The University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are completing advising for the spring 2022 semester, and they are utilizing DegreeWorks to assist in the process.
DegreeWorks is known as an audit tool. An audit of a student’s degree compiles and examines the students’ progress and coursework. It is an official record or report of the student’s past, current, and future academic credits.
According to the Office of University Registrar, “The audit is a complete review of all coursework, displaying information on which requirements are satisfied and which requirements are necessary to complete a particular program, degree, major, minor, and/or concentration.”
Every student has access to their own individual DegreeWorks through their Ulink account with the university.
“DegreeWorks is a web-based, academic planning and degree audit tool. It helps students and advisors effectively navigate curriculum requirements, as well as monitor progress towards degree completion,” states the Student FAQs on the Office of University Registrar website.
DegreeWorks is an online portal that allows students to see all classes that have been taken and other classes that are required to complete their degree. DegreeWorks also presents students with different options for fulfilling these necessary requirements as well.
The benefits to students include making an organized list of all previous coursework and compiling the information in one location. There is an inventory of required courses for major, minor, and general education requirements.
Advisors recommend that students consult their DegreeWorks when deciding which classes are necessary to take next semester.
The goal is to see the requirements for a certain degree and if they have been met in that area.
“DegreeWorks helps students and advisors effectively navigate curriculum requirements, as well as monitor progress towards degree completion by providing: all course requirements for a degree in a particular catalog, satisfied requirements in an easy-to-read, understandable degree checklist, outstanding requirements needed to complete a particular program, degree, major, minor, and/or concentration, and a comprehensive review of all transfer, previous, current, and in-progress coursework,” Cammy Green, an assistant registrar for UL Lafayette, wrote in a statement to The Vermilion.