Welcome to Degree Works

Degree Works is a web-based, degree-auditing and tracking tool that enables students and advisors to evaluate academic progress towards graduation in accordance to university and major requirements. 

As of March 2017, students entering Lawrence Tech in Fall 2015 Catalog or later and are in the following programs will have access to Degree Works:

UNDERGRADUATE students in Architecture, Audio Engineering Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Const Engr Tech & Mgmt, Electrical Engineering, English & Communication Arts, Game Art, General Studies, Graphic Design, Humanities, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Architecture, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Media Communication, Molecular and Cell Biology, Physics, Physics/Computer Science, Psychology, Robotics Engineering, & Transportation Design

GRADUATE students in Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Architecture 3+, Automotive Engineering, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engr Mgmt, Educational Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Design, Interior Design 3+, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Technical & Professional Communication, & Urban Design

Additional programs will be rolled out in July 2017 and beyond.

Please click on the FAQs below to reveal their answers. Any questions not answered by the provided materials may be directed to DegreeAudit@ltu.edu

What is a Degree Works Web Audit?

A Degree Works Web Audit is a review of past, current and currently registered for coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to fulfill a degree/major/minor.

How is the Degree Works Web Audit different from my transcript?

Degree Works is a tool to assist you with planning and tracking your progress towards your degree. Your transcript is your official university record. The Web Audit is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of your requirements.

How often should I review the Degree Works worksheet?

At least four times a semester. You should review your worksheet at the following times: 1. Before you meet with your advisor to ensure your planner has three future terms populated. 2. After you register to ensure the courses apply to your requirements as you expected. 3. After your grades are posted. 4. Any time you make changes to your schedule. It’s important to review your audit frequently, especially before and after you schedule courses or receive grades. This helps ensure you are taking the correct courses and are on track to graduate on-time. *Remember: Changing your registration or completing a course with a grade lower than the minimum required for a requirement may impact your degree progress.

What will my audit look like on Degree Works?

Degree Works opens automatically to the Student View of your audit. Your graduation requirements are organized into blocks, based on type (Ex: Core Curriculum, Math and Science, Leadership Curriculum, Major, General Electives, Excused). These blocks are summarized at the top of your audit in your Degree Block. As you look at requirements, click on the course number to view more information.

What Courses are in the “Insufficient” Block?

Courses that are either Failed (F), Failed due to non attendance (WF), Incomplete (I), No Credit (NC) or Withdrawn (W).

What Courses are in the “Not Counted” Block?

Courses that are remedial to your program or are ESL (English as a Second Language).

What Courses are in the “Courses Outside Your Degree Requirements” Block?

Courses that you have taken and passed, but do not count towards your degree. Keep in mind that if you have multiple majors declared, these courses may count towards your other declared major.

How do I update my Web Audit?

Web Audits update every morning around 4:00am. If you add or drop classes and need updated information, click the “Process New” button. If you’d like to see recent changes in Banner (Major or grade changes), click the “Banner Extract” button This will update your audit.

I have declared a dual major/degree, but only one appears. How can I review the progress on the other major/degree?

Look at the degree information next to your name at the top of the screen. You’ll notice that the degree box has a drop-down box. Use this to select your second major/degree.

My major/minor/concentration is incorrect or does not appear on my Web Audit. What do I do?

You need to formally declare the missing major/concentration/minor at the One Stop Center.

Why are there no requirements listed in a required Block for my degree and the Block is listed as “Nearly Complete”?

Many requirements in Degree Works are concentration-driven. If you have not declared a concentration you will need to formally declare the missing major/concentration/minor at the One Stop Center.

A course exception/substitution isn’t showing on my Web Audit. What do I do?

Contact your Department Chair. Students will be emailed directly by the Registrar’s Office after the course exception/substitution is approved and applied to their Web Audit.

Are there other ways to view my audit other than Student View?

You can view your audit two other ways – Registration Checklist or Graduation Checklist. To change views, select an option from the format dropdown and then select the View button. The Registration Checklist shows a concise list of the courses you still need to take. The Graduation Checklist is a condensed, quicker but less-detailed view of the Student View.

Who can enter notes?

Faculty and staff who advise you may periodically make notes regarding registration, transfer courses, future term plans, etc. This information is meant to be helpful to you and to others you may be working with academically. Anyone who has access to your record in Degree Works can view the notes displayed there.

Is my information confidential?

Yes. Degree Works is accessed through your secure Bannerweb log in. Advisors, faculty, and selected staff will also have access for the purpose of supporting your progress through your academic career. Your Degree Works Web Audit is part of your Education Record and is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As with any other personal information that you access on-line, you should be sure to logout of your account before leaving a public computer.

What is the "What If" feature?

The "What If" function allows students to see how their previously taken courses would apply to a different major or minor. Be sure to also include a specific concentration if the degree you are inquiring about requires one to be declared.

What does the Term GPA Calculator show?

The Term GPA Calculator will show students' estimated cumulative GPA after filling in hypothetical grade information. By entering their current earned credits and GPA and placing the in-progress courses in the table (this all will default) along with the grades anticipated for current courses, students will see a revised cumulative GPA based on the estimates provided. The GPA calculator does not account for Lawrence Tech’s repeat policy.

What is the Look-Ahead feature?

The Look-Ahead feature allows students to enter a list of classes and see where they might apply on the degree audit. It is a great tool to use as part of the registration process. Students can see how a course will be used before they actually register for it.

Who do I contact if I still have questions or believe that there is a mistake on my Web Audit?

Your first point of contact should be your academic advisor. If your advisor is unable to resolve your questions they will contact the appropriate person in the Office of the Registrar. You may also submit e-mail questions to DegreeAudit@ltu.edu