Preliminary Degree Audits
If you are a student who has earned 90 credits hours or more towards your major, each fall and spring your advisor will complete a preliminary degree audit to help you with registration for the next semester.
The preliminary degree audit will been sent through EAB to your campus email. This audit will show you the way to graduation with courses needed in the next one, two, or three semesters.
Please read through the audit before your registration time ticket opens.
If you have any questions or concerns about your preliminary audit, please make an appointment with your CHSS advisor.
If you have not met with an advisor in the last 6 - 9 months, it is time for a degree "check up" to ensure you are on track and to review your preliminary audit.
Advisors are here to help and assist you with your questions and concerns.
Please see below for our Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Preliminary Degree Audit?
A Preliminary Degree Audit is an academic progress review completed by your advisor each Fall and Spring semester once you reach 90 credit hours or more. It lists how many semesters you have until graduation, as well as the courses you would have to take each semester in order to graduate. Your advisor may also include important instructions such as petitioning to graduate, senior capstone requirements, etc.
What's the purpose of a Preliminary Degree Audit?
Our advising team wants to give our students the best possible help in order to support them in their efforts to graduate. We want to help students with registration by giving them a road map of the classes they need. Additionally, we want to give them a realistic graduation date and encourage them as they approach the end of their degree. Lastly, we want to proactively reach students who may have problems with pre-req sequences, petitioning to graduate, etc. to assist them and prevent issues that may jeopardize their timely graduation.
What do I need to do if I receive one?
Please review your preliminary degree audit carefully to see how many semesters you have until graduation and which classes remain for your degree.
If your advisor has listed any action steps in the comments (e.g., petitioning to graduate), complete those steps as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about your preliminary audit, please reach out to your advisor via email or click here to schedule an appointment.
You are not required to have an advising appointment, however if you have not seen an advisor in the last 6 - 9 months, it is strongly recommended you schedule an advising appointment to ensure you are on track to graduate.
I am a Psychology major and the PDF says "Degree Progress Review." Is that the same thing?Yes, the Psychology Degree Progress Review is the same as a Preliminary Degree Audit.
Is a Preliminary Degree Audit the same thing as the degree audit the Registrar's Office does once I petition to graduate?
No. The Registrar's Office has full-time graduation auditors that make sure your DegreeWorks is complete in order for your degree to be awarded. The Registrar's degree audit process begins once you petition to graduate in OwlExpress the semester before you graduate.
Our preliminary degree audit is done through our office, the CHSS Undergraduate Advising Center. Our audit process begins as soon as you reach 90 credit hours. Because of the earlier timeline, this can help catch problems and issues before you petition to graduate, when it may be too late.
The degree audit completed by the Registrar's Office is the final authority regarding your degree completion.
I am a senior in CHSS but I did not receive a preliminary degree audit. What should I do?
If you have recently changed your major, it is possible that you are just starting your major classes in your degree program and are more than three semesters away from graduation. If you have completed two or less Area F Lower Division Courses, you will not receive a preliminary degree audit.
If you believe you should have received a preliminary degree audit or have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and KSU ID# and we will be happy to work with you.