General information - FAQ

  • What is Degree Works?

    Degree Works is an online advising tool which produces an easy to read academic evaluation to help students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion.  The web based program reorganizes your transcript categorically, easily dentifying courses you have completed and what courses remain to fulfill your degree requirements at Wayne State University. This tool reflects the Wayne State University requirements described in the bulletin and should be used to select coursework to fulfill degree requirements.

  • What are the benefits of using Degree Works?

    Degree Works helps you:

    • Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree
    • Determine how your transfer credit fits into your path to graduation
    • See how your coursework would apply to another major or minor by using the What-If option
    • Plan your course selection, semester by semester
  • Who can access Degree Works?

    Advisors and students will be able to use the system.

  • How do I access Degree Works?

    Degree Works can be accessed through Academica.

  • When should a student/advisor review a degree worksheet?

    The Degree Worksheet is accessible at any time, but should definitely be reviewed:

    • Before registration
    • After registration to ensure courses apply to requirements
    • After grades for each semester are posted
    • Any time changes are made to your academic record