Degree Works

Degree Works is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, web-based academic advising and degree audit tool that helps students and their advisors successfully navigate curriculum requirements for all programs of study at the University.   It is integrated with the University's student information system to provide powerful, real-time data, giving students meaningful and consistent direction and providing advisors and student records managers with up-to-date curriculum information.  It is the degree audit tool for students with undergraduate and graduate catalog terms of Fall 2020 and later.

Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions, the Undergraduate or Graduate catalogs or academic policies promulgated by the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services. Degree Works is neither an official academic transcript nor an official notification of completion of degree requirements. 

Student Access

Students with catalog terms of Fall 2020 or later may access Degree Works via the Student Profile or through Self-Service. 

Through the Student Profile:

  1. Within the my.scranton.edu portal under the Students tab, click on Academic Record Information.
  2. Click on Student Profile.
  3. On the Student Profile page, click on the Degree Works link located under your picture.

Through Self-Service:

  1. On the Home page within the my.scranton.edu portal, click on the Self-Service link under the Manage Your Personal Info heading.
  2. Click on the Student Services & Financial Aid tab.
  3. Click on the Student Records tab.
  4. Click on the Degree Works link.

Advisor/Faculty Access

The records of students/advisees with catalog terms of Fall 2020 or later are captured in Degree Works. Advisors/faculty may access Degree Works via the Student Profile or through Self-Service. 

Through the Student Profile:

  1. Within the my.scranton.edu portal, click on the Employees tab.
  2. Under the Registrar and Academic Services portlet, click on the Self-Service Student Advising Profile: Advisee Search link.
  3. Once you enter a student record, click on the Degree Works tab under the student's picture.
  4. Search for the student within the Degree Works application using the student ID or the Advanced Search feature. 

Through Self-Service:

  1. On the Home page within the my.scranton.edu portal, click on the Self-Service link under the Manage Your Personal Info heading.
  2. Click on the Faculty Services tab.
  3. Click on the Advisor menu.
  4. Click on the Degree Works link.
  5. Search for the student within the Degree Works application using the student ID or the Advanced Search feature. 
Student FAQs
Which students can use Degree Works for degree audits?
How do I benefit from using Degree Works?
How current is my information in Degree Works?
Can I register for classes in Degree Works?
Are my grades visible in Degree Works?
What do I do if I believe my academic information is incorrect?
What is the ”What If” feature?
What is the GPA Calculator?
What do I do with courses in the "Free Electives/Courses Not Applied to Blocks Above" section?
How can I update information?
How is a Degree Works worksheet different from a transcript?
How is my catalog year determined?
Degree Works placed one of my courses in two different places on the audit. Is that okay?
I have seen the "@" symbol in several places in my audit.  What does that mean?
Which students can use Degree Works for degree audits?

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Currently, Degree Works is available to all degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who have catalog years (Programs of Study) of Fall 2020 and later. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff also have access to Degree Works for the purpose of supporting your academic progress and registration activity.

The records of students with catalog years (Programs of Study) that precede Fall 2020 are located in CAPP.

How do I benefit from using Degree Works?
  • Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree.
  • View individual course grades, cumulative grade-point average (GPA), and major average.
  • Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives.
  • View transfer credits, waivers, and exemptions applied toward degree.
  • See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, certificate or major concentration using the ‘What If’ option.
  • Confirm your academic standing.
  • Estimate how many semesters it will take you to graduate.
  • Learn the prerequisites and corequisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.
How current is my information in Degree Works?

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The information in Degree Works is refreshed each night. Any changes made in a given day (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be visible in Degree Works the following day.

Can I register for classes in Degree Works?

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No. Degree Works is a degree audit that includes courses that are planned, in-progress, completed. Registration will continue to be handled through the Student Self Service. 

Are my grades visible in Degree Works?

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Yes, grades are visible once final grades have been processed and rolled to your academic history.  They are viewable in Degree Works following the nightly refresh. 

What do I do if I believe my academic information is incorrect?

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You should consult your academic advisor if you believe your academic record or audit is incorrect.

What is the ”What If” feature?

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The What If feature is a Degree Works tool that allows you to select a program that you might be interested in pursuing in order to forecast how your completed and registered coursework would fulfill the requirements for that program.

What is the GPA Calculator?

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There are three different GPA calculators in Degree Works. The Graduation and Advice Calculators help you determine how to reach a desired GPA outcome. The Term Calculator helps you predict your term GPA based upon the grades you expect to earn in each class.

What do I do with courses in the "Free Electives/Courses Not Applied to Blocks Above" section?

