Beginning in January 2017, undergraduate students as well as students in the College of Law will be able to access Degree Works. Students will be able to view their audit for two years after their last enrollment at Syracuse University. Graduate students will have access at a later date.
• My major is wrong on my audit.
If you have not officially changed your major, contact your current advisor for instructions. If you have already officially changed your major, the Degree Works audit will only display your active degree audit. If your change is effective for a future term, the change may not reflect until that term.
• The requirements for my major are wrong.
Look at the catalog term that appears on the major requirements block of the audit. According to our records this is the catalog (bulletin) that you are using to complete your major requirements. If you believe you should be using older or newer requirements, contact your advisor.
• My transfer courses don't appear in the right place.
If you are concerned about a transfer course that should be applying in the audit, contact your advisor.
• Classes are not applying in the “right” place.
Degree Works uses a ‘best fit’ approach for meeting requirements so classes may apply to different sections as you take more courses. If you have further questions, please contact your advisor.
• My advisor or department chair gave me permission to substitute a course, but it's not showing on my audit.
Talk with your advisor. Advisors and students can request to the designees of your home college, an exception to the standard requirements. Once exceptions are entered, the change will appear on the audit.
• My minor is missing from my audit.
If you have not officially declared your minor, contact your current advisor for instructions. If you have already officially declared your minor, your department may still be updating your records. Please contact your department for a status of the change.
• My major requires me to complete an area of emphasis, but it didn’t appear on the audit. What’s wrong?
If you have not officially declared your area of emphasis, contact your current advisor for instructions. If you have already officially declared your area of emphasis, your department may still be updating your records. Please contact your department for a status of the change.
If none of these problems describe your situation, or if you need additional help identifying what’s wrong, contact your advisor. If the advisor believes a technical error exists on the audit, they will contact your home college and the Office of the Registrar.
1. Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming semester.
2. After you register to ensure that the courses you selected applied to your requirements like you thought they would.
3. After your grades for each semester are posted.
4. Any time you make a change to your schedule or major.
Degree Works looks at your program holistically, and places each course using a "best fit" scenario. The "best fit" process will not always be perfect, particularly when multiple possibilities exist. Classes may apply to different sections as you take more courses. If you have a course that does not appear in the area in which you expected, please contact your advisor for assistance.
There are a few scenarios where coursework may not be used. Courses which are not used will appear in the following blocks for the noted reasons:
- If you have courses which do not fulfill a requirement (coursework is not applicable), they will be placed in the "Courses Not Allocated" block of your audit.
- If you have courses that exceed the limit allowed for a degree requirement (i.e. a maximum number of PED courses are allowed or a maximum number of transfer credits are allowed), this coursework will fall into a block titled "Not Counted." These courses will not be applied to your requirements and will be subtracted from your total credit count.
- If you have not met the minimum grade needed for a particular required course that course would fall into the "Insufficient" block. Insufficient coursework would also include failed or withdrawn coursework.
- If your course has a missing grade and the term has ended, the course will fall into the insufficient block. Once your instructor has graded the course, your audit will reflect the updated grade the next day and will move from the insufficient block (if it is a passing grade).
If you successfully repeat a course, only your last attempt counts toward degree requirements. The earlier attempt(s) will be placed in an "Insufficient" category at the bottom of your audit. The courses in this area do not count toward your total hours, and they cannot be used to fulfill requirements.
If a pass/fail course is in-progress, it may count in a requirement if course subject and number meets requirement criteria. However, once the P/F grade is assigned, it will depend on the pass/fail academic rules of your home school or college. If pass/fail grades are not allowed for your requirements, the course will fall into the Courses Not Allocated or Not Counted section of your audit.