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DegreeWorks is a web based application that supports academic advisement, degree audit, and curriculum planning. DegreeWorks provides easy-to-read advice on graduation requirements students have completed, as well as specific guidance on recommended future course requirements. Advisors can use the tool to evaluate students' progress and alignment of their program of study to their academic and career goals. Please select from the options below to learn more about BMCC DegreeWorks. Please keep in mind that BMCC DegreeWorks is a work in progress. Your concerns, questions, comments and compliments will help us a great deal to produce a finer product.



Visual Outline of DegreeWorks Report

Detailed Advice:

This is also called the Student Information area which contains students' current academic and demographic information.

Student Information Image

The following describes each of the data elements in the Student Information area, as shown in the sample above:

1 Student Student's Name.
2 ID Student's SSN Number or College Assigned ID
3 Advisor 1 Student's First Advisor (Only for Title V students)
4 Advisor 2 Student's Second Advisor (Only for Title V students)
5 Class Codes 8-position Code that Represents Student's Enrollment History
  Position: 1 Full Time Or Part Time Status
   
Possible Values Definition
   
1 Full Time Student
   
2 Part Time Student
   
6 Full Time Dependent of a Veteran
   
7 Part Time Dependent of a Veteran
   
8 Full Time Veteran
   
9 Part Time Veteran
   
   
  Position: 2 Secondary Programs
   
Possible Values Definition
   
A Reach - MRT
   
B Reach - SAC
   
C Reach - Childwelfare
   
D Eve-Weekend Nursing Program
   
E AT&T Program
   
F Evening/Weekend MRT Program
   
G Out In Two Scholars Program
   
H Katrina/Sloan Program
   
I ASTA Student with Proof of H.S. Graduation or 48 Credits
   
M Evening/Weekend Nursing Program At Harlem Hospital
   
N Undecided-No Major
   
P Phi Theta Kappa
   
S Senior Citizen
   
T Title V Program
   
U Previous Title V Student
   
2 Cope-Out In Two Scholar Program
   
3 Cope-Pre-Freshman
   
4 Cope-Post-Freshman
   
5 Cope-Eve-Weekend Nursing Program
   
6 Cope-Phi Theta Kappa
   
7 Former Cope Student (Gets Employment)
   
8 Cope-Evening-Weekend
   
9 No Specific Program
   
   
  Position: 3 Special Programs
   
Possible Values Definition
   
A Division vocational Rehabilitation
   
B BA/BS Degree or Equivalent (prior to FA '93)
   
C College Discovery
   
D Conditionally Admitted to BMCC
   
E Inactive College Discovery Student
   
F Foreign Student (Tuition Liable)
   
G Chinatown
   
H Prelude to Success - Hunter
   
I ASTA Student with Proof of H.S. Grad or 48 credits
   
J 24 CC Student with GED
   
K Former CD Student (SEEK)
   
L Prelude to Success - Lehman
   
M No Proof of H.S. Graduation - Admissions
   
N Prelude to Success - Baruch
   
O Other Billing Program
   
P Para-Professional
   
R 24 college Credit Program
   
S Senior Citizen
   
T No Longer In Use - See Position 2 for SAC Program
   
U Prelude to Success - City College
   
V Veteran's Admin. Direct Payment.
   
