Your degree evaluation is an online, printable, individualized report on your progress toward meeting graduation requirements. It is an excellent tool to use in addition to – but not instead of – meeting with your academic advisor. We ask that you print your degree evaluation and bring it with you when you go see your advisor.
Student information is updated nightly. Information such as program changes and registration will not appear on the evaluation until the following day. Once in Degree Works, you must refresh the evaluation to see the most up-to-date information.
More detailed information, including video tutorials, about reading Degree Works' features, including features such as “What If” and “Look Ahead,” is available on the registrar's website.
NOTE: In some cases you may wish to see a "What If" degree evaluation that shows what your requirements would be if you had a different catalog year. What's a "catalog year"? The catalog year (also known as “catalog term”) refers to the set of official requirements for completing your degree as published in the University Catalog in the term/year you entered Mason. For example, if you started at Mason in Fall 2020, your catalog year is 2020-2021. If you started at Mason in Spring 2022, your catalog year is 2021-2022. Etc. This is true whether you entered Mason as a freshman or as a transfer student.
Because degree requirements may change over time in ways that would benefit you, you are allowed to change your catalog year to a later one. In the "What If" mode in your Degree Works degree evaluation, you can enter a later catalog year to see if doing so might make a positive difference.