Regent Degree Works FAQs



What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is an online tool to help students and their advisors track degree progress, prepare for registration, and plan for graduation. Degree Works reviews courses from a student's transcript and organizes them into blocks of requirements to help students identify courses that have been completed and what courses are still needed in order to complete a degree.

It allows students to view their grades and GPA, estimate how long it will take them to graduate, and what courses count or do not count toward their majors. The program also includes a feature to help students who are considering changing majors and/or programs.

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What is a degree audit?

A Degree Works degree audit is an easy-to-read view of your requirements for your program of study. The audit is essentially a checklist of requirements for a degree through Regent University. Completed and in-progress classes are used to fill spots within the audit worksheet showing which requirements have been completed, which are in progress and what classes/requirements remain. The report can be viewed online, saved as a PDF, or printed out to be used as a snapshot of where you stand relative to graduation requirements.

Please note: The recommended browser is Google Chrome. Other web browsers may not display correctly. 

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Who can use Degree Works?

All currently enrolled students with a catalog year of 2015 or later can use Degree Works. If you have a catalog year prior to 2015, you need to meet with your advisor for assistance in determining your degree requirements.

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Do I still need to see my advisor?

Absolutely — Degree Works does not take the place of your advisor. You should always review your degree progress report before meeting with your advisor, preparing any questions you may have about your requirements. They will use the Degree Works Audit in the process of advising you about your program.

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How do I read my degree audit?

Each section in a Degree Works audit is called a "block". Each block header will contain a title for the block and will also display specific course information for that block such as credits applied, classes applied, and GPA for that block. Like individual requirements, the block header will also contain a symbol stating the status of all requirements within the block.

Student View Block
The Student View Block shows information like your name, Banner ID, Advisor, Level, Degree, Major, Cumulative GPA, Academic Standing, etc.

Degree Progress Bar
The degree progress bar is a visual representation of your progress toward the completion of your program.

Degree Block
The first block, Degree Block, contains a general overview of the requirement blocks that will come after this block, such as, Minimum GPA requirement, Writing Intensive requirement (only shows on audits that have this requirement), Generals Education Requirement, Liberal Arts & Sciences requirement, Major requirements and lastly the Graduation application reminder.

Other Blocks
Other blocks only appear on audits that have these requirements.

  • The General Education Block displays general education requirements for your degree.
  • The Major Block displays requirements for your selected Major.
  • The Minor Block displays requirements for your selected Minor.
  • The Concentration Block displays requirements for your selected Concentration.
  • The Required Elective Block displays additional requirements needed to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • The Courses in Excess of Degree Block shows courses not required in your current program.
  • The Courses Not Successfully Completed Block shows courses that you did not receive credit for, such as an "F," "W," "NP," etc., or courses taken too long ago or that did not meet a minimum grade requirement.
  • The In-Progress Block shows courses that are in-progress or registered for a future term.

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What do I do if I believe that Regent Degree Works is not applying a course(s) correctly to my degree program?

Contact your advisor with questions about your audit. They can answer questions you may have and advise you about your course substitutions and waivers that may be needed and submit the necessary adjustments.

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Can I change my degree program through Regent Degree Works?

No, you cannot change a degree program through Degree Works; please contact your advisor. Field of study changes may be requested by submitting a change of field of study form for graduate or undergraduate students.

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My minor or concentration is missing from my audit - how do I fix this?

If you have not officially declared your minor or concentration, contact your advisor.

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Who should I contact if I still have questions or disagree with the audit?

Please contact your advisor.

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Is my Regent Degree Works Audit the same as my Academic Transcript

No. The Degree Works Audit is a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree progress. It is an unofficial advisement tool. It is not an official academic transcript. You may request an official academic transcript here.

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Where can I find my Grade-Point Average (GPA)?

Your cumulative GPA is found in the Student View Block at the top right.

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What does the @ symbol on my audit mean?

This is a wild card in Degree Works. If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., @100:499), it means that you can take any subject area with that level (a 100-400 level course from any subject area). If it appears after a subject prefix (i.e., ENGL @), it means that you can take any course with that subject prefix (any course in the English department).

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Why does my course have an asterisk (*)?

A course with an asterisk is associated with a prerequisite. It may be a prerequisite for another course or have a prerequisite that must be satisfied prior to registration.

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Why is there a colon (:) between course numbers?

The colon is used to indicate a range of courses. If it appears with a subject code before it (i.e., ENGL 100:499), it means that you may choose a 100-400 level course with an ENGL subject prefix).

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Why does my course say, "Max of zero classes/credits exceeded?"

This message signifies that the courses are not within the program time limit (i.e. too old to use).

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Why do some courses appear twice on my audit?

In some special cases a course may be able to satisfy a requirement in more than one area in the degree; for example, in the general education curriculum, major, minor, or concentration. When this happens, the audit displays the course in both locations with the number of credits awarded for the course and the earned grade. The credits for these shared courses are not counted twice toward the degree and students may need additional electives to meet the total credits required to earn the degree. Additionally, the grade for the shared course is only counted once in the calculation of the student's cumulative GPA.

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Can I register for classes in Regent Degree Works?

No. Registration will continue to be accessed through Genisys during scheduled registration dates and time tickets.

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Why don't my registered classes appear on my audit?

Changes made to registration and/or student records will appear in Degree Works within 24 hours.

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How current is my information in Regent Degree Works?

The information in Degree Works is refreshed nightly. Any changes made today will be seen in Degree Works the next day.

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Are my grades visible in Regent Degree Works?

Yes. Once grades have been posted at the end of the semester or term, they are viewable in Degree Works on the following day.

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

Yes. On the Worksheets tab, click on the "Class History" link at the top for a list of courses taken at Regent as well as transfer courses.

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Does Regent Degree Works include my transfer work?

Yes. Any transfer work approved will appear in Degree Works.

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How do I know what classes I need to take?

Check your status. Your audit will outline courses needed to meet degree and program requirements within specified blocks. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your academic advisor.

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What is the Notes Tab?

The Notes Tab displays notes posted by your advisor

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What is the "What-If" option?

Students can use the "What-If" option on the Audits tab to do an audit using criteria s/he selects. Please select a Degree, Catalog term and Major before clicking on the "Process What-If" button. Failure to select a major will result in an error. "What-If" audits do not guarantee that a student will meet the admissions requirements of the intended major however it will provide a view of how completed courses will satisfy the requirements in the intended major. If a student decides to change their major they must complete the Change of Field of Study form. What-If scenarios are not saved in Degree Works, but the "Save as PDF" button at the top of the "What If" allows you to save or print a specific "What If" report.

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Can I save a "What-If" Audit?

Yes, to save a "what-if" audit as a PDF document, choose your different areas of study, add any future classes, then "Save as PDF."

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When should I look at my degree audit?

Four times a semester. You should always review your audit:

  • Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming semester.
  • After you register to ensure that the courses you selected applied to your requirements as you thought they would.
  • After your grades for each semester are posted.
  • Any time you make a change to your schedule or degree program.

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GPA Calculator FAQs:

What does the Graduation Calculator show?
The Graduation Calculator is a realistic view of whether you are able to obtain the graduation GPA you desire.

What does the Term Calculator show?
The Term Calculator is useful in predicting what your end-of‐term GPA will be, in relation to the course(s) you are enrolled for during the current semester.

What does the Advice Calculator show?
The Advice Calculator allows you to see what letter grades you would need to achieve in order to raise your GPA.

Are the calculated GPAs guaranteed?
No. All GPAs are estimates only, because they do not take into account if you are repeating any courses.

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Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions. It is neither an official academic transcript nor an official notification of degree requirements and should not be treated as such.