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.

Navigating Wolf Watch

Accessing Wolf Watch

Wolf Watch is accessed through your MyUWG account in Self-Service BanWeb. To access Wolf Watch, log in to your MyUWG account, click on the BanWeb tab, and click on the Wolf Watch link at the bottom of the menu. Depending on your internet browser, you may need to enable popups to allow Wolf Watch to launch.

Reviewing your Wolf Watch Degree Audit

When you first launch Wolf Watch, you will be directed to your Wolf Watch Worksheet. Wolf Watch is organized in distinct visual cards that organize your student information and academic history. The information presented on this website will

Student Information Visual Card

The very first visual card you'll notice is the student information visual card. This visual card pulls in back information about your student record, including your student ID number, your name, your college, degree, and major, as well as your GPAs.

Student Information Header in Wolf Watch

Degree Progress Visual Card

The Degree Progress Visual Card is used to view your estimated overall progress towards your degree. As you register and complete courses, your degree percentage indicator will increase. It's important to note that the degree progress percentage is an estimate of total degree completion. Contact your academic advisor for additional assistance interpreting your degree progress percentage. The in-progress classes and preregistered classes check boxes are checked by default. If you want to see what your current degree audit would look like if you removed your in-progress classes or classes that you've registered for the next term, un-check the applicable box and click "process". This will reset the next time you access Wolf Watch.

Degree Progress Indicator in Wolf WatchDegree Requirement Visual Card

The Degree Requirement Visual Card control the individual requirements for the student's degree. Undergraduate students will have many visual cards, graduate students may have as few as two. The Degree Requirement Visual Cards organize your academic history in logical order based on core, major and minor requirements. Each visual card contains a visual card header and a list of courses to satisfy the visual card.

Visual Card Header

The visual card header provides basic information about the displayed visual card. This includes the visual card name, the completion status indicator, credits required for the visual card, credits applied to the visual card, visual card catalog year, and visual card GPA. Until a student's degree is complete, students will likely have a mix of incomplete and complete visual cards. For example, a student who has completed all of the required courses for Core Area C will show the Core C visual card as complete. That same student may still needed courses in Core D, which is shown as incomplete.

Core C Block Header CompleteVisual Card Requirements

The requirements for a visual card are located just below the visual card header. All of the requirements in the visual card must be fulfilled before the visual card is marked as complete. The visual card requirements display the required course or non-course (thesis, dissertation, exam, survey, etc.) requirement needed to satisfy that area. There are several icons used to show if a requirement is satisfied, still required, or pending.

Visual Card Symbols
Symbol Description
complete indicator Complete Indicator: This indicator shows that courses, visual card areas (such as Core D or Minor), and other requirements (such as minimum GPA) are complete.
in progress indicator 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 visual cards (such as Core D or Minor) to indicate that once grades are final for courses in-progress, the area visual card may become satisfied.
not complete indicator Not Complete Indicator: This indicator shows that a course requirement is not complete (or in progress), that a visual card area (such as Core D or Minor) is not complete or that another requirement is not met (such as minimum GPA requirement).

Visual Card Symbols

  • Symbol: complete indicator
    Description: Complete Indicator: This indicator shows that courses, visual card areas (such as Core D or Minor), and other requirements (such as minimum GPA) are complete.

  • Symbol: in progress indicator
    Description: 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 visual cards (such as Core D or Minor) to indicate that once grades are final for courses in-progress, the area visual card may become satisfied.

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

In the visual card below, the student has a mix of all three symbols. This student is currently enrolled in GEOL 1121/L so that course is displayed using the In-Progress Indicator. Student student completed PHYS 1111/L, so that course is displayed with the Complete Indicator, and the student still needs to take a Science/Math/Technology Elective, so that area is shown using the Not Complete Indicator.

Example of Core D in Wolf WatchCourse Requirements

One or more courses may be designated as fulfilling a requirement on the degree audit worksheet. For example, Core Area E3 requires that a student complete POLS 1101 - American Government. Only POLS 1101 will fulfill this requirement. However, Core Area E4 allows for a number of different Social Science courses. Each of these courses appears with an or between the courses, signifying that any of the listed courses will satisfy that area.

Core Area 3 and 4 ExampleSince POLS 2201 is in the approved list of courses for Core Area E4, if the student registers for POLS 2201, the requirement area is satisfied.

Core E4 Satisfied
Course Symbols
Symbol Description
Prerequisite symbol Pre-Requisite Symbol: When to the right of the course subject and number, this symbol indicates that the course has pre-requisite requirements that should be considered when registering for the course. Click on the course link to display the pre-requisite course(s). 
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Wildcard Symbol: When to the right of the course subject or course subject and a number, this symbol indicates that any course may satisfy the listed requirement. For example, if the course requirement is "12 Credits in COMM 3@ or 4@" then the student can complete any COMM 3000 or 4000 level course to satisfy the requirement. If the requirement is "3 Credits in COMM@" then any COMM course, regardless of the level, may be used to satisfy the requirement.

