The Degree Audit is a computer program that reviews past and current student coursework and matches the courses with the requirements of his/her degree program or anticipated program, including units needed to graduate and GPA information. It will show how the student’s courses have been applied toward the degree and which courses the student still needs to complete. The audit is divided into sections such as Major, Minor, and General Academic Requirements and will audit major one, major two, minor one, minor two, and GARs. If the student has not yet declared a major or minor, only the GARs will be audited.
Audits are available for anyone who has enrolled for credit as a Muhlenberg student beginning Fall 2012 or later and has at least one graded semester record in Capstone. Students in their first semester will have an audit that shows how the courses currently "in progress" will apply toward their degree.
In addition to monitoring what the student has taken, the audit may also answer “What-if” questions. "What-if" I declare an additional major or change my major. The “What-if” degree audit will apply completed course work to new majors/minors and show how the requirements for graduation will change based on this new major/minor. It is helpful for students who are exploring majors/minors and for those considering a second major. "What-if" can also be used to show how specific courses may be used toward a degree.
Toward the end of each audit is a "Not Used" section. This list shows courses that were not used to fulfill a specific major/minor/gar requirement. These are used to fulfill units required toward graduation. If there is a course in the "Not Used" section that should be applied toward a specific requirement, the Registrar's Office should be notified, usually through a department variance request.
An audit is an up-to-the-minute outline of courses needed to meet degree, major, and minor requirements. This information should be used to discuss plans with the student’s academic adviser. 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 combination of courses to schedule each semester in order to meet requirements.
In addition to indicating how courses were used toward the student's degree, it will also list cumulative and major or minor GPAs.
The degree audit is not the student’s official College academic record. The transcript is the official record of completed work. The degree audit is a tool to provide students with academic information related to degree progress. It displays courses required and completed in the degree program. The transcript is the official academic record and provides a chronological list of courses completed and other academic information.