Degree Works for Faculty & Advisors

Degree Works is a web-based academic planning and degree evaluation tool designed to help students and advisors track students’ academic progress toward the completion of their degree or certificate.

Degree Works is available for students beginning with the 2016-17 catalog year. A student's catalog year is set upon admission or declaration for their degree, major, minor, or certificate. If a student is currently registered in a catalog year prior to 2016-17, they may continue to access the prior degree audit system known as CAPP Degree Evaluation (Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning). Click here for more information on CAPP Degree Evaluation.

Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

Access

Degree Works is available in Web4U in the Advisor Menu under the Faculty Services tab.

For more information on accessing Degree Works, please see the Accessing Degree Works Quick Start Guide.

Benefits

  • Provides a clear picture of program requirements to help students navigate the most effective path to graduation.
  • Uses checklists to easily monitor students' academic progress.
  • Helps students plan their class schedules by showing what courses and requirements are still needed.

Features

Course Information

Students and advisors are able click on a course still needed on the worksheet and a window will open listing the course description, prerequisites, and sections of that course that are being offered in an upcoming quarter. The student is able to see the CRN for each section, open seats in real-time, and the days and times the course is being offered.

What If

The What If feature allows students to see how changing their major or minor will impact their progress to degree completion.

Look Ahead

The Look Ahead feature allows students to enter a list of classes and see where they might apply on their worksheet. With Look Ahead, students can see how a course will fit into their program of study before they actually register. This feature is a great tool to use as part of the registration process.

GPA Calculators

Degree Works offers three different GPA calculators: Graduation, Term, and Advice. The calculators help students set realistic goals at the beginning of the quarter, or provide a path for achieving honors, avoiding probation, or meeting personal academic goals.

Notes

Notes provide advisors a tool to help track conversations with students and document any action that has been agreed upon. Notes in Degree Works may be viewed by all advisors, which will be helpful should the student decide to switch their program of study or speak with other advisors.

Forms

Degree Works Exception Approval Form


PDF User & Quick Start Guides

Faculty & Advisors User Guides

Degree Works Faculty & Advisors User Guide

Quick Start Guides

Accessing Degree Works Quick Start Guide

Finding Students in Degree Works Quick Start Guide

Understanding the Worksheet Quick Start Guide

Look Ahead Quick Start Guide

What If Quick Start Guide

Notes in Degree Works Quick Start Guide

GPA Calculators Quick Start Guide

Video Tutorials

Getting Started with Degree Works for Faculty and Advisors

Look Ahead and What If Tools

Notes in Degree Works

GPA Calculators

FAQs

See a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Submit Your Feedback

Submit your feedback to the Degree Works team.

Whom Should I Contact About Degree Works?

Degree Works Support | Registrar's Office
Email: Degree.Works@wwu.edu | Phone: (360) 650-2984