Saint Louis University’s new online degree evaluation, Degree Works, is available to students via mySLU and can help you schedule the appropriate courses each semester.
Degree Works worksheets indicate which program and graduation requirements have been satisfied and those you still must complete.
Frequently Asked Questions: Degree Works at SLU
Degree Works is a web-based tool designed to assist students, faculty, and certain designated staff with monitoring a student’s academic progress toward degree completion. Degree Works organizes coursework in an easy-to-read degree audit summarizing completed requirements for a degree, as well as those that are still missing. It also shows how each requirement has been satisfied and what courses can be taken to complete remaining requirements. The degree audit does not replace academic advising, it is a supplement.
Degree Works is available to degree seeking undergraduate students and select graduate/professional students.
Yes! Degree Works does not take the place of a meeting with your academic advisor or faculty mentor. Your advisor/mentor is your first point of contact for questions about your degree audit. You should always review your degree audit prior to meeting with your advisor/mentor, preparing any questions that you may have regarding your degree requirements.
The information in Degree Works is updated each night or when you process a new worksheet.
No. The Degree Works worksheet is an unofficial advising and planning tool. It is not your official academic transcript nor is it your official confirmation of degree completion.
A worksheet is a review of past, current, and in-progress coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding catalog requirements necessary to complete your degree, major, minor and concentration requirements, when applicable. The worksheet is divided into block requirements such as degree or certificate; University Undergraduate Core or college core; major, concentration and minor requirements. Each block works like a checklist with circles that are automatically checked when a requirement is met.
Student view (default): Most frequently used and displays a detailed view of students’ degree requirements.
Registration checklist: A simplified view of the courses remaining.
Yes. There is a printer icon located near the top of the audit.
- The legend at the bottom of the worksheet explains the symbols used in the audit.
- The student view header contains current student information, including name, student ID, classification, advisor, overall GPA, level, degree, major, minor, concentration, academic standing, sport, etc
- In the student view header, the degree progress circle shows progress toward degree based on an estimate of the total credits required for a degree.
- In registration checklist header, the degree progress circles show progress toward degree based on an estimate of the total average of courses and credits required for a degree.
- The degree block is a summary and list of requirements needed to complete a degree.
Checkboxes in the audit indicate whether a course is complete, in-progress or still
- Green circles with a checkmark indicate a requirement is satisfied.
- Blue half-filled circles indicate a requirement is in the process of being satisfied.
- Red circles indicate a requirement is still needed.
- Non required courses, insufficient and in-progress courses are listed in designated blocks at the bottom of the audit.
Don't panic! Degree Works is new and we are actively fixing issues. Click on "links" at the top of the worksheet and then click "report an issue." Your issue will be routed to a team member to address.
No. Registration will continue to be accessed through your courses.slu.edu during scheduled registration dates.
If a course waiver or substitution is approved by the department chair, he/she will record the exception on your worksheet. The completed course will fulfill the requirement, and an additional note will appear that explains why the exception was entered.
This is a wild card in Degree Works. If the @ symbol appears before course numbers (e.g., @ 3000:4999), you can take any subject area with that level (e.g., a 3000- to 4000-level course from any subject area). If the @ symbol appears after a subject prefix (e.g., PSY @) it means that you can take any course with the subject prefix (e.g., any course in psychology).
While Degree Works has been designed to check almost everything that you must complete to qualify for graduation, there may be additional requirements for a major/program that must be completed as well. You should use Degree Works in conjunction with the academic catalog and meet with your advisor/mentor regularly to ensure you remain on track for graduation.
- Before meeting with your advisor/mentor
- Before registering periods
- After registration to ensure that courses selected have been applied to degree requirements correctly
- Any time a change is made to your schedule or major
- After grades are posted each semester
- Before graduation to confirm all requirements will be complete
Follow these steps to view how courses count in a different major/program:
- Select the What-If link located between the student header and the progress indicator gauges
- Select the appropriate catalog year for the semester in which you’d be admitted into this new program of study
- Select a Program
- Ensure your primary Major matches your What-If program.
- If desired, you can add future courses you are considering
- Select Process What-If
- Review how your existing and future courses would be applied to this new major/program and/or minor