A: DegreeWorks is a web-based planning tool to help students and advisors monitor student's progress toward degree completion. It also allows for advising notes and provides a place to create semester plans. DegreeWorks provides a more accessible, convenient, and organized way for students to know where they are academically and how they can plan the rest of their college careers. DegreeWorks is not a substitution for consultation with an academic advisor. Students will still need to see an academic advisor in order to receive access to register for classes.

A: DegreeWorks worksheet is a review of past, current and "planned" coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete their chosen program/major.  The worksheet is located on the “worksheet” tab in the DegreeWorks application.

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A: DegreeWorks will be available to faculty and staff advisors at all four MSU campuses on October 1, 2012. Students have access to DegreeWorks as of March 1, 2013. Graduate students will have access in the next academic year.

A: Any student who is entered in Banner (the MSU student information system) whose catalog term is listed as 2006 or later is available for viewing through DegreeWorks.

A: DegreeWorks is accessible by navigating to MyInfo>Enter Secure Area>Student Services tab>DegreeWorks link.

A: Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in DegreeWorks following the nightly refresh.

A: Yes. Like other processes you use through MyInfo, DegreeWorks is accessed through your secure log in.

A: The information in DegreeWorks is refreshed each night. Any changes made to an academic transcript today will be seen in DegreeWorks the next business day

A: Yes. On the worksheet tab, click on the Class History link at the top for a printable list of courses taken as well as transfer courses. However, if you have already completed a degree this course information will not be available. Please reference your MyInfo unofficial transcript for further details.

A: DegreeWorks uses the information that is current for your transcript. You will be able to view any courses that have been completed/registered for/transferred by the date your worksheet was last refreshed. (Data is refreshed nightly.) Keep in mind that any transfer work or grade changes that have not been formally submitted and accepted will not appear on your worksheet.

A: If you have declared an additional major or minor, they are broken out into individual requirement blocks within the Student View worksheet. If it is not showing on your worksheet, you will need to submit the proper paper work to declare the program/major or minor.

A: DegreeWorks cannot show second concentrations at this time (except for Business and Elementary Education majors).

A: If your second degree is a different type than your first degree (your first is a BS and your second is a BA), you can access your second degree worksheet by using the Degree drop down menu at the top of the screen for the Student View worksheet. If your second degree is that same type as your first degree, both degrees will be listed on the same worksheet.

A: Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the “Insufficient” block on your Student View worksheet.

A: DegreeWorks is for educational and planning purposes only. It is the student's responsibility to work with an academic advisor to review degree progress and verify the accuracy of this report. An official review of your degree will be completed by the Registrar's Office after you have applied to graduate. This degree checklist is not your official transcript.

A: What-If allows an advisor or student to see a worksheet for a new or second major, or the addition of a minor; whether they are currently undeclared or thinking about changing their major.  The What-If allows students to view how their progress changes with a new major, which classes can still be applied towards the new major or minor, which classes will not count, and which new classes need to be taken.

A: When a requirement is not yet complete and 'Still Needed' is listed on the right side of the worksheet, click on any course number that is listed. A pop-up window will appear that includes: the course title, number of credits, description along with any prerequisites, and when the course will be offered in upcoming semesters.

A: The inclusion of student addresses, details about what hold the student has on their record, the addition of a term G.P.A., defaulting a list of advisees for advisors, as well as modules to help with Financial Aid and NCAA eligibility requirements. If you have additional request for future enhancements please contact Tony Campeau at [email protected].