Degree evaluation form descriptions will appear here when you click on the notes below (e.g. ).

  1. Last name is listed first.[jump to the top of this page]
  2. This is a default designation; date listed is eight semesters after entrance as a degree candidate.[jump to the top of this page]
  3. Declared major and degree.[jump to the top of this page]
  4. The year the student entered the University as a degree candidate.[jump to the top of this page]
  5. The Four-Year-Plan is a contract between the student and the University.Click here for more information on the plan itself. Faculty and professional advisors should check with their department for specific departmental checkpoint information.[jump to the top of this page]
  6. High school and ACT information is not displayed after three enrollments. If present, this information can be used to guide course selection.[jump to the top of this page]
  7. Click here for the list of minimum high school unit requirements for CLAS students.[jump to the top of this page]
  8. UI placement test results indicate appropriate first enrollment courses for students who plan to continue math and/or foreign language courses. It is not mandatory that students follow placement recommendations though typically students perform best when they follow these recommendations. Students may be offered a selection of courses and would choose the math course or sequence best suited for their major.[jump to the top of this page]
  9. Algebra does not carry credit toward graduation but the grade is computed as part of the GPA.[jump to the top of this page]
  10. Student took an Advanced Placement Program (APP) test in Spanish Language but he did not earn credit. Click here for the APP/CLEP tests and placement guidelines.[jump to the top of this page]
  11. Statement appears until student meets all graduation requirements (major, college, GPA, residency, hours).[jump to the top of this page]
  12. Current registration is considered "In Progress" (IP) and is not computed as hours earned.[jump to the top of this page]
  13. All graded coursework (including UI and transfer coursework) is used in this calculation.[jump to the top of this page]
  14. No transfer coursework is included in this calculation.[jump to the top of this page]
  15. This is a collegiate, not University, requirement. It is important to monitor this requirement for students who transfer into CLAS from other colleges (UI and elsewhere).[jump to the top of this page]
  16. This is a University requirement; students must complete just one of these options to meet the residence requirement. (This designation does not affect classification for tuition purposes.)[jump to the top of this page]
  17. Option 1 - This option is most commonly completed by students who begin at the UI and do most of their coursework here.[jump to the top of this page]
  18. Options 2 & 3 - Typically transfer students complete option #2 or #3. Currently enrolled students who transferred in a great deal of credit should monitor this requirement closely and exercise caution in transferring additional credit.[jump to the top of this page]
  19. Students who have already transferred in 60 sh can still satisfy a General Education Program (GEP) or major requirement by transferring in courses from a community college. Coursework would fulfill the requirement and the grade would be calculated in the GPA, but the hours would not count as hours toward graduation.[jump to the top of this page]
  20. Specific rules only appear if triggered by a student's record. For a complete list of all the rules, click here.[jump to the top of this page]
  21. 2) Monitors number of hours of courses student has taken Satisfactory/Fail. Here, the student passed Online@Iowa and may apply up to 14.0 sh of additional S (Satisfactory) credit toward graduation.[jump to the top of this page]
  22. 5) Monitors number of hours and course application of examination credit. The Foreign Language Incentive Program rules are here and the Office of Admissions information on credit by exam is here.[jump to the top of this page]
  23. 11) Encourage students to check their current registration carefully. Electronic degree evaluations on ISIS are updated weekly and should reflect current registration.[jump to the top of this page]
  24. Classes are filled into category areas as they are taken by the student. If a student takes a class or has AP/CLEP credit that could fall in one of two different GE categories (though it will only be applied to one), the course or exam credit may be moved to the other category by calling Graduation Analysis in the Office of the Registrar.[jump to the top of this page]
  25. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Rhetoric requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  26. The student has completed GE requirement in this area through high school work (see high school unit section, if present on the degree evaluation, for specifics).[jump to the top of this page]
  27. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Historical Perspectives requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  28. The student earned an "A" in Philosophy and the Just Society during the Fall 2003 semester.[jump to the top of this page]
  29. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Interpretation of Literature requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  30. "IP" means In Progress and indicates the student is currently registered for Interpretation of Literature.[jump to the top of this page]
