In the fall 2014 semester, the Graduate School implemented a new degree audit system, Degree Works. Degree Works is an online tool which outlines a course of study necessary to receive a degree or certificate and monitors a student's progress towards graduation.
The Degree Works audit system should be used in close coordination with the process of academic advisement, including course planning, preparation for the capstone experience, and graduation in relation to the degree, graduate certificate, or certificate of advanced study sought. Students and faculty advisers should work to assure that the audit is accurate and up-to-date.
Students should periodically review Degree Works to ensure accuracy and follow-up with their adviser if there is a discrepancy. Some departments may utilize advising PINS which prohibit registration without adviser approval. In these cases, students must see their adviser for advisement prior to registration. For information about advising PINS visit: http://bscbanner.buffalostate.edu/advising-pins. Students who currently have degree candidacy applications on file can use them for comparison with the new Degree Works audit; however, Degree Works is the college's official audit system.
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