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DegreeWorks

The DegreeWorks degree evaluation tool in LEO Online is designed to assist advisors and students with course planning, measuring progress toward program completion, and curriculum advising.

The degree evaluation is based on catalog term and indicates degree requirement conditions that are "met" and "not met" by analyzing a student's grades and GPA, credit hours, and completed course work against University, college, and departmental requirements for specific courses/majors/programs. General Education, minor and cluster requirements are also included in the degree evaluation.


How to access DegreeWorks

  • Log in to the ODU Portal: https://my.odu.edu

  • Click DegreeWorks on the right sidebar (this will open a new window) If you use a pop-up blocker you should add *.odu.edu to the Pop-up Blocker exceptions list in your pop-up blocker settings menu

  • DegreeWorks will open in a new window.

Log in to LEO Online: www.leoonline.odu.edu (you will need your MIDAS ID and password)

Note: If you use a pop-up blocker, you may need to add *.odu.edu to the Pop-up Blocker exceptions list in your Pop-up Blocker settings menu.

Students

  • Click Admissions, Registration.... etc.
  • Click Student Records
  • Click DegreeWorks for Students

Faculty & Advisors

  • Click Faculty & Advisors
  • Click DegreeWorks for Advisors
  • Select the current term, or the most future term for which the student has pre-registered, then click Submit
  • Enter the students University ID number (UIN) and click Submit
  • Verify the selection of the correct student, and click Submit
    • Note: If you use a pop-up blocker, you may need to add *.odu.edu to the Pop-up Blocker exceptions list in your Pop-up Blocker settings menu.


How to navigate DegreeWorks

What-If Analysis

This feature allows students to compare their current academic history to the requirements of different programs. This can be useful to students who are considering switching majors or who are "major shopping."

To run a What-If Analysis:

  • Access DegreeWorks using the instructions above.
  • Click What If (located under the Worksheets tab on the left side of the page)
  • Select the appropriate level of your what if program
  • Select the appropriate degree
  • Select a catalog year (your catalog year cannot be earlier than your admit date to the University)
  • Select a major
  • If applicable, select a minor and/or concentration
    Note: If you add a major, minor, or concentration to the "Chosen Areas of study" list, you can select the item and click remove to remove it from the list.
  • When you have finished selecting your What If curriculum, click the Process What-If button located near the top of the page.
  • This will create a What If Audit for you to review. This audit is not saved but you can print the What If Audit using the Print button at the top of the page.

Reviewing a DegreeWorks Worksheet

The first section of the degree evaluation report summarizes your curriculum information and provides a list of items such as Overall GPA, Overall Hours, Academic Standing, Catalog Year, and provides links to information about Registration Holds and Test Scores.

The next section of the report is divided into program Blocks. These blocks may be displayed as Degree Requirements, Departmental Requirements, College Requirements, Lower Division General Education Requirements, Major Requirements, Concentration Requirements, Upper Division General Education Requirements, General Electives, "Withdrawn, Failed, and Grade Forgiveness Courses," In-progress and Current Registrations, Not Counted courses, and various Other blocks for program-specific requirements.

  • Degree Requirements include overall requirements for the specific degree you are pursuing, these include minimum number of overall credit hours, minimum overall GPA, test scores, and assessments.
  • Departmental Requirements are specific to each program and typically included courses that can also be used as part of other areas.
  • Lower Division General Education Requirements are the University requirements that all undergraduate students must complete.
  • Major Requirements include all courses necessary to complete the major. The major area will include all major courses taken and enforces the major GPA requirement for the program.
  • Concentration Requirements include all courses necessary to complete a specific concentration associated with a major.
  • Upper Division General Education Requirements include the requirements for clusters and minors.
  • General Electives include all other courses taken or attempted that do not apply toward any other requirements.

Creating a Plan

The Student Planner allows you to build and save a term-by-term list of courses you plan to take. You can have multiple plans, but only one active plan. Your advisor may require you to develop a plan and after meeting with him or her, the plan may be "locked" signifying that the advisor reviewed and approved the plan. If a plan is locked, you will not be able to make any additional changes to that plan without first contacting your advisor. To build a plan follow these steps:

  1. Access DegreeWorks following the instructions provided above.
  2. Click on the Plans tab
  3. Click the New Plan button
  4. Click the Blank Plan button on the pop-up
  5. Enter a name for your plan in the Description box
  6. Click the Plus button to add a new term
  7. Click the Plus button within the term block to add a requirement
  8. Enter the parameters for the chosen requirement
  9. Repeat the above steps to add all requirements for your program and when you plan to complete them
  10. Click the Save button

Creating Multiple Plans

You can create multiple plans by following the steps above for Creating a Plan. Please note: The name of each plan must be unique and only one plan may be marked as Active at a time.


Questions

Questions should be addressed to DegreeWorks@odu.edu. Please include your name, UIN, and a detailed description of the issue(s).