  31. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Humanities requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  32. "IP" means In Progress and indicates the student is currently registered for Quest for Human Destiny.[jump to the top of this page]
  33. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Natural Science requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  34. Students must complete the hours and lab requirements-they need a laboratory and non-laboratory class that totals 7.0 sh (more than 7.0 sh is okay). Occasionally, students take a lab class that is 3.0 sh and expect the category to be met after taking a 3.0 non-lab course. A student in this situation still needs to complete at least 1.0 sh of General Education Natural Science.[jump to the top of this page]
  35. The student needs a non-lab Natural Science. The "select from" list isn't complete because there are too many classes to include. Instead use ISIS to look at different Natural Science options. Students should read Natural Science course descriptions carefully. Some classes are intended for science majors.[jump to the top of this page]
  36. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Quantitative or Formal Reasoning requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  37. The student is currently registered for Statistics and Society. This student has a variety of options for his QFR and Natural Science requirements because he is a Communications Studies major-students in your major may have very specific math or natural science courses they should be taking.[jump to the top of this page]
  38. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Social Sciences requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  39. The student earned a "B" in Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems.[jump to the top of this page]
  40. The student has satisfied half of this category requirement by taking a 3.0 sh Social Science class. He needs to earn 3.0 in another area (not Social Science). For example, he could take a class that counts in the Foreign Civilization and Culture category, or he could take another Historical Perspectives class, or even three 1.0 sh of Health and Physical Activity classes.[jump to the top of this page]
  41. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Cultural Diversity requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  42. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Fine Arts requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  43. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Foreign Civilization and Culture requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  44. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Historical Perspectives requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  45. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Humanities requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  46. Click on the link to go to the CLAS Student Handbook page that explains the Health and Physical Activity requirement.[jump to the top of this page]
  47. The student has satisfied half of this category requirement by taking (and passing) Introduction to American Politics.[jump to the top of this page]
  48. The computer program will continue filling in classes even after the student has completed this category. Once two plus (+) signs are present next to two different areas, the Distributed Education category is fulfilled.[jump to the top of this page]
  49. This is a standard message that prints on all degree evaluations. The Office of Admissions has information on Advanced Placement Program and College Level Examination Program credit. The Office of Admissions can answer questions about transfer credit (the Admissions evaluators can be reached at 335-3847).[jump to the top of this page]
  50. This is a collegiate requirement to encourage breadth of study. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art or Dance, and the Bachelor of Music degrees are allowed additional hours beyond the 50 semester hour limit. If you advise in these areas, contact your department chair or advising coordinator for further information. Some select departments or degrees are exempt from this rule.[jump to the top of this page]
  51. This section outlines the major requirements. Exceptions and substitutions are approved at the departmental level and reported to Graduation Analysis.[jump to the top of this page]
  52. This student has only taken one class in their major area at this time. Once he completes this class (and other major classes), his overall major GPA will be indicated in # 9 and his UI major GPA will be indicated in #10. Students must be in good standing in his major (2.0 and above) to graduate.[jump to the top of this page]
  53. These courses are not in the major pool or in the General Education pool but are elective courses. Note that the student has three 100-level courses in Spanish. If he decides to declare a Spanish major, these courses would be applied to that major (and would not be in the elective pool but in the major requirement area on that degree evaluation).[jump to the top of this page]
  54. Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress to graduation.[jump to the top of this page]
  55. Once a student applies for graduation, the Office of the Registrar runs the final degree analysis. Students should be encouraged to apply for graduation as early as possible in the semester in which they plan to graduate.[jump to the top of this page]
  56. Satisfactory completion is D- and above. All courses taken to remove high school unit deficiencies are used in calculation of a student's GPA.[jump to the top of this page]