Using Degree Works to Assess 392 Eligibility
Because WPP392 (Writing Proficiency Exam) is limited to students who have at least 60 but not more than 89 completed credits, it is important for your to understand how to assess your completed credit totals. If you are a returning student, a student who has completed all graduation requirements except the WPP requirement, or a transfer student, please click on the appropriate link.
By using Degree Works and some simple math, all students can easily find out whether or not they are within the credit limit for WPP392:
- Open Degree Works
- Scroll down the section under "Legend" which is labelled "Degree in . . .."
- On the Right-hand side of the screen, you can see your Catalog Year, Credits Required, GPA, and Credits Applied.
- Note the number of Credits Applied.
- Scroll to the bottom of your Degree Works, and look at the section titled "In-Progress Credits."
- For WPP392 eligibility, we count completed credits. Therefore, if you want to find out what your completed credit total is, you need to subtract certain In-progress credits from your total Applied Credits.
A sample late-semester scenario:
- It is November 25th in Fall semester, and I want to take WPP392 in the Spring.
- Degree Works shows I have 104 Applied Credits.
- I plan to complete the 15 credits for which I am registered in Fall
- I have already registered for 15 credits for next Spring
- I do the following math: 104 Applied Credits - 15 Spring Credits = 98 completed credits = I can take WPP392 in both early and late Spring semester.
A sample mid-semester scenario:
- It is February 12 in Spring semester, and I want to take WPP392 in March.
- Degree Works shows I have 99 Applied Credits.
- I am taking 15 credits, but they won't be finished until the end of the semester, i.e. they don't count as completed credits.
- I do the following math: 99 Applied Credits - 15 In-progress Spring Credits = 84 completed credits = I can take WPP392 in March, but not in any following semester.