W CWE
   
Y 24 CC Student - Passed Placement Test
   
2 Independent Study
   
4 H.s. Programs - Waives Tuition and Student Activity Fee
   
5 H.S. Programs - Waives Tuition Stud Activity Fee and Applc. Fee
   
6 Non Credit Programs
   
8 CUNY Baccalaureate Program
   
9 Not Special Program
   
   
  Position: 4 Impound Status
   
Possible Values Definition
   
C Cash or Cert. Check as Payment
   
L Impounded and Cash Only
   
X Student's record is impounded
   
9 Student's record NOT impounded
   
   
  Position: 5 Admission Semester
   
Possible Values Definition
   
# 1966-1970
   
= 1970-1989
   
$ 1990-1998
   
& 1999-2003
   
2 Winter 2008
   
3 Spring 2008
   
4 Summer I 2008
   
5 Summer II 2008
   
6 Fall 2008
   
7 Winter 2009
   
8 Spring 2009
   
9 Summer I 2009
   
A Summer II 2009
   
B Fall 2009
   
C Winter 2010
   
D Fall 2003
   
E Spring 2004
   
F Summer I 2004
   
G Summer II 2004
   
H Fall 2004
   
J Spring 2005
   
K Summer I 2005
   
M Summer II 2005
   
N Fall 2005
   
P Winter 2006
   
R Spring 2006
   
S Summer I 2006
   
T Summer II 2006
   
U Fall 2006
   
V Winter 2007
   
W Spring 2007
   
X Summer I 2007
   
Y Summer II 2007
   
Z Fall 2007
   
   
  Position: 6 Admission Status
   
Possible Values Definition
   
D Non-Matric who Intends to Pursue a Degree
   
N Non-Matric
   
P Permit Student
   
0 Freshman
   
1 OAS Applicant
   
2 Second Degree>/font>
   
3 Third Degree
   
4 Transfer- CUNY CC
   
5 Transfer- CUNY Sen. College
   
6 Transfer- Other Colleges
   
7 Other CC
   
8 Non-Matric to Matric
   
   
  Position: 7 Readmission Semester
   
Possible Values Definition
   
# 1966-1970
   
= 1970-1989
   
$ 1990-1998
   
& 1999-2003
   
2 Winter 2008
   
3 Spring 2008
   
4 Summer I 2008
   
5 Summer II 2008
   
6 Fall 2008
   
7 Winter 2009
   
8 Spring 2009
   
9 Summer I 2009
   
A Summer II 2009
   
B Fall 2009
   
C Winter 2010
   
D Fall 2003
   
E Spring 2004
   
F Summer I 2004
   
G Summer II 2004
   
H Fall 2004
   
J Spring 2005
   
K Summer I 2005
   
M Summer II 2005
   
N Fall 2005
   
P Winter 2006
   
R Spring 2006
   
S Summer I 2006
   
T Summer II 2006
   
U Fall 2006
   
V Winter 2007
   
W Spring 2007
   
X Summer I 2007
   
Y Summer II 2007
   
Z Fall 2007
   
   
  Position: 8 Residency & Fee Status
   
Possible Values Definition
   
A Resident; Matric - NYC Res.; 1400.00; 120/CR
   
B Resident; Matric-NYS with B81; 1400.00; 120/CR
   
C Non Resident less than 1 Year In NYS; 190/CR; 190/CR
   
E Non Resident Non Undocumented; 250/CR; 250/CR
   
F Resident; Non-Matric NYC Res.; 160/CR; 160/CR
   
G Resident; New Non-Matric NYC Res.; 160/CR plus $50; 160/CR plus $50
   
H Non Resident; NOM Non-NYC Res (In NYS); 250/CR; 250/CR
   
I Non Resident; New Non-Matric Non-NYC; 250/CR plus $50; 250/CR plus $50
   
J Notuition; Senior Citizen; $65/SEM.; $65/SEM
   
L Notuition; CUNY Permit Student; $0; $0
   
N Non Resident; Non-Matric Foreign Student; 250/CR; 250/CR
   
Q Non Resident; New NOM Undocumented Alien; 250/CR plus $50; 250/CR plus $50
   
R Resident; Matric-NYC Res-Undocumented Student; 1400.00; 120/CR
   
S Non Resident; New NOM Foreign Student; 250/CR plus $50; 250/CR plus $50
   
T Resident; Foreign Diplomat; 1400.00; 120/CR
   
U Non Resident; Undocumented Alien; 190/CR; 190/CR
   
Y Non Resident; Matric-NYS no B81; 190/CR; 190/CR
   
Z Non Resident; Foreign Student; 190/CR; 190/CR
   
   
6 Degree Degree the Student is Pursuing
7 CPE Message Possible values are: Not taken/Satisfied/Absent/Failed/Exempt.
8 Impoundments Indicates if there is any hold on student's record. Possible Values: Yes or No.
9 Academic Note 1 Academic Probation/Academic Dismissal/Dean's List information.
10 Academic Note 2 Academic Probation/Academic Dismissal/Dean's List information.
11 Reading Score Date when the test was last taken; Test score.
12 Writing Score Date when the test was last taken; Test score.
13 Math Scores Date when the test was last taken; Test score for Arithmetic; Test score for Algebra.
14 Overall GPA Student's Cumulative GPA bridged from TIF.

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Degree Block:

This block contains an overview of students' graduation requirements. This block also indicates which catalog was used to run the audit.

The following describes each of the data elements in the Degree Block area, as shown in sample above:

15 GPA Requirement All students must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA to graduate.
16 CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) All students are required to take the CPE test upon registering for their 45th credit. Students must have satisfied the CUNY Reading, Writing and Math skills requirement and have a 2.00 GPA to take the Exam. Students are allowed three attempts to pass the CPE and are required to pass it to graduate.
17 Skills Assessment Refer to the block below for details regarding any remaining or satisfied skills requirements.
18 Major Requirements Refer to the block below for details regarding any remaining or satisfied skills requirements.

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Specific Requirement Block:

Each requirement is divided into two columns:

19 Left Column Left column outlines the requirements based on the college catalog/policy.
20 Right Column Right column outlines the classes that can be used to complete the requirement or classes used to meet the requirement. This column also lists the grade; number of credits and the semester and year the course was taken. This information originates in TIF.

