Glossary of Degree Evaluation Terms

Glossary Terms

Block: A block represents a subset of requirements within a program. This includes Total Credits, General Education, Major, and/or Minor/Concentration requirements.
Attribute: An attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses and students that can be used in degree evaluation.
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.
Check Mark: Indicates requirements for a program or block have been satisfied.
Empty Box: Indicates requirements for a program or area have not been satisfied.
Cumulative GPA: Cumulative GPA for all courses taken at Wilkes.
Major Field Average (MFA): 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.
Total Credits Indicates the number of credits used for the degree evaluation. This includes courses in progress.
Graduation Status Indicates the graduations status of the student. AW – Student was awarded the degree, SO – Student is seeking/sought to graduate.
Courses Not Applied: Courses that have not been automatically applied to a block but still count towards Overall Cumulative GPA and Overall Credits
Insufficient: Indicates the courses and number of credits that do not meet minimum grade requirements. This includes courses with a grade of less than 1.0 or withdrawn courses or repeated courses.
Courses Not Counted Towards the Degree/Expired Courses: Courses that do not count towards the degree on account of the time limitation from when the course was taken.
What-if-analysis Allows students and advisors the means to audit student’s coursework against any selected degree program at Wilkes.