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.
MySAM has a degree audit worksheet which is a summary of the student's degree requirements merged with the student's academic record which will provide a real‐time assessment of the student's progress toward graduation. The audit is organized in blocks of like requirements. Examples include the Foundational Studies block, major block, university requirements block, etc. The Degree Audit is the official list of all requirements for graduation.
A degree plan that begins with the requirements in the degree audit, organized in a semester-by-semester format, but tailored for each student’s unique situation. For example, if a student transfers to Indiana State University or brings post‐secondary or AP credit as a new student, this will be accounted for in the degree audit and only remaining unmet requirements (courses) will be reflected in their individualized degree plan. The degree plan can be adjusted to fit each student’s needs, including shortening their program for graduation in a shorter timeframe, adding summer terms, or expanding their program length to accommodate a work schedule or family responsibilities. Once approved, their degree plan is what they will follow to graduation.