DegreeMAP (Measuring Academic Progress)


Measuring Academic Progress

DegreeMAP is GW’s online advising tool for use by students, advisors, and faculty to track progress toward degree completion. DegreeMAP provides more information about degree requirements earlier in students' academic careers and gives students a tool to monitor and track progress toward their degrees. 

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Logging into DegreeMAP

  • Login to the GWeb info system
  • Click on the Student Records and Registration Link
  • Select the Student Records Information Menu
  • Click on the DegreeMAP link
  • Click the “Launch DegreeMAP” button

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Look Ahead Tool 

  • Click the "Look Ahead" button underneath the Worksheets tab
  • Enter the subject code for the first course you would like to register for where it says "subject" i.e. HIST
  • Enter the course number for the first course you would like to register for where it says "number" i.e. 2010
  • Click the "Add Course" button to add the course to the list of courses selected to look ahead
  • Continue with your next few courses until you have a list of courses in the "Courses Selected" box
  • If you would like to remove a course, first highlight the course in question, then click the "Remove Course" button to remove the course
  • Once you have your list of courses finalized, click the "Process New" button at the top of the page to see how your selected courses will apply towards your degree requirements

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DegreeMAP Planner Tool

The planner is a great resource for students to plan out your remaining degree requirements. You can use it to plan out the next semester or even the next four years. To use the planner for course selection for registration appointments, see the following instructions:

Using the Planner Tool

  • Once you have looked at the worksheet, click on the Planner tab
  • In the Planner tool, you should see a split screen with your worksheet on the left-hand side and the planner on the right-hand side
  • Name the plan in the “Description” box, i.e. John’s Plan
  • Choose the current Academic Year
  • In the first planning grid, select the term you are planning for
  • In the planning grid, enter the name of the course in the left-hand side column, i.e. HIST 1011 (if you are not sure of the exact course you want to take, you can also write a dash "-" and text.  I.e., "- HIST elective")
  • In the planning grid, enter the number of credit hours for the course in the right-hand side column, i.e. 3
  • Continue to list your first choice courses and backup courses along with the number of credit hours for each course
  • Click the “Save Plan” button at the bottom of the planner

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Adding a New Plan, If One Already Saved

If you already have a plan in DegreeMAP, you can create a new plan for the upcoming term by completing the following steps:

  • Once you are logged into DegreeMAP, click on the Planner tab
  • In the Planner tool, you should see a split screen with your worksheet on the left-hand side and the Planner on the right-hand side
  • Click on the drop-down box that is currently showing the name of your current plan, i.e. John’s Plan
  • Click on “Add new plan”
  • Then click on the “Load” button to the right of the drop-down box
  • Once you click on the “Load” button you should have a blank plan to fill in with your upcoming courses
  • Name the plan in the "Description" box, i.e. John's Plan – [term you are planning for]
  • Continue with the instructions for creating a plan and enter your courses in the planning grid

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What-If Tool

The What-If feature of DegreeMAP allows you to see what different degree/concentrations might look like if you were interested in declaring.  IMORTANT NOTE: this feature may generate combinations that aren’t possible in reality. For further information on this feature, visit the DegreeMAP website. Students are encouraged to have a discussion with their POD advisors regarding What-If results as part of developing an academic plan. 

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For any audit or DegreeMAP questions, students should contact their advisor.