For Students

Welcome to your new degree audit!

Login instructions for students

After logging into the degree audit, you will land on your default dashboard view. Click on the “See Progress” button in the left-center of the page, or on “Track Progress” in the navigation pane in the upper-left.

Explore Features of the New Degree Audit

Two Versions of the Audit

Students can view an Official version of their degree audit, which only includes all of the classes a student has completed and those classes for which the student is currently registered.

Or students can view the Planned version of their audit, which includes all of the classes the student has added to their Planner but have not yet registered for.

Three Different Views

Students can view both the Official and Planned version of the audit in three different ways:

  • Full Audit – a complete listing of all requirements and the associated details
  • Compact – a view of only the top-level requirement names
  • Remaining – requirements that are not yet met and do not have any courses applied toward completion

Requirement Status Icons

Each requirement includes an icon to convey the status of that requirement, whether met, unmet, planned, etc. Within the audit, students can hover over the icon for a text description.

Exception Handling

Students can see all of the substitutions, waivers, and exceptions that have been processed against any of their requirements. The “exception” icon appears on the top-level requirement name and will show the detail when clicked.

Degree Audit Frequently Asked Questions

No. Adding courses or a major or minor in the planner within the degree audit does not add it to your student record. The planner lets you explore options and see how your program requirements are affected, but the planner does not modify your official student record.

Contact or meet with your advisor to confirm that your plan will meet all graduation requirements.

The green bar indicates courses that you have already completed.

The golden yellow bar indicates courses that are currently in progress (in the Planned view, this will include all courses you have added to your plan, and in the Official view, it will include courses for which you are registered but have not yet completed).

The gray bar indicates the remaining number of courses you need to fulfill the various requirements in your plan.

Yes, the new degree audit enables students to explore the way their academic history applies to the requirements of programs they have not officially declared.

A student can add programs (majors, additional majors, and minors) to their audit by selecting the “add or edit programs” link in the header of their degree audit.

Search by program name and press Enter.

With the program selected, click on the plus sign icon.

You will be asked to confirm your selection, click OK, and the audit header will update with the newly selected program included as “Not Declared.”

In the Planned view (only) of the audit, you can scroll down to review the newly added requirements.

To log into the new Mason Degree Audit as an advisor, log into Patriot Web (, then click on the Faculty and Advisor Services tab or link:

On the resulting menu, click on Mason Degree Audit – Authorized Access Only:


You will receive a notification from the Office of the University Registrar when your program is live in the new Mason Degree Audit. Once your program is live, follow these instructions to log in to review your audit:

Log into Patriot Web (, then click on the Student Services tab or link:

From the Student Services menu, click on Student Profile:

In the left-hand navigation pane of the Student Profile, select Mason Degree Audit:

If something doesn’t look entirely correct on your audit, don’t panic. The first step is to contact your academic advisor. They can assist with questions about the program requirements and the way classes you’ve taken are fulfilling requirements. There may be a difference in the way the requirements are articulated in the new degree audit that you’re just not used to seeing yet, and this might affect the way classes are being applied.

Contact your academic advisor and they can follow up with the Degree Audit team as appropriate. Your academic advisor may also be able to fix the problem for you, if it’s just a question of applying a particular course to a particular requirement.

If a class you’ve taken doesn’t fit into one of the program requirements as those requirements have been coded in the degree audit, that class will appear at the bottom of your audit as “unmatched.” Literally, the class didn’t match one of the requirements so it was not applied anywhere in the audit. Unmatched courses are still counting toward total credits and other general requirements for the program, but they just weren’t applied anywhere specifically. They are eligible to fulfill specific requirements if your program approves them.

Your academic advisor should be your primary contact for any questions you have about your degree audit. If you have an assigned advisor, their information will appear in the upper section of your audit. If you’re not sure who your academic advisor is, reach out to your program.

Undergraduates can use the “Find My Advisor” page if an advisor is not assigned in the system.

Why your academic advisor first? They can help to determine the nature of your question, and may be able to resolve any issues before escalating. Being in touch with your academic advisor provides an opportunity to discuss your progress along with your program, and ideally to answer any specific questions you have about the audit.

Anything your advisor can’t answer, they’ll follow up with the Degree Audit team to resolve.

Any changes made to your academic record will appear the next day. This includes changes of major, final grades being reported, or the addition of any concentrations, minors, etc. 

Hover over the Plus Sign icons for more information about the screenshot. This is a sample audit and is not an official Mason audit report. It is used for illustrative purposes only.