Northwest Community College

Degree Works

DegreeWorks is a more accessible, convenient and organized way to review information related to your course requirements needed for graduation.

Degree Works is a Web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. Degree Works also allows students and their faculty advisors to plan future academic coursework by viewing courses remaining.

A Degree Works degree evaluation is a review of past, current and in-progress coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree or certificate.

Students who are enrolled in two academic programs will be able to view both programs by choosing from the Program drop-down list to the right of their name in the Degree Works display.

You are not enrolled in a degree program.  A student must have a major assigned in Banner to create an audit.  However, you can still perform a What-If audit.

Once you have logged into myCommNet you will see the Degree works portal with links to the college (or colleges) where you are a student. Choose the Northwestern Connecticut Community College link to view your NCCC degree evaluation.

Yes. Degree Works is accessed through secure login to myCommNet. It is very important that you log out when you are finished to ensure that your information remains confidential.

Only you, your faculty advisor, and appropriate college staff will be able to see your degree evaluation, other students will not be able to see your degree evaluation unless you let them, or if you fail to logout when you are finished.

No. Degree Works is a snapshot of courses in-progress and in academic history. Registration, add/drop, etc., are still handled through the registration function in myCommNet.

Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in Degree Works. Courses in-progress are listed with a grade of "IP" and the credits in parentheses. 

No. Degree Works is a degree evaluation of your progress toward graduation as well as an outline of requirements still needed to complete your program of study.

Yes. Click on the "Class History” link at the top for a printable list of courses taken.

You should consult your faculty advisor and review your degree evaluation with him/her to ensure accuracy

Your degree evaluation will display the courses you've taken and any courses that are in progress. The degree evaluation will show you any degree requirements that have been met by the courses you've taken or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress.

Degree Works uses the information that is current on your transcript. You will be able to view any courses that have been completed, registered for, transferred in by the date your degree evaluation was last refreshed (an overnight process each night). Keep in mind that any transfer work or grade changes that have not been formally submitted and accepted will not appear on your degree evaluation.

Your degree evaluation will outline the courses still needed to meet degree requirements. You will be able to use this information to discuss your plan with your faculty advisor.

Yes.  By clicking on a still-needed course in your degree evaluation you can view any pre-requisites required, as well as course sections available for the upcoming semester.

Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the Insufficient block on your degree evaluation.

The What If function shows what a degree evaluation would look like with a different program. Your new What If degree evaluation will show you what coursework is required for this major, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.
Note: New programs may appear in the What-If Feature before they appear in the NCCC college catalog.

No. The What If function shows what a degree evaluation would look like with a different program. This DOES NOT officially change your student record.  To officially change your major, you must complete a Change of Major/Advisor form and submit it to the Center for Student Development.

Yes, but only if you process the What If while working with your faculty advisor in Degree Works or if you click the Process as PDF button and then save the PDF to your desktop.  The PDF can then be emailed or printed.

No. What If audits are not saved in Degree Works. You would need to run a new What If audit the next time you log in to see it again. You may save a What If audit as a PDF by choosing the Process as PDF button and then saving to your desktop.

You can print your degree evaluation by clicking on the Print button at the top. For a more print-friendly view, save your degree evaluation as a PDF (click Save as PDF button) and then print the document.

The Graduation Calculator enables a student to determine the GPA they will need to earn on AVERAGE for the rest of the courses needed to take in order to graduate with a specific desired GPA.

 

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

The Term Calculator enables a student to estimate the Cumulative GPA based on the projected grades for the classes that they are currently taking in the current Term.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

The Advice Calculator provides students with different ‘paths’ that they can potentially take to earn a desired GPA.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

DegreeWorks is a more accessible, convenient and organized way to review information related to your course requirements needed for graduation.

Degree Works is a Web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. Degree Works also allows students and their faculty advisors to plan future academic coursework by viewing courses remaining.

Once you have logged into myCommNet you will see the Degree works portal with links to the college (or colleges) where you teach. Choose the Northwestern Connecticut Community College link to view your NCCC advisees’ degree evaluations. A drop-down list will appear with the names of all of your advisees.

Note: This list will include all students that are eligible to register and are assigned to you as an advisor in Banner. If you believe that a student has the incorrect advisor contact the Center for Student Development.

No, advisors will be provided with a drop-down list of all of their advisees but they can also find any student by entering the student’s Banner ID in the ID field (@ must be included), or by using the Find button and search using different parameters in the search window.

All students who have attended NCCC since Fall 2006 are included in Degree Works as well as all new unregistered students. 

The student is not enrolled in a degree program.  A student must have a major assigned in Banner to create an audit.  However, you can still do perform a What-If audit.

