FAQ for Students

What is a degree audit?

  • 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.

How current is my audit information?

  • Information is updated nightly from the student information system. To be certain that your audit information is refreshed, you should always click on the ProcessNewButton button when you view your degree audit.

If I am thinking about changing my major, how can I see how the classes I have completed will fit?

  • 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 ProcessWhatIfButton button. The results will show how your completed courses apply and what remains to be taken.

How do I know what classes I need to take?

  • In your degree audit, click on the ClassHistory link at the top of the page. This will provide a chronological list of all courses you have completed and the grades you have earned.

How do I know if I have everything covered for graduation?

  • Look at all the boxes in each block of your audit. If there is a green checkmark CheckMark the requirement is complete. If there is a blue tilde BlueTildeButton that means the requirement is planned on your degree Plan or is in progress. Remaining red checkboxes RedCheckboxButton indicate that the requirement has not been met. Be sure to verify your progress toward graduation with your advisor. 

My advisor told me that a course I took would be substituted for a requirement.  Why doesn’t this information appear in my audit?

  • You should contact your advisor to resolve any substitution issue.

Are courses that I put in my degree plan guaranteed to be offered when they are planned?

  • 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.

Can I make changes to my plan?

  • All plans must be altered and approved by your advisor before they become active.

If I change my major, how do I update my plan?

  • 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.