A degree audit is an analysis that enables the student and his/her adviser to assess the student's academic progress and unfulfilled baccalaureate, associate degree, or minor requirements. The audit is a valuable tool for academic planning and course selection, because it matches the courses that the student has taken with the requirements of his/her degree program or anticipated program.
Accessing an Audit
In LionPATH, students and academic advisers can view audits in the advisee's Student Center under Academics by selecting the appropriate option in , either Academic Requirements or What-if Report:
Academic Requirements are available for all major(s) and minor(s) in which the student is currently enrolled. Instructions and an example are provided in LionPATH help.
What-if Reports are available to help students evaluate the requirements of majors and minors that they are considering. This intended major/minor request is useful for students who would like to know what courses are required in various majors/minors and to determine how the courses they have completed satisfy these requirements. This "what if" audit is helpful for students who are exploring majors/minors and for those considering a concurrent major. Instructions and an example are provided in LionPATH help.
When reviewing an audit, the student should consult with an adviser for several reasons. If the audit identifies unfulfilled requirements, there are often several alternatives for satisfying these requirements. The student and adviser should discuss which courses to schedule based on the student's abilities, interests, and plans. Advising may also be helpful in determining the best combinations of courses to schedule each semester in order to meet requirements. In addition, advising is necessary because changes to the student's audit may be appropriate.
The degree audit is not the student's official University academic record. The transcript is the official record of completed work.
Last Update: October 2016
Reference(s): Senate Policy 32-50