The Dean's office and your academic adviser(s) use a special form in Cardinal Students called the Advising Report to keep a record of each student's completion of the requirements for graduation. The Advising Report reflects which of your courses fulfill Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, major/minor/certificate requirements, and free electives. Please note that the Advising Report is not an official university record; it is a tool designed to help you and your advisor(s) to track your degree progress. If you have questions or concerns about your degree progress, pleae contact your advisor(s) or the Dean's office.
You may access your Advising Report at any time by logging into Cardinal Students. Select the Academic Progress tile on the Cardinal Students homepage and then select My Academic Requirements from the left-hand menu. You are encouraged to do this frequently, and to review it regularly with your adviser. This is an essential part of managing your education.
You can also use this system to see how a change of program would affect your academic progress. Simply select a different major program online. This “what if” option makes no permanent changes in your record, and is useful in considering alternative choices.
An “audit” is a full review of your academic record.
Junior audit. The School of Arts and Sciences offers an optional degree audit during the junior year. Part of this process is a meeting to review academic progress and note what requirements remain for the degree. Making an appointment for this junior audit is recommended, since this is the time when problems can be detected and solutions worked out.
To schedule an appointment for a junior audit, register here.
Senior audit. The A&S Undergraduate Office audits all seniors in the spring of senior year to make sure that all requirements for graduation have been fulfilled. If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements and would like to schedule an appointment, register here.