How is a degree audit organized?Toggle More Info
A degree audit is a review of past, current, and in-progress coursework that provides
information on completed and outstanding catalog requirements necessary to complete
your degree, major, minor, and concentration requirements when applicable. The degree
audit is divided into block requirements such as Degree, General Education, University
Requirements, Common Prerequisites and Major Requirements. Each block works like a
checklist with boxes that are automatically checked when a requirement is met.
What types of degree audits am I able to see?Toggle More Info
- Student View (Default): Most frequently used and displays a detailed view of students’ degree requirements.
- Graduation Checklist: A condensed view of the audit that removes course titles.
- Registration Checklist: A view of only the courses remaining, removing the courses already completed.
Can a degree audit be printed?Toggle More Info
Yes. The Save as PDF button at the top of the degree audit saves the audit in PDF
format. In this format, the audit can be printed or saved. Please Note: The PDF may
take a couple of minutes to load.
What are some helpful hints for reviewing my degree audit?Toggle More Info
- The Legend at the top and bottom of the degree audit explains the symbols used in the audit.
- The Student View Header contains current student information, including Name, UIN, Level (Undergraduate,
Graduate), Classification Level (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), Academic Standing,
Holds, Graduation Status, Admit Term, SOARin4 Init Elig, College, Catalog Year, Degree,
Major, Concentration, Minor, Student Athlete, 3/2 LL Wthdrwl, FGCU Hours, Transfer
Hours, Overall Hours, FGCU GPA, Transfer GPA, Overall GPA, Honors Student, 3/2 UL
- The Degree Progress Bar under the Student View Header block shows progress towards degree based on an estimate
of the total average of courses required for a degree.
- The Degree Block is a summary and list of requirements needed to complete a degree.
- Check Boxes in the blocks indicate whether a course is complete, in-progress, or still needed.
- Green Check Boxes and green shading indicate a requirement is satisfied.
- Blue Check Boxes and blue shading marked with a "~" indicate a requirement is in the process of being
- Open Check Boxes with a red border and tan shading indicate a requirement that is still needed.
- Free Electives, Insufficient and In-progress Courses are listed in designated blocks at the bottom of the audit.
What does it mean if classes are listed under the Free Electives, Insufficient or
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Free Electives block: Displays in-progress or successfully completed courses that
do not apply directly to a student’s program of study.
Insufficient block: Displays courses that do not meet a grade requirement or do not
satisfy academic requirements. Credits associated with these grades will be considered
attempted credits and may be applied to the GPA.
In-progress block: Displays courses currently enrolled in, or registered for in a
future or current semester.
How are In-progress courses used in the degree audit?Toggle More Info
Courses students are currently taking or have registered for in a future semester
are included in the degree audit. These courses are also applied in the requirement
block where they meet a specific requirement. While in progress, a grade of REG is
assigned for currently registered and In-Progress courses. They are also grouped at
the bottom of the degree audit in the In-progress block.
Why some courses are not applied to my degree requirements?Toggle More Info
Courses listed in the Free Electives or Insufficient blocks do not meet any of the
program requirements. Credits and grades in the Free Electives block apply to the
FGCU GPA and may count toward the total number of credits need to complete your degree.
Grades may apply to the FGCU GPA in the Insufficient block, however credits may not
apply toward the total earned credits. Students should meet with their academic advisor
to clarify any questions about these blocks.
Can I view a list of all my completed classes in Degree Works?Toggle More Info
Yes. Click on the Class History link at the top of the degree audit for a list of
courses taken at FGCU, as well as transfer courses.
What does my audit look like if I’m pursuing two degrees (a BS and a BA)?Toggle More Info
There is a drop-down arrow next to the degree information at the top of the audit.
Use this to select your second degree. The degree audit with the additional major
What if I’m pursuing a double major?Toggle More Info
If you’re pursuing a second major within the same degree (i.e., BA in Psychology and
BA in Sociology), both majors will appear in the Student View header and will display
on the same degree audit.
NOTE: Please check that the Catalog Year listed in the Common Prerequisites blocks
for each of the dual majors is correct and matches the Major Blocks.
What if my Degree Works audit shows a different program than my intended major?Toggle More Info
You should contact your academic advisor to discuss this matter. If a correction needs
to be made, a Change of Major will be initiated.
What if my minor or concentration is missing from my degree audit?Toggle More Info
If you have not officially declared a minor or concentration, they will not appear
on your degree audit. You should contact your academic advisor for information on
how to declare a minor or concentration.
Can I change my major/minor/concentration in Degree Works?Toggle More Info
No. You should contact your academic advisor for information on how to change a major/minor/concentration.
Does Degree Works include accelerated credit and transfer courses?Toggle More Info
Yes. Once accelerated and transfer credits are received, reviewed and articulated
by the FGCU Admissions Office, they are posted to your record and will appear on your
How does Degree Works decide where to place completed or in-progress courses in my
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Degree Works looks at your program holistically, and places each course using a “best
fit” scenario. The “best fit” process will not always be perfect, particularly when
multiple possibilities exist. Courses may apply to different sections as you take
more courses. If a course does not appear in a block that is expected, you should
contact your academic advisor for assistance.
Is it okay for Degree Works to place a course in two different places?Toggle More Info
In most cases, yes. Degree Works is programmed to recognize that some courses can
fulfill more than one requirement. If you have questions, you should contact your
college’s advising office.
What if there is an error within my degree audit?Toggle More Info
You should meet with your academic advisor to clarify the error and review your program
requirements and completed coursework listed on your degree audit. Your academic advisor
will make any necessary corrections.
Can I register for classes in Degree Works?Toggle More Info
No. Registration will continue to be accessed through Gulfline during scheduled registration
What if my academic advisor petitions to waive or substitute a course? How does that
course appear on my degree audit?
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If a course waiver or substitution is approved by the Dean’s Office, a designee will
record the exception. The completed course will fulfill the requirement, and an additional
note will appear on the audit that explains why the exception was entered.
What does the @ symbol mean in my degree audit?Toggle More Info
This is a wild card in Degree Works. If the @ symbol appears before course numbers
(i.e., @ 1000:4999), you can take any subject area with that level (i.e. a 1000-4000
level course from any subject area). If the @ symbol appears after a subject prefix
(i.e. PSY @) it means that you can take any course with the subject prefix (i.e. any
course in Psychology).
Are there requirements for graduation that Degree Works does not check?Toggle More Info
While Degree Works has been designed to check almost everything that you must complete
to qualify for graduation, there may be additional requirements for a major that must
be completed as well. You should use Degree Works in conjunction with the academic
catalog and meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure you remain on track
When should I review my Degree Works audit and information?Toggle More Info
- Before meeting with your academic advisor
- Before registration periods
- After registration to ensure that courses selected have been applied to degree requirements
- Any time a change is made to your schedule or major
- After grades are posted each semester
- Before graduation to confirm all requirements will be complete
REMINDER – Degree Audits are updated nightly