Degree Works FAQs (General)

How does Degree Works work?

The Degree Works audit identifies courses completed at Rice, along with in-progress coursework or transfer credits accepted by Rice, and displays how those courses are applied to a student's declared academic program (degree, major, minor, and/or certificate) according to the requirements as outlined in the General Announcements.

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based, degree auditing and tracking tool which enables students and advisors to evaluate academic progress towards graduation in accordance to overall university requirements and specific academic program requirements outlined in the General Announcements.

How is Degree Works different from the previous degree audit system (E-CAPP)?

Degree Works is an advising tool which will produce a much easier to read and user-friendly degree audit. Degree Works will give students and advisors more thorough information when selecting coursework and understanding degree requirements. One of the many special features of Degree Works is that it will allow advisors the opportunity to make approved course substitutions electronically. This will give students a better idea of what courses are still required to complete their degree. Also, because course substitutions are entered directly into the system by advisors, paper and email updates will be greatly reduced.