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You're working hard for your degree with the University of the Incarnate Word. We are with you eery step of the way, and have valuable resources to help you stay on the path to graduation. 

Degree Works is a new degree audit tool that helps you monitor your progress torward degree completion. It reorganizes your transcript by identifying how courses you have completed apply toward your degree, and course requirements you have left. Keep your path to graduation clear with Degree Works. 

  • Information For Students  

    Your path to graduation just got a little easier with Degree Works. 

    Degree Works is a planning tool that you and your adviser will use together to keep you on the right course. Degree Works and academic advising will help you pave a path to graduation.

    If you have questions regarding Degree Works, please contact your academic adviser. 

    Evaluate your progress now:

    • Log into  My Word
    • Click on Degree Works
  • Information For Faculty   

    Degree Works is available to all degree-seeking undergraduate students who have catalog years from Fall 2013 (Campus Programs) forward and Fall 2011 (School of Professional Studies) forward. Most graduate programs are available to students. It is not available at this time for UIW Professional schools.

    Please encourage your students to begin to use Degree Works in conjuction with academic advising so they will stay on the right path to degree completion. 

  Degree Works FAQs

  • What is Degree Works?  
    Degree Works is a web based tool to help students and advisors monitor student's progress toward degree completion. Degree Works combines UIW’s degree requirements and the coursework you have completed in an easy‐to‐read worksheet that helps you see how courses that you have completed count toward degree requirements, as well as what courses and requirements you still need to complete.
  • Who can use Degree Works?  
    All currently enrolled students in the School of Professional Studies and UIW Online who enrolled after the Fall of 2011, and all main campus Undergraduate and Graduate students who enrolled in Fall 2013 or later, can use Degree Works.
  • Why is the system only available to students who are using recent catalogs?  
    Because we have very, very few students still using earlier catalogs. If you are a student who is currently using an earlier catalog, please be assured that we will continue to help you track your progress and apply for graduation using CAPP.
  • Is my student information confidential?
    Yes. Like other processes you use through Banner Self‐Service, your degree audit is accessed through your secure login.
  • How is my degree audit different from a transcript?
    Your degree audit is an unofficial document and can be viewed as a tool to provide you with academic information related to your degree progress. It can also help you plan your academic schedule. Your degree audit is not your official academic transcript. An official transcript can be supplied to you by requesting it from the Registrar’s Office.
  • How current is my degree audit information?
    The information/data is refreshed each night. Any changes made today (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) will be seen on your audit tomorrow.
  • When should I look at my degree audit? 

    Your degree audit is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from most networked computers. Review your degree audit information:

    • Before you meet with your academic advisor to discuss registration for an upcoming term.
    • Before registration use it to plan your courses for the term.
    • After you register to ensure that the courses you selected applied to your requirements like you thought they would.
    • After your grades for each term are posted.
    • Before you apply for graduation, review your academic record.
    • Any time you make a change to your schedule.
  • How does Degree Works decide where to place courses I have completed?

    Degree Works looks at your program holistically, and places each course using a “best fit” scenario. This process will not always be perfect, particularly when multiple possibilities exist, so if you have a course that does not appear in the area in which you wanted to use it, please contact your advisor or the Registrar's Office for assistance.

  • Degree Works placed one of my courses in two different places. Is that okay? 

    Yes. Degree Works recognizes that some courses can fulfill more than one requirement.

  • How can I update my major, minor, or concentration?

    Visit with your advisor to update any details about your declared program of study/major.

  • Why is my major, minor or concentration not appearing on my audit?

    You might not have declared those so they are tracked as your official program in the Banner system. Visit with your advisor to confirm how to declare those.

  • What does the @ symbol mean?

    The @ symbol in Degree Works is a wildcard. For example, if the @ sign appears with course numbers after it (i.e., @ 1000), this means that you can take a 1000 level course from any subject area. If it appears after a subject prefix (i.e., PSYC @), it means that you can take any Psychology course. Refer to the legend at the bottom of your audit that lists more symbols shown on the degree audit.

  • If all of the requirement boxes on my audit are checked, does that mean I'm graduating?

    No, you must apply for graduation. Once you are within 30 credits from completing your degree requirements, and have completed all of your community service hours, visit your advisor to apply for graduation.

  • 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 petitioned to waive/substitute a course. How will that course appear on Degree Works?   
     Your petition will be programmed after it is approved by your advisor, dean and Registrar’s Office. It will then be entered by the Registrar’s Office. The course you completed will fulfill the requirement, and, in most cases, an additional line will appear under it that explains why the exception was entered.

While we have tried to make sure that your audit is correct, it is difficult to predict every unique situation or problem. We want to work with you to correct any issues as soon as possible. The first step is to clarify what information you believe is wrong. Please contact or stop by our office in the Administration Building should you have any questions. 



Office of the Registrar
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 304
San Antonio, TX  78209
Phone:  (210)-829-6006
Fax:  (210)-829-3922