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Degree Works for Advisors

What is Degree Works? 

Degree Works is a web-based tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students, academic advisors, and faculty to track degree and certificate progress, to prepare for registration, and to plan for graduation. 

Degree Works matches students’ academic and course history against the degree requirements as defined in the University Catalogs

How do I access Degree Works? 

You can access Degree Works via the following link: https://degreeworks.wku.edu/Dashboard/.

You can also access Degree Works through TopNet (Advisors & Student Data Inquiry tab > Student Info/Maintenance header > Degree Audit).

What students will be on Degree Works? 

Undergraduate students with a catalog term of fall 2021 will be on Degree Works. Undergraduate students with a catalog term prior to fall 2021 will remain on iCAP (Interactive Curriculum and Academic Progress). 

Graduate students admitted beginning in fall 2019 will be on Degree Works.
Graduate students admitted prior to fall 2019 will continue to follow their approved Program of Study form.   

What is the Plan feature on Degree Works? 

You can use the Plan feature on Degree Works to create an individualized academic plan for students to help them visualize their path to graduation. You can use this feature to create a plan using a major template or build the plan with course requirements from the student’s degree audit.  

If you have questions about the Plan feature, please contact the Advising and Career Development Center at academic.advising@wku.edu or call 270-745-5065.

Can I request a training session? 

Absolutely! The Advising and Career Development Center will provide training on the new degree audit system for WKU, Degree Works. All WKU faculty and staff interested in learning more about Degree Works are encouraged to schedule a training session. 

You may complete the Degree Works Training Registration form or contact Marrissa Bryant at marrissa.bryant@wku.edu or 270-745-2304.  



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Degree Works Glossary Video Preview

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 Last Modified 3/8/22