Ellucian DegreeWorks™ is an easy-to-use online set of academic planning tools that help students and advisors see what courses and requirements students need to graduate. It integrates with your student information system and records interactions between students and professors. It’s this kind of clarity that helps students make better decisions with confidence!
DegreeWorks should only be used to evaluate degree progress for:
- Students who first entered KSU in Fall 2008 or later
- Former (SPSU) Degree Requirements for 2007-2014 catalogs
- Degree Programs from Colleges & Departments on the Marietta Campus (2015 catalog)
Multiple audits are available for Dual Degree seeking students and KSU undergraduate students accepted into a graduate program.
Due to the restructuring of the degree audit, the Degree Progress Bar may show a slightly different percentage of completion. The Degree Progress Bar percentage includes all course and non-course degree requirements.
Status = 3701 Major is undeclared. Click on the What-If option on the left and select a major to view degree requirements.
Resolution: Student is either an undeclared major or their Catalog Year is prior to 200808 (Fall 2008). Use the What-If functionality to produce a degree audit.
Status = 4 No Message Displayed
Resolution: A degree audit has not been run for this student. Wait 24-48 hours. If student entered KSU in Fall 2008 or later and audit does not appear, contact the Registrar’s Office at email@example.com.
Which students will DegreeWorks produce a degree audit for?
DegreeWorks should only be used to evaluate degree progress for: -Undergraduate students who first entered KSU in Fall 2008 or later -Undergraduate students who have a Catalog Year equal to Fall 2008
How does DegreeWorks determine which set of degree requirements to use?
DegreeWorks uses a student’s Catalog Year to determine the set of degree requirements to use when producing a degree audit.
What is a catalog Year?
The catalog year determines which catalog/degree requirements students follow to obtain a degree. Students/Advisors may update the catalog year to Fall 2008 or later by submitting a “Catalog Year Update” form to the Registrar’s Office. This form is located under the “Forms” section on the Registrar’s website.
Can DegeeWorks be use to produce a CORE evaluation?
Yes, if a student has declared a major (interests included). Students who have not declared a major must use the What-If option to produce a degree audit.
How often is the Data extracted from banner into DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks data is refreshed nightly from the Banner Student Information System. Any modifications made to student data in Banner (i.e. registration, change of major, change of grades, etc.) will be reflected in DegreeWorks within 24-48 hours.
How Does DegreeWorks handle repeated courses?
DegreeWorks adheres to KSU’s repeat polices when producing a degree audit.
When undergraduate courses taken at Kennesaw State University are repeated at Kennesaw State University with a higher grade, the highest grade received will be counted in the institutional GPA (previously adjusted GPA) calculations. The student's permanent record and cumulative (Regents) grade point average will retain all course attempts and grades.
If a student repeats an institutional course as a transfer/transient student and receives a higher grade in the transfer/transient course, the repeated KSU grade will be EXCLUDED from the KSU institutional GPA the next semester the student is enrolled at KSU.
Repeating Grades: A registered (REGD) undergraduate course that is a repeat of or equivalent to a course already completed will appear in the Insufficient/Withdrawn/Repeated section of the DegreeWorks audit. If a passing grade is received, but the program requires a higher grade, the registered course will be placed in this section, and the completed course and grade will remain in the audit. The repeat policy will be applied at the end of the term once grades have been posted. The course with the highest grade will then satisfy the degree requirement, provided it meets the minimum grade required for the degree.