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Running Degree Audits - Advisor Guide

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Getting Started

Running the Degree Audit

Running Specialized Audits

Getting Help


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1. Once you are in PAWS, select the "Faculty Services" Tab or "Faculty and Advisors." (If you do not know how to access PAWS, review "Accessing the Degree Audit.")


2. Next select the "Advisor Menu."


3. Now select "Degree Audit."

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4. To request a new audit, select "Submit an Audit."

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5. Select the current term from the drop-down menu and click "Submit."


6. Enter the student's E-number or Social Security number and click "Submit ID."


7. To run an audit for the student's declared major, click "Run Audit."

Note: You have the option of running an audit that lists all requirements, only incomplete requirements, or only completed requirements.  Normally, you would select “List All Requirements.”

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8. Now either "View Submitted Audits" or, if you are running several audits, "Submit another Report."

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9. If you elect to view the audit, you will find it on the "List of Available Audits." Single click its name and the audit will open.

Note: Occasionally, an error message will appear, advising you that you should contact the Webmaster for more information.  These messages usually indicate that you have selected an inappropriate combination of majors and minors, and your best recourse is to run the audit without the minor. If you do need assistance, however, please contact your college degree certification officer for assistance.


10. Review the audit!

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Note: The audit that opens is an “enhanced audit.”  The enhanced audit actually is two audits: A summary of requirements and a more detailed list of requirements.  Clicking on the colored arrow to the left of a summary requirement will take you to the more detailed version of that same requirement.


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Detailed Version:

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The enhanced audits can be quite long.  You also may find the colors and graphics distracting.  For these reasons, you may prefer reviewing the “Printer Friendly Report,” which you can access from the link at the top of the enhanced audit.

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You can learn more about degree audits from the Annotated Degree Audit.

NOTE: To run an audit for a major other than the one the student currently has declared, see Running a What-If Audit.

NOTE: To run an audit of current and planned transfer coursework, see Running a Reference Articulation Audit.