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Please note:  Audit information is updated nightly.  Any changes made to your academic record on a specific day will appear on your audit the next day. 



What is DegreeWorks?

Degree Works is an electronic audit of your progress towards a specific degree.  The audit will report and track:

  • Courses and credit hours earned as applied towards your degree program
  • Catalog requirements for the year in which you entered Belmont
  • All requirements necessary to receive a specific degree
  • Transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements
  • Courses you are currently registered for (listed as in-progress or ‘IP').
  • Courses that are not applying to specific degree requirements, but do apply toward overall earned hours and cumulative GPA.
  • Global Studies and Experiential Learning Credit
  • Learning Community Courses Requirement


How do I run a DegreeWorks Audit?

Student's access Degree Works through their ‘My Belmont' account

  • Log into ‘My Belmont'
  • Select ‘Registration' folder from left side menu
  • Select ‘Degree Works (student)'

Your current audit will load automatically.

  • Degree Works will open in a new internet window.  If you do not see a new window, you most likely need to disable the pop-up blocker on your browser.  You will then need to return the ‘Student Services and Financial Aid' menu and select ‘Degree Works.'
  • Please note:  Audit information is updated nightly.  Any changes made to your academic record on a specific day will appear on your audit the next day. 


How does DegreeWorks work?

The DegreeWorks audit 'reads' all courses completed or accepted in transfer at Belmont and shows how those courses have been applied toward your your chosen degree, major and minor according to the catalog requirements for the year in which you entered Belmont. The report can be viewed online or printed out to be used as a snapshot of where you stand relative to graduation requirements.



What do I do if I believe that DegreeWorks is not applying a course(s) correctly to my degree program?

Your academic advisor is your first point of contact with questions about your audit.  An advisor can answer questions you may have and advise you about your course substitutions and waivers that may be needed.

Questions about Degree Works can also be submitted using the link at the bottom of this page.


Do I still need to see an advisor?

YES!  Your academic advisor will use the DegreeWorks report in the process of advising you about your program. Degree Works does not take the place of your advisor.  You are required to meet with your advisor every semester to review your degree progress.  Your advisor will lift your advising hold (which is mandatory prior to registration).



When should I contact the DegreeWorks office?

If you have problems running your audit or receive an error, please contact the Registrar's Office:

  • Freeman Hall, 1st floor (next to Belmont Central)
  • Email us using the link below
  • (615) 460-6193


General overview and helpful hints when using DegreeWorks:

How to read an audit:

  • Degree Progress Bar shows progress towards degree based on courses required for general education, major, and minor (if applicable).
  • Check Boxes indicate whether a course is complete, in-progress, or incomplete. 
  • Green check boxes and yellow shading indicate a completed course, blue check boxes and blue shading marked with a "~" indicate an in-progress course, check boxes with a red border and pink shading indicate an incomplete course.
  • Insufficient courses are listed at the bottom of the audit.
  • Free Elective courses are listed at the bottom of the audit (please note: free elective courses count toward overall earned hours and overall GPA).

Types of audit views:

  • Student View: The default view as indicated in the drop down box at the top of the audit.
  • Graduation Checklist: A condensed view of the audit that removes course titles.
  • Registration Checklist: A view of only the courses remaining, removing the courses already completed.

Printing an audit:

  • Use the print function at the top of the page to print the audit as displayed on the screen.
  • Save as PDF button saves the audit in PDF format.  In this format you can print or save the PDF and use it as an attachment in email (please note: the PDF may take a couple of minutes to load).

Other tools and functions:

  • Planner: The planner will be used by you and your advisor each semester to plan out future semesters in your degree program.  Your advisor has the ability to make notes in the planner about course choices and discussion you may have.  Students have view only access to the planner and must make any changes through their advisor.
  • Notes: This is where your advisor will make notes about conversations you have and any actions that you as the student need to take.  Please check the notes frequently to review any outstanding issues that were discussed.  Students have view only access to the notes and must make any changes through their advisor.
  • Class History: The class history link (located next to "Save as PDF") links you to an unofficial report of your course history by semester. 
  • GPA Calculator:  Gives the student and advisor the ability to project potential GPA's based on grades received in registered and in-progress courses.  The "Term Calculator" is the most helpful, allowing the student to project grades for individual courses. 
  • Look Ahead Audit: Allows the student and advisor to show future degree progress by running an audit based on planned courses in the future.


Questions or problems with DegreeWorks?  Click here  to contact the DegreeWorks office!



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