A Degree Works degree evaluation is a review of past, current and in-progress coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree or certificate.

If a students is enrolled in two academic programs the advisor will be able to view both programs by choosing from the Program drop-down list to the right of the student’s name in the Degree Works display.

No. Degree Works is a snapshot of courses in-progress and in academic history. Registration, add/drop, etc., are still handled through the registration function in myCommNet.

Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in Degree Works. Courses in-progress are listed with a grade of “IP” and the credits in parentheses. 

No. A Degree Works degree evaluation shows progress toward graduation as well as an outline of requirements still needed to complete a program of study.

Yes. When viewing a student’s degree evaluation click on the Class History link at the top for a printable list of courses taken.

You should contact the Registrar’s Office, identify the information that you believe is in error, and request that they review the student’s record. 

A degree evaluation will display the courses a student has taken and any courses that are in progress. The degree evaluation will show any degree requirements that have been met by the courses taken or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress.  The degree evaluation will also show outstanding degree requirements.

Degree Works uses the information that is current on a student’s transcript. Any courses that have been completed, registered for, transferred in by the date the degree evaluation was last refreshed (an overnight process each night) will be displayed. Keep in mind that any transfer work or grade changes that have not been formally submitted and accepted will not appear on a student’s degree evaluation.

Note: If the student’s record has had any Banner changes since the nightly run (grades, registration, add/drop, etc.), advisors can click the Process New button to refresh the degree evaluation with the very latest Banner data. 

A degree evaluation will outline the courses still needed to meet degree requirements. In order to view only the courses remaining choose Registration Checklist in the drop-down box that displays Student View.

Yes.  By clicking on a still-needed course in the degree evaluation or courses remaining you can view any pre-requisites required, as well as course sections available for the upcoming semester

Courses from which a student has withdrawn will appear in the Insufficient block on the degree evaluation.

The What If function shows what a degree evaluation would look like with a different program. The new What If degree evaluation will show the student what coursework is required for the new major, what courses have to be taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are remaining.


Note: New programs may appear in the What-If Feature before they appear in the NCCC college catalog.

No. The What If function shows what a degree evaluation would look like with a different program. This DOES NOT officially change the student’s record.  To change their major, students must complete a Change of Major/Advisor form and submit it to the Center for Student Development.

Yes. What If audits can be saved in Degree Works and be viewed later in What If History provided the advisors save the What If. Students will not be able to view a saved What If audit unless they are viewing with his/her advisor logged in.

Notes track advice provided to students. All Notes entered into Degree Works are viewable by the student!

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

Yes! All Notes entered into Degree Works are viewable by the student! Never enter personal information about the student, such as about health, disabilities, financial information, etc.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

No, Notes apply to the student’s record as a whole, not to individual audits (degree evaluations) included in the student’s record.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

When Notes are displayed the author and date of the Note will be included.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

No, Notes entered in Degree Works will remain with the student’s record in Degree Works but WILL NOT appear anywhere in Banner.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

Only the Registrar can delete any Notes on student record. Email the Registrar with the necessary information (Student ID & Note to be removed) and the note will be deleted.

When a waiver/substitution has met all approvals it will appear on a student’s degree evaluation as an “Exception”. Exceptions are permanently part of the student’s Degree Works audit for the applicable major and will be viewable only in Degree Works.  Exceptions/Course Substitutions are attached to the student’s specific major and will not appear if you perform the What-If function.  If the student changes their major, the Registrar’s Office will re-enter any appropriate exceptions/waivers for the new major.

No, NCCC’s exception/course substitution procedure remains the same, The only difference now is that an exception/substitution is visible to the student and their advisor whenever they review the degree evaluation. 

Once a fully approved form is received by the Registrar’s Office, they will apply the waiver to Degree Works as an exception. Only the Registrar’s Office can add an Exception/Substitution to Degree Works.  

Yes, you can print a degree evaluation by clicking on the ‘Print’ button at the top. For a more print-friendly view, save the degree evaluation as a PDF (click Save as PDF button) and then print the document. Be sure to treat a printed Degree Evaluation with the same level of confidentiality as you would any other student record.

The Graduation Calculator enables a student to determine the GPA they will need to earn on AVERAGE for the rest of the courses needed to take in order to graduate with a specific desired GPA.

 

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

The Term Calculator enables a student to estimate the Cumulative GPA based on the projected grades for the classes that they are currently taking in the current Term.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos

The Advice Calculator provides students with different ‘paths’ that they can potentially take to earn a desired GPA.

For a thorough explanation visit the How-to Videos