Online Learning Module 4
Graduation Planning System (GPS): My Route to Graduation from UAB!
Most new freshmen have questions about what classes they must take and requirements they must fulfill to obtain a UAB degree and graduate. UAB’s Graduation Planning System (GPS) is a very helpful web-based tool to help you monitor your progress toward a degree and plan for your future coursework. GPS compares the degree requirements of the UAB undergraduate course catalog (available at www.uab.edu/catalogs) with the record of your completed coursework to produce an easy-to-read audit.
- How do I access GPS?
You can access GPS by logging into BlazerNet and clicking on the GPS icon that is on your Student Profile page.
- How do I read or interpret GPS?
Your GPS consists of a series of sections called “blocks.” These blocks are programmed with the degree requirements for each school. Within the blocks, each requirement is marked with a color-coded box.
- What do the different color-coded boxes mean?
GREEN = a requirement has been completed.
BLUE = the requirement is in the process of being completed.
(Usually, a blue box means you are currently enrolled in the course or the course is “in progress.”)
RED = the requirement still needs to be completed.
YELLOW = talk to your advisor about this requirement.
(Most students will never see a yellow box.)
4. What if I am thinking about changing my major?
GPS has a very helpful “What if?” feature that lets you see how your current coursework will apply to a different major - and what won’t apply to a different major – so you can see how much more coursework you would need to complete if you choose to change your major.
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