General DegreeWorks FAQ's

About DegreeWorks - Your Guide to Graduation

 

What is DegreeWorks?

DegreeWorks is a Web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks allows students and their advisors to plan future academic coursework.

 

What are the benefits in using DegreeWorks?

DEGREEWORKS will help you:  

Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree.
View individual course grades
Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives.
View transfer credits, substitutions, and exemptions applied toward degree.
See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, or concentration using the What If option.
Confirm your academic standing.
Estimate how many semesters it will take you to graduate.
Learn the pre-requisites and co-requisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.

 

What is an audit?

A DegreeWorks audit is a review of past, current, and "planned" coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree/major/minor.

 

Can I access DegreeWorks on any computer?

Yes. Access to DegreeWorks is through the Web. Anywhere you can log in to Roadrunner Porta will allow you access to DegreeWorks.

 

Is my information confidential?

Yes. Like other processes you use through myDaltonState, DegreeWorks is accessed through your secure log in. Remember that your advisor, faculty, and selected staff will be able to view the information contained in DegreeWorks.

 

Who has the ability to access DegreeWorks?

Currently, DegreeWorks is available to all currently enrolled students who are using 2006-2007 or later catalogs to fulfill their degree requirements. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff will also have access for the purpose of supporting your progress through your academic career.

 

Can I register for classes in DegreeWorks?

No. DegreeWorks is a snapshot of courses in-progress, planned, and in academic history. You may create a plan using the planner feature, but this is for planning purposes only.   Once your plan is saved, you should send your advisor an email to notify him/her that your plan has been made and is awaiting approval.  Once your plan is approved, you may register for those approved courses through the normal registration process.

 

Can I see how many classes I have left to fulfill my requirements?

Yes. DegreeWorks is laid out in block format that displays degree, major, and minor requirements information. Look for unchecked boxes to identify requirements that you still need to complete.

 

Will I be able to plan for future courses?

Yes. See the Planner section for information.

 

Are my grades visible in DegreeWorks?

Yes. Once final grades have been posted, they are viewable in DegreeWorks; however, final grades are not posted to transcript until after the final grading period and end-of-term-processing for the College has ended. Courses that are in-progress will be listed as CUR (current).

 

Can I see a list of all of the classes I’ve taken?

Yes. On the Audit tab, click on the Class History link at the top for a printable list of courses taken at Dalton State as well as transfer courses.  NOTE:  This is NOT the equivalent of an official transcript.

 

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

Your academic advisor is your primary point of contact. If your advisor determines that your audit is incorrect, he/she will contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.  If you find that you still have questions, please submit your questions to registrar@daltonstate.edu.

 

Why isn’t my information up-to-date?

There could be some paperwork that needs to be completed. For example, if you have recently submitted a major change form, this process can take up to 7-10 Business days to be completed.

 

How can I update information?

You cannot update course information in DegreeWorks. To change your major or minor, you would submit a major change form to the Registrar’s Office.  This form can be accessed at https://www.daltonstate.edu/academics/current-student-forms.cms.

 

How is my degree evaluation different from my transcript?

Your degree evaluation is a tool to provide you with academic information related to

your major. It displays courses required and completed in your program of study.

Your transcript is your official university record and provides a chronological list of

courses completed and other academic information. Your official transcript must be

requested from the Registrar’s Office. https://www.daltonstate.edu/academics/transcripts.cms

 

If I have additional questions about DegreeWorks, who do I contact?

Your academic advisor is your primary point of contact. If your advisor determines that your audit is incorrect, he/she will contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.  If you find that you still have questions, please submit your questions to registrar@daltonstate.edu.