We are always looking for new ways to help students succeed. The newest way will be a program called DegreeWorks.
What is DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool for you to monitor your academic progress toward degree completion by reviewing a degree audit. It allows you and your advisor to plan future coursework. DegreeWorks reorganizes your transcript chronologically and categorically, easily identifying courses you have completed and what courses you still need in order to fulfill your degree requirements.
Why should I use DegreeWorks?
It never hurts to plan ahead. With DegreeWorks, you can work to plan your degree so you don't wind up a senior with some unchecked Carolina Core requirement that you were unaware of. It lists all your course work and filters it to fit into your degree program. There are tons of helpful features to ensure you are as academically successful as possible in your time here at Carolina.
What is an audit?
A DegreeWorks audit is a review of past, current and planned coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding catalog requirements necessary to complete a degree/major/minor/concentrations/area of emphasis. The audit is divided into block requirements such as Degree, University Requirements, General Education, and Major Requirements. Each block works like a checklist that has boxes that are automatically checked when a requirement is met.
Is my information confidential in DegreeWorks?
Yes. DegreeWorks will be accessed through a secure login and only authorized users such as your advisor and staff will be able to view any information contained in DegreeWorks. The University of South Carolina maintains compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. FERPA defines educational requirements which are designed to protect the privacy of students concerning their records maintained by the University of South Carolina. FERPA accords students certain rights with respect to their education records. For more information on your rights under FERPA, visit this website.