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Degree Works Glossary


Analysis of a student’s coursework, GPA, and hours toward a specified degree, major, minor, concentration, or certificate. Shows requirements and sub-requirements that have been completed or need to be completed. 

Block A section of requirements within the degree audit.  
Exception A method for handling variations to any section of the audit for a student. Exceptions are most commonly used for course substitutions. All undergraduate exceptions must be approved by the student’s department head.  
Catalog Term Typically the term a student was admitted to WKU. The catalog term is used to determine degree requirements. Undergraduate students with a catalog term of fall 2021 or later and graduate students with a catalog term of fall 2019 or later will use Degree Works as their degree audit system. Students may opt for a newer catalog term.
Audit Notations
Complete The requirement is complete. 

The requirement is incomplete. 

In-Progress The requirement is complete, pending a satisfactory grade in the in-progress course.
  Pre-requisite The course has a pre-requisite. You may click the hyperlink to view the prerequisite course information.
Wild Card  This symbol is a wild card. It will typically follow a course prefix and indicates that any course at that level will fulfill the requirement. (Example: If the section can be fulfilled by ART 3@, any 300-level ART course will apply.)  
Pre-requisite Guide
Pre-requisite Referenced in Degree Works Course Information What it means
CONE with a minimum score of Y Colonnade - Connections Eligible (21 hours of Foundations and Explorations or Junior Classification) 
MPE Math Placement Exam
S01 SAT Verbal / Critical Reading
S02 SAT Mathematics Score
A01 ACT English Score
A02 ACT Math Score
K01 KYOTE Writing Score
K02 KYOTE College Algebra Score
ENG FW1-L Colonnade - Foundations: Writing in the Disciplines 
F-AH Colonnade - Foundations: Literary Studies
ENGN with a minimum score of Y ENG 100 - No Supplemental Course Needed
ENGE with a minimum score of Y ENG 100 - Enhanced Extra Instruction

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 Last Modified 2/1/22