Degree Works FAQ

 



DEGREE WORKS TRAINING MANUAL

General Information

Degree Works is a web-based tool for students and advisors to monitor academic progress towards degree completion.  It also allows for students to plan ahead for future semesters.

A Degree Works audit is a review of past and current coursework and how it applies towards your current major(s) declared.

Students:

You can access Degree Works in the "Plan Your Registration" box on your Registration Tab in OneTech.

Faculty:

It is available three different ways in OneTech: 

  1. Through the Faculty Services tab in SSB
  2. Through the Self-Service Banner tree
    (Under Faculty and Advisors, then Student Information Menu)
  3. Through the Faculty/Advisor Tab in the "Academic Links" box


    ***You will need to grant permission to Degree Works to open a new tab.  In order to allow the pop-ups, you will need to do as follows based on which browser you use:

    Internet Explorer should open a small box at the bottom stating that “Internet Explorer blocked a pop-up from ssbprod.atu.edu. Click “Options for this site” and select “Always allow”. This will now let Degree Works open in a new tab.

    Chrome should have a yellow box with a red “X” in the far right of the address bar. Click it and select “Always allow pop-ups from ssbprod.atu.edu” and “Done”. Click refresh and Degree Works will open in a new tab.

    In Firefox, click the three lines in the top right corner. Click “Options” which will open a new tab of preferences.  Click “Content” on the left menu.  Next to “Pop-ups” click the “Exceptions” button.  A box will open and type https://ssbprod.atu.edu into the address bar and click “Allow” and then “Save Changes”.  Exit out of the tab and open Degree Works.
Yes.  Degree Works is laid out in block format to display degree requirements, and how completed courses fulfill those requirements.

You should consult with your academic advisor for a review of your audit. 

 

Using the Audit

Your audit will outline for you the courses you still need to meet your degree requirements.  This is a great tool to use when meeting with your advisor during registration.

You can access your second degree audit by using the Degree drop down menu at the top of the screen to the right of your name.

Either the course you transferred in is not an equivalent to the course needed, you did not receive the minimum grade to receive credit, or the course is not needed for the requirements remaining on your audit.

You should contact your academic advisor to resolve any substitution issue.  Any waivers or substitutions must be submitted to your Dean or Department Head for approval, then to the Registrar's Office for final processing.

Not necessarily.  If you have applied to graduate, your degree audit will be reviewed to ensure all requirements have been met.  Missing requirements will be communicated to you through your ATU email.

 Courses in the not used section could not be applied to any degree requirement.

 Courses in the insufficient block are any courses with an insufficient grade. 

 

Using What If

The What If feature allows you to hypothetically change your major or minor.  The What If audit will show you what coursework is required for the new major or minor and what courses would have to be completed to satisfy those requirements.  A What If audit is not your actual audit;  substitutions  and waivers may not be applied to a What If audit.

You are able to print your What If audit, but you cannot save it.
If you choose to change your major and/or minor, you will need to submit a Change of Major form to the Registrar's Office.

 

Using the Calculators

The graduation calculator will show you what average you would need to achieve in your remaining hours in order to reach your desired GPA by graduation.  The hours remaining can be calculated by subtracting the number of hours that have been applied to your degree from the total number of hours required.

*Please keep in mind, Degree Works does not take repeated courses into consideration when calculating GPA. This GPA is not a guarantee.

The Term Calculator will show you your estimated cumulative GPA after you fill in hypothetical grade information.  You are able to enter in your current earned hours and GPA and entering your anticipated grades for the courses you are enrolled in (which will default in for you), a revised cumulative GPA will be calculated.

*Please keep in mind, Degree Works does not take repeated courses into consideration when calculating GPA. This GPA is not a guarantee.

The Advice Calculator shows how many courses you need at a certain grade in order to achieve a Desired GPA. Your Current GPA and Hours Earned are automatically entered. Simply enter a Desired GPA and click calculate to see how many courses with a certain grade you need in order to reach that GPA. Advice will alert you if the GPA is not possible because too many hours would be required.

*Please keep in mind, Degree Works does not take repeated courses into consideration when calculating GPA. This GPA is not a guarantee.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or possible errors you would like investigated, please email: graduation@atu.edu