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Online Degree Evaluation FAQ

A degree evaluation is a computer-generated analysis that enables the student and his/her advisor to track the progress toward a degree. It does not replace advising by the advisors.
You must complete the and pay a $30.00 fee. These forms are available at the Office of the Registrar or online.
Click here to see the sample page with explanatory notes.  If you have further questions, please contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu.
The class may not have transferred in as a core class. If you have a question about the evaluation, contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu.
Undergraduate students can use any catalog that has not expired under which you have earned 12 hours. Catalogs begin with the Fall term of the first year stated and end with the second summer term of the last year stated. For example, the 2010-2012 catalog is in effect from Fall 2010 through Summer II 2012.
Yes. All degrees under a catalog must be completed within 6 years of the middle year of the catalog. The 2010-2012 catalog expires on August 31, 2017 -- which is 6 years from 2011. Additionally, graduate course work has a time limit of 6 years to be used toward a degree.
Undergraduate students must earn 12 hours under a current catalog. (i.e., 2010-2012 catalog -- earn credit from Fall 2010 through Summer 2012), and file a new degree plan. Graduate students must have attended during the time frame the catalog chosen was in effect and the catalog is not expired.
The course that has been substituted will automatically be used to fulfill the requirement specified, and you will see that course listed across from the requirement in the "Detail Requirements" section.
Check with your advisor to be sure your department has sent a course substitution form to the Registrar’s Office.
It may be due to a missing attribute that needs to be coded, the way the area was built, or something unique to your program. Contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu.
No, but if you transferred in with a grade point deficiency (less than 2.0), you would be responsible for making up those points at MSU.
If a repeat is not coded for a prior semester, you should contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu.
No, undergraduate credit earned is not lost. Credit earned before June l986, is on a hard-copy transcript in the Registrar’s Office and does not show on your computerized transcript. When your official evaluation is completed in the Registrar’s Office, after you have applied for graduation, these courses will be used as applicable. (Graduate courses do expire after 6 years, please check with your advisor if you have a question.)
Some degrees are so complex that they have not been coded into the degree evaluation system as of yet. You will need to go by the catalog requirements and your degree plan. Once you have filed for graduation with the Office of the Registrar, an official evaluation will be mailed to you.
The "What If" option allows you to select a new catalog or proposed major, minor, and/or concentration (other than your currently declared program) to see which requirements you have fulfilled. This option may also be used to generate an evaluation for a second major.
Yes. And if you run the evaluation for a future term in which you are already registered, it will include those classes as well.
It processes the courses by chronological term, based on a "best fit" scenario and the way the requirements are defined. It will look through each of the courses, and then assigns each course to the first requirement in the degree program that the course will fulfill.
Developmental courses and extra physical activity courses do NOT count toward hours for graduation; the online Degree Evaluation system subtracts these from your totals. They are listed as excluded in the "Additional Information" section. If you have questions about this, please contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu.
Any course with a non-passing or incomplete grade, or a repeat of a course with a passing grade will appear in the "Additional Information" section.
"Catalog Term" is the term your requirements will be evaluated against.
The term for which the degree evaluation was generated.
The General Requirements option shows the courses that were used toward your evaluation, but not what is still needed.
The Detail Requirements option shows the courses that were used toward your evaluation AND what is still needed. We recommend that you use this option.
The Additional Information option shows any courses that were excluded from your evaluation. Any course with a non-passing or incomplete grade will appear in the "Additional Information" section. A repeat of a course with a passing grade will also appear here; the newest course will show in "Additional Information" until the grade has been replaced. Some split courses will also show up here. It is a good idea to check this view to see if there are any courses that aren't pulling into the evaluation.
Either the concentration has not been declared yet, or the "What-If" evaluation was run without adding a concentration.
The evaluation does the best it can to fit your courses into appropriate areas. Sometimes there are multiple areas that a course could fit into and it will choose one. Unfortunately, it does not know where you meant the course to fit into your program. If you wish to change the placement of a course, contact the Audit Team in the Office of the Registrar at graduationconnection@mwsu.edu to see if moving it is within accepted academic guidelines.
A requirement with an "or" next to it means that you can take the requirement it is listed next to or the one listed above it. A requirement with an "and" next to it means that you must take the requirement it is listed next to and the requirement above it.
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Transfer courses that do not have an exact MSU equivalent come in as electives. See examples below:

 

ACCT10000ACCT lower elective
BIOL11000BIOL lower core (the second digit 1 indicates core)
ENGL11100ENGL lower core literature (the third digit 1 indicates literature credit)
HIST30000HIST upper elective

If you wish to use one of these courses for a specific requirement, please contact your advisor.