Major Progress Check

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Undergraduate students:

A major progress check is an individualized report that shows how completed courses and exams apply towards satisfying University, College (including general education), and major requirements. It lists all coursework taken at UCSB (including UC EAP) and any courses taken at other institutions for which credit was awarded. Requirements listed on the progress check are based on the student's official declared major and catalog year. For more information on catalog year, please visit the UCSB General Catalog.  

Major progress checks contain information on specific major requirements (including major GPA requirements and major academic residency requirements). GE (general education) progress checks include only University and College requirements. Neither check contain minor requirements; therefore, students need to consult with their minor department advisor when pursuing a minor.

UC Santa Barbara makes every effort to ensure accuracy of all progress checks; however, the progress check is not considered an official UCSB record. Students can view their record under the ‘Transcripts and Verifications’ link under 'Grades' in GOLD.

All undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to consult with their College and major department advisors on a regular basis to evaluate their degree progress. All UCSB students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements as listed in the UCSB General Catalog.  

Major progress checks are available for a all undergraduate majors. At this time, students who are pursuing multiple majors are not able to run major progress checks; however, students can still run a GE progress check in GOLDQuestions regarding information on the major progress check should be directed to the College and/or major department advisors immediately

The Office of the Registrar uses the major progress check as the official, final degree evaluation once a student declares candidacy (see Declaring Candidacy for more information). Degree analysts in the Office of the Registrar will archive a copy of the final major progress check in GOLD. To view, select the ‘Major and GE Progress Checks' option under the Progress then select the blue ‘Degree Audit’ tab and the blue ‘View Archived Audit’ tab. Click on ‘View’ to see the most recent archived degree audit. Students are notified via their UMail account when this is complete. It is important that students view their archived degree audit promptly and read any associated notes provided by the degree analyst.   

Additional Information:

  • New Student Profile is a summary of transferable credit earned prior to a student's first term at UCSB. Students can view their New Student Profile in GOLD under the "Progress" section. It is prepared by the Office of Admissions. It shows how coursework applies to University and General Education requirements (but not major requirements) and reflects all transferable work listed on official transcripts received before the New Student Profile was prepared, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. Official scores for exams such as the SAT, ACT, and Analytical Writing Placement Exam, will be included on the New Student Profile if available.  It is it is the student's responsibility to review the New Student Profile immediately and ensure that is complete and accurate. If a degree objective or College changes, General Education (GE) requirements may be affected. 
  • Credit Memo is a summary of transferable credit earned at another institution after a student's first term at UCSB. Students can view their Credit