DegreeWorks Training (Faculty, Advisors & Staff)

Responsive Dashboard

DegreeWorks New Dashboard

Introducing DegreeWorks 5.0.7, an enhanced, easy-to-use, web-based degree audit and academic advising tool designed to personalize the advisement process at CCNY.

The modern design is now a responsive and dynamic Dashboard that will adapt to the size of any device-cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. 

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Some Enhancements

  • Visual Cards for Requirement Sections:
    The traditional "blocks" or sections have been replaced by "visual cards," offering a more modern and intuitive layout.
  • Mobile Device Friendly:
    The new dashboard is optimized for smartphones and tablets.
  • Expandable and Collapsible View:
    Users can now expand or collapse the view of requirement sections/cards, providing a streamlined and customizable navigation experience.


  • Completed sections/cards are clearly marked with a green “Complete” indicator, allowing users to quickly see their progress.

Completed Requirement

  • Incomplete sections/cards are now indicated with a red "Still Needed".
    Still Needed Requirement

Accessing DegreeWorks


There are numerous ways to access DegreeWorks using your CUNYfirst credentials: 

  • Sign In To DegreeWorks here
  • Use the DegreeWorks link in the CUNYfirst "Student Center" page or CUNY's home page.
  • Use the CCNY website "LOGIN" DegreeWorks link.

Understanding the DegreeWorks Dashboard

Below is an overview of the new responsive DegreeWorks dashboard.

Viewing a Student DegreeWorks Record

You may search for a student record by entering the EMPLID and hitting "Enter" key on your keyboard.

Landing Page

Advanced Search:
Locating a student record is easy via the advanced search, just click the "Advanced search" button and enter the student's EMPLID or name. You may also search by selecting the degree, major, concentration, etc.

Advance search

Degree Requirements Section

♦ In Progress (IP) courses are counted in 'Credits Applied' totals

This section provides a summary of the degree requirements as well as the overall credits required to graduate. For questions regarding transfer credits, please contact Transfer Evaluation Services at CCNY.
Note: If a student is missing any transfer credits or courses, please refer the student to the Transfer Evaluation Services to ensure that all transcripts are evaluated posted on CUNYfirst.

Student Header

Degree Requirements

Elective Credits Allowed Count 

In the degree requirement section, the total number of "Elective Credits Allowed" for the degree is available. 

CUNY Skills Assessment

This section displays the status of the Skills Assessment Requirements. If these requirements are not fulfilled, please contact the Office of Evaluation and Testing at .

Skill Assesment

Pathways-General Education Requirements

General Education or Pathways requirements will display based upon the year of entry into City College. For details regarding the pathways requirements contact a DegreeWorks liaison/advisor in your division. Click here to locate an advisor/liaison.

NOTE: If a student holds a prior degree (AA, AS or Baccalaureate) general education/pathways requirements are waived and the following section will not appear in the audit.

Pathways GE

College Option Section

The College Option section shows the college specific requirements that you need to fulfill for your degree. The number of College Option credits is 6, 9, or 12, depending upon the number of transfer credits and whether or not an associate degree has been earned.

NOTE: If a student holds a prior baccalaureate degree, the college option requirements are waived and the following section will not appear in the audit.

Click here for more information regarding the college option.

College Option

Major Requirements Section

The major requirements section lists the specific courses that are required to complete a major.

Major Requirements

Elective Classes Allowed

This section shows elective classes that may be used toward the completion of the degree.


Elective Classes NOT Allowed (This section impacts Financial Aid)

This section is very important in DegreeWorks because it impacts financial aid and therefore the TAP award. The courses in this category are not required toward the degree, according to the curriculum of record, and will therefore trigger a course ineligibility flag in the Financial Aid Certification & Tracking System (FACTS) for financial aid.

NOTE: Each semester please ensure that the course(s) "In-progress" do not fall into this section. If any course(s) a student is currently enrolled in falls into the "Elective Classes Not Allowed" section of the audit, the student must contact a DegreeWorks liaison within your school or division in order to reconcile.

Click here to locate an advisor/liaison.

Electives Not Allowed

Insufficient/Non-Contributing Grades and Pending Permit Courses

This section is a good way to quickly see failed, withdrawn, and repeated courses.

Insufficient grade


This section shows the classes that are currently in progress.

Note: In Progress (IP) courses are counted in 'Credits Applied' totals on degree requirements section.


How do I print DegreeWorks audit?

 Press the printer button in the upper right hand corner of the audit. A new window will open, select dimensions and press "Open PDF". Once you press "Open PDF" a new window will open where you will be given a choice to either save or print an audit.


What-If Feature

Exception Management (Only for DGW Liaisons)

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Last Updated: 06/07/2024 16:08