MySAM is a suite of tools that includes a degree audit, a semester-by-semester plan of study, advising notes, and
more! It is designed to provide both students and advisors with an easy to understand, clearly
defined pathway toward degree completion. It consists of four parts: Plans (semester plans),
Worksheets (official graduation requirements-degree audit), Notes, and GPA Calculator.
Not all students will move into MySAM. Undergraduate students who have entered the University
Fall 2012 on will automatically be added to MySAM, directed and given instructions on how to use
MySAM, and will have a preloaded plan. Any undergraduate student eligible to register
will be able to do a “what-if” in MySAM to see if a program change is a benefit. Please note
graduate level audits and plans will be available in the future.
There could be several reasons. One is that MySAM may not have refreshed since a change was made
(the information is refreshed nightly). Second, there could be some paperwork that needs to be
completed. For example, if you have completed transfer courses, it is possible that the university
has not received an official transcript or the coursework is pending departmental review. Check
with the Office of the Registration and Records if your transcript or audit does not reflect transfer
work you have completed.
MySAM will provide an audit of past, current and “planned” coursework that provides information on
completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete requirements for graduation. The degree
audit is available on the Worksheet or Plans tab.
You can run a “What-If” audit, found in the left-side of the Worksheet tab. Add your intended degree, major, college, etc. to the fields
requested then click the button. The results will show how your completed courses apply and what remains to be taken.
Your audit will outline for you courses still needed to meet degree, major, minor, and/or concentration
requirements within each specific block. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your
Look at all the boxes in each block of your audit. If there is a green checkmark
the requirement is complete. If there is a blue tilde that means the requirement is planned
on your degree Plan or is in progress. Remaining red checkboxes indicate that the requirement
has not been met. Be sure to verify your progress toward graduation with your advisor.
Look in the degree and major boxes at the top of your degree audit.
If you have two different degrees, click on the dropdown for “Degree” to see each one separately. If there
are multiple majors with the same degree, the majors will be listed in the student information block of the
audit and the requirements will be combined within the single audit.
Not necessarily. If you have applied to graduate, your academic division will perform a preliminary
audit of your coursework prior to the add/drop period of your final semester and a final audit after
all final grades have been submitted to determine if you are eligible to graduate. Missing requirements
will be communicated to you by your academic college.
Indiana State University will make every effort to offer courses within the terms they are planned. You need to be aware that some courses may be offered
only in the fall or spring semester, so you will need to plan accordingly. Because course offerings
are created based upon approved plans, it is very important to have your plan approved and follow it
closely. It is also important that you priority register for all of your courses; especially those
indicated as critical for a particular term.
Each student on the Sycamore Graduation Guarantee will have an individualized degree Plan that begins with the
requirements in the Degree Audit, organized in a semester-by-semester format, but is tailored for each student's
unique situation. Once approved, your individualized degree Plan is what you follow to graduation. Final graduation
requirements, however, are confirmed by your degree audit.
Academic advisors are available in each college to assist students with creating and updating their 4 year plan of study.
You must have a new approved Plan if you change your major or if you add minors or certificates to your program. New students
are assigned advisors once they register for classes. To find your advisor, review your audit located on the worksheet tab.