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What is Degree Works?

All currently-enrolled undergraduate students who attend Southern Illinois University after Fall 2012 and who are using a 2012-2013 or a later undergraduate catalog to fulfill their degree requirements can use Degree Works to check their progress toward degree completion.  All other students will be migrated to Degree Works with the help of their academic advisor.

The Degree Works audit is UNOFFICIAL and does not take the place of regular academic advising.  Students should discuss their progress toward degree completion with their academic advisor after reviewing their degree audit.

Students and academic advisors can use this system to track progress toward a degee or perform a "What-If" analysis prior to a student declaring a major or making a change to a major, minor and/or concentration offered at SIU.

The Degree Works worksheet displays best in Mozilla Firefox.  If you are using a different browser, you may view the worksheet by selecting save as a PDF.

What is a degree audit?

A degree audit is a computer-generated analysis that enables the student and his/her academic advisor to assess the student's academic progress and unfulfilled baccalaureate, associate degree or minor requirements.

How will Degree Works help?

Through Degree Works, students and academic advisors will be able to: 
  • Determine academic requirements needed to fulfill for degree completion
  • Identify courses needed to complete their degree included prerequisites or co-requisites
  • View individual course grades, cumulative GPA and major GPA
  • View transfer credit hours earned
  • Determine courses taken or transferred, and how courses may count toward degree or elective credit
  • View how coursework could be applied toward another major, minor or concentration using the "What If" option
  • Plan course registration for future semesters
  • Estimate the number of semesters remaining for degree completion
  • Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
  • Check their “Notes’ for special statements, critical courses to be taken in a specific semester, or to view academic progress
  • Check the status or their application for degree


  • Meet Expectations
  • Empower Students
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Manage Systems

Who Uses Degree Works

  • Faculty
  • Academic Advisors
  • Students
  • Staff

How It Works

Degree Works Security Request for Faculty & Staff