Planning Ahead with Your Degree Audit

Hendrix.jpgHello fellow UAlbany students. My name is Hendrix and I am a Peer Advisor in the Advisement Services Center. I hope the semester is going well for everyone so far. While it is important to make sure that you’re on top of your current classes, remember you should be planning ahead for your following semester to get the courses necessary for your degree program. One helpful tool outside of the advisement office is your degree audit.

choose-the-right-direction-1536336_960_720.jpgYour degree audit is basically your academic map to graduation during your time at UAlbany. The audit will show you and your advisor a breakdown of degree requirements for your degree and major. It will instruct you with which courses have been completed and which ones need to be completed The (+) sign indicates that the requirement has been completed. The (-) sign means that the requirement is incomplete. The (+) and (-) signs will appear throughout the audit in all sections. Your academic summary is a summary of all courses taken at the University listed by academic year. Also note that this symbol “IP>”, next to any of your courses means those courses are still in progress and for which no grade has been given.

If a requirement is incomplete, it will show you the courses you can choose from to satisfy the degree requirements. For example, a Biology major degree audit would report how completed courses and in-progress courses from UAlbany or transfer schools would apply toward the Biology degree program. It would also report if any of these courses fulfill the Gen. Ed requirements, Writing Intensive requirements and any other requirements for your major or minor. Electives are courses that do not meet any other graduation requirement in your program.  The credits are important in earning the 120 credits required for graduation.

Checking your degree audit every semester will give you a better feel for where you stand academically and how close you are to reaching graduation. This handy tool can be easily accessed anywhere on a PC or laptop. Just log on to your MyUAlbany portal and go to Academics and click on “View My Degree Audit” in the left menu. A dialog box will open. Click “process” and then click “view my degree audit” again in the new box. You may need to refresh the page several times before you are able to see your degree audit. Once again, don’t forget to check it out and enjoy the rest of your semester!

Need Help? Just stop by the Advisement Services Center. We are here to help you every day. Click Here to check out our hours!

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