DegreeWorks

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What is Degree Works?

Q. Who has access to Degree Works?

Q. What is a "worksheet"?

Q. Can I print and save my worksheet?

Q. Can I access Degree Works on any computer?

Q. Is my data safe and secure?

Q. How current is the information in Degree Works?

Q. How do I know what classes I need to take?

Q. What if the information in Degree Works is not up to date?

Q. Who do I contact if my information is incorrect?

Q. Are my grades available in Degree Works?

Q. What does the ~ symbol mean when it appears on my worksheet?

Q. My progress bar shows that I have at least 100% of credits, yet I am not complete. How is this possible?

Q. How does Degree Works differ from a transcript?

Q. How do I update my major, minor, or program information in Degree Works?

Q. When should a student or advisor review a degree audit?

 

 

 

What is Degree Works:

Degree Works is a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution that helps students and their advisors successfully negotiate curriculum requirements.

 
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Who has access to Degree Works?

All students who entered Fredonia fall 2011 or later will have a record in Degree Works.  All faculty and staff will have access to view their assigned advisees.

 
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What is a “worksheet”?

This is the term used to refer to the output that Degree Works uses to display your degree audit.

 
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Can I print and save my worksheet?

Yes!  You may print your worksheet using standard printing tools, for best results we recommend you use the Save as PDF function found at the top of the worksheet.  The worksheet can be saved to your hard drive or network space and can be emailed to your advisor if you are corresponding or seeking advice.


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Can I access Degree Works on any computer?

Yes!  Degree Works is a web based tool.  It will work on virtually all modern web browsers.

 
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Is my data safe and secure?
 

Yes!  Like other tools found within Your Connection, Degree Works is accessed through a secure login on SUNY secure servers.  Advisors, faculty and many professional staff are also able to securely view information contained with Degree Works.

 
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How current is the information in Degree Works?

Information is refreshed nightly into Degree Works.  Any changes made today will be visible in Degree Works tomorrow.


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How do I know what classes I need to take?

Your audit will outline courses needed to meet degree, major, minor, and/or concentration requirements within each specific block.  You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your Academic Advisor.


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What if information in Degree Works is not up to date?

There could be several reasons why information in Degree Works is not up to date.

  1. Degree Works may not have been refreshed since a change was made to a student record.
  2. Paperwork has not been completed.  Example: if a change of major is pending, it is possible the form has not reached the appropriate office. 
  3. Course substitutions and waivers may not have been approved or are pending.


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Who do I contact if my information is incorrect?

Please see your academic advisor for assistance if your information appears to be incorrect or is not filtering into requirement areas as expected.  Advisors will work with department chairpersons to troubleshoot and research reported issues.


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Are my grades available in Degree Works?

Yes! Your grades are visible in Degree Works for the purposes of planning and requirement fulfillment.  Final grades however, may not be visible until grading closes at the end of the term.  Official record of grades is on the academic transcript found in Your Connection.

What does the @ symbol mean when it appears on the worksheet?
The @ symbol is used as a wild card in Degree Works.  If you see @ with course numbers after it (example: @ 400:499) it means that you can take any subject area within the number range – in this case, any 400 level course from any subject area.  If @ appears after the subject (example: SOC @) it means that you can take any course within the subject area – in this case, any Sociology course.  If you see @ @ followed by an attribute or general education requirement (example: @ @ with ATTRIBUTE C06) it means any subject and/or course number with the attribute – in this case any CCC/Social Science General Education requirement.

 
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What does the ~ symbol mean when it appears on the worksheet?

This symbol means a requirement is partially complete.  This single ~ may appear on a set of requirements using in-progress courses to show completion.  A double ~ indicates additional requirements are needed, and that you are advised to consult your advisor.

 
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My progress bar shows that I have at least 100% of credits, yet I’m not complete.  How is this possible?

Because students can exceed the minimum credit hours required to complete a degree, Degree Works can accurately show 100% or more on the credit bar, even if you have not completed specific course and area requirements in your program. For this reason, Degree Works features two progress meters: credits and requirements.  Please review your major, minor and general education areas to be assured all requirements are complete.  Consult your academic advisor with any questions about your progress toward a degree.


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How does Degree Works differ from a transcript?

The transcript is the official record of grades and experiences at Fredonia. The Degree Works worksheets are tools provided to help you visualize your requirements and assess your progress toward degree and your fulfillment of requirements.


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How do I update my major, minor or program information in Degree Works?

You cannot update this information directly in Degree Works.  You must complete a change of major form to change your major, minor or concentration.  


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When should a student or advisor review a degree audit?

Anytime, but it is recommended you check your audit at the following times:

  • Before registering for an upcoming semester
  • After registering to ensure that the courses apply to the intended requirements
  • After grades are posted each semester
  • Anytime change are made to your schedule or your major, minor or concentration


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Office Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Friday
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Office of the Registrar

Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3171