EXCITING CHANGES ARE COMING SOON!

SPRING SEMESTER 2022

New and improved degree audit features and enhancements including:

  • Improved functionality
  • Improved layout and user interface
  • Easier to understand

A Degree Audit (sometimes referred to as simply “audit”) is a tool that helps you and your advisor or navigator understand the overall requirements for your active Program of Study and track your progress towards completing those requirements. Your Degree Audit is also used by the Registrar’s office to determine graduation eligibility.

On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions as well as links to resources to help you use and understand your degree audit!

Where can I get help with my degree audit?

You can find help navigating and understanding your degree audit here: Viewing Your Degree Audit & Planning Courses

Additional resources can be found here: myOTC Guides

If you need additional assistance, please contact your academic advisor or navigator!

When should I run a degree audit?

You can run a degree audit at any time, but it is always recommended that you run a new audit whenever something has changed on your academic progress; some examples include:

  • If you have made any changes to your planned courses
  • If you have made any registration changes (dropping/withdrawing, registering for future semesters, etc.)
  • At the end of the semester when final grades have posted

If I have a degree audit, do I need to meet with an academic advisor?

Your degree audit does not take the place of an academic advisor or navigator. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor or navigator at least once a semester.

Advisors and Navigators have the knowledge and tools to help you be as successful as possible! They can help connect you with campus and community resources. Your academic advisor is also your first point of contact for questions about your degree audit.

How is my degree audit used to determine graduation?

All requirements on your degree audit must show a status of ‘Completed’ in order to be eligible for graduation.

You can find help understanding your audit here: Viewing Your Degree Audit & Planning Courses

If you think you should be eligible for graduation but your degree audit indicates you have one or more requirements showing coursework or credit hours are still needed, please contact your advisor or navigator.

Why are some of my courses showing up in "Other Courses"?

The ‘Other Courses’ area displays any courses on your academic record that are not actively meeting any program requirements. Institutional courses (courses taken at OTC) will, however, contribute to your Institutional GPA and Residency requirement.

If you feel a course displaying in ‘Other Courses’ should be meeting a course requirement, please contact your academic advisor, navigator, or program director for assistance.

I'm interested in a different Program of Study, is there a way to see a degree audit for a different program?

Yes! You can choose the ‘View a Different Program’ button from your degree audit to view an audit for a different program. This audit will display temporarily in your myOTC.

My degree audit is incorrect, what should I do?

If you feel that there is an error with any of the following:

  • Courses displaying incorrectly
  • Approved exceptions not displaying
  • Requirements not matching the catalog

Please contact your academic advisor or navigator.

What are Exceptions?

Exceptions at OTC are rare; they are modifications to the requirements stipulated in the Academic Catalog. These are applied in special circumstances with the approval of a department chair or dean. If you have additional questions about exceptions, please contact your advisor or navigator.

How is a degree audit different from a transcript?

A degree audit is an internal academic tool used to help you and your academic advisor or navigator monitor your overall degree requirements and progress towards completing those requirements. A transcript is an official document of your academic record that reflects courses completed by term. Your transcript is used by employers and other academic institutions to verify your academic record from OTC.

As of: 12/3/2021