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Degree Audit Helpful Information

The Degree Audit tool is an excellent supplement for your degree advising needs. By following the instructions below you can get a picture of how close you are to graduating. Keep in mind this is not an official evaluation. You should use this Degree Audit tool in combination with information received from your academic advisor. If you have applied for graduation and received a degree check in the mail you may contact your Graduate Records Coordinator in the Registrar’s Office with questions.

Another part of the Degree Audit system is the ability to perform a What-if Analysis. If you’re curious about how close you would be to earning a particular degree or major in which you are not declared, this tool will be helpful.

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Degree Audit Student Log-in
Degree Audit Faculty and Staff Log-in
View Previous Evaluations
Generate New Evaluations
What-if Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions

Logging in to the Degree Audit System (Students)

  • First, go to Goldlink by clicking on A-Z Search on the top of the home page and scrolling down to the “G” section.
  • Next, enter your login into Goldlink.
  • Click on the “Student Academics” tab.
  • Under “Student Records” click on “Run a Degree Audit.”
  • Select a term from the list, it defaults to the next upcoming semester, and click “Submit”.
  • At this point, you can perform a Degree Audit on your currently declared major by clicking on “View Previous Evaluations” or “Generate New Evaluation” or choose to perform a “What-if Analysis” from the links at the bottom of the screen.

Logging in to the Degree Audit System (Faculty and Staff)

  • First, go to Goldlink by clicking on A-Z Search on the top of the home page and scrolling down to the “G” section.
  • Next, enter your login into Goldlink.
  • Click on the “Faculty & Advisors” tab.
  • Under “Advisor Menu” click on “Degree Audit.”
  • Select a term from the list, it defaults to the next upcoming semester, and click “Submit”.
  • Enter the G number for the desired student, or type in a last and first name to do a search. If you do a search, click on the drop down list of results to ensure you have the correct student and click “Submit.”
  • At this point you can perform a Degree Audit on your currently declared major by clicking on “View Previous Evaluations” or “Generate New Evaluation” or choose to perform a “What-if Analysis” from the links at the bottom of the screen.

View Previous Evaluations

  • If you have conducted a degree audit or what-if analysis previously, Banner has saved this evaluation and you can view them from this link.

Generate New Evaluations

  • After clicking the link to “Generate New Evaluation” your currently declared degree/major should appear. Check the radio button beside the degree and click “Generate Request.”
  • You have three choices of formatting with which you can display your results, which are described below.
  • This information can be printed and if so desired, revisited using the “View Previous Evaluations” at a later date.

General Requirements Provides a general grouping of your classes into areas (e.g. General Studies, Major, Upper Division, Free Electives) and whether or not you have met the requirements for each of the categories.

Detail Requirements This descriptive view is where you will gain the most information. The Detail Requirements view shows each category of classes, what is required in each section, and places your results beside it. This allows you to see on a class-by-class basis what classes still need to be taken to complete the major. Keep in mind that course substitutions and class waivers may not appear. Once again this is an unofficial evaluation, so check with your advisor if you have any questions.

Additional Information This selection contains information such as what classes are currently enrolled, classes that don’t count toward the major, and other program requirements.

What-if Analysis

  • What-if Analysis provides an estimation of classes needed to achieve a particular degree.
  • After clicking the link “What-if Analysis”, enter the term that you would be declaring the hypothetical degree from the “Entry Term” list and click “Continue.”
  • Next choose a Program from the list and click “Continue.”
  • On the next screen, leave “Campus” on its default “None” and use the drop down next to “First Major” to pick a major from the previously selected program.
  • If there are specific concentrations required for the major, at this point click “Add More.” If you are in doubt about which majors require a concentration you can always check the Major and Minor forms from your department or through the Registrar’s website.
  • If you would like to add a minor and not a concentration you can click the “Add More” button again to allow selection of a minor. You can also add both.
  • Once minors and concentrations are decided or if you do not want either, at any time click the “Generate Request” button.
  • Once again you have your three choices of viewing the results, with the preferred view being “Detail Requirements.” Click the desired radio button and click “Submit.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do the various letters mean in the source and grade columns?
A:
Grade Column

Code Explanation
A-F Standard letter grade
AU Audit
CR Credit
FA Failure for attendance
I Incomplete
TA-TF Transfer course with grade
U Unsatisfactory
W Withdrawal

Source Column

Code Explanation
H Academic History
R Currently Enrolled

 

Q: What happens if the Total Hours are different than my calculations?
A: Transfer classes, double degrees, and double majors are just a few factors that can make your total hours inaccurate. Always be sure to check with your advisor for an exact count.

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