Once a requirement is complete, then that requirement is designated with a check mark . If the course is in progress then the requirement is designated with a single squiggle , grade column indicate a grade of "IP" and the number of credits column will be in parenthesis.

Once all the requirements of the block are complete then the block is designated with a check mark indicating all the requirements for that block are complete. If there is a course in-progress within the block then the block is designated with a double squiggle .

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Courses Not Required for Degree Block:

courses that are not required for the current major and developmental courses are listed in this block. Examples of developmental courses are ESL, remedial Math, and remedial English.

Insufficient Block:

Courses with non passing grades are listed in this block. Examples of non passing grades are: F, =F, W, WA, WU, INC, ABS, FIN.

In-Progress Block:

This block lists all the courses that are currently being taken and these are the courses without the grade from the instructor.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is DegreeWorks?

Why should I use the DegreeWorks?

How should I read my DegreeWorks report?

Who can help me understand the DegreeWorks and answer any questions about it?

What other information does my DegreeWorks report provide?

Can the DegreeWorks help me decide what course(s) I should take next semester?

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

What should I do if my DegreeWorks report is not applying courses to the requirements that I intended?

Is my DegreeWorks report the same as my transcript?

Can I use my DegreeWorks report instead of a transcript if I want to transfer to another college?

Why can't I edit my student planner?

If there is a change on my record in TIF, when will I be able to see the change in DegreeWorks?

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What is DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks is an automatic degree audit system that enables you to track your progress towards graduation available on the web. Your DegreeWorks report compares information from the official college catalog with your individual coursework (student transcript) and displays an easy-to-read report summarizing the courses you need to graduate.
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Why should I use the DegreeWorks?
DegreeWorks lists the requirements for your major, displays your in-progress courses, courses completed and shows what courses remain to be completed to earn your degree.
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How should I read my DegreeWorks report?
Your DegreeWorks report is divided into various sections and is intended to be read from the top down. Each section contains a specific set of requirements as defined in the official catalog for your degree, major, etc. The Student Header is the first section on the report and contains various academic information. The next section is called Degree section and contains graduation requirements. Once all the requirements are met a check mark () or double squiggle mark () is displayed to left of the Degree title meaning you have unofficially satisfied all of your degree requirements and should apply for graduation with the Registrar's Office. Otherwise, refer to the sections below for details on your specific remaining and satisfied requirements. As you scroll down the report, notice that each section is divided into two columns. The left column lists all requirements and the right column lists the completed or in-progress (IP) courses being applied to satisfy the requirements. If a requirement is unmet, a list of the applicable courses are displayed and an unchecked box () is displayed to the left of the requirement(s). Note that all requirements are taken directly from the latest catalog. If you are following an earlier catalog your specific requirements may be different. Various symbols are used within your degree progress report to represent ranges of courses and transfer grades. Please refer to the legend at the top of your report for the symbol definitions.
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Who can help me understand the DegreeWorks and answer any questions about it?
You can meet with an Advisor at the Advisement Center located in S763 and discuss your audit. You can also discuss your audit with your faculty advisor, counselor or the Registrar's Office.
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What other information does my DegreeWorks report provide?
Your audit will include information on your skills placement, CPE tests results, and courses taken that do not count towards your degree.
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Can the DegreeWorks help me decide what course(s) I should take next semester?
The audit will show you the courses you need. To learn more about the courses and to confirm if you have met the prerequisites, click on the course code and it will link you to the catalog where you can read a description of the course.
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What should I do if my DegreeWorks report says I still need a course that I know I completed or do not need to take?
Due to the wide variety of possible exceptions and exemptions, it is possible that your DegreeWorks report will not reflect all of your individual exemptions. If you are approved for a specific exception or exemption and you are unable to find the course within DegreeWorks, contact your advisor or department/program chairperson. You are also advised to review your official transcript for more details.
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What should I do if my DegreeWorks report is not applying courses to the requirements that I intended?
DegreeWorks will try to apply your coursework as efficiently as possible. However, since it is an automated system and is still very new, it is possible that some of your courses may be applied to requirements or sections that were not your original intention. This is more likely to happen when you first declare a major or change your major.
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Is my DegreeWorks report the same as my transcript?
NO. DegreeWorks is a computerized program that displays your academic information based on catalog requirements. Your transcript lists the courses you have taken each semester.
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Can I use my DegreeWorks report instead of a transcript if I want to transfer to another college?
The audit is not an official transcript and all colleges require an official transcript to evaluate your credits.
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Why can't I edit my student planner?
Students are not allowed to edit a Planner. If you need to edit a Planner you must see your advisor who has the capability to edit you Planner.
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If there is a change on my record in TIF, when will I be able to see the change in DegreeWorks?
Usually, any change on your SIMS record will be displayed on your audit the next day. If that is not the case let your advisor know.
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Symbols, Terms, Tables and Policies

