Degree Processes & Monitoring Your Progress

OSU's Student Portal has transitioned from MyOregonState to Beaver Hub. Students will see a redirect within MyOregonState and university web pages will be updated prior to Fall 2023. Check out Beaver Hub training, support and FAQs

Degree Requirements Resources

Advising

Maintaining contact with your advisor is critical to the successful and timely completion of your degree requirements. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.

OSU Academic Catalog

Use the OSU Academic Catalog to research program requirements and course descriptions.

Academic Regulations

Degree requirements are identified in the Academic Regulations.

MyDegrees

MyDegrees is an online degree checklist and academic advising tool designed to assist students and advisors in monitoring degree progress.

MyDegrees Features:
  • Degree Audit Checklist—See a visual presentation of degree progress.
  • 'What if' Scenarios—Determine how courses already taken apply to other majors.
  • Checklist Notes—Record important reminders and advice related to degree progress.
  • GPA Calculator—Calculate GPA by term and overall.

Access to MyDegrees: Log into Beaver Hub, click on Academics tab, under Academic Resources, click "MyDegrees", then click the Submit MyDegrees box.

View the MyDegrees video tutorials

Standalone Certificates

Learn about undergraduate standalone certificates (Academic Regulation 32). Students will see their certificates reflected on their academic transcripts but they do not receive a diploma for the certificate. 

Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Students Approaching the Finish Line

  • Office of the Registrar monitors undergraduate students' degree progress through a process called institutional awarding.
  • Office of the Registrar will work with your academic advisor to evaluate your candidacy for graduation.
  • College/departmental advisors will review your record to verify the completion of baccalaureate core, degree, major, minor, option, and college requirements.
  • Office of the Registrar verifies completion of the remaining institutional requirements.

Your Role

During the term in which you have been identified as a graduation candidate, your record will be evaluated several times for graduation requirements. Any deficiencies will be recorded as a graduation hold on your student record.

  • Check and monitor your degree progress using your MyDegrees degree checklist by logging into Beaver Hub.
  • Meet with your advisor to verify that you are on track to meet your requirements. Any unmet requirements indicated on your degree audit must be resolved prior to a degree being awarded.
  • Check your holds by logging into Beaver Hub, under Academic Resources click on My Student Records then click View Holds.
  • Check your OSU email regularly. Questions regarding your ability to graduate as planned or regarding specific college/major/minor/option requirements should be directed to your academic advisor.

Former OSU students who contact the Office of the Registrar asking for transcripts and diplomas sometimes discover they did not, in fact, graduate. Reasons for this may include:

  • Students did not complete academic requirements in the term they applied for graduation and, after completing requirements in a subsequent term, the student did not reapply for graduation in the subsequent term.
  • Students assume they graduated because they received their diplomas at Spring Commencement, but the diplomas had to be canceled due to unfulfilled graduation requirements or minimum grade/GPA requirements were not met.
  • Students who want to complete graduation requirements:
    • Must be a currently admitted student at Oregon State University. If not currently admitted, student must apply for re-admission via the Readmission Application form.
    • Can only be re-admitted to currently active programs. If the student’s program was terminated since leaving OSU, the student must select another program.
    • Must meet with their academic advisor to determine graduation requirements for the current program. Students must complete any additional requirements of the current program. If no additional course work is needed and the degree can be awarded, upon request an official transcript note identifying the year the course work was completed will be added to the transcript.

Degrees with Distinction - Latin Honors - Honor Cords at Commencement

  • High-achieving undergraduate students are recognized through the posting of academic distinction to transcript and diploma.
  • Grade-point averages are computed on the basis of all work attempted at OSU.
  • Graduates who have completed at least 90 credits at OSU or 60 upper-division credits at OSU, and who have an OSU cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, are awarded an OSU degree with distinction.
The distinction, minimum GPA, and cord colors are as follows:
Academic Distinction OSU GPA Range Graduation Honor Cord Color
Cum Laude 3.50-3.69 Orange
Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.84 Gold
Summa Cum Laude 3.85-4.00 White

Students who meet the criteria for Latin Honors can purchase commencement honor cords through the OSU Beaver Store.

MyDegrees Planner

OSU's Student Portal has transitioned from MyOregonState to Beaver Hub. Students will see a redirect within MyOregonState and university web pages will be updated prior to Fall 2023. Check out Beaver Hub training, support and FAQs

MyDegrees Planner Tutorial Video

Use this video to get started with the Planner and learn how to:

Create a plan
Add courses and requirements
View course details
Use the Degree Check with the plan
Print your plan

When viewing the video you can pause and go back as needed. The transcript of the captions is available in the description of the video.

What is the Planner

The MyDegrees Planner, also known as the Student Educational Planner, allows you to:

  • Stay on track to graduate within the desired time range
  • Plan for registration for upcoming terms
  • Prepare for advising appointments

ACCESSING THE MYDEGREES PLANNER:

  • Log into Beaver Hub
  • Click on Academics tab
  • Under Academic Resources, click "MyDegrees",
  • At the top left you will click PLANNER

Tips for using the Planner

  • Make sure to edit variable credit courses to the correct amount of credits you will take.
  • You don't need to enter any courses in a term if you have already started that term. Your degree checklist will use your registration. 
  • Use the Notes feature to share important notes with your advisor or to leave reminders for yourself.
  • When naming a plan, it is recommended to enter your major, option, graduation month and year.
  • Check the course information to review key details about the course.
  • Look at previous year schedules to see which term a course has been offered as this is often an indicator of what terms it will be offered in the future. Make sure to review class plans by campus.
  • The What-if feature in the Planner allows you to see how your planned courses would meet a different major or program.
  • The Placeholder feature under Requirements allows you to put items in a term that may not have a course to enter, such as an internship.  

FAQs

The Planner provides a great feature under the Requirements Section. 

  • Use the left bar to get to Requirements
  • Select Choice
  • In the popup, select the term you plan to take the course
  • In the Course field enter BACCORE @, wait for the system to recognize the course and then select
  • In the attribute field, select the Bacc Core requirement you plan to take that term
  • Enter the estimated credits
  • Select the same attribute you selected above in the Pointer field
  • Save

Course offerings differ by program but past course schedules are available and when the course was offered in previous years is one indicator of which term it may be offered in the future. For example, courses that have routinely been offered in winter term in past years have a good chance of being offered in winter terms again. Remember to look at the class plans by campus. 

In MyDegrees, the @ symbol is a wildcard. For example, ANS @ means any courses with the ANS subject code, and ANS 2@ is any 200-level course with the ANS subject code.

Some plans are set up to begin in a fall term. If there is not an appropriate template for the term you will start, you can select your start term as the fall prior to your start and add requirements starting with the term you will begin taking courses. 

This can be for a couple of reasons. If the courses are in a term that has passed or has started, the checklist will only use courses you completed or are currently registered. If you still plan to take those courses, you will need to place them in a future term in the plan. 

Another reason courses may not show in your checklist is that you used a Bacc Core attribute for the requirement but did not use the Pointer feature. The checklist only picks up Bacc Core when a specific Bacc Core course is added or if you use the Pointer field in the Choice option.  See FAQ What if I am not sure which Baccalaureate Core Course I want to take? above for directions. 

If you have additional questions about the Planner, please email [email protected].