Degree Works for Advisors
Degree Works is the degree evaluation system used by undergraduate students with a catalog year of Fall 2012 and later.
Degree Works provides a comprehensive set of web-based academic advising, degree audit, and transfer articulation tools to help students and their advisors negotiate Mason’s curriculum requirements.
Student information is updated nightly. Information such as program changes and registration will not appear on the evaluation until the following day. You must click Process New to view the updated information.
DegreeWorks provides an unofficial audit of how coursework applies to degree requirements and should not be used as an official transcript.
For more information on DegreeWorks, click on the links below:
- Advisor Training
We strongly encourage advisors to sign up for one of our Degree Works training sessions
1. Go to Mason Workshops
2. Login using your GMU NetID and Patriot Pass password
3. Click the “Events” link on the gray menu
4. Enter “Degree Works” in the search box
- Degree Evaluation
Displays progress towards degree requirements
Displays an audit to show what the degree progress would be with a different major, concentration and/or minor
- Additional Resources
Videos and other resources for Degree Works
The degree evaluation presents your requirements in areas called blocks. Some blocks have additional information at the top. Be sure to read these notes carefully as they contain information about the block you need to know, such as minimum grades or GPA requirements. Each block represents a set of requirements such as general education, major and minor.
Students should contact their Academic Advisor if they have a question about how courses are applying in the degree evaluation. Students can use the Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions’ Advising Locator to find the contact information for their department.
Here are some explanations for the symbols found throughout the degree evaluation:
The What-If function shows what a degree evaluation would look like with a different major, minor, concentration or catalog year. This does not officially change the student’s record.
Please note: Students with a declared double major will have a double major audit. The What-if function cannot be used to display a double major.
The Look Ahead is available through both the What-If and Look Ahead tabs. This function allows you to see how potential courses might apply to your degree. The Look Ahead is for planning purposes only and course availability is not guaranteed. Students will still need to register through Patriot Web.