FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does DegreeSight help students?

DegreeSight helps students visualize their career and graduate on time. We take hundreds of pages of course material and requirements, and condense them into an easy-to-use, drag and drop interface. This prevents any ordering errors and shows students dynamically how many courses they will have to complete their degree.

 

 

Does DegreeSight remove the need for the advisor?

No. Our goal is to empower advisors, not to remove them. DegreeSight helps your advisory team directly touch more of their student load by empowering students to handle the initial organizing of their coursework on their own. By providing audit and meeting facilitation tools to advisors, they are able to follow up and engage in career discussions.

 

 

How do you ensure that the courses listed are available and offered?

DegreeSight can operate in two ways: 

  • A standalone platform.
  • An integrated solution into the university’s core scheduling and registration platform, enabling course availability tracking.

 

 

How do you ensure that the prerequisites listed are accurate?

Course prereqs, coreqs, “one of the following” or other requirements are all pulled directly from the university’s most recently published Course Catalog. When we load this data, we automatically run a full data accuracy audit against it to ensure that no false prereqs are listed. For example, when a course is no longer offered but was still listed as a prereq of another course.  Advisors and administrators have control rights to update/edit these requirements before releasing the DegreeSight catalog to their student body.

 

 

Where do you source your data from?

We have multiple ways of integrating the course catalog data into DegreeSight. Options include direct integration to the SIS, CSV export/import, or if and where readily made available to the public, web scraping.

 

 

How can I offer DegreeSight for my school’s students?

Contact us to get started!