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Tutorial: "What If" Tool

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Question 1:  How do I access myGPS: My Graduation Plan for Success?

Login to myEFSC with your B number and Pin. Once you have logged in, click on the myGPS icon. You can review the process through our myGPS video tutorial.

Question 2:  What is an audit? 

A myGPS audit is a review of past, current and planned coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to complete a degree.

Question 3:  Why don’t I have an audit?

  • You must be a current, active student.
  • You must be a degree-seeking student.
  • Your program of study must be under a catalog year no older than 2011-2012.
If your name appears when you click on the myGPS icon, but there is a message that you do not have an audit, you can still run a “What If” audit to see how your information will apply to specific degrees.

Question 4:  Can I access myGPS on any computer?

Yes. Access to myGPS is through the Web. Anywhere you can login to myEFSC, you can access myGPS.

Question 5:  Is my information confidential?

Yes. Like other processes you use through myEFSC, my Graduation Plan for Success is accessed through your secure log in. Remember that your advisor, faculty, and selected staff will be able to view the information contained in myGPS.

Question 6:  How current will my information be in myGPS? 

The information in myGPS is refreshed nightly whenever your information changes (e.g., grade changes or classes added/dropped) in Banner (Eastern Florida’s student information system.)

Question 7:  Can I register for classes in myGPS?

No. myGPS is a snapshot of courses in-progress, planned, and in your academic history. Registration will continue to be handled through TitanWeb inside myEFSC

Question 8:  Can I see how many classes I have left to fulfill my degree requirements?

Yes. myGPS is laid out in block format displaying degree-requirement information. Look for unchecked boxes to identify requirements that you still need to complete.

Question 9:  Will I be able to plan for future courses?

Yes. See the “Planner” section of myGPS once logged in for information.

Question 10:  Are my grades visible in myGPS?

Yes. Once grades have been processed at the end of the semester, they are viewable in myGPS following the nightly refresh. Courses in-progress are listed with a “REG” grade. 

Question 11:  Is myGPS a transcript? Is this the same as my transcript?

No. myGPS is an unofficial audit of your coursework, as well as an outline of requirements still needed to complete your program of study. If you need an official transcript, visit our transcript information page.

Question 12:  Can I see a list of all of the classes I’ve taken?

Yes. Click on the Academic History link at the top inside the myGPS system for a printable list of courses taken at EFSC as well as transfer courses.

Question 13:  What do I do if I believe my academic information is incorrect?

You should consult your academic advisor for a review of your audit. Any exception to program requirements should be discussed with your advisor. 

Question 14:  How can I update information?

You cannot update academic program information in myGPS. To change your academic program, you must submit a Major Code Change Form to the campus Admissions and Records Office.

Question 15:  What will my audit show me? 

Your audit will display the courses you’ve taken or are taking, transfer credit you have received, and will show you any degree requirements that are being met and are still outstanding. 

Question 16:  Will I be able to view my entire course history? 

myGPS uses the information that is current for your transcript. You will be able to view any courses that have been completed, are in progress, or have transferred in by the date your audit was last refreshed. Keep in mind that any transfer work or grade changes that have not been formally submitted and accepted will not appear on your audit. 

Question 17:  If I think my audit is incorrect, whom do I contact? 

Your academic advisor is your primary point of contact. 

Question 18:  How do I know what classes I need to take? 

Your audit will outline courses you still need to meet degree requirements within each specific block. You may then use this information to discuss your plan with your academic advisor. 

Question 19:  Why isn’t there a check mark next to a requirement I’ve already completed?

To ask about this, work with you academic advisor, your primary point of contact. If your advisor determines that your audit is incorrect, he/she will contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance. 

Question 20:  Why isn’t my transfer work meeting a requirement? 

There could be three reasons. First, the course did not meet either the minimum number of credits and/or minimum grade requirement for use in your program of study. Second, all requirements have been met and this course is simply not needed. Finally, only lower division (freshman/sophomore) courses or those upper division courses for which EFSC has a clear lower division course equivalent will be evaluated. Graduate and advanced level courses will not be accepted by EFSC.

*Course work from non-regionally accredited colleges and universities will only be evaluated for transfer when certain provisions are met. (See catalog for further information). 

Question 21:  If I withdraw from a class, will that be reflected in my audit? 

Courses from which you have withdrawn will appear in the “Courses Not Successfully Completed or Excluded by Grade Forgiveness” block on your myGPS audit.

Question 22:  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 or waiver issues. The advisor will contact the correct office to correct the issue.

Question 23:  If all of the boxes are checked, does that mean I’m graduating?

It means that it appears you have met all the requirements to graduate. You must submit an Intent to Graduate Application and pay the graduation fee by the application deadline date posted in the Academic Calendar. Upon final review by the Registrar, you will receive a diploma to acknowledge your accomplishment. 

Question 24:  What is the “What If” feature?

The “What If” function allows you to “hypothetically” change your program. The “What If” audit will show you what coursework is required for the new program, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take. Explore the "What If" tool and how to use it through our YouTube channel video tutorial.

Question 25:  If I use the “What If” feature does this mean that I have changed my major?

No. The “What If” function is for information purposes only. You will see the header “What If” Audit displayed at the top of the audit whenever an audit is run on a “What If” scenario. 

Question 26:  I’m thinking of changing my major. Will I be able to see how my current classes fit into my “What If” program? 

Yes. The “What If” function will perform an audit based on the hypothetical program and will show how your completed, current, and planned coursework meets the requirements of the hypothetical program. 

Question 27:  Can my advisor see my “What If” scenario? 

Since “What If” scenarios are not stored on myGPS, your advisor can only see your results if the two of you work through a “What If” procedure together. 

Question 28:  Can I save a “What If” scenario? 

No. “What If” plans are not saved on myGPS. You would need to run a new “What If” scenario next time you log in to see it again. 

Question 29:  Can I print a “What If” scenario? 

Yes. If you want to share it with your advisor at a later date, you should print your “What If” scenario.

Question 30:  If I like what I see in a “What If‟ scenario, how do I initiate the changes? 

Always speak with your advisor, financial aid and Veterans Affairs first, if applicable to assess the impact of the change. After consulting with your advisor you will need to initiate changes to your academic program by completing a Major Code Change Form and submitting the form to the campus Admissions and Records Office. 

Question 31:  Is the calculated GPA guaranteed? 

No. It is an estimate only.