MyDegreePlan

MyDegreePlan is a powerful and comprehensive degree auditing program that UM-Flint is adopting to replace the CAPP Degree Audit.  This tool enables students and their advisors to track degree progress in real-time and plan future academic coursework.   MyDegreePlan is part of the Banner and Ellucian suite of software products and is designed to work with our existing Banner tools and services to provide seamless communication between a student's Banner academic history and the degree audit. 

MyDegreePlan Videos

What is MyDegreePlan at University of Michigan-Flint:

 

How to View a Degree Audit in MyDegreePlan:

 

MyDegreePlan Student Educational Planner Tool - Student Tutorial:

 

How to Search for Students in MyDegreePlan - Advisor Access:

 

MyDegreePlan Student Educational Planner Tool - Advisor Tutorial:

 

Features and Benefits

FACULTY/STAFF

Benefits:

  • Reach goals ~ Students don't waste time and money on unneccessary courses or stress about graduating on time.
  • Provide support ~ Advisors have more time to provide insightful advice that supports better student outcomes.
  • Increase graduation ~ Institutions can monitor course demand, and offer the right classes at the right time.
  • Increase enrollment ~ Simplified transfer articulation eliminates the manual process of sending transcripts and waiting for a response.

Features/highlights:

  • Clear visual indicators show students whether they are on-track or off-track.
  • Student Enrollment Planner (SEP) maps academic journey of the students, keeping them on track for on-time graduation.
  • Course substitutions, waivers, and petitions are shown within the degree audit.
  • SEP reports provide business intelligence to enable UM-Flint's Academic units to plan future course schedules, offerings based on course demand, and identify emerging enrollment patterns.
  • Student planning tool maps students academic journey keeping them on track for on-time graduation.

STUDENTS

Benefits:

Degree audits and tracking help monitor progress toward degree completion

  • Outstanding requirements automatically display for courses not yet completed
  • Degree progress bars show current status of academic journey
  • Course substitutions and waivers are shown within the degree audit

Student planning tools

  • Map out academic plan to stay on track for on-time graduation
  • Clear on-and-off-track indicators help determine when to seek assistance from an advisor
  • Entering intended courses for future terms will enable academic departments to plan future course offerings

What-if and look-ahead analyses

  • Help to understand how courses and majors affect degree time lines
  • What-if audits show degree progress if major is changed

 

Faculty & Staff FAQ's

What is MyDegreePlan?
MyDegreePlan is an easy-to-use set of online academic planning tools that help students and advisors see what courses and requirements students need to graduate.

How is MyDegreePlan different from CAPP?

  • MyDegreePlan allows students to plan out future semesters.
  • It improves communication between advisors and students.
  • It helps academic departments to plan future course offerings that will be more compatible with student needs. 

How can MyDegreePlan assist planning future courses?
The Curriculum Planning Assistant provides student data that enables institutions to plan for future course offerings and identify emerging enrollment patterns.

What tools are available to assist students in MyDegreePlan?

  • Course substitutions, waivers, and petitions are shown within the degree audit.

MyDegreePlan FAQ's

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

What is MyDegreePlan?

MyDegreePlan is an online advising tool which produces an easy to read academic evaluation to help students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion.  The web based program reorganizes your transcript categorically, easily identifying courses you have completed and what courses remain to fulfill your degree requirements at the University of Michigan- Flint.

Which students can use MyDegreePlan?

Currently, MyDegreePlan is available to all degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who have catalog years (Programs of Study) from 2010-2011 to the present.  Any student using catalogs prior to 2010-2011 must contact the Office of the Registrar at MyDegreePlan@umflint.edu or their advisor for assistance with their degree evaluation. 

What are the benefits of using MyDegreePlan?

 MyDegreePlan will help you:

  •  Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree.
  •  View individual course grades, cumulative grade‐point average (GPA), and major average.
  •  Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives.
  •  View transfer credits, waivers, and exemptions applied toward degree.
  •  See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, or concentration using the What If option.
  •  Estimate how many semesters it will take you to graduate.
  •  Learn the prerequisites and co‐requisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.

Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Questions regarding the student planner: contact the Student Success Center: 810-762-3085 or email advising@umflint.edu

Questions regarding the degree evaluation: the first point of contact should be your academic advisor. If you still have questions after that meeting, contact the Registrar's Office:  810-762-3344 or email MyDegreePlan@umflint.edu.

If you are having technical issues, contact the ITS Help Desk: 810-762-3123 opt. 1 or email ITShelpdesk@umflint.edu

 

DEGREE AUDIT WORKSHEET QUESTIONS

 

What if the major or minor is listed incorrectly or if the minor is not listed?

MyDegreePlan displays the major/minor on record for the student. To make changes, students who have not declared a major officially must submit a change of major through their SIS account.

How current will my information be in MyDegreePlan?

The information in MyDegreePlan is refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., grade changes, major changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen in MyDegreePlan tomorrow.

What do I do if I believe my academic information is incorrect?

You should consult your academic advisor for a review of your audit.

