Wolf Watch (Degree Works) is a web-based tool designed to help students and advisors monitor students' progression toward degree completion.

Wolf Watch tracks degree progress, prepares for registration, and plans for graduation. This degree audit system combines UWG’s degree requirements and students' completed coursework in a user friendly worksheet. In addition, it maintains a record of advisement notes and schedules. Wolf Watch is an effective tool that aids academic advising, but it is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

General Wolf Watch Information

All currently enrolled undergraduate students that did not apply for Spring 2010 graduation or those who first attended UWG in Fall 1998 or later can utilize Wolf Watch.

  • How to Access Wolf Watch

    Log onto your myUWG account.

    Click on the BanWeb tab

    Click on the "Wolf Watch" link at the bottom of the screen  

  • Reviewing Your Wolf Watch

    Wolf Watch Worksheet: When you first log onto your Wolf Watch, you will see your Wolf Watch Worksheet. Please review this worksheet to ensure that your degree, major, minor, and concentration are accurate. This worksheet will then guide you through registering for classes by informing you of which courses you still need to take.

    Symbols in Wolf Watch

    Symbols in Wolf Watch
    Symbol Description
    Complete Indicator in Wolf Watch - green check box Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that courses, block areas (such as Core D or Minor), and other requirements (such as minimum GPA) are complete. 
    Not Complete Indicator in Wolf Watch Not Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that a course requirement is not complete (or in progress), that a block area (such as Core D or Minor) is not complete or that another requirement is not met (such as minimum GPA requirement).
    Nearly complete indicator in Wolf Watch Complete Except for Classes In-Progress Indicator - this indicator shows that a course is registered for or in progress but final grades have not yet been released. This indicator is also used in area blocks (such as Core D or Minor) to indicate that once grades are final for courses in-progress, the area block may become satisfied.
    nearly complete indicator in Wolf Watch Nearly Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that a requirement is nearly met, but some assistance from an academic advisor may be needed. 
    @ The @ symbol is used in Wolf Watch as a wildcard indicator. For example, a student's degree requirement may state a student needs 12 Hours in PHIL 3@ or 4@. This states that the student should take 12 hours of any Philosophy (PHIL) course at the 3000 or 4000 level.

    Symbols in Wolf Watch

    • Symbol: Complete Indicator in Wolf Watch - green check box
      Description: Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that courses, block areas (such as Core D or Minor), and other requirements (such as minimum GPA) are complete. 

    • Symbol: Not Complete Indicator in Wolf Watch
      Description: Not Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that a course requirement is not complete (or in progress), that a block area (such as Core D or Minor) is not complete or that another requirement is not met (such as minimum GPA requirement).

    • Symbol: Nearly complete indicator in Wolf Watch
      Description: Complete Except for Classes In-Progress Indicator - this indicator shows that a course is registered for or in progress but final grades have not yet been released. This indicator is also used in area blocks (such as Core D or Minor) to indicate that once grades are final for courses in-progress, the area block may become satisfied.

    • Symbol: nearly complete indicator in Wolf Watch
      Description: Nearly Complete Indicator - this indicator shows that a requirement is nearly met, but some assistance from an academic advisor may be needed. 

    • Symbol: @
      Description: The @ symbol is used in Wolf Watch as a wildcard indicator. For example, a student's degree requirement may state a student needs 12 Hours in PHIL 3@ or 4@. This states that the student should take 12 hours of any Philosophy (PHIL) course at the 3000 or 4000 level.

    The Degree Progress Bar

    The degree progress bar provides students a visual representation of their degree progression. In-progress courses are included in the degree progress bar representation. The degree progress bar is useful for estimations of degree completion only and may not reflect accurately for students who have not declared a major (undeclared, meta-majors) or students who have not declared a concentration or minor.

    Example of Progress Bar in Degree Works

    Area Blocks & Headers

    The information presented in Wolf Watch is presented in a series of area blocks & headers.

    The first area block shows a summary block of a student's degree progress as well as indicators that show if a student has completed all other area blocks.

    A view of the summary block in wolf watch

    The summary block is followed by the Core Area Blocks (Core Areas A-F). These blocks show the requirements for courses in the General Core.

    Core Area Blocks in Wolf Watch

    The Core Area Blocks are followed by the Major Block which shows requirements specific to the student's major.

    Major Block in Wolf Watch

    The Major Block is followed by the Minor Block (if the student's degree requires a minor or a minor is declared)

    Minor Block in Wolf Watch

    The Minor Block is followed by the Potential Electives, Courses that Cannot be Applied to Degree & In-progress Courses Blocks.

    Potential Electives block in Wolf Watch Potential Electives block shows courses that count towards degree progression, but do not fit in any other area of degree requirements.

    Courses that Cannot Be Applied to Degree in Wolf Watch Courses that Cannot be Applied to Degree shows courses where a student earned a grade that does not allow that course to be used towards degree progression, courses that have an incomplete grade or courses where the student withdrew.


  • Wolf Watch GPA Calculators:

    Graduation Calculator: This calculator will insert your current GPA automatically. You can then enter the amount of hours you have remaining & required and your desired GPA. Click "calculate" and information regarding what your average GPA will need to be for the hours you have remaining.

    Term Calculator: The term calculator enters your current courses automatically. You simply need to pick the grade you expect to earn and click "calculate." Wolf Watch will then give you the GPA you can expect at the end of the term.

    Advice Calculator: The advice calculator will insert your current GPA and earned hours automatically. You will simply insert your desired GPA and Wolf Watch will tell you how many hours with an A average or how many hours with a B average you will need to complete to earn your desired GPA.

    *it's important to understand that the GPA calculators in Wolf Watch are to be used as an estimate tool, only. Your Academic Advisor can assist you with calculating your projected GPA.

  • Using the What If & Look Ahead Features

    Wolf Watch What If: Use the "What If" section when you are considering changing your major or minor. This feature allows you to see what degree requirements will be met and will still be remaining if you change your major. Please note that due to changes in requirements, we recommend you speak with an advisor to ensure all accuracy of the "What If" feature in Wolf Watch.

    Wolf Watch Look Ahead: Use the "Look Ahead" section to enter the courses you wish to take and find out what requirements, if any, the courses will fulfill. By entering all the courses you plan to take, you can determine if you will have any unmet requirements and plan ahead for graduation.

  • Wolf Watch Tutorial

    Wolf Watch Training for Faculty & Staff

    The Enrollment Services Center along with the Office of the Registrar provides Wolf Watch training to UWG 1101 classes, advisors, student organizations, and departments.

    To request a Wolf Watch training session for your class, organization, or department, please complete the Wolf Watch Presentation Request Form.

 

Common Wolf Watch Questions and Degree Audit Issues

The information presented in this section provides an overview of common Wolf Watch questions and Degree Audit issues for undergraduate and graduate students. Students with specific questions concerning their degree requirements should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.