Degree Tracker


The Emory Degree Tracker is a tool within OPUS, which allows Undergraduate, Laney’s 4+1 and Graduate, Public Health and Graduate Business program students, advisors, and administrators the ability to monitor student progress towards fulfillment of major, minor, and concentration requirements. Ultimately, this will better position the above Schools, users and all involved stakeholders to realize more successful advisement engagement and clearer pathways to on-time completion. We are excited that Degree Tracker was rolled out to Laney Graduate School and Rollins School of Public Health this summer and that students, staff and administrators will find the tool beneficial as they embark upon Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

Degree Tracker Overview

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The Emory Degree Tracker is a PeopleSoft tool, which allows students, advisors, and administrators the ability to monitor individual progress towards fulfillment of major, minor, and concentration requirements. Ultimately, this will better position Emory students to realize more successful advisement engagement and clearer pathways to on-time completion.

You can access the Emory Degree Tracker via OPUS by following the directions in the Administrative or Advisor Self-Service guides.

If you see faculty/advisor option in the middle of the heading bar in OPUS, you have self-service access and can use the Academic Advising tile. However, if all you see is Administrator access, you will have to use the navigation icon on the top right to run a report for a student.

The relevant academic structure elements are as follows:

  1. Academic Career – This relates to the school (ex. Undergraduate Emory College, Undergraduate Nursing, Undergraduate Oxford, Undergraduate Business)
  2. Academic Program – For undergraduate students, the program is primarily Liberal Arts & Sciences or LIBAS
  3. Academic Plan – This relates to a student’s major or minor and is expressed via plan code (ex. RELBA, RELMIN, RELND, SOCBA, SOCMIN, SOCND)

ADVSS is the OPUS command to run an Advisement Report against a student's currently declared course of study. ADVWF is the OPUS command to run a What-if report against a potential course of study for a student.

The Advisement Report shows a student's progress against a currently declared program of study in their career (school). For instance, undergraduate students will be able to view their progress against their declared undergraduate major(s) and/or minor(s). The What-if report allows advisors and students to see how the classes a student has taken or is currently taking can be used to satisfy any program they have not yet declared. For instance, a student who is currently declared pre-med but is considering declaring as a 4+1 student for Cancer Biology/Translational Oncology can see what it would take to complete this program before declaring or committing to it.

The interactive report is the online version of the report you view in OPUS and expand or collapse as needed. The PDF is a full detail of the interactive report with all categories expanded. This report will often consist of several pages. The summary report is a 1-2 page PDF document that reports only the categories to be completed for a selected course of study and each category's current status.

A green check indicates that a category or component of a category has been successfully completed. A yellow diamond indicates that a category or component of a category has not been completed yet, but that the student is actively working to complete it.

Each requirement belongs to a unique requirement group (RG), comprised of at least one requirement (RQ) and a corresponding line number (LN).  These references are helpful not only in determining the exact locations of issues, but also for student exception purposes later on.

"EN" stands for 'Enrolled' which signifies courses a student has taken at Emory and received a grade for. "IP" designates 'In Progress' courses for which the student has not yet received a grade for.

"IP" under the 'Grade' column of the PDF report represents a grade. "IP under the 'Type' column represents a course that is in-progress.

Yes. You can view GPA information in the audit within the relevant report categories.

Yes, through close collaboration with the Degree Tracker team in the Office of the University Registrar. And we can even change program requirements after they've been built if requirements change in the future.

Yes.

Degree Tracker will be live for Laney’s 4+1 and UAH programs (via Advisement Report for current students in their +1 year and via What-if report for students in years 1-4) beginning Oct 1, 2019.

Students in their +1 year will be able to see progress against their graduate programs using the Advisement Report. Students in their first four years of study (even if they've already been accepted to a 4+1 program), will only be able to track progress against their undergraduate degree using the Advisement Report, and will need to pull a What-if report to see their progress against their 4+1 graduate program.

They will need to run two different reports.

For changes to references of when courses are typically offered, please contact Office of the University Registrar.

Email the Degree Tracker team at degreetrackerhelp@listserv.cc.emory.edu