Common Symbols

Requirement not yet completed
Requirement Completed
Complete except for classes in progress (Usually, displayed at the specific requirement level)
Almost Complete- See Advisor (Usually, displayed at the block header which indicates that the block requirements are complete except for classes in-progress)
@
Wild card- Any course (ENG @ = Any course in English discipline)
:
Range of courses (ACC 122:430 = Any Accounting course in the range of ACC 122 to ACC 430)
=
Lower Grade Policy grade. Indicates that a C- or below grade has been replaced by a passing grade of "C" or better
TR
Transfer Course
IP
Course In-Progress

Common Terms

Noncourse Noncourses are requirements that are required for graduation, but are not taken as courses (e.g. CPE, ACT Reading, ACT Writing, ACT Mathematics).
Exemption Courses that you are not required to take because of special circumstances. If you think you are eligible for an exception, you must see the Department Chairperson. The exemptions are entered on the DegreeWorks report by the Registrar's Office based on written notification from the Department.

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Grade Table

Grade
Definition of the Grade
Quality Points
A Excellent
4.00
A- Excellent
3.70
B+ Good
3.30
B Good
3.00
B- Good
2.70
C+ Satisfactory
2.30
C Satisfactory
2.00
C- Passing
1.70
D+ Passing
1.30
D Passing
1.00
D- Passing
0.70
F Failure
0.00
s Satisfactory
N/A
U Unsatisfactory
0.00
W Official Withdrawal
N/A
WA Administrative Withdrawal (assigned by the Registrar's Office for administrative reasons, e.g. lack of immunization)
N/A
WU Withdrew Unofficially (counts in GPA computation; same as Failure)
0.00
R Course must be repeated
N/A
NC No credit granted (restricted to regular courses)
N/A
ABS Absent from final. A makeup exam is permitted. An "ABS" grade reverts to an "F" (FAB) if a change is not made by the following deadlines: Spring and Summer semesters- Nov. 1; Fall semester- March 15.
N/A
INC Semester's work incomplete. "INC" is issued at the instructor's discretion. The "INC" grade reverts to an "F" (FIN) if a change is not made by the following deadlines: Spring and Summer semesters- Nov 1; Fall semester- March 15
N/A
AUD Course not taken for credit or grade: "AUD" appears on transcript.
N/A
PEN Grade Pending. This grade requires prior clearance from the Registrar. "PEN" is given by an instructor who cannot evaluate the completed work of a student by deadline. If not changed to a grade by the deadline indicated, "PEN" grade will revert to an "FPN."
N/A
REP Indicates a course already taken and successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better
N/A
FIN "F" from Incomplete- to be used when an "INC" grade reverts to an "F."
0.00
FAB "F" from Absent- to be used when an "ABS" grade reverts to an "F."
0.00
FPN "F" from Pending- to be used when "PEN" grade reverts to an "F."
0.00
Z No grade submitted by the instructor. "Z" is an administrative grade which cannot be assigned by instructor.
N/A
TR Transfer credit from another institution or courses taken on permit.
N/A

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Policies

Lower Grade Policy:
The following is the current college policy regarding the retaking of courses for which a student has already received a grade of "C-" or below.

  • When an undergraduate student receives an earned academic grade of "F" or an administrative failing grade the student subsequently retakes the course and receives a higher grade, the initial grade of "F" will no longer be computed into the grade-point average. The "F" grade, however, will remain on the transcript. The total number of failing credits earned during enrollment in CUNY which may be deleted is 16.
  • In addition to the "F" grade policy, BMCC's policy provides students the option of repeating any course with a grade which carries less than 2.0 quality points; this includes "C-", "D+", "D", "D-", This policy allows any later higher grade for the retaken course to forgive the earlier grade. Thus the student receives credit for the reported course.

NC Grade Policy:
An "NC" grade can be assigned to a first semester freshman who has completed a course with a "D" (with the student's permission) or an "F" grade. An "NC" grade can also be assigned to a Nursing course one time only during the 2nd-4th clinical semesters, when a student has earned a grade lower than "C" Students who transfer to another institution should note that "NC" grades may be treated as "F" grades.

Academic Standing:
While enrolled at BMCC, your academic performance is continually evaluated in order that you and the College can determine how you are progressing in your studies. Your evaluation is based upon your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). The following minimum retention standards must be met:

Cumulative Credits Attempted Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
0-12 1.50
13-24 1.75
25-upward 2.00

Academic Probation:
Students are placed on academic probation if their GPA falls below minimum retention standards. During the probationary period, students maintain their academic standing with the College but are limited to 12 credits until they attain the minimum required GPA.

Academic Dismissal:
Students whose GPA falls below minimum retention standards for two semesters are academically dismissed. Academically dismissed students may not attend BMCC or any CUNY college for at least one semester.


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