Degree Works, Creighton's new degree audit tool, is available now for faculty advisors and students.
What is Degree Works?
Degree Works is a web-based tool that provides degree evaluations and educational plans.
A degree evaluation allows a student to track progress toward degree completion by displaying the requirements for her or his degree (including major, minor, concentration) or certificate, the past and current coursework that meets those requirements, and the outstanding requirements needed.
The educational plan feature of Degree Works will be available in Fall 2015, and allows a student, in cooperation with her or his advisor, to chart a plan of study.
Who can use Degree Works?
Degree Works is available on the NEST for advisors and students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, College of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, Graduate School, School of Law, and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
How is Degree Works different from our previous degree evaluation?
We are confident you will find the Degree Works evaluation much easier to read and use. Degree Works gives students and advisors better information about the requirements for a degree, as well as what is still needed, and the options available to meet the requirements. Requirement exceptions approved by the Deanís Office may appear directly on the evaluation.
How often should a student review the Degree Works degree evaluation?
You may view your evaluation as often as you like. We recommend you review and save a pdf at various times throughout the year to help ensure that you are taking the correct courses and are on track to graduate on time. We recommend viewing at these times*:
*Keep in mind that student information is updated each night into Degree Works and therefore changes such as registration or declaration of major, will not be immediately seen in Degree Works.
Can I save or print an evaluation?
Yes! Degree Works does not automatically save an evaluation and therefore if you want to preserve an evaluation we encourage you to print or save a pdf. See "Print" on top banner or 'Save as PDF' a little ways below that.
How is the Degree Works evaluation different from a transcript?
Degree Works is a tool to assist with planning and tracking progress towards degree completion. A transcript is the official university record. The evaluation is not an academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of requirements. In addition to seeing courses taken on the evaluation, there is also the Class History link at the top of the evaluation page, that provides a concise listing of all courses taken by term.
How current is student information in Degree Works?
Student information is refreshed each night in Degree Works. Any changes made today, such as registration, major declaration, grade posting, will be seen in Degree Works tomorrow.
Can I register for courses in Degree Works?
No. You will be able to see upcoming offerings of courses, but registration still takes place separately through the NEST>Student Services>Registration.