West Virginia University at Parkersburg has launched a new web-based tool to empower students to stay on track for graduation. The tool, MyDegree, allows students to monitor grades, evaluate progress toward degree completion, and determine what classes are needed to graduate.
MyDegree is available to all currently enrolled students who first attended WVU Parkersburg beginning in the fall 2014 semester or later. Students who enrolled prior to fall 2014 should consult with an academic advisor about using the system. To access the system, students can just click on the link from their Online Student Information System (OLSIS) account.
“This is a wonderful tool that goes hand in hand with our newly implemented Guided Pathways model. MyDegree encourages on-time degree completion by helping students develop an academic plan early,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president. “Our top priority is to give our students the resources needed to accomplish their individual learning and career goals.”
MyDegree also allows real-time communication with advisors, faculty and program leaders to provide a more seamless advising process and avoid confusion. This communication tool eliminates the need for back-and-forth emails or “phone tag” between students and advisors. In addition, MyDegree provides students with an unofficial transcript that can be saved to a computer or printed. Students can also analyze what courses they would need in order to change majors.
WVU Parkersburg is implementing MyDegree for the 2014-2015 academic year and will use it with all future incoming classes. Open registration for summer and fall classes begins April 10. To apply for enrollment, visit your.wvup.edu or call 304-424-8310.