Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

DegreeWorks - Student Degree Audit System

Frequently Asked Questions


What is an Online Student Audit?

DegreeWorks is a computerized degree audit application and advising tool designed to assist you and advisors in reviewing your academic progress towards graduation.. Your degree audit displays your course work in an easy-to-read report summarizing the elements of your degree completed, as well as those that are still missing. It also provides information on how each requirement was satisfied and what courses can be taken to complete your remaining requirements.

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How do I access DegreeWorks?

You can access degree works by clicking on the URL link which follows at: https://dgw.baruch.cuny.edu/

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Is my Online Audit the same as a transcript?

An audit is a computerized program that displays your academic information based on official requirements based upon your declared major. Your transcript is a listing of the courses you have taken each semester and the grades you received.;

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How will the Online Audit help me?

  • You are better informed about your academic career.
  • You can view degree requirements for your declared major, and tier three minor.
  • You can use DegreeWorks information to obtain better advice from faculty, counselors and advisors and can make better decisions about your academic future.
  • You can identify remaining courses needed to complete your degree/major/minor.
  • You can see what courses you have taken that do not count towards your degree/major/minor.
  • You can view the grades, transfer credits, or waivers applied to your transcript.
  • You can confirm your grade-point average (GPA).
  • You can see if you are TAP eligible.

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How can I get the most out of my Online Audit?

Your degree audit is best used in combination with existing college advisement options such as the published Bulletin of classes which will advise you of up to date academic policies and procedures. You should always review your degree progress report prior to meeting with an advisor, preparing any questions you may have regarding your requirements.

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What should I do if my DegreeWorks Audit says I still need a course that I know I completed or do not need to take?

You may discuss with an adviser at the Center for Academic Advisement or send an e-mail to helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu indicating you have a Degree Audit issue.

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Who can help me understand the Online Audit and answer any questions about?

Speak with an adviser at the Center for Academic Advisement or send an e-mail to Academic.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu indicating you have a Degree Audit question. Your request will be answered within three business days.

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Can the Online Audit help me decide what courses(s) I should take next semester?

The audit will show you the courses you need. To learn more about the courses and confirm if you have met the prerequisites, please check the Schedule of Classes at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/schedule/ . From there you can click on the course title to see a description and the prerequisites for the course.

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Can I use my Online Audit instead of a transcript if I want to transfer to another college?

The Online Audit is not an official transcript – all colleges require an official transcript to evaluate your credits. For instructions for ordering an official transcript, visit the Registrar’s office website.

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What do different Sections of my Online Audit represent?
A sample of different headers that may appear in an audit are as follows:

Student Header: Contains current status information, including name, Level (Undergraduate or Graduate), ID , Degree, Classification Level (ex: Level 1 indicates first semester freshmen, Level 4 indicates second semester sophomore and so on.), Major, Minor and Overall GPA.

Advice and Alerts: Displays various important messages based upon your credit level and GPA. Important alerts can be displayed anywhere within the Audit.

Bachelor of Bus Admin: A summary of all the requirements specific to your degree.
Common Core Curriculum: The core course requirements that all students must take, which vary to a slight degree depending on Degree. For more information about additional curriculum requirements, see pages 50 to 54 (BBA), 54 to 55 (BA), 55 to 57 (BS) on the Undergraduate Online Bulletin.

Pre Business Requirements: This is a special “major” that is displayed before you have been accepted into your “real” major. The purpose of it is to show you your progress if you are going to be applying to the Zicklin School of Business. After you have been accepted, it is no longer displayed in the Audit.

Insufficient: Listing of courses where the grade earned is not a passing grade.
In-Progress/Pre-Registered Courses(s): A listing of courses where grade is not yet earned appears in different block as INP (in progress). These courses may also represent courses that you have completed but which as yet have not been graded.

Courses Not Counted Toward Degree Requirements: A listing of duplicate courses (if there are duplicates, the program will automatically select the one with a higher grade and/or more credit hours) or courses that exceed the maximum allowable transfer credit limit. For more additional information regarding electives please see page 51 on the Undergraduate Online Bulletin.

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Why my audit may seem incorrect.

  • Missing high school transcripts. This can affect the different areas of the audit such as language and science requirements. Please submit the missing documents to the Admission Office transfer evaluation unit, so that your record can be updated
  • Missing prior college transcripts, transcripts for permit, study abroad and College Now courses, course descriptions, official translations, AP and CLEP exam scores. Please submit the missing documents to the Admission Office transfer evaluation unit, so that your record can be updated.
  • You have not yet met all the requirements to be officially accepted into a school (Zicklin, Weissman or School of Public Affairs) in order to declare a major or you have not yet declared an intended major. The audit cannot advise you on a major if there is none on file. You can use the What-If scenarios to see what courses to take for different majors.
  • You are pursuing an AD-HOC major – Since the nature of this major is for the student to create their course of study in consultation with their advisor, the DegreeWorks audit will not automatically know which courses have been approved. If you have filed an approved major form, you may click on the link to the Helpdesk to enter a ticket so your record can be updated.
  • You are not following the major or minor as stated in the bulletin. All exceptions that have been previously approved by your advisor need to be updated to your record. All courses to be chosen with an advisor need to be updated as well. Please send an email to the Helpdesk to enter a ticket so your record can be updated.
  • You are pursuing a second major or minor and this is not shown. If you have filed a second major or minor form – Please send an email to the Helpdesk to enter a ticket so your record can be updated.
  • You are pursuing your second degree at Baruch – your first degree will not show.
  • You are a non-degree or permit student. Since you have not been accepted into a degree program here at Baruch the auditor will not have an audit for you.
  • EVAL not complete – this is a checkbox indicator for transfer students that their evaluation of prior course work is complete.
  • Your skills exam scores are missing. Please contact the Office of Testing to update your record.

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