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It is important to review courses in this section for potential substitutions and to ensure the audit is functioning properly.  If you find a course in the this section that needs to be processed as a substitution, or that should satisfy a General Education or major requirement without an exception, please contact your advisor. 

How can I update information?

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You cannot update course information in Degree Works. To change your major/minor/concentration, you must complete a Change of Curriculum form.

How is a Degree Works worksheet different from a transcript?

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Degree Works is not your academic transcript nor is it an official notification of completion of degree requirements. It is a tool to assist you in tracking your degree requirements.  Your transcript is your official college record. The Registrar's Office performs an official degree audit when you apply for graduation.

How is my catalog year determined?

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Your catalog year for Degree Works is determined by the term you were admitted to the University.  If you change your major, your record is adjusted to the catalog year in effect at the time the change is made.

Degree Works placed one of my courses in two different places on the audit.   Is that okay?

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In most cases, yes. Degree Works is programmed to recognize that some courses can fulfill more than one requirement. If you have any concerns, please contact your advisor.

I have seen the "@" symbol in several places in my audit.  What does that mean?

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This symbol is a ‘wild card’ in Degree Works programming. If the @ sign appears after a course prefix (i.e. PSYC @), it means you can take any course with that subject prefix (any course in Psychology). Similarly, 1@, represents anything at the 100-level. 

Advisor/Faculty FAQs

What can Degree Works do for me?
How do I locate student records in Degree Works?
Which student records are in Degree Works?
How current is the information in Degree Works?
Is there a way to refresh a student’s record in Degree Works without waiting for the nightly update?
What if the student’s major or minor isn’t listed or is listed incorrectly in Degree Works?
How do I recommend a substitution or waiver for a course requirement?
What should I do when reviewing a student's courses in the "Free Electives/Courses Not Applied to Blocks Above" section?
What is the ”What If” feature?
What is the GPA Calculator? What can Degree Works do for me?

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Degree Works allows you to see a student's program of study and how coursework is currently being applied.  It also allows you to monitor a student's academic progress, plan a student's future coursework and review a student's course history. Finally, Degree Works allows you to run "what if" scenarios to see how changing a student's current academic program (adding/deleting/changing majors, minors, etc) will affect degree progress. 

How do I locate student records in Degree Works?

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If you know the student’s RID, you can type it in the Student ID field and press Enter. You may also search for a student by name or students by major by clicking on the “Advanced Search” option. If searching by Name, type in the student name and then click “Search.” If searching by major (or other criteria), select the appropriate major and then click “Search.” You may select multiple criteria but please be advised that your results could be limited.

Searches yield the first 200 results. You may not see all student records if you have broad search criteria. Your search will display a list of students meeting the criteria you selected and you can check or uncheck the results returned for your search. Once you’ve made your selection of students, click the “Select” button. The list of students will be pre-loaded for you when it returns to the audit.

Which student records are in Degree Works?

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Currently, Degree Works is populated with the records of degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who have catalog years (Programs of Study) of Fall 2020 and later.

How current is the information in Degree Works?

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The information in Degree Works is refreshed each night. Any changes made in a given day (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen in Degree Works the next day.  If the information doesn't’t appear to be current, it may be because some paperwork is pending approval and processing.

Is there a way to refresh a student’s record in Degree Works without waiting for the nightly update?

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Yes. Individual student data may be refreshed by clicking on the refresh button (circular arrow icon located at the top of the audit) above the student’s Student ID number.  This process will generate a fresh audit for the student.

What if the student’s major or minor isn’t listed or is listed incorrectly in Degree Works?

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Degree Works displays the information that comes from the Banner Student Information System. The student should work with his/her advisor and Dean’s Office to update his/her curriculum records.

How do I recommend a substitution or waiver for a course requirement?

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Course waivers and substitutions are processed in the usual way. The chair will forward this request (if approved) to the dean’s office, and it will be loaded as a petition into Degree Works. If the substitution or waiver is in the GE area, the Director of the GE Program must also approve the request.

What should I do when reviewing a student's courses in the "Free Electives/Courses Not Applied to Blocks Above" section?

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It is important to review courses in this section for potential substitutions and to ensure the audit is functioning properly.  If you find a course in the this section that should satisfy a General Education or major requirement without an exception, please contact the Registrar's Office. 

What is the ”What If” feature?

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The What If feature is a Degree Works tool that allows a student to select a program that they might be interested in pursuing to forecast how their completed and registered coursework would fulfill the requirements for that potential program.

What is the GPA Calculator

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There are three different GPA calculators in Degree Works. The Graduation and Advice Calculators help a student determine how to reach a desired GPA outcome. The Term Calculator helps a student predict his/her term GPA based upon the grades expected in each class.