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DegreeWorks - Students

DegreeWorks - Students

How to read your Audit

The audit displays students’ progress towards degree completion with General Education Requirements, Major/Minor Requirements, GPA Information, elective courses, as well as Not Applicable Classes.

  1. Student Information:
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  2. General Education Requirements:
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  3. Major Requirements:
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  4. Free Electives (please note, not all majors have Free Electives space):
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  5. Not Applicable to this Major and/or Not Usable Due to Grade or Repeat Status:
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  6. Prerequisites:
    If you see a checkmark on a clipboard next to a course, this will indicate the course has a prerequisite. Once you click on the course title, it will open another box and display the prerequisite courses needed before you can take that course.
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  7. Legend:
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How to use What If

Students can use this tab if they are thinking of changing their majors, minors, and/or concentrations and would like to know where they stand in the new program.

  1. Click “What If” on the upper left-hand side, next to Academic and just above degree progression
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  2. Based on what major you are looking into, change the Degree, Catalog Year (this should match the year you started at Mercy), and major you are looking into. When you choose the major, it will populate in the “Chosen Areas of study” box. Once it is there, press “Process What-If”.
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  3. Under future courses you have the opportunity to enter any future courses you plan to take, and see where they would fall within your new major. You will put the subject of the course in the first box and the number of the course in the second, then select add.Enter Future Courses 
  4. When you choose the major you will scroll to the bottom and select whether you wish to include pre-registered courses and in progress courses and then select process.
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  5. Your new degree audit will populate with the “what if” major you selected. It will show where your current classes will fall and what new requirements are needed for that specific major.
How to Print your Degree Audit
  1. When logged in, on the upper right-hand side of the degree audit click the printer image.
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  2. The audit will display in a pop-up window. Click print if you wish to print the entire degree audit. If you would like to print specific parts of your degree audit, edit the page range.
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  3. You can also expand or collapse different sections in the degree audit by clicking on the arrows on the right-hand side of each section.
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How to use the GPA Calculators

Students can calculate their minimum grades needed to reach a target cumulative GPA. There are three different GPA Calculators: Graduation, Term, and Advice. 
* At the top right of the degree audit page click the three dots. You will then select GPA Calculator.
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  1. Graduation Calculator - shows how to reach a desired GPA by graduation. Fill out the credits remaining, credits required, and the desired GPA and press calculate.  Once you calculate it, a note will pop up with what GPA you need to average for the remaining credits in order to reach the desired GPA.
    Screenshot of Graduation Calculator Tab
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  2. Term Calculator - provides a hypothetical GPA for the term based on what grades you expect to receive from each class. For each class you are enrolled in for the term, choose an expected grade to receive and press calculate. It will then populate your GPA based on those expected grades at the end of the term.
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  3. Advice Calculator - tells over the remaining credits you have, what GPA you need to maintain in order to reach your desired final GPA. Enter how many credits you have earned so far and what your desired final GPA is and press calculate. It will then populate the grades needed in order to reach the desired GPA.
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