Degree Works is a web-based tool to help students and advisors track progress toward degree completion.

Degree Works looks at the degree requirements of the Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins and the coursework completed to produce an easy-to-read audit. The audit is divided into block requirements of how courses, taken or proposed, count toward degree requirements. Checkboxes exist within each block to easily outline what courses and requirements are complete or in progress.  Degree Works also allows students and their advisors to plan for future coursework.


  1. Sign in to mySEMO portal
  2. Search "Degree Works"
  3. Click Degree Works Tool
  4. The Degree Works audit will open in a new window while the mySEMO portal remains open and active in the original window


  1. Worksheet tab: current audit, updated nightly or refreshed as information is processed (grades, add/drops, etc). 
    1. Worksheet:  Student’s audit in either Student View or Registration Checklist 
      1. Student View – Default view of the audit. Audits are refreshed nightly or during the day if a change is made to the student record. 
      2. Registration Checklist – From Format, use the drop-down box to choose Registration Checklist. Hit “View” and an abbreviated audit will appear, only showing those areas that have yet to be completed.  To return to Student View, choose that option from the drop-down box and hit “View” 
      3. Save as PDF – Save the audit as a snapshot in time to your desktop as a PDF file. 
      4. Class History – Class listing in chronological order of all coursework, both Southeast and transfer work. Does not show repeated courses. Not to be considered a transcript. 
    2. What If: A What-if audit is used to preview programs other than declared majors. 
    3. Look Ahead: Used to see an audit showing courses for which the student plans to register in future terms. No guarantee of class availability for any given term. 
  1. Plans tab:  Semester by semester plan, individual by student. 
  2. Comments tab: View comments as entered by the advisor or other University official.   
  3. GPA CALC tab:   
    1. Graduation Calculator: shows what average the student needs in remaining credits to graduate with the desired GPA. 
    2. Term Calculator:  shows an estimate of the student’s cumulative GPA after entering anticipated grades for current semester courses.  
    3. Advice Calculator: shows various credit and grade scenarios in order to achieve a desired cumulative GPA. 

For questions regarding the Degree Works audit, contact your advisor or email

About Degree Works for Faculty and Advisors

Advisors should understand how to access a student’s Degree Works, audit their academic progress, and assist students with course planning.

FAQ for Degree Works

If you are in need of additional help in understanding Degree Works, it’s capabilities, how to access and interpret the information, etc., visit the FAQ page.

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