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Degree Works

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Welcome to Thomas Jefferson University Degree Works, your roadmap to success.

Thomas Jefferson University is proud to offer students and their advisors DegreeWorks, an easy-to-use online set of academic planning tools that assists students and advisors in tracking and planning academic progress and ultimate completion of degree requirements.

DegreeWorks is integrated with Banner curriculum information to provide real-time degree counseling capabilities, giving students meaningful and consistent direction and providing advisors and student record managers with up-to-date curriculum and course completion information as well as identifying outstanding requirements needed for graduation.

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To learn more about Thomas Jefferson University DegreeWorks, read the information in the FAQ section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Degree Works

DegreeWorks is a Web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks also allows students and their advisors to plan future academic coursework.

A DegreeWorks audit is a review of past, current and "planned" coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree/major/concentration.

Yes. DegreeWorks is accessed through a secure login by using your TJU campus key and password.

You will only be able to see your own degree audit.  Your advisor will also have access to your audit.

No. DegreeWorks is a snapshot of courses in-progress, planned, and in academic history. Registration, add/drop, etc., are still handled through the registration function in Banner Web.

Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in DegreeWorks. Courses in-progress are listed with a grade of "IP."

No. DegreeWorks is an audit of your progress toward graduation., as well as an outline of requirements still needed to complete your program of study.

You should consult your advisor and review your audit with him/her to ensure accuracy.

Using the Audit

Your audit will display the courses you've taken or are in progress. The audit will show you any degree, major or concentration requirements that are being met by the courses you've taken or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress.

Your audit will outline for you courses still needed to meet degree, major, or concentration requirements within each specific block. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your academic advisor.

Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the insufficient block on your audit.

“What If”

The "What If" function allows you to hypothetically change your major, minor, or concentration. Your new "What If" audit will show you what coursework is required for this major, minor, or concentration, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.

No. The "What If" function is for information purposes only. You will see the header "What If" Audit displayed at the top of the audit whenever an audit is run on a" What If" scenario.

No.  You can only process a single degree with each "What If" scenario you run.  However, if you want to save multiple "What If" plans, you will need to save it as a PDF file to your computer, or other storage device for future retrieval.

If your department or program needs to make a change to the curriculum or a requirement listed in DegreeWorks, please see the Business Cycle for the process. 


DegreeWorks Business Cycle

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