FAQs: Using the Degree Works What If Tool

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What is the What If feature?

The What If function allows you to hypothetically change your major, minor, or concentration. The What If audit will show you what coursework is required for the new major, minor, or concentration, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.

Can my advisor see my What If scenario?

Since What If scenarios are not stored on Degree Works, your advisor can only see your results if the two of you work through a What If procedure together.

I'm considering changing my major. How can I see what I still need to take?

Use the "What If" tab. If you decide that you really want to change your major, make sure you speak to your advisor for instructions on how to change your major.

If I use the What If feature, does it mean that I have changed my major?

No. The What If function is for information purposes only. You will see the header What If Audit displayed at the top of the audit whenever an audit is run on a What If scenario.

I'm thinking of changing my major/minor/concentration. Will I be able to see how my current classes fit into my What If major/minor/concentration?

Yes. The What If function will perform an audit based on the hypothetical major/minor/concentration and will show how your completed, current, and planned coursework meets the requirements of the hypothetical major/minor/concentration.

Can my advisor see my What If scenarios on the same screen?

Yes. Degree Works will allow you to select more than one major at a time, or to select multiple major(s), minor(s) and concentration(s).

Can I save a What If scenario?

No. What If plans are not saved on Degree Works. You would need to run a new What If scenario next time you log in to see it again.

Can I print a What If scenario?

Yes. If you want to share it with your advisor at a later date, you should print your What If scenario.

If I like what I see in a What If scenario, how do I initiate the changes?

Always speak with your advisor first. The advisor will inform you of the process necessary to change your major.

Why am I receiving an error when I run a What If scenario?

The What If tool requires that you make a selection in the "Major" field.  Failure to select a major will result in error.

Why isn’t the advisor showing when I run a What If scenario?

Advisors do not display when a major different from a student's current major is chosen within the What If tool.

 

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