Episode 58- How to find and understand a plan of study
They mean the same thing and there are many ways to get to the goal. I’ll share where to find degree requirements, the best way for your student to track their progress and when/how to ask for exceptions to the predefined path.
What are degree requirements?
College level degree Requirements are for completion of a program of study. Requirements may include a minimum number of hours, required GPA, prerequisite and elective courses within the specified major and/or minor areas of study.
University level requirements: Resident study, upper level courses, credit hours, GPA.
They may change each academic year so it’s important for your student to find their ‘catalog term’.
What is a catalog term? This is the term your student declares or is admitted into that major.
Where to find them?
How to track progress.
University degree audit systems
When to ask for an exception.
Life will throw a curveball. Count on it. Examples of when an exception should be considered.