Degree Works: What If... Feature Guide

Issue / Question
  • What is What If in Degree Works?
  • How do I use What If...?
  • What is in What If...?
  • Platform
    • Degree Works
  • Audience Affected
    • Advisors
    • Undergraduate Students
Degree Works: What If... Guide

DegreeWorks helps students clearly see their progress towards graduation. The What If tool can help them explore different majors and degrees.  These tools are not meant to be a replacement for the student’s advisor. In an ideal situation, the student and advisor would meet to discuss the student’s future, using DegreeWorks for assistance.

Note: DegreeWorks only contains information for currently enrolled students. It is not an academic transcript and should not be treated as such.

For a printable version, click here.
Log into BengalWeb
  1. Go to BengalWeb
  2. Type your ISU Username (Ex: JohnSmith)
  3. Type your ISU Password 
  4. Click LOGIN
    • ​​​​​​​Students: Your name will appear on the top line.
    • Advisors: Use the top line to find a student from the list of your advisees. 
      • Note: the Student ID here is the Spriden ID #, NOT the student’s ISU ID/Bengal Card #.
  5. Three main tools are under the Worksheet tab:
  6. Click on the What If tab
  7. Select a Degree from the drop-down list under the What If heading.
    • Do not change the Undergraduate Level.
    • Do choose the correct Academic Year (Student’s first year at ISU).
  8. Click the Choose Your Different Areas of Study section.
  9. Select the College from the drop-down list
  10. Select the area of study from the drop-down lists for Major, Minor, etc.
    • Note: If the desired choice isn’t there, try changing the degree above. 
    • To change what is listed there, click the Remove button underneath. Multiple degrees can be added to the list.
  11. Click on the Process What-If button at the top of the page
    • The analysis shows what classes have been taken that would meet this chosen course of study, what there is yet to take, etc.
    • See the User’s Guide to DegreeWorks for more information on the data found here.
  12. To explore something else, click the Back button (upper left under the Planner tab) to return and choose a different option.

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Article ID: 56800
Fri 6/29/18 3:45 PM
Thu 6/2/22 8:49 AM