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Degree Audit / Graduate Plan of Study

The degree audit system currently in use at UCF for graduate education is called Graduate Plan of Study (GPS). The GPS is an advising tool for students and advisers to track progress toward degree or certificate completion.

The GPS is the academic advisement tool that replaced DARS in Fall 2012. It provides a record of a student’s academic progress toward completion of their academic degree or certificate program. This feature permits the student to review courses they have taken, monitor in-progress courses and assess the number of courses needed to complete their degree. The report also shows students and advisers a student’s progress toward non-course requirements such as publications, qualifying exams and dissertation steps. The GPS can also assist students and advisers in planning for current and future courses as they pertain to the student’s degree requirements.

The requirements on the GPS are determined by each college and mirror the requirements published in the Graduate Catalog each year. New curriculum requirements go into effect each summer with the publishing of the Graduate Catalog.

Students follow the requirements of the "catalog year" during which they are admitted to the program. For example, a student admitted in summer 2014, fall 2014 or spring 2015 will be following the requirements outlined in the 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog.

The GPS is also used to track some university-level requirements that apply to all students regardless of their entry date. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog policies to view all of the university-level degree requirements.

In addition, the GPS is used for certifying degree completion. Colleges review the GPS at the beginning and end of the graduation term to ensure that the student has met all degree requirements. The College of Graduate Studies does a final review and certification of all graduating students.

Students can access their GPS by logging into the myUCF portal and selecting the gray Graduate Plan of Study (GPS) link found under the Home Page. There is functionality to produce a "What-If" audit to assist students and advisers in determining how a student's courses would apply if they are admitted to another program. This tool does not take into account transfer credit minimums between programs. Students should seek advising by the new program before making any decisions.

Faculty and staff who are officially designated as advisers in the PeopleSoft system have access to the GPS through the myUCF portal and navigating to Faculty/Advisor Self-Service - Advisors - View Any Student and then choosing the Graduate Plan of Study (GPS) from the drop-down box under Academics. A help guide is also available for faculty/advisers.

Staff members who are not officially designated as advisers must become designated advisers from the College of Graduate Studies by completing the GRD 001 training course.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail the Student Services and Graduation staff in the College of Graduate Studies at

Training Information

How to Process an Interactive GPS Report (Staff)

How to Process an Interactive GPS Report (Faculty)

How to Read an Interactive GPS Report

How to Read a .PDF Report

How to Process a WHAT IF Report

How to Update Checklists and Post Comments in the GPS Report

How to Review a Student's GPS for Graduate Checking

How to Process a Batch Report

The Graduate Plan of Study eFORM User Training Guide

Browser Supported Guide

Video Tutorials

How to Process an Interactive GPS Report (Staff)

How to Process an Interactive GPS Report (Faculty)

How to Read an Interactive GPS Report

How to Read a GPS pdf Report

How to Process a WHIF Report

How to Update Checklists and Post Comments

How to Review the Student's GPS for Graduate Checking

How to Process a Batch Report 

How to Process the eForm



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