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Albert Lionelle
Academic Success Coordinator
Computer Science

Tutorials

The following tutorials are means to self-help you find the ideal graduation plan for yourself. They are currently in progress of being made, so come back later to see more details.

Degree Audit Through Ramweb

You can access your Degree Progress Audit through RAMweb.

To do so:

  • Log into RAMweb.
  • Click on the “Degree Progress Audit (DARS)” link under the Menu -> Academic Planning and Progress.

When the screen comes up you will immediately see the last audit run on your record.

You need to re-run your audit in order to have the most accurate audit. Click on the Request Audit Button on the Top Right. Choose your audit type:

  • Run for Current Program
  • Run a “What-if” Audit
  • Click on the Run Audit button at the bottom
  • A new page will pull up and when the current audit is ready it will show in the list
  • Click on the Audit – Open All Sections

Requirement sections listed in green with a check mark have been completed, and those listed in red with an “X” have not been completed. Sections listed with green "..." are in progress. Sections not completed will list all courses/requirements which will need to be completed to fulfill the section.

Courses you are registered for (in progress /IP courses) will show on the audit in the sections they will fulfill once completed.

Tutorial provided by the Registrar office. Corrections via student feedback.

Customized Graduation/Degree MAP via Google Sheets

The graduation map is a tool to help you plan your classes across semesters. It should be noted that MAPs are fluid and change as you progress each semester. It does not guarentee graduation but is one path to it.

This is only ONE way to do a MAP, and every advisor is different. I personally like to share out the spreadsheet with all my advisees and will be following that method for the tutorial.

This tutorial is to help you get started. We recommend working with your advisor to finalize your MAP.

  1. Do you already have a MAP shared by your advisor?
    • Go to the MAP I shared with you by going to Google Sheets and look through the list (may help to search for MAP in the search bar)
    • If you don't have one, setup a meeting with me, I will share one.
    • If you want to work on your own, feel free to open Degree MAP and click 'Make a Copy' from the file menu.
    • NOTE: In all cases above, you need to be logged into Google with your Rams account (EID).
  2. Run a Degree Audit (DARS) - this helps you figure out what courses you need to graduate. (see above)
  3. Open up your recommended course path. To see that, visit the department website. I have also included two tabs in the sheet with recommended paths or visit my advising resources.
  4. Using the Degree Audit and the recommended courses, you should step through each semester added the classes you plan to take.
    Put in the course number and the credits in the credit column.
  5. Share the MAP with your advisor if it isn't already shared.
    HINT: if it is already shared with them, you can add a comment by right clicking on a cell and selecting "add comment", and they should get the comment!

There are a couple things to keep in mind with your degree MAP

  • Avoid more than two CS classes a semester. They are a lot of work.
  • Look at the Prerequisite Chart of All Courses in Major. If you want to take a 400 level class, you should try to line up the pre-reqs, so you can try to take it ASAP.
  • Here are descriptions of the courses. Notice: not all are every semester.
  • I recommend having a 'sanity class' each semester - a class not related to your major. As such, I recommend stretching out your AUCC classes by only taking one each semester. This will help you breath on the more demanding semesters.

Lastly and most importantly, you do not have to get this MAP perfect. It is meant to be a tool to facilitate discussion between you and your advisor. By sharing it before a meeting, we can answer many quetions before the meeting starts, and we often will have recommendations. I often tell my advisees that working through it is more important than completing it.

Why do it yourself, when we often will do it for you? Because you know yourself and interests better than we do! We are here to guide you through the college experience, not tell you what to do. As such, we want you looking at classes you want to take and talking about paths on how to get there.