This article describes how to read a degree audit for a student enrolled in an undergraduate program. If you are advising a graduate student, refer to How to Read an Advisee Graduate Degree Audit.
A degree audit lists of all the requirements you will need to graduate, and shows which ones you have satisfied.
CAUTION: Requirements vary by degree and major, so make sure your major and degree (B.A. or B.S., for example) is correct.
Request a Degree Audit
- Log in to CampS.
- Go to the Academic Progress tile.
- Select Degree Audit from the options on the left.
- Select View Report as PDF
Use the PDF Version
The degree audit can be viewed as an interactive on-line degree audit or as a PDF. The PDF contains information that is not visible on the online version. Use the PDF whenever possible. There may be a short delay for the report to appear. You may also need to disable your pop up blocker first. Check your college, majors and minors on the top of the report. If these are not correct, you can get a “what if” degree audit. You should also change your incorrect plan by going to the department offering the correct major or minor.
Organization of the Degree Audit
The first column of the degree audit is a set of reminders about the degree audit. Note especially that in progress courses will be treated as if you have completed them. A requirement will appear as completed, even if you have not finished the course.
The reminders are followed by a summary of courses, showing completed and in progress courses in various categories.
NOTE: The degree audit stops counting when there are enough credits to fulfill a requirement. General education requirements include 9 credits of social science. If you have 15 credits in social science, only 9 credits will appear under the GE-III social science requirement. The only way to see the additional courses is through the course summary at the top.
After the course summary, the degree audit will list all requirements in requirement groups.
- If one or more of the requirements within a group is not complete, you will see red:
- Individual requirements that are not complete look like this:
- Completed requirements don’t draw so much attention:
The degree audit is organized from the most general to the most specific requirements.
I. University wide requirements:
- Total credits (120 needed to graduate)
- Resident and total G.P.A.
- Upper division (39 credits needed)
- Residency Requirement
II. Liberal Education Core
- Total Liberal Education credits - 36.00 required
- Knowledge goals - Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts
- Skills goals - Written and oral communication, Writing Requirement, Mathematics Requirement, Creativity
- Responsibility goals - Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity, Design for Diversity, Global Perspectives, Civic and Environmental issues
- Integration goal
- Service Learning
III. College Requirements
Arts and Sciences - 90 credits in the College; other competencies for BA or BS degree
Business - Proficiency requirements, credit requirements, professional development program
Education - Teacher education certification requirements
Nursing - Required courses in addition to the major
IV. Admission to program information, if applicable
V. Major, minor and/or certificate requirements
Requesting a What-If Degree Audit
- Select Degree Audit – What If from the left menu options under the Academic Progress tile.
- Click Create New Report.
- Select Catalog Year – only catalogs available to you will show as options.
- Under Academic Program select the college.
- Click on the magnifying glass for "What if Plan". Click on the heading "Description" and the plans will be in alphabetical order. Choose one.
- If you would like to pick a minor or second program, click on the second magnifying glass.
- Click Submit Request.
- Click View report as PDF.
You can also use the degree audit to help you plan your four years here. Don't forget to REMOVE courses from your planner when you register for them, or when your plans change.
Log into CampS and select the Manage Classes tile.
Enter courses into your planner using the Browse Course Catalog button.
After you have entered planned courses, click the Plan By My Requirements button. You will see a degree audit with the planned courses included. Planned courses are treated as in progress courses here.
It is not possible to do a “what if” planner degree audit.
If you must for some reason use the online version, keep these things in mind. The following icons are used:
Taken In progress
I. Opening and Closing Requirement Groups
When you first open your degree audit, any requirement that has been completed will be collapsed: you will not be able to see the courses used to fulfill the requirement. You can open or close requirement groups by clicking on the green arrows.
[Reason #1 to use the PDF – you can inadvertently close something in the online version and THINK it is satisfied when it is not.]
- Click on Collapse All when you first open your audit. This will allow you to see your college and major. CHECK THIS TO SEE IF IT IS ACCURATE. If it is not, you should get a “what if” degree audit—see above. You should also change your major by going to the department your desired major is in.
- Open one requirement group at a time. This will make the degree audit seem less overwhelming.
Within most requirement groups there are many individual requirements. These will also be collapsed if they have been met. To see what courses are being used for the requirement, click the arrows to open the requirement.
II. Only 10 Courses Show Up
Only 10 courses will show in any list. You must click on “view all” to see all of the courses.
[Reason #2 to use the pdf. On the online version you may THINK you have taken all required courses if you have taken 10 but more are required.]
III: Interactive Features
If a requirement is met by a limited number of courses, the degree audit will give you a list of possibilities. You can then:
- Click on the course title hyperlink to get to the catalog description.
- If the class schedule is available, you can choose a section of the course that you want and put it in your shopping cart.