McGeorge School of Law

Path to Graduation/Degree Evaluation (DegreeWorks)

How do I get to the DegreeWorks Degree Evaluation?

To get to DegreeWorks Degree Evaluation, please follow these steps:

For Students
  • Log into insidePacific
  • Choose Student Services
  • Choose Student Records
  • Choose DegreeWorks
  • Click the "DegreeWorks" button
For Advisors
  • Log into insidePacific
  • Choose Faculty
  • Choose Advisor Menu
  • Choose DegreeWorks
  • Select the current term from drop-down box and submit
  • Enter Student's University ID number or name
  • Confirm Student by clicking submit
  • Click the "DegreeWorks" button
About DegreeWorks

In 2015, the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) awarded funding to support Student Success at Pacific. A foundation of this endeavor was the deployment of a first-class, self-service advising and degree audit system. DegreeWorks was selected as the module to help students establish, monitor, and stay on-track with programs of study. It also serves as an interface and communications tool for faculty and students reviewing degree tracking.

Features of DegreeWorks
  • Course of study for all degree programs, often referred to as a student's "four-year plan," in a consistent advisor/student single view.
  • Providing a dashboard view of students' progress toward degree completion; highlights essential degree progress milestones and displays completion progress bars.
  • Indicating whether a course requirement has been met, is in progress, or is still needed. For outstanding requirements, planned coursework for fulfilling requirements is also displayed.
  • Notes feature for advisors to log advising meetings and comments, which are viewable to students.
  • Allowing students to set a GPA goal and view the impact of specific courses on meeting their goal and use look-ahead audits to identify if/how a course fulfills a degree requirement, and use what-if audits to explore alternative majors. Advanced reporting tools and integration with Pacific's new early alert system to make earlier interventions.
  • Allowing students and advisors to "freeze" an audit within DegreeWorks which can be viewed later at any time.
FAQ's for DegreeWorks
What is it?

DegreeWorks is a web-based academic advising and degree planning tool used by students and advisors to evaluate, track, and project curriculum requirements. The program is fully integrated with the Banner information system to provide the most accurate information possible. While DegreeWorks does not replace face-to-face advising, it can provide valuable information during advising sessions.

Special note: DegreeWorks is an informational tool only. It does not replace face-to-face advising, nor does it replace an official academic transcript. DegreeWorks is not an official notification of degree completion and should not be used as such. Official transcripts are only available from the Office of the Registrar.

Do I still have to meet with my advisor if I use DegreeWorks?

Yes. DegreeWorks is for informational purposes only. It does not replace advising sessions but it can help students and advisors have more productive conversations.

Who should use it?

Students and advisors.

Why does Pacific need it?

The University strives to provide students as many resources as possible to navigate their path to graduation.

Is a DegreeWorks report the same as an official transcript?

No. Only the Office of the Registrar can provide an official transcript. DegreeWorks is for informational purposes only and does not replace an official transcript.

What do I do if DegreeWorks doesn't match with my classes taken?

Any discrepancies in DegreeWorks should be addressed with your faculty advisor and the Office of the Registrar immediately.

How often should I check DegreeWorks?

Office of the Registrar recommends that students do a DegreeWorks audit at least twice per semester. Students should check with their advisor as they may recommend something different based on individual circumstances.

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