Course Symbols

  • Symbol: Prerequisite symbol
    Description: Pre-Requisite Symbol: When to the right of the course subject and number, this symbol indicates that the course has pre-requisite requirements that should be considered when registering for the course. Click on the course link to display the pre-requisite course(s). 

  • Symbol: @
    Description:

    Wildcard Symbol: When to the right of the course subject or course subject and a number, this symbol indicates that any course may satisfy the listed requirement. For example, if the course requirement is "12 Credits in COMM 3@ or 4@" then the student can complete any COMM 3000 or 4000 level course to satisfy the requirement. If the requirement is "3 Credits in COMM@" then any COMM course, regardless of the level, may be used to satisfy the requirement.


Course Links

Courses in Wolf Watch are linked to the schedule of classes. Hovering over a course will display the course title and credit hours.

Hovering over COMM 1154Clicking on the course will bring up detailed information about the course, including the course description, credit hours, attributes (such as low cost/no cost, etc.) and the course schedule. The course schedule section will display the current and future terms registration, the course reference number (CRN), meeting times, and available seats in the course. 

COMM 1154 - detailed course view

Visual Card Specific Information

  • Degree Visual Card

    Degree Visual Card

    The degree visual card is the first visual card on every Wolf Watch worksheet. The degree visual card is a summary of all of the other visual cards on the worksheet. The degree visual card is also where your total hours are calculated (120 minimum required for undergraduate), total hours of 3/4000 level courses required and courses taken in residency (courses taken at UWG).

  • Board of Regents / Legislative Requirements Visual Card

    Board of Regents / Legislative Requirements Visual Card

    All undergraduate students are required to satisfy the University System of Georgia U.S. and Georgia History and Constitution Requirements. The majority of students will satisfy these requirements when they take their Georgia History and American Government courses in Core Area E. This requirement will automatically satisfy upon completion of an approved Georgia History course and the American Government course. Students who transfer from schools outside of Georgia may have to take the Georgia History/Constitution exam to satisfy this requirement.

  • CPC or Learning Support Requirements Visual Card

    CPC or Learning Support Requirements Visual Card

    This visual card contains requirements pertaining to College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) and Learning Support requirements. Many students will have this visual card satisfied upon admission to the university. Students with questions about the requirements listed in this visual card should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

  • Core Areas A-E Visual Card

    Core Areas A-E Visual Card

    These visual cards contain the requirements for core courses found in Core Areas A-E. Core A-E visual cards differ based on if you're a science-based major or a non-science based major. Courses in Core Areas A-E may not share with each other. For example, SPAN 1001 can count in Core Area B or Core Area C, but it cannot count in both Core Areas. You can learn more about the academic core in the Academic Catalogs or the Core Curriculum website.

  • Core Area F Visual Card

    Core Areas F Visual Card

    Courses in Core Area F are typically courses that prepare students to succeed in their chosen major. Each major has 1000 & 2000 level introductory courses that are required prior to or in conjunction with completing courses in a students chosen major. Courses in Core Area F are allowed to share with courses required for an academic minor. For example, if a student is allowed to take PHIL 2110 (Introduction to Philosophy) in Core Area F and that student is also minoring in Philosophy, PHIL 2110 will appear in Core F and in the minor.

  • Major Visual Card

    Major Visual Card

    This visual card contains all of the courses required for the major. If the major has an associated concentration, courses for the concentration are also listed in the major visual card. Courses in the major visual card may not share with courses in the minor.

  • Minor Visual Card

    Minor Visual Card

    This visual card contains all of the courses required for the minor. Courses applied towards a minor may not share with major courses. However, courses in a minor may share with Core Area F (if applicable).

  • Supporting Courses Visual Card

    Supporting Courses Visual Card

    This visual card contains all of the courses required for the minor. Courses applied towards a minor may not share with major courses. However, courses in a minor may share with Core Area F (if applicable).

  • Potential Electives

    Potential Electives

    These are courses where the student has earned academic credit for the course, but the course is not counting towards any specific requirement in the Core, Major or Minor. These courses do count towards the 120 hours required for a degree.

  • Ineligible, Cannot Count & Over the Limit Visual Cards

    Ineligible, Cannot Count & Over the Limit Visual Cards

    These are courses that cannot count towards your degree. In most cases, these are courses that were failed or where the student withdrew. Additionally, a maximum of 6 credit hours total of military science, debate practicum (COMM 1115) and applied music/ensemble courses (for non-music majors and minors) can be applied toward a degree. Any courses in excess of those 6 hours will appear in this area. No PWLA (Personal Wellness and Leisure Activity) course credit may be applied toward the number of academic hours required for a degree.