you what coursework is required for the new program, 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 informational purposes only.
 
Can I save or print a “What If” scenario?
No. “What If” plans are not saved in Degree Works. You would need to run a new “What If” scenario next time you log in to see it again.  However, you can select “View as pdf” and save and print it from that screen.

Calculators

What does the Graduation Calculator show?
The Term Calculator will show you your estimated cumulative GPA after you fill in hypothetical grade information. By entering your credits remaining, total credits required and your desired GPA in the table, Degree Works will indicate what you need for grades to achieve your desired GPA.
 
What does the Semester Calculator show?
The Semester Calculator will show you your estimated semester GPA.   Courses you are registered in with their respective credits will automatically be filled.  By entering the anticipated grade, Degree Works will calculate your GPA for that semester.