Degree audits are available for undergraduate students in Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (MCAS), Carroll School of Management (CSOM), Connell School of Nursing (CSON), Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and the Law School. A degree audit is a computer-generated analysis that enables you and your advisor to review your academic progress and unfulfilled requirements. The degree audit is a valuable tool for academic planning because it matches the courses that you have taken with the requirements of your degree program. You should carefully review your degree audit in consultation with your advisor. Through www.bc.edu/myservices, you can request a degree audit or a simulated degree audit (which shows the requirements for different schools, majors, and minors) to be downloaded to your computer, emailed to you, or available for pickup in Lyons Hall. You may request a degree audit at any time.
How to Read a Degree Audit
Degree requirements are printed on the left side of the degree audit. Courses completed successfully and courses in progress are printed beside the requirement on the right side of the audit. A requirement is marked complete (***) upon receipt of a satisfactory grade. The requirement is not marked complete if the course is in progress (IP) or if the course is a year-long course that is graded at the end of the second semester (J).
The Language Proficiency Requirement for MCAS and CSOM is marked complete after the student has either received a satisfactory score on the SAT II's or has completed at least the second semester of an intermediate level course. All other language courses leading up to the fulfillment of the requirement are listed as electives. For complete information, visit the Language Proficiency requirements on the Catalog website.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences students must complete at least 120 credits to earn the bachelor’s degree.
Lynch School of Education and Human Development students who are elementary or secondary education majors must successfully complete 120 credits which must include the Core curriculum, the education major, and an appropriate second major. Students who are Applied Psychology and Human Development majors must also successfully complete 120 credits which must include the Core curriculum, the Applied Psychology and Human Development major, and at least one Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences minor.
All Carroll School of Management students must complete at least 120 credits to earn the bachelor's degree.
Students entering the Connell School of Nursing will be required to earn a minimum 117 credits for graduation.
Labs, withdrawals (W's), failed courses (F's), and advanced placement credits (AP) are printed at the bottom of the form in the section marked Labs and other courses not counting toward the 120 credits (MCAS, Lynch, CSOM) or 117 credits (CSON) required for the degree.
Elective courses are printed at the bottom of the degree audit in the section marked Courses counting toward degree not matched to above requirements. Some courses can be reused to fulfill both Core and major or minor requirements, but count only once in the degree summary tally at the end of the report.
Where to Obtain a Degree Audit with Registration Information
During the advising/registration period, students receive registration/degree audit forms from their faculty advisors.
MCAS, Lynch, and CSON students should contact their academic advisors for academic advising and registration materials. CSOM seniors should pick up their registration materials at the departments of their first concentrations. CSOM sophomores and juniors should contact their academic advisors. CSOM freshmen will receive their registration materials from their Portico professors.
How to Obtain an Access Code
Undergraduates will need their password and a 4-digit access code to register. Access codes and registration appointment times are printed on the “Registration Information/Degree Audit” form, which students will receive from their advisors.
Appointments are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and are based on class year. Every attempt is made to avoid conflicts with current term classes. You may not register before your appointment time, but you may register anytime thereafter. When you have finished registering, print out a copy of your courses for your records. If the information on your degree audit is not accurate, contact your Academic Recorder. Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses are listed on the Registration Information/Degree Audit form.
Degree Audit Errors
If it is a course that normally counts toward the specific requirement, it may not be counting due to an error in the system, in which case you should contact your recorder (MCAS — Sarah Richardson; CSOM, CSON, and Lynch — Marika Cerbone) in Lyons Hall. If it is a course that does not usually fulfill the requirement that you would like it to count for, pick up a Degree Course Waiver and Substitution Form from Student Services, take it to the appropriate department and bring the signed form to Lyons Hall. For example, the department may approve an upper level course to fulfill a Core requirement or a course transferred from another institution may be approved to fulfill a specific major requirement.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress are specified in the academic regulations for each school.