Wilkes University

Glossary of Degree Evaluation Terms

Area:

An area represents a subset of requirements within a program. This includes Total Credits, General Education, and Major requirements.

Attribute:

An attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses and students that can be used in degree evaluation.

Condition:

Used to indicate “AND / OR” when determining if the requirements of an area have been met.

Entry Term:

This is the bulletin requirements that the evaluation will be run against.   In order to get accurate results, do not choose a term prior to entry at Wilkes.

Evaluation Term:
Choose the most recent term registered.
In Progress:

Courses a student has registered for but not yet completed are displayed in the degree evaluation, assuming successful completion at the end of the semester.

Met:

Indicates requirements for a program or area have been satisfied.   Requirements are at both the area level and at the individual rule and subject details within the area.

Not Met:

Indicates requirements for a program or area have not been satisfied.

Overall GPA:
Cumulative GPA for all courses taken at Wilkes.
Program GPA:

The GPA for all courses taken which belong to the requirements for that major.

Requirements:

The detailed specifics of what programs, areas, and groups encompass.   Requirements can be things such as the specific grades allowed, maximum

number of courses, and minimum GPAs.
Rule:

Rules are established to determine complex requirements within a program or area. Conditions determine when the rule is satisfied, for example a requirement to take 2 of 5 possible courses.

Source:

The source indicates where the requirement comes from. The common sources are H for History, R for Registered, and T for Transfer credits.

Used:

Indicates the number of credits used for the degree evaluation. This includes courses in progress.

Unused:

Indicates the number of credits not used in the degree evaluation. This includes courses with a grade of less than 1.0 or withdrawn courses.

What-if-analysis

Allows students and advisors the means to audit student’s coursework against any selected degree program at Wilkes.

 

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