Office of the University Registrar

Degree Audit

Degree Audit is an advising tool for Cleveland State undergraduate students and advisors. Degree Audit is found in CampusNet. This feature enables students to work with their academic advisors in planning their schedules, registering for classes, and completing their degree for graduation. Through Degree Audit, students can easily access summaries of requirements already completed and requirements still needed to graduate.

Access to Degree Audit
Students and advisors can access Degree Audit simply by logging in to CampusNet.

General FAQs

What is Degree Audit?
Degree Audit is an advising tool. It shows a student’s progress towards meeting the requirements in three of the main components that make up any degree at CSU: university, college and major/minor requirements. It outlines each requirement and shows the courses that a student has taken up to that point that meet the requirement. Students with an incomplete requirement can click on a link that will show them a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the requirement.

How do I access Degree Audit?
Grad Express Degree Audit can be accessed both on and off campus through CampusNet.

Student FAQs

Why are courses I took prior to 1998 not included on my Degree Audit?
Degree Audit does not assess course information prior to Fall 1998 due to Cleveland State's conversion from quarters to semesters. If you have coursework dated prior to Fall 1998, please contact your college advising office to request an assessment of these courses. Advisors should submit their evaluation to the Office of the University Registrar for inclusion in your degree audit report; once submitted, the update process takes approximately 1-2 weeks.

Why isn’t my Degree Audit showing the courses needed for my certificate?
Certificate programs are not included in Degree Audit. If you are enrolled in a certificate program, contact your academic advisor for advice on degree progress.

One of my courses is missing from my Degree Audit or is not counted as meeting the requirement?
Degree Audit is a tool for undergraduate students and advisors to see which requirements have been completed and which requirements are still incomplete. Exceptions might occur throughout a student’s career. Please contact your college or major advisor as soon as possible if you believe there is an error on your Degree Audit.

Can Degree Audit tell me if I am eligible to graduate?
Cleveland State University is transitioning to an online graduation application. Students who complete the online graduation application will be required to complete the degree requirements as outlined in Grad Express Degree Audit to be eligible to graduate.

Students who already submitted the paper graduation application will complete the process through the paper application. For these students, approval for graduation is confirmed by the Office of the University Registrar after consultation with your college and department. Degree Audit can help you and your advisor assess progress towards your degree, however, it is not a graduation audit for students that have completed the paper graduation application. It is intended as a guide to where a student stands on completion of their degree but it does not replace the counseling that students receive from their advisors. Students should meet with their advisors regularly to discuss their progress and get advice on the best path to success in their studies.

My major/minor in Degree Audit is wrong. How do I change it?
If your major or minor in Degree Audit is incorrect, please contact your advisor or utilize the @sk a Question function in CampusNet to request a major/minor change.

I took three years of foreign language in high school but Degree Audit says I have not completed the foreign language requirement. What should I do?
If CSU does not have an official copy of your final high school transcript you cannot receive credit for completion of the foreign language requirement. You must contact your high school and request for your final official transcript to be sent to the Office of the University Registrar.

I had one of my degree requirements waived by my department/college but Degree Audit is not taking this into account. What should I do?
Academic exceptions (such as course waivers or petitions) are loaded into Degree Audit after advice has been received from the college or departmental advisor. If you have had a requirement waived and it is not showing in Degree Audit, please contact your advisor. Your advisor will liaise with the Office of the University Registrar on initiating the academic exception process. Typically, academic exceptions are loaded into Degree Audit within 1 week of submission to the Office of the University Registrar.

Why are there courses missing from my Degree Audit?

  • There are various reasons a course may not appear on your Degree Audit. Most commonly, if you have taken more electives than required by your major, only the required number of elective courses will appear.
  • Transfer credit is awarded by transfer credit evaluators in the Office of the University of the Registrar upon your acceptance to CSU. Any credit evaluated by your department may not appear on your Degree Audit if it was not evaluated similarly by our transfer credit evaluators. Please contact your advisor if you believe this has occurred.
  • If the course is a general education requirement or major requirement requiring a C grade or better, the course will not appear in your Degree Audit if you did not earn a C or better.

The requirements for my major have changed and Degree Audit is showing the old requirements?
Students' catalog rights are based on the term in which they were admitted to CSU. If the requirements of your major have changed, you can choose to change your catalog rights and thereby follow the new requirements. Please see the Office of the University Registrar.