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The Panther Degree Audit (PDA) will bring added value to the academic advising process for graduate and law students while improving the degree audit service currently being provided to undergraduate students. Beginning May 31st, 2011, graduate and law students with an admissions date of Fall 2009 forward, and undergraduate students will be able to view their degree progress in one place via MyFIU. The degree audit will list your courses as they fit into academic requirements for graduation.

What are the benefits?

  • Real time access to your degree audit
  • One-stop records access
  • Easy to use web access
  • Plan and enroll for courses straight from your degree audit

Frequently Asked Questions

Tutorials

How to Access the PDA

  1. Log onto MyFIU
  2. On your MyFIU homepage, select Student from the dropdown menu in the top center of the page
  3. Click on the Academic Advising tile
  4. Click on the Degree Audit tile
  5. Using the navigation menu on the left side of the page, click on Panther Degree Audit
  6. Your Panther Degree Audit will display on the page

How to Read Your PDA

  1. Status Symbols:
    • Taken – Courses that have previously been taken (and passed). The Status column on your PDA will show a green circle with a darker green checkmark inside for taken courses
    • In Progress – Currently enrolled courses. The Status column on your PDA will show a yellow diamond for in progress courses
    • Planned – Courses that you plan ahead of time. The Status column on your PDA will show a blue star for planned courses
  2. When the Panther Degree Audit is first displayed, requirements that are Satisfied and In Progress will be collapsed. Those that are Not Satisfied will remain open
  3. To expand Satisfied or In Progress requirements, click on the arrow symbol to the left of the requirement name. Courses used to satisfy that requirement will display in a table under the requirement name
  4. Each requirement shows the number of units (credits) required to satisfy each section, how many units have been taken, and how many are still needed
  5. Click on a course description to plan or enroll in courses. After you click on the course, you will be directed to a new page. In this page, you can view current and future class sections by using the View Class Sections You can also use the Add to Planner button to add the course to your planner.
  6. You can view your Panther Degree Audit as a PDF by clicking the View Report as PDF button at the top right of the page. The PDF version of your Panther Degree Audit is not interactive, it will show all the sections from your PDA expanded to display the courses that fulfill each requirement. The last page of the PDF shows you a Course History section which includes all the courses you have taken within your current Career and Program.

Using the PDA What-If Report

How to Access a What-If Report in Panther Degree Audit (PDA)

You may be thinking of changing your program of study and wonder how that change would affect your progress. You can use this component to set up and request a simulated or “what-if” advisement report based on alternate programs of study.

  1. Log onto MyFIU
  2. On your MyFIU homepage, select Student from the dropdown menu in the top center of the page
  3. Click on the Academic Advising tile
  4. Click on the Degree Audit tile
  5. Using the navigation menu on the left side of the page, click on View What-If Report
  6. Click on the Create New Report in the center of the page

How to Create a What-If Report in PDA

You can set up a what-if Panther Degree Audit report based on different academic programs or courses. By default, the information on the Career Scenario page is your current academic information.

What-If Report for a New Career or Program

To create a What-If scenario for a different Academic Program, follow the instructions below

  1. Select a Career for which you want the change to take place. By default, the career is set to your current career – which is Graduate. You can also choose Undergraduate and Law. You can then use the Program Scenario below the Career selection and define up to three Programs (majors) within the chosen Career. Keep in mind that the only Programs you can see in the Program Scenario are the ones that correspond to the selected Career – i.e. if you choose Graduate you will only see Master’s and Doctoral level Programs

    Note: You may also select a different Catalog Year to view the different Program requirements based on year
  2. Once you are done with your Career Scenario, click on the Submit Request link at the bottom right of the page
  3. The What-If report will display as a normal PDA with the new College and Program requirements that you selected

What-If Report for a Course

A What-If Course allows you to view how a course can affect your Panther Degree Audit report. To create a What-If Course follow the instructions below

  1. By default, the Career and Program Scenario sections of the What-If Report are set to your current academic program. Do not make any changes
  2. Under the Program Scenario section, click on the Browse Course Catalog link and you will be directed to a new page where you can search for any course to add to your What-If Course report
  3. Click on the letter that represents the subject code of the course that you want to add, and then click on the subject code. For example, click on the letter C for a course with the subject CEN, then click on CEN – Computer Engineering
  4. Click the Select button to the right of the course you want to add, and you will be directed back to the previous page. You can repeat this step as many times as necessary
  5. Select a Grade for the all the courses you added to the What-If Course List, then click on the Submit Request link at the bottom right of the page
  6. Your What-If report will display as a normal PDA with the courses that you selected on the previous page. Courses on your What-If Course List will be displayed on your PDA with a Course Type of WH and a Status of ? 

If you have any questions after reviewing this tutorial, please contact your academic advisor.