What is a Degree Evaluation?
The Degree Evaluation system is a web-based tool designed to give students a "snapshot" of their progress toward their degree at any moment. A Degree Evaluation can be used to track progress toward graduation, see how courses have counted, and serve as an advising tool, to determine which classes still need to be taken to complete degree requirements.
The Degree Evaluation tool also has a "What-If" component to it, which will allow a student to assess the impact of a change in major by applying current courses toward a new degree plan. This tool can be used an unlimited number of times, for various majors, minors, and concentrations.
Creating your Degree Evaluation
To run your Degree Evaluation, follow these steps:
- Log in to myACU. Then click on the Banner menu option at the top left.
- From the Main Menu select Student and Financial Aid, then Student Records, then Degree Evaluation.
- If you have not been in Banner Web previously, you may be asked to select the current term: (e.g. Fall 2005). If this option does not appear, simply go on to the next step.
- Click on Generate New Evaluation (at the bottom of the screen).
- Select the button beside the degree program you wish to evaluate (if this information is incorrect, see your advisor before proceeding).
- Select the year you plan to graduate (e.g. Fall 2008 for any graduation in the year 2008). Then, click on Generate Request. Depending on the speed of your computer and other technical factors, generating the evaluation could take up to one minute.
- When the evaluation is finished, the title Degree Evaluation Options will appear. Click on the button next to Detail Requirements, then click the box marked Printer Friendly Version. Then, click on the Submit button to see the evaluation. The evaluation will appear on your screen (Note: Since the Printer Friendly Version will increase the font size, not just on the printed page, but on the screen as well, we recommend checking this box every time for easier viewing and printing).
- When you are finished, the Back to Display Options link at the bottom of the evaluation will return you to the Degree Evaluation Options menu.
- You will also want to view the Additional Requirements option, which will tell you if you have satisfied your high school science and foreign language requirements. This page also lists courses that do not count toward your degree plan.
- If you want to print either evaluation page, use the print button on the top tool bar or select File->Print from the menu on your browser.
If you have questions about your evaluation or you believe there are classes which should count as a specified requirement but do not appear, please contact your advisor.
For a detailed explanation of the "What-If" Analysis (a way to see what effect a change of major will have on your degree plan), click here. (Coming Soon!)