I repeated a course and I don’t understand how it appears on the degree audit. Can you explain this to me?

If you successfully repeat a course, only your last attempt counts toward degree requirements. The earlier attempt(s) will be placed in a “Insufficient” category at the bottom of your audit. The courses in this area do not count toward your total hours, and they cannot be used to fulfill requirements.

Is MyDegreePlan my official degree audit?

This degree audit report is a tool or guide that you may use for assessing your progress toward your degree and for planning your future course work. Although we try to assure that the information in the degree audit report is accurate, it is not an official transcript of your academic record and it is not an official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements. You should contact the Registrar's Office for your official degree/certificate conferral status or to obtain a copy of your academic transcript. If you need assistance in interpreting this report, please contact your academic advisor. Meeting graduation requirements is the student's responsibility.

My degree progress bar says that I’m 90% complete, but I’m only a sophomore. What’s wrong?

 The degree progress bar is a tool that takes the total number of check boxes on your audit, and calculates a percentage based on the number of boxes that are checked. Therefore, if you’re a pre‐major or are missing a major concentration emphasis area, you may have fewer boxes on your audit that need to be checked. As this information is added to your audit, your degree progress bar will reflect your progress more accurately.

Everything on my worksheet is checked, but the degree progress bar only says that I’m 97% done. What’s wrong?

The degree progress bar will not show 100% completion until you finish all of your in‐progress courses and earn acceptable grades in them.

 I’m getting two degrees (a BFA and a BA, a BA and BS, etc). Only one appears on the worksheet. How can I check the requirements for my other program of study?

 Look at the degree information next to your name at the top of the screen. You'll notice that the degree box has a drop‐down arrow. Use this to select your second program.

I’ve seen the @ symbol in several places on my worksheet. What does this mean?

This is a wild card in MyDegreePlan. If the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., @ 400), it means that you can take a 400 level course from any subject area. If it appears after a subject prefix (i.e., PSY @), it means that you can take any Psychology course.

Do I automatically graduate if everything is checked off?

 No. To graduate, you must submit an application for graduation. The Registrar’s Office will verify all degree requirements and if successfully completed your degree will be posted.

What is the “What If”?

The What If is a MyDegreePlan feature that allows a student to select a program that they might be interested in pursuing to see how their completed and registered coursework would fulfill the requirements for that possible program.

 

 

STUDENT PLANNER

 

What is the Student Planner feature?

The Student Planner is a tool which allows you to arrange course requirements into future semester blocks. You and your advisor may find this helpful as you forecast your academic career. It is recommended that you create an active plan and keep it up‐to‐date, as this information may be used by university administrators to determine demand for various courses in future terms.

Will putting courses in my planner change the way my audit looks?

No. Nothing entered on the Planner will affect your actual audit. You can, however, see how the courses you have entered in your planner will apply in your audit by checking the boxes next to the semester blocks that you wish to include (check all of the boxes to see how your audit will look if you complete your entire plan) and then clicking on Run a New Audit. In the audit on the left‐ hand side of the screen, you will see how the planned courses are applied to the various major/minor/concentration requirements.

Will my plans be saved?

Yes. MyDegreePlan will allow you to save all plans you create; however, only one plan may be marked as active.

What does an “Active Plan” mean?

An “active plan” is the plan that you expect to follow.  This plan is what your advisor and you will use when you have your advising appointment. You will be able to create plans on your own, but only one plan is active.  Your active plan will be locked and only your advisor can make changes. 

Will my advisor be able to see my plan(s)?

 Yes. Your advisor can see your plan(s) and participate with you in the planning process. There is a Notes feature, as well, for your advisor to keep additional information. Only one plan at a time may be kept as an active plan. Your advisor will lock the plan that you expect to follow as your active plan and only your advisor can make changes.  We recommend you review your plan with your advisor before registering every semester.

If I put a course in my planner, am I automatically registered for that course in that future semester?

No. Your planner is for planning purposes only.  Registration is a separate process.

Is the course I planned guaranteed for that future semester?

No. Your planner is for planning purposes only. Please see the appropriate schedule of classes for availability of courses. If you discover that a course you had planned is not being offered, please contact your advisor.

Do I put courses that I’ve already completed on the Planner?

No. The Planner is only intended for future classes, not classes which you’ve completed or in which you’re currently enrolled.

 

GPA CALCULATOR

 

What is the GPA Calculator?

There are three different GPA calculators in MyDegreePlan. The Graduation Calculator and Advice Calculator help you determine how to reach a desired GPA.  The Term Calculator helps you predict what your GPA will be for the current semester based on the grades you think you will earn in each class.  You can find tutorials for how to use these calculators on the Tutorials(create hyperlink to our video) page.

Please note that the GPA is computed only on the basis of coursework taken at UM-Flint.  Also, some grades, such as “S” (Satisfactory), “U” (Unsatisfactory) and “P” (Pass), are not counted in the GPA.   It is important that you read the instructions on each GPA calculator carefully to be sure you are entering the credits that will actually count in your GPA; if repeats for a grade replacement are involved, we recommend that you check your results with an advisor.