The degree audit (also referred to as Universal Tracking-UT) is an online electronic system that monitors the progress of all undergraduate majors toward graduation. The degree audit helps students find the best academic path to complete their degree, provides academic advice for choosing the most appropriate major as soon as possible, and provides feedback each semester on academic progress. Students with questions concerning the degree audit should speak with their academic advisor.
Students may view their degree audit by visiting Student Self Service and clicking on Degree Audits under My Online Services (left hand menu).
How to Read the Degree Audit
The degree audit has several sections. The first section consists of the Critical Tracking (pre-professional) courses and a plan of study. The second section, which is the most important, monitors the courses you’ve taken towards the degree and the grades you’ve received. The third section consists of requirements that capture certain information, i.e. if the summer requirement was satisfied.
Within these sections, there are requirements. A dashed horizontal line separates the requirements. Courses do not necessarily appear in chronological order, but appear grouped according to categories, i.e. pre-professional. Requirements can contain several subrequirements.
To read the degree audit, it is important to understand the indicators used and to denote the status of a particular requirement. Indicators are listed below and denoted within quotation marks.
- Requirement indicators appear in the top left corner of the requirement.
- ” X ” indicates that you have not satisfied all the elements of a requirement
- ” ” indicates that you have satisfied all the elements of a requirement
- “IP” means In Progress and indicates that you are completing the elements of the requirement this term
- Subrequirement indicators appear to the left of the subrequirement.
- ” +” indicates that you have satisfied that particular subrequirement (or category)
- ” ” indicates that you have not satisfied that particular subrequirement (or category)
- “RG” in located in the grade field and indicates that you are currently registered for the course
- “P” is located in the grade field and indicates that you were awarded AP, IP, or CLEP credit for the course
- “<<<” is shown in the Citical Tracking subrequirements at the beginning of the degree audit. This indicates which courses must be taken in the semester in which they are shown in order to remain on track for your major.
- “###” is shown in the Critical Tracking subrequirements at the beginning of the degree audit. This indicates which courses may be taken in any semester as long as the designated number of tracking courses are taken each term.
- “EARNED: 30.00 HOURS 5 SUB-REQS 3.450 GPA” indicated the total number of hours used to satisfy the requirement, the requirement consists of five subrequirements, and the grade point average of the courses in the requirement.
- “NEEDS: 1 SUB-REQ” indicates how many subrequirements in the requirement still need to be completed.