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Advising Handbook

Degree Audit

A degree audit is an overview of degree requirements and whether they have been met or not met.

Beginning in the junior year, undergraduate students can access a list of their degree requirements through the online degree audit system. Students are advised to carefully review this information and to consult with their major department(s), an advisor in CCAS (Lattimore 312) and/or the Registrar’s Office whenever a question arises or a discrepancy is noted. Seniors are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor in CCAS to review their degree audit and confirm that all graduation requirements will be met.

Juniors can see their degree audits online and review credit hours earned, primary writing requirement fulfillment, grade point average, and major(s) declared. During the summer prior to the junior year, the registrar’s office will review students’ repeat courses and duplicate credits and correct any errors.

Rising seniors review their first official degree audit when they return in the fall of their senior year through the online degree audit system. The degree audit system contains all officially declared majors, minors and clusters.

The second phase of the degree audit occurs soon after the drop/add deadline in the fall. Rochester Curriculum as well as major, minor, and cluster requirements are thoroughly screened. All of the items mentioned in the first review are looked at again. Students receive the second review information prior to registration in November.

Additional reviews are completed when fall grades and spring grades are available. Final degree clearance is completed the week prior to graduation. Correspondence concerning a student’s degree audit is sent to the student’s official University of Rochester email address by the registrar’s staff.

For more information see the registrar's degree audit page