Degree Works is Here-New and Improved

(Provost's Update)


Faculty, Advisors, Staff:
Please be sure the following is shared with and understood by all students.  Advisors, Degree Works is essential to your advising work.

NEST continues to grow. 
On September 1, Degree Works was launched with additional functionality and now includes academic records for all continuing undergraduate and graduate students, as well as new freshmen and transfers.

A New Way to View Your Degree Audit

Degree Works is a comprehensive academic advising tool that allows you to quickly and easily view your progress towards the degree.  

What Can I Do In Degree Works?

    In Degree Works, you are able to:

  • View academic requirements for a degree program
  • Determine how completed courses apply to degree requirements
  • Identify courses needed to complete degree
  • View grades and academic standing
  • View cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • View transfer credit earned
  • Find your advisor
  • Forecast a GPA based on presumed academic performance
  • Plan for registration for future semesters
  • Create "what-if . . ." degree audits to explore degree requirements for a specific major or an additional minor/major.

Special Note To New Transfer Students:
New transfer students’ information may not be fully complete yet in Degree Works. If you are a new transfer student having issues with your degree audit, contact your academic advisor.

Note To Continuing Students:
Continuing students should check their Analysis of Academic Progress in
WESS and compare with the audit in Degree Works, just to make sure all of their program information has transferred correctly to Degree Works.
Summer 2016 courses will appear in Degree Works as “In-Progress” and will not show a grade or appear as fulfilling degree requirements until October 2016. 
If, for any reason, there are discrepancies between your Degree Works audit and your
WESS Analysis of Academic Progress, please contact your academic advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator.
Also please keep in mind that your fall 2016 semester courses will not show on your Analysis of Academic Progress in WESS.

Degree Works Does Not Replace Academic Advising

It is important to remember that you are encouraged to use Degree Works as a guide when planning registration and long-term progress towards a degree. Degree Works is not a substitute for academic advising.

You are encouraged, and at times required, to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration. You should always review your degree audit before meeting with your academic advisor.

The degree audit is not an official academic transcript or certification of degree completion.

How Do I Get To Degree Works?

Finding your degree audit is easy. Simply, go in through NEST:

  • Login to NEST using your University NetID and password
  • Navigate to the “Register for Classes” page
  • Find the “Degree Audit” portlet
  • Click the Degree Works link to navigate to Degree Works and view your degree audit

Need Some Help?

  • If you are an undergraduate student and have questions about your degree audit, please contact your academic advisor. 
  • If you an undergraduate student and you aren’t sure who your academic advisor is, you can find this information at the top of your Degree Works audit.
    • If no academic advisor is listed in this space and you have a major, please contact your academic department. If you do not yet have a major, please contact the Center for Advising & Student Transitions (CAST) at 973-655-7114 or If you are in a special program, please contact that department for assistance. 
  • If you are a Graduate student having trouble with your Degree Works audit, you can contact your Graduate Program Coordinator or the Graduate School at 973-655-5147 or 
  • You can receive help in-person at Webster Hall.  An in-person Help Center is set up there to assist you in navigating Degree Works or reading your audit as well as addressing any other registration or advising problems you may be having.
    • Thursday, September 1 - Thursday, September 15
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Location: Webster Hall