DegreeCheck is an unofficial audit of your course work to determine whether you are on track for graduation. It matches your academic history against your degree or certificate requirements in the college catalog.
The report generated from DegreeCheck will display requirements that have been met and those that are remaining.
DegreeCheck includes the following features:
The audit feature in DegreeCheck will list requirements needed to complete your degree and/or certificate based on courses taken or currently in progress.
- The "Worksheet" is the initial page you will see if you are degree or certificate seeking. It is the unofficial list of how your course work is being applied to your degree and/or certificate.
- The audit provides a list of current and completed courses and transfer courses.
- The audit outlines requirements for each area of your degree/certificate.
- If you receive a “W” when withdrawing from a class, it will also appear on your audit.
- The audit allows you to view grades that are included on your JCCC transcript. If the grade shows as "IP" this indicates the course is in progress and not yet completed.
- The audit is not an official graduation audit. Submit an Application for Graduation prior to the deadline and JCCC will then conduct an official audit and notify you of the outcome.
What If Feature
The what if feature in DegreeCheck will allow you to analyze how courses could apply to different degrees and/or certificates.
- Shows requirements met and needed for degree and certificates you may be considering.
- Select the print option in the upper right to retain this information, since this is temporary and cannot be saved or viewed after logging off.
- Does not officially change your major.
- Discuss your "what if" scenario with a counselor and submit a Change of Major form to update your degree or certificate.
The planner feature in DegreeCheck will allow you to view a plan that a counselor has created for you.
- You will need to meet with a counselor to create or edit plans.
- The planner allows the college to determine the demand for courses.
- Changing the plan will not affect the audit.
- Your counselor will name and date each plan created.
- Either you or a counselor can view your plans at any time.
- You will still need to enroll in your classes after they are included in your planner, and classes are not guaranteed until you have enrolled. You may need to substitute another class in your future plan if it is not available.
Printing a Plan
When you select the "Planned vs. Taken" option and then select "load" in DegreeCheck, it will will display courses taken and planned.
The GPA calculator in DegreeCheck will show your estimated cumulative GPA after you fill in hypothetical grade information.
- Current or future classes can be analyzed.
- If you expect to receive a "P" in a course, you do not need to enter that information when using the GPA Calculator.
- The "Calculate" button will reveal the forecasted GPA based on the information entered.
The advice calculator in DegreeCheck will allow you to see what is needed to meet your desired GPA. To access the Advice Calculator in DegreeCheck, select the "GPA" tab and then select "Advice Calculator."
- Your current GPA and total number of credits you have earned will be entered automatically.
- Enter the GPA that you wish to achieve and select the "Calculate" button.
- This information is only an estimate since you are entering hypothetical information.
DegreeCheck is updated nightly so changes made will not appear until the next day. Also, your record may have pending changes that require processing such as a change of major or recent transcripts received that need to be evaluated officially and processed.