Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Degree Audits

Degree audits are computerized checklists of graduation requirements. These reports are similar to transcripts because they list all academic activity. They are different from transcripts, however, because they organize the coursework attempted into logical blocks that represent what is required. They also clearly flag what has been taken and what has yet to be taken.

There are four parts to an audit:

  1. Student Information
    The top of the first page lists the student’s name, the academic program being evaluated, the catalog year  that the requirements are being checked against, and the student’s anticipated graduation date (based on the date of admission). This section may also contain one or many text messages specific to the student, depending on his or her status at Pratt.
  2. Credit and GPA Information
    This area lists the total credits required for graduation, the number required to be taken at Pratt (residency), and the GPA required for graduation.
  3. Required Course Information
    This section is usually the longest. It lists the entire range of requirements and electives specific to the academic program being evaluated. Fulfilled require­ments will be listed with the grade earned (or CR for transfer credit). Missing requirements are also noted with credits needed.
  4. Other Courses
    Courses that usually do not count toward a program’s requirements are listed in this bottom section. Sometimes a course will not count toward graduation because it was dropped, or carries a grade that makes it ineligible for consideration such as an F or an INC. Also, some students choose to take an extra class for additional knowledge even though it doesn’t fulfill any particular degree requirement.

How to Get a Copy of a Degree Audit

Students may view or print an audit at any time using their Academic Tools.

  1. Log in with your OneKey at www.pratt.edu/myPratt;
  2. Click on “Academic Tools” on the left side of the page;
  3. After the system logs you in, click on the “Students” menu on the sidebar;
  4. Click on “Degree Audit” under “Planning & Registration”;
  5. In order to review an audit for the current academic program (major), click appropriate radio button. In order to see what the results would look like in a different program, use the drop-down list of majors next to Evaluate New Program to select a potential major to review.

Students may go online and receive a degree audit at any time. If you do not have a computer or access to a computer lab, come to the Office of the Registrar. Students who have questions about how to read the audit should visit their academic adviser’s office or stop by the Office of the Registrar during office hours for an explanation.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Undergraduate students in the School of Art, School of Design, and School of Architecture are expected to make appropriate academic progress in their major, as well as in Liberal Arts and Sciences and in History of Art and Design or History and Theory of Architecture. To ensure a smooth progression and timely graduation, by the time they attain junior and senior class standing, students are expected to have completed the number of credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences and in History of Art and Design or History and Theory of Architecture specified below. Students may be prevented from registering for further courses in their major until these requirements have been met.