Degree Evaluation  

How to Produce a Degree Evaluation in Howdy

A Degree Evaluation provides a listing of course requirements for your specified major. It compares a student’s completed coursework, if any, (as listed on the A&M transcript) against the curriculum. It is used to identify the remaining courses needed to satisfy graduation requirements for your major. Here is a step-by-step checklist to help you produce an evaluation:    

  1. Log into https://howdy.tamu.edu.
  2. Click the “MyRecord” Tab.
  3. Scroll down to the window that is titled “Degree Evaluation”.
  4. Click “View Degree Evaluation".
  5. You may be prompted to select a term. Click “Submit” to indicate the current semester.
  6. You will now be at a screen titled “Degree Evaluation Record.” Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click “Generate New Evaluation.”
  7.  Select the circle next to the program and select the term from the drop down menu. Click “Generate Request.”
  8. Now click “Detail Requirements,” and then click “Submit.”

Now you will see a degree evaluation for your selected major. Print this document for use in identifying appropriate courses for this major.

Displayed next to the “Area” title are the required hours for each area as well as whether the area as a whole is “Met” or “Not Met.” Be sure to pay attention to the “Met” column on the far left. “Yes” in this column indicates you have satisfied that particular course requirement. “No” in this column indicates you still need to take the course or courses listed to the right. The goal is to be “Met" in every area by graduation!

If a specific course is listed under “Subject”, the course is required by your major. If the course is not specified, please consult your degree guide for course options.

As you register for courses, they will populate the area of which they are classified.

As each course is taken, the “Source” will read one of the following: “R” indicates Registered for the course, when grades are finalized “R” will become “H” meaning you Have completed the course, and “T” indicates Transferred credit.

Credit hours not needed for your degree, including registered hours and credits taken toward a previous major, will fall under “Work Not Applied.” Having 30+ hours of “work not applied” will result in EXCESS CREDIT HOURS. If you fall into excess credit, please consult with your advisor and  Financial Aid.

What-if Analysis

How to Produce a “What If” Degree Evaluation in Howdy

for students planning on changing majors

A “What If” Degree Evaluation provides a listing of course requirements for any specified major. It compares a student’s completed coursework, if any, (as listed on the A&M transcript) against the curriculum. It is used to identify the remaining courses needed to satisfy graduation requirements for that major. Here is a step-by-step checklist to help you produce an evaluation:    

  1. Log into https://howdy.tamu.edu.
  2. Click the “MyRecord” Tab.
  3. Scroll down to the window that is titled “Degree Evaluation”.
  4. Click “View Degree Evaluation".
  5. You may be prompted to select a term. Click “Submit” to indicate the current semester.
  6. You will now be at a screen titled “Degree Evaluation Record.” Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click “What-if Analysis.”
  7. You will move to a screen that asks for an entry term. Select your first semester in college, then click “Continue.”
  8. You will be prompted to select the major you are considering (this is the “what if” major). Click the arrow at right and scroll down to make the selection. (See this link for help in deciphering the major codes.) If your desired major does not appear as a choice in Howdy, it’s possible that the most current requirements for that major have not yet been updated. In this case, use the “back” arrow to return to step 7, then select a previous semester and repeat this step.) Highlight and click the desired major code, then click “Continue.” This will produce the most current version of the evaluation that is available. Remember to produce another evaluation in the near future to ensure you are following the most current requirements.
  9. Now you will move to another page that verifies the major you selected. In the “First Major” block, click the arrow on the right and select your major again. To add minors, you will need to click on the “Add more” button. Use the drop down boxes to select the minor(s) you wish to add. To move on to the next step, click on the “submit” button. On the next screen click “Generate Request.” There will be a 5 to 10 second delay while the evaluation is prepared.
  10. Now click “Detail Requirements,” and then click “Submit.”

Now you will see a degree evaluation for the major you selected. Print this document for use in identifying appropriate courses for this major. 

You may produce degree evaluations for multiple majors if you are considering more than one. By comparing two or more evaluations it will be possible to identify courses that would count toward either major, thus allowing more time to decide without making a commitment.

Displayed next to the “Area” title are the required hours for each area as well as whether the area as a whole is “Met” or “Not Met.” Be sure to pay attention to the “Met” column on the far left. “Yes” in this column indicates you have satisfied that particular course requirement. “No” in this column indicates you still need to take the course or courses listed to the right. The goal is to be “Met" in every area by graduation!

If a specific course is listed under “Subject”, the course is required by your major. If the course is not specified, please consult your degree guide for course options.

As you register for courses, they will populate the area of which they are classified.

As each course is taken, the “Source” will read one of the following: “R” indicates Registered for the course, when grades are finalized “R” will become “H” meaning you Have completed the course, and “T” indicates Transferred credit.

Credit hours not needed for your degree, including registered hours and credits taken toward a previous major, will fall under “Work Not Applied.” Having 30+ hours of “work not applied” will result in EXCESS CREDIT HOURS. If you fall into excess credit, please consult with your advisor and  Financial Aid.