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Degree Audit Tutorial

The online degree audit is a valuable tool to keep track of your degree requirements and plan for future coursework. This program dynamically reads your transcript and correlates your past courses, transfer credits, and in progress registration to the various core curriculum, major, and minor requirements. If you need assistance interpreting your audit, don't hesitate to contact your academic advisor for assistance.


Accessing the Degree Audit

To access your degree audit, log in to Gibson online with your Tulane ID and password. From the Student Tab, select Degree Audit from the Academic Record Self-Service menu options in the left column. On the next screen, select "Current Degree Program Audit" and click the "Submit" button.


Once your audit request appears in the list, click the link in the "Degree Program" box. This will open your audit in a new tab or window.

Exploratory Audit

If you are Undecided or would like to see the degree requirements for a specific program you can run an Exploratory Audit. From the Student Tab, select Degree Audit from the Academic Record Self-Service menu options in the left column. On the next screen, change the selection to "Exploratory Audit." Use the pull-down arrow to select a School from the menu options ("School of Liberal Arts," "School of Business," etc.) Next, select one of the Degree Programs and Majors from the pull-down menu options. Finally, select the term you entered Tulane and then click the "Submit" button.

Once your audit request appears in the list, click the link in the "Degree Program" box. This will open your audit in a new tab or window.

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Reading your Degree Audit

The degree audit begins with a set of graphs that represent your total earned hours, and estimate your progress toward graduation. These graphs do not depict results with pinpoint accuracy, so do not rely on them for exact numbers of credits and GPA.

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Following the graphs are listed each core curriculum requirement, with any courses that meet those requirements listed beneath each heading. This enables you to see which requirements are complete, which are in progress, and which remain to be satisfied in future semesters.

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Note how completed requirements exhibit a solid green check mark.  Requirements in progress with current registration are shown with an outlined green check mark and the letters IP (in progress). The red X indicates that at least one more course is needed to complete the requirement.

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Following the core curriculum requirements are each of your majors and minors. Before you formally declare your majors and minors, your degree audit will reflect the degree program assigned by the Office of Admissions. This is not official, and you must declare at least one major before the end of your fourth semester (sophomore year).

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After your last major or minor is a section titled Elective Courses and Other Courses Not Used Above. This heading is always red, although it is simply a listing of courses that count toward your degree, but do not fulfill any specific requirement in the core or your majors or minors.

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Nearing the bottom of the audit is a calculation of your total earned hours and cumulative GPA. Use this data to determine how many credit hours remain, and how you are doing academically. Remember that you must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000, as well as a minimum 2.000 in each major and minor, to graduate. Students must also earn at least 66 credit hours above the 1000 level.

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Also note the Residency requirement.  Students must earn at least 60 credit hours at Tulane, including the final 30 credit hours. Transfer students should take special note of this requirement to ensure you earn enough credit hours in residence at Tulane. Study abroad credits from a Tulane-sponsored program do not count toward the 60 credits in residence, but they can be counted among the final 30 credits at Tulane.

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Finally, the degree audit includes a semester-by-semester breakdown of transfer credits and credits earned at Tulane.  This feature is helpful to review your past coursework, grades, and earned hours per semester.

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If you have any questions about your degree audit, contact or make an appointment with your academic advisor.

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