What is DegreeWorks?

DegreeWorks is a web-based, degree-auditing and tracking tool which enables students and advisors to evaluate academic progress towards graduation in accordance to university and major requirements outlined in the General Announcements. This tool will allow students to quickly and easily identify which requirements have been satisfied, and which requirements are outstanding.

In addition, DegreeWorks can be used to perform a "What If" analysis to determine how current coursework on a student transcript would be used if a different major was selected. 

DegreeWorks can be accessed from within your myHancock account.  Once logged in, click on the "Student" tab, and then on "My DegreeWorks" found within the "My DegreeWorks" channel.

DegreeWorks Training

Sign up for a Student Training Workshop, or click on "DegreeWorks Training" in the navigation menu to the left.
 

How DegreeWorks Benefits Students 

  • Supports real-time delivery of progress towards degree completion
  • Easily determines which courses have been taken or transferred, which count as electives and requirements, and what's outstanding to complete a degree
  • Online environment reduces paperwork and manual degree checklists
  • Confirms your academic standing
  • "What If" feature shows students how progress towards degree completion changes if they add a minor or change majors  

How DegreeWorks Benefits Advisors 

  • Supports real-time delivery of academic advice through intuitive web interfaces
  • Minimizes errors through consistent degree plans
  • Reduces paperwork and manual program check sheets
  • Allows advisors to search for students by school, degree, and/or major to view degree progress 
Important Note: DegreeWorks is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace the valuable one-on-one sessions with academic advisors. 

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