Set up the Degree
  1. In Configuration, click Registrar Setup, and highlight Degrees.
  2. Click New Degree.
  3. In the Name field, select or enter the name of the degree. For example, enter Associates, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Arts. 
  4. In the Description field, enter additional information about the degree 
  5. In the Valid from [ ] to [ ] fields, enter the dates for which the degree is valid.
    Note: You are not required to enter a date range for the degree; however, consider entering date ranges to maintain separate sets of requirements when requirements change. The date a student declares a degree, determines which requirements the student is subject to.  
  6. Under Credits, if there is a minimum number of credits a student must earn to achieve the degree, mark Minimum number of credits needed and enter the number of credits.
    Note: The minimum number entered should include the number of credits needed for both core degree requirements and major requirements.  
  7. In the Number earned at this institution field, enter the minimum number of credits that must be taken at your school, not earned at other schools. 
  8. Under Requirements, in the Process requirements as # field, enter a number to indicate the order in which the degree is processed by the program, compared to other declarations for a student, when determining which requirement a course should fulfill when a course can fulfill more than one requirement.
  9. To require a specific grade or higher for all requirements, mark the Require a minimum checkbox, and select to use a letter grade or numeric grade.  In the of field select the letter grade or enter the numeric grade. For example, you may require an D or higher grade in all requirements.
Set up the Requirements:
     
    • In the degree, click New Requirement.
    • In the Type field, select or enter the type of requirement.
    • In the Requirement name field, enter the name of the requirement. For example, enter 'Quantitative Reasoning'
    • In the Completed using field [implemented in version 7.82.104 ], select whether to use Required credits or Completed tasks to fulfill the requirement. Use required credits when a student must take and earn credits in a course. Use completed tasks when a student must take and complete a course. For example, students must complete a service project course in their senior year. Students don’t earn credits towards the diploma but the course is a requirement for all students before they graduate.  If you select Required credits, enter the credits required information in the next step. 
    • In the Credits Needed From [ ] to [ ] fields, enter the number of credits needed to complete the requirement.
    • To specify the degree requirement as a general elective, mark General elective requirement?.  When you exempt a requirement, you have to make up those exempted credits. Only requirements marked as general electives will be used when the system compares “Credits required from” and “Credits required to” and determines where to add the exempted credits.
    • In Specify using, determine how you specify courses to meet the requirement.
      • If you select Department/Course Type, select the department and/or type of the courses to include 
      • If you select Courses, enter specific courses that can meet the requirement.  
      • If you select 'Department/Course Type', select any courses within the department and course type that will meet the requirements. You can leave one of these fields blank.
    • In the Process requirement as # [ ] compared to other requirements for this degree, enter a number to indicate the order in which the requirements are processed within the degree when determining which requirement a course  should fulfill for a student when a course could fulfill more than one requirement. The next lowest number appears by default. 
    • To require a specific grade or higher for all requirements, mark the Require a minimum checkbox, select to use a letter grade or numeric grade, and in the of field select the letter grade or enter the numeric grade. For example, you may require an D or higher grade for all courses in the requirement.
    • If you selected 'Courses' in Specify using, the courses grid is enabled for you to enter the specific courses that can meet the requirement. Select the course. To select a query of courses to load into the grid, click Load Courses above the grid. 
    • In the Can Satisfy column, for each course, indicate which requirements the course can meet. Select All, Only this requirement, Only requirements outside this Degree, or Only requirements inside this Degree. 
    • To save the requirement, click OK.
    • Use the Up and Down buttons to put the requirements in the order that they will appear on student records. 
    • Click Save and Close.