Degree Works FAQ

Degree Works is a web-based advising tool which will produce an easy-to-read and user-friendly academic evaluation to help students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. Degree Works looks at the degree requirements of the Georgia State catalog and the coursework completed to give students and advisors better information in selecting coursework and understanding degree requirements.
Degree Works will help you:

  • Determine what requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your degree.
  • View individual course grades and cumulative grade-point average (GPA).
  • Determine which courses you have taken or transferred, and which ones count as electives.
  • View transfer credits, waivers, and exemptions applied toward degree.
  • See how your coursework could be applied toward another major, minor, or concentration using the What-If option.
  • Confirm your academic standing.
  • Learn the prerequisites and corequisites for courses by clicking on the course numbers.
All students entering Fall 2013 or later (as well as students who change to the Fall 2013 or later catalog term) will use Degree Works. Students under earlier catalog terms will continue to use the current Academic Evaluation (CAPP) to track their degree requirements.
Yes. Like other processes you use through the PAWS portal, Degree Works is accessed through your secure login. Remember that your advisor, faculty, and authorized staff will be able to view the information contained in Degree Works. 
No. Registration (including prerequisite checks) will continue within the PAWS registration system.
No. Contact your Academic Advisor to change your major.
Yes. With the ‘Save as PDF’ button, you can save or print a PDF version of your Degree Works academic evaluation. When doing so, please be aware of FERPA regulations.