Degree Works is UVM's degree audit system.
The University's degree audit system offers enhanced tools to aid students in tracking their progress toward degree completion. It also gives students and advisors an accurate representation of what has been completed and what is still needed to graduate.
The Degree Audit also allows users to view how changing a major will affect degree progress in an accurate and meaningful way because it reflects the requirements in their own catalogue year.
How do I run a Degree Audit?
- Log in to myUVM.
- Click on the "Advising (Degree Audit)" button at the top.
- Click on "Run Your Degree Audit".
What should I do if my Degree Audit lists the wrong major or program?
Contact Student Services in your Dean's Office to verify your currently declared major or degree. If inaccurate information is on file, you may need to submit a change of major/minor form in order to update your Degree Audit.
I'm thinking about switching majors. Can I get a Degree Audit for another major without changing my enrollment information?
Yes, you can run a "What If" audit to see how your courses would apply if you decided to change your major, concentration, minor, or degree program. The "What If" report will display the requirements, based on your catalogue year, for the program of study that you choose.
I took a course which was supposed to fulfill a requirement but my Degree Audit indicates that the requirement is unsatisfied. What should I do?
If you are in the Grossman School of Business, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and there are discrepancies in your audit, you should discuss them first with your advisor. Only your advisor can approve and submit exceptions for your Degree Audit, which will be processed through your Dean's Office.
If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences, you should discuss any discrepancies in your Degree Audit with the DegreeWorks advisor in the CAS Dean's Office.
If you are in the College of Education and Social Services, you should complete a request form from CESS Student Services at 528 Waterman in order to petition that a course be used to satisfy a requirement. Be sure to provide a strong academic rationale for your request.
What is an exception?
An exception reflects any change, such as a requirement waiver or a course substitution, applied to your academic program with the approval of your advisor. Exceptions allow the Degree Audit to reflect individualized adjustments to your specific degree requirements.
How do I find out who my advisor is?
Your advisor is displayed in the first block of information on your Degree Audit. You can also find out who your advisor is by checking online through myUVM, by contacting Student Services in your Dean's Office, or by contacting the Registrar's Office.
I took some courses at another school. Why do they not appear on my Degree Audit?
If transfer courses are not showing up on your Degree Audit, you should verify that the Office of Transfer Affairs has received your official transcript from the original institution. The email address for Transfer Affairs is email@example.com.
Why do my transfer courses appear on my Degree Audit, but they are not applying to the appropriate requirement?
If you are in the Grossman School of Business, The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The College of Engineering and Mathematics, or the Rubenstein School, you should speak with your advisor about applying transfer courses to UVM requirements. In most cases, an exception will need to be made.
If you are in The College of Arts and Sciences, you should contact Student Services in the Dean's office to discuss using transfer courses to satisfy degree requirements.
If you are in The College of Education and Social Services, you should complete a request form (located online or at the CESS Student Services Office in 528 Waterman) in order to petition that a transfer course be used to satisfy a requirement.
I completed a course at UVM and received a grade for it, but my Degree Audit shows it as "Insufficient". Why?
The Degree Audit automatically removes credit when two courses with duplicated content are taken. For example, according to the University Catalogue, credit is not allowed for both BIOL 001 and BCOR 011. The Degree Audit will put whichever of these two courses you take last into the Insufficient area at the bottom of the audit. Another common example of duplicated content occurs with MATH 019 and MATH 021. Unless you also take MATH 022, you cannot have credit for both 019 and 021.
If you run your Degree Audit immediately after you have registered for courses, you will be able to recognize any courses with duplicate content, identified by being in the Insufficient area at the bottom of the audit, and can change your course selections to avoid losing credit.
I had to take a course twice in order to improve my grade. How does Degree Audit handle that?
Undergraduate students who repeat a course only receive credit once for the course. Prior to August 30, 2020, the grades for all occurrences of the course remain on the permanent academic record and all are included in computing the cumulative grade point average. Effective August 30, 2020, the student's transcript will be revised to replace the previous grade for the course with a grade of "R". The "R" is not included in the grade point average calculation. The duplicated course will fall into the Insufficient area at the bottom of the audit. Please refer to the University Catalogue for more information.
For all other students, students who repeat a course only receive credit once for the course. The grades for all occurrences of the course remain on the permanent academic record and are included in computing the cumulative grade point average.
Why is the number of total credits on my Degree Audit different from the number on my transcript?
In rare cases, the total number of credits may sometimes be different because Degree Audit only counts credits for courses that can be used in your degree program, while your UVM transcript lists credits for all courses taken at UVM, even those that do not apply to your degree.