Your Degree Audit Report

You can run your degree audit report here.  You can also find a link to the degree audit system on the Registration website.  Your degree audit is a tool to help keep you on the right path but does not replace regular interaction with your academic advisor.  If there is an error on your audit report, your advisor is more likely to notice than you, so take advantage of their experience.

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  1. Catalog year typically reflects a student’s first semester at UIS.  You must follow the policies and complete the requirements described by this catalog.  You may change the semester/year of your catalog, as long as you were enrolled for that semester, but if you do you must abide by all of the policies and requirements in the new catalog, not just the ones that benefit you.
  2. The charts illustrate the various data sets.
  3. Remember this space. When apply for graduation, a note will appear here, which is a way to confirm that you applied.  

  4. The legend describes the codes you may see on your audit report.

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General Education Requirement Set

  1. A red X means that a requirement set is not complete.  In this case, the student has not finished General Education.
  2. Requirement sets are typically divided into their components so that you can determine which parts of the requirement you have completed and which parts you have not.  A green check mark means that a component is complete.  In this case, the student has completed the English component.
  3. A blue ellipsis (…) means a component will be complete when the in-progress course is completed.  The grade for in-progress courses is always noted as IP.  If you look at the other grades in this section, you’ll see some that start with a T.  T means transfer course; what follows the T is the grade.
  4. The red X means that the humanities component is not completed.
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Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Requirement Set

All UIS students must complete at least 10 hours of ECCE credit to earn a degree. The example image reflects the standard ECCE requirement set.  If your degree program requires an internship, your audit will show the specific ECCE needs of your degree.

In Section I, you see the three ECCE categories: U.S. Communities, Global Awareness, and Engagement Experience.  You must complete at least nine hours of these courses and you must have at least three hours in at least two of the three categories.  If your degree program requires an internship, your audit report will note hour many hours of Engagement Experience credit are required.

In Section II, you see the Speaker Series requirement.  You can learn more about Speaker Series on their website.   You may take Speaker Series a second time but you may not apply the credit to the requirements of ECCE Section I.

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Program Requirement Set

Your audit will include the specific requirements of your degree program.  These requirements are displayed using the same format as the General Education and ECCE.  Requirements will be broken into components with green check marks and red X’s to note what you’ve completed and not completed.

“120 semester hours are required to earn a bachelor’s degree . . .” Requirement Set

This section tracks your total number of credit hours.  You must earn at least 120 hours to graduate.  Your audit report tracks the 120 hours in three parts.

Section 1:   You must complete at least 30 upper-division hours at UIS to earn a degree.  Section 1 counts these 30 hours.

Section 2:   You must complete at least 48 total upper-division hours to earn a degree. Since Section 1 includes 30 hours of these upper-division credit, Section 2 counts the remaining 18 hours.  The difference is that Section 2 may include upper-division UIS or transfer hours.

Section 3:   Since you must earn 48 hours of upper-division credit, you may include as many as 72 hours of lower-division credit in your 120-hour degree.  Section 3 is labeled as “lower-division” but it is actually counting any hours that are not in Sections 1 and 2.  It will include mostly lower-division hours but it can also include upper-division hours and it can include UIS or transfer hours.

If you ever want to understand how close you are to finishing your degree, look at the Earned and Needs data.  In this case, the student has earned 105 hours and need 15 more to finish.