Academic Progress Report

Academic Progress Report

The Academic Progress Report (APR) is a student tool used to track progress toward the completion of general degree requirements. Students can access this report in Workday. In August 2021 we introduced a new format to the report but the report still functions in the same way as the previous version. The new features are:

  • it reports courses that are on a student’s schedule but not yet completed 
  • it reports completed courses that count toward the PE requirement
What is the Academic Progress Report? How is it different from the previous version (aka ‘Degree Audit’)?

The Academic Progress Report is a student tool to track progress toward general degree requirements. All classes taken and in progress that may count toward a general requirement will appear on your Academic Progress Report. It contains the same information as the previous version of the report, with the addition of the classes you are currently registered for; these will appear noted as “In Progress” on your report, instead of appearing only once they are completed.

How do I find my Academic Progress Report?

In Workday, select the Academics App. On the right hand side menu under Academic Advising, select the Academic Progress Report, Plan, and Advising link. From the related actions button select View APR.

I’m registered for a course this semester, and it says ‘In Progress’ on my progress report. I’m not totally sure that I will be taking the course and might drop it during the add/drop period. What will happen when I do that?

The report is refreshed daily using information from your Current Courses and Academic History in Workday. If you drop the course, it will be removed from your Current Courses and from your Academic Progress Report.

I want to count a course for a certain distribution requirement but my progress report is counting it towards another one (for example NEUR 100 is being counted for EC instead of NPS). How can I change it so the course counts for the other distribution?

No action is needed. For courses that count towards two distribution areas, Workday automatically chooses one of the distribution requirements for the course to fulfill. If you take another course that fulfills that same requirement, the course will then move to fulfill the other one. For example, for NEUR 100 appearing as counting toward EC, if you take another course that satisfies the EC requirement, NEUR 100 will then move automatically to be counted towards the NPS distribution.

I wanted a specific course to satisfy a certain requirement, but it’s showing another one in its place. How can I switch those courses?

Workday automatically chooses a suitable course to satisfy each requirement. We cannot switch the courses that satisfy each requirement nor is it necessary to do this. If you need more information contact

Why does my Foreign Language requirement say “Minimum Combination Required”?

“Minimum Combination Required” means that you have partially completed the requirement. For example, in many language departments the year-long 201-202 course sequence satisfies the requirement. If you have taken the 201 course, it is not complete until you take the 202 course. Once you complete 202, the words “Minimum Combination Required” will be replaced with the “Satisfied” status.

Why are some of my distribution requirements italicized, but not others?

Italics calls attention to those courses that carry 2 distribution requirements. For example, NEUR 100 can count for either EC or NPS (but not both), so it is displayed like this: NEUR 100 - Introduction to Neuroscience (NPS, EC). If a course carries only one distribution requirement, the course will be displayed like this: ENG 205 - Writing for Children (LL). This is just how the difference is displayed on the Academic Progress Report and has no effect on your academic progress or the courses themselves.

Why is my Multicultural Requirement not showing up? I completed it.

You must submit a form to your dean to satisfy the Multicultural Requirement. Once you submit this form explaining which course you are taking to satisfy the requirement, your dean must approve it and communicate that information to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar will then include this course on your Report as soon as possible after we receive confirmation from your dean. Allow a minimum of 2 weeks once you complete the Multicultural Requirement request form.

What is the “Data Literacy component?”

The Quantitative Reasoning and Data Literacy (QRDL) requirement was recently renamed. The requirement itself -- what it is and how it can be fulfilled have NOT changed. The new name clarifies the 2 components: (a.) the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) component and (b.) the Data Literacy (DL) component. Follow the link for more information QRDL requirement. The Data Literacy (DL) component was previously labeled ‘QR Overlay’ for students entering before Fall 2020.

Why does my PE requirement say “PE Units Earned Prior to Fall 2019 - # Units”?

For students enrolled prior to Fall 2019, your student data as of Fall 2019 was migrated to Workday in Fall 2019. Your PE courses taken before Fall 2019 can be found in the Academic History tab in Workday. If you still need to complete the PE requirement, the units you complete now, after Fall 2019, will show up as regular courses on your Academic Progress Report in addition to the units you took before Fall 2019. Follow the link for more information on the PE Requirement.

Why aren’t all the courses that I have taken listed on the APR?

The Academic Progress Report is not a transcript. All classes taken and in progress that may count toward a general requirement will appear on your Academic Progress Report.