Running a What-If Audit in Degree Works (5.0.3)

With the new version of Degree Works, the What-If Audit has been relocated into its own tab in the Degree Audit. This article demonstrates where to navigate and how to run a What-If Audit with this new update.

Inside the Degree Audit, underneath the first block (this block is known as the Student Header block) there is a list of tabs, one being the What-If tab. Select this option.

An image of a test student's degree audit with a red box to hightlight the location of the What-If tab. (located below the student header, the right of the academic tab.

You should now see the What-If Analysis Block. You can use your current curriculum to add potential classes to see where these classes would fit into your Degree Audit. (Note that this is a look-ahead feature and does not register you for classes.)  Enter the subject and course number and click Add for each course.  Click Process to view the results.

An image of the What-If Analysis using current curriculum. This example shows adding a MATH 1513 course to the What-If Audit.

An image of the Prereqs block after running a What-If Audit with MATH 1513 added.

You can also choose a new Catalog year, and Program to see how your coursework would apply to a different program. Once you select Catalog Year and Program the rest of the required boxes (marked with an asterisk *) will auto-fill.  If applicable, select the appropriate concentration.  You can add options to your What-If Audit including: a Minor and Second Major,  Minor, and/or Concentration (if applicable to chosen Major).  You may also include Future classes in the What-If Analysis.

An image of a What-If Analysis without using current curriculum. This block gives options to choose a Catalog Year, A Program, a minor, additional majors and minors, a concentration (if applicable) and additional future classes.

An image of the What-If Analysis with Spring 2019 set as the Catalog Year, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for Program and the ability to select a Concentration.

An image of the What-If Analysis page with some sample selections chosen: Catalog Year of Fall 2019, Program of BS in Chemistry, Level of Undergraduate, Concentration in Biochemistry, and a Minor in Business.

After making your selections, click the Process button at the bottom to run the audit. You will now see a full What-If Audit with the selections you made.

Additional Notes:

  • If selecting a Major with Concentrations, you must select a Concentration.  Failing to select all required areas of study may cause courses to be applied incorrectly. For example, if a concentration is required and you select a minor without selecting the appropriate concentration, the audit may not give accurate results if courses applied to the Minor can also count toward the Concentration!
  • When adding future classes, you must use the underscore "_" when entering a Subject that has a space. For example, Health Education has a subject code of H ED, when adding it to the subject box you will enter: H_ED
  • When you add what-if classes to the audit, they will apply in the appropriate section of the audit and can also be found in the Preregistered/Planned block, with a grade of PLAN and a term of Planned Term. You are not registering for these courses when you add them using What-If. This only provides a visual of what your degree audit will look like once you take them.


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