We're going to use the
Unofficial Degree Audit in myBLUEprint to help you put together
your list of the classes that remain for you to graduate.
The first step is to count credits. Right below the box
where you found your Catalog Term you'll see a blue box that
says "Bachelor of Arts" and a white box that says "Unmet
conditions for this set of requirements."
Two important numbers here. This student needs 120 credits
for her degree (some people on older bulletins need 124).
When this student successfully completes the courses she's
currently registered for, she will have completed 95 credits
toward his degree requirements.
Now find and write down your number of total credits required
and degree requirement credits earned.
Next, scroll down and find the blue box that says Elective
Look at "Credits Applied." This student has 15 credits of
elective that apply to his degree. When she adds the 95
credits of degree requirements and the 15 credits of electives,
this student sees that when she successfully completes all the
classes she's currently enrolled in -- which may include classes
for a future semester she's already registered for -- she has
110 credits toward graduation
Now add your Credits Applied to electives
to the number of degree requirement credits earned.
Write that number down.
Some of you will have a box that says "Elective classes not
allowed." Those credits are perfectly
good. myBLUEprint calls them "not allowed" because it is
projecting that after you take all of your required courses,
these classes will be in excess of the total number of credits
you need for your degree (120 for most of you).
To see the classes for degree requirements that you still need,
we're going to scroll back up to the top of the Unofficial
Up in the top left, next to where it says Worksheets, you'll see
a dropdown box. Choose the bottom selection, Registration
Checklist, then click the View button next to it.
Now you'll see a list of courses (or course categories) that you
still need to fulfill together with the number of credits for
that course. This student needs to take COM 480 (1 credit)
and the final course in her foreign language sequence (3
credits). Add these four credits to the 110 she already
has in the bank and she'll have 114. Since her degree
requires 120 credits, she'll also need 6 credits of electives.
Here's some important things to know about this.
First, here's a list of the common
Second, if your Catalog Term is Summer 2015 or older,
then myBLUEprint only lists the fourth class in a foreign
language sequence as a class you need to take. You'll also
need to add whichever of the first three foreign language
classes you haven't had to your list.
Now make your list of the classes you
still need to take. Then add up the number of credits
for those classes, and add that number to your total.
Write that number down. Subtract that number from the
total number of credits for your degree
(120 for most of you, 124 for some) to see
how many credits of electives you'll need. Write down
that number. If you have some "Elective classes not
allowed" add them to your total first. Explore the
classes you might like to take as electives and write them
So now plan out a list of what you'll take each semester to
get you to graduation, including the classes to satisfy
requirements and the classes you'll need to take as free
© 2013-2015 Irwin Mallin
Updated: 25 August