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Degree Works for Students

Degree Works is a web-based tool that will help you plan your path to graduation. Degree Works brings Western Michigan University degree requirements and your completed coursework together to give you a complete view of your progress toward degree completion.

Benefits of Degree Works

  • Uses checklists to help you easily monitor your progress online 24/7.
  • Provides a clear picture of WMU degree requirements to help you navigate the most effective path to graduation.
  • Helps you plan your class schedule by showing you what courses and requirements still need to be completed.
  • Allows you to estimate the number of semesters it will take to graduate.

Degree Works features

What if

This feature allows you to compare your current academic history to the requirements of different programs. If you are considering changing your major or minor, the “What If” analysis will help you determine how many additional classes you may need to take.

GPA calculator

Three different GPA calculators are available in Degree Works: Graduation, Term and Advice. The calculators will help you set realistic goals at the beginning of the semester, or provide a path for achieving honors, avoiding probation, or meeting personal academic goals.

Look ahead

Allows you to enter a list of classes and see how they will be applied. It is a great tool to use as part of the registration process. You can see how a course will be used before you actually register for it.

Accessing Degree Works

To access Degree Works, log into your GoWMU account and click on the Degree Works link under Academic Services in the My Self Service channel.

Degree Works is available for undergraduate students beginning with the 2010 Undergraduate Catalog. Students under a catalog prior to 2010 should see their advisor for degree information. Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

Video tutorials

Degree Works training materials

Quick Start Guide User Manual

For additional help with Degree Works please contact your college advisor.