Understanding How Your Degree Works

Understanding How Your Degree Works

Once you’ve selected your degree program, you’ll need to understand how your degree works. You’ll find that your Course requirements are grouped in blocks. Those that you have already completed are listed first, followed by those that you need to complete. And if you need to take another course, you can do so by taking an Exceptions course.

Course requirements are listed in blocks

A student’s degree audit shows courses that the student has taken and that are applied to a block that satisfies a specific requirement. Courses that the student has registered for but have not yet been completed will appear at the bottom of the degree audit in a block labeled “in progress.” These courses may display an IP (in progress) grade or may have a letter grade with a parenthesis next to it indicating that the grade is not yet final.

The audit’s block structure is organized to show specific requirements for a degree, major, or minor. In each block, a course’s requirements are highlighted. The block’s title contains a number that indicates whether the course fulfills a requirement. If the block requires more than one subject, it will be noted in the block header.

Insufficient courses are those that do not meet the minimum grade requirement for a major or degree. Examples of insufficient courses include courses that have been repeated, reprieved, or renewed. Insufficient courses do not count toward a student’s grade-point average, and will stay in the “insufficient” block until a final grade is …

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