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Degree Works

Your Degree Audit Tool

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based degree audit application and academic advisement tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress. It is intended to assist students in reaching their academic goals and achieving a better understanding of degree requirements.   

Where can I find Degree Works?

Students and their advisors have access to Degree Works via their MyCharleston portal account.

  • Accepted students who have paid their deposit:  Degree Works is located on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.
  • Accepted students who have not paid their deposit: Degree Works is located on the Admissions Status tab in MyCharleston.
  • Faculty/Staff:  Degree Works is located on the Advising tab in MyCharleston.

Once you have located the Degree Works channel, click the hyperlink for Open Degree Works.

What are the benefits of using Degree Works?

Degree Works provides students with access to their unofficial degree audit which lists information regarding their current program(s) of study including institutional requirements, general education requirements, major requirements (with concentration, cognate or track, if applicable) and minor requirements.  When using Degree Works, students will be able to:

  • Learn the degree requirements for their major(s) and minor(s)
  • See how all completed courses apply to degree requirements
  • Identify courses needed to complete their degree(s)
  • View their grades and academic standing
  • View their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and their major GPA
  • View College of Charleston and transfer credit hours earned
  • Calculate a GPA based on their performance for the term
  • Calculate the grade combination(s) needed to achieve a goal GPA
  • Plan for registration in future semesters
  • Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
  • Estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate  
  • And more...!

Important Note:  Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions, the Academic Catalog or the Office of the Registrar. Degree Works is neither an official academic transcript nor an official notification of completion of degree requirements.

What if I think there is a discrepancy on my degree audit?

A student’s degree audit is an unofficial check of the requirements they have completed and the requirements they have remaining.  While unofficial, it should be an accurate reflection of their progress in meeting degree requirements.   If a student believes there is an error in their degree audit, it is the student’s responsibility to print/screenshot a copy of the audit and contact the Office of the Registrar (degreeworks@cofc.edu).  

Will my degree audit clear me for graduation?

Students and their advisors may use Degree Works to view a student's progress toward meeting graduation requirements, but it is not an official degree audit.  Official final degree audits are only performed by the Office of the Registrar at the time a student applies for graduation.  Please visit Graduation Information for graduation and commencement eligibility requirements.

Where can I access additional resources for navigating Degree Works?

Degree Works support resources (procedure manual, quick guides, FAQ, etc.) are located on the Help and Training tab in MyCharleston.  The Degree Works Help and Training channel also contains a link for our Open Labs schedule. Open Labs provide an informal setting for Degree Works users to drop-in and meet with a Degree Works team member to troubleshoot specific questions/issues they may be experiencing with Degree Works.  You do not need a reservation to attend an Open Lab.  

You can also e-mail us:  degreeworks@cofc.edu.