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Welcome, New Students!

 

Click here, https://advising.tulane.edu/advising/incoming, for our Incoming Students website which contains details that will be helpful to you as you begin to navigate your academic journey at Tulane. If you haven’t yet registered for a June CAST advising and registration appointment to complete your registration for the Fall 2021 semester, please review your emails from the Office of Admission which contain the scheduling link and additional details you can use to prepare for your appointment.

Degree Audit

The online degree audit is a valuable tool to keep track of your degree requirements and plan for future coursework. This program reads your transcript and correlates your past courses, transfer credits, and in progress registration to the various core curriculum, major, and minor requirements. If you need assistance interpreting your audit, don't hesitate to contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Students who entered in Fall 2017 or later

Degree Works is a web-based, degree-auditing and tracking tool that enables students and advisors to evaluate academic progress towards graduation in accordance with university and academic program requirements as they are outlined in the University Catalog. This tool will allow students to quickly and easily identify which requirements have been satisfied, and which requirements are outstanding.

In addition, Degree Works can be used to perform a "what if" analysis to determine how current coursework and coursework in a student’s academic history would be used if a different academic program were selected.

How Degree Works Benefits Students

  • Supports real time delivery of progress towards degree completion
  • Easily determines which courses have been taken or transferred, which count as electives and requirements, and what's outstanding to complete a degree
  • Online environment reduces paperwork and manual degree checklists
  • "What If" and “Look Ahead” features shows students how progress towards degree completion changes if they change academic programs or add a major, minor, certificate, or take certain courses in the future.

Student Step-by-Step Instructions

Student instructions for how to use Degree Works are available here.

Degree Works FAQs

Students who entered before Fall 2017

The online degree audit is a valuable tool to keep track of your degree requirements and plan for future coursework. This program dynamically reads your transcript and correlates your past courses, transfer credits, and in progress registration to the various core curriculum, major, and minor requirements. If you need assistance interpreting your audit, don't hesitate to contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Accessing the Degree Audit

To access your degree audit, log in to Gibson online with your Tulane ID and password. From the Student Tab, select Degree Audit from the Academic Record Self-Service menu options in the left column. On the next screen, select "Current Degree Program Audit" and click the "Submit" button.

Once your audit request appears in the list, click the link in the "Degree Program" box. This will open your audit in a new tab or window.

Reading your Degree Audit

The degree audit begins with a set of graphs that represent your total earned hours, and estimate your progress toward graduation. These graphs do not depict results with pinpoint accuracy, so do not rely on them for exact numbers of credits and GPA.

Following the graphs are listed each core curriculum requirement, with any courses that meet those requirements listed beneath each heading. This enables you to see which requirements are complete, which are in progress, and which remain to be satisfied in future semesters.

Following the core curriculum requirements are each of your majors and minors. Before you formally declare your majors and minors, your degree audit will reflect the degree program assigned by the Office of Admissions. This is not official, and you must declare at least one major before the end of your fourth semester (sophomore year).

Nearing the bottom of the audit is a calculation of your total earned hours and cumulative GPA. Use this data to determine how many credit hours remain, and how you are doing academically. Remember that you must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000, as well as a minimum 2.000 in each major and minor, to graduate. Students must also earn at least 66 credit hours above the 1000 level.

Also note the Residency requirement.  Students must earn at least 60 credit hours at Tulane, including the final 30 credit hours. Transfer students should take special note of this requirement to ensure you earn enough credit hours in residence at Tulane. Study abroad credits from a Tulane-sponsored program do not count toward the 60 credits in residence, but they can be counted among the final 30 credits at Tulane.

Finally, the degree audit includes a semester-by-semester breakdown of transfer credits and credits earned at Tulane.  This feature is helpful to review your past coursework, grades, and earned hours per semester.