VandalWeb allows students and their advisors to check their degree progress at any time. Students can access their degree audit by selecting Student Profile under the Students tab. Students who are seeking two degree programs have a drop-down option on the Degree field at the top of the degree audit where they can choose which audit to view. There is also a What If option to allow exploration of other degrees and majors.
For undergraduates, the degree audit lists all requirements for their declared major including general education, department, and college requirements. Undergraduate degree audits update automatically with each change of major and at the end of each term after grades are posted. Declared minors and academic certificates will also appear in the degree audit with their requirements. See the Introduction to Degree Audit handout [pdf] for more information.
Upon approval from their academic advisor and department chair (and college, if required), undergraduate students may submit a Degree Audit Substitution/Waiver Request form to satisfy alternative degree, major, or minor requirements.
For graduates, the degree audit requirements are generated from their study plans. Study plans are created in the Plans portion of Degree Audit and then reviewed by the major professor, the academic department, the College of Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Registrar through an automated workflow. After a proposed study plan is approved a degree audit is produced, personalized to your unique program.
To start the process of designing and submitting a study plan:
- Meet with your major professor/program advisor and identify what classes will make up your study plan.
- Enter these classes using the Plans tab in your degree audit and Submit your plan.
- Check VandalMail for messages as your plan is reviewed and approved.
If you need to make changes to your study plan after it has been approved, you will need to copy and edit your plan on your Degree Audit Plans tab (see tutorials below).
Instructional Sheets [pdf]
- Creating & Entering a New Study Plan
- Entering Transfer Work on a Study Plan
- Edit an Existing Study Plan
- Changing a Study Plan Quick Guide
Faculty & Advisors
It is the responsibility of faculty and advisors to review and approve graduate student study plans using the electronic approval system. The following resources are provided for instruction in working with the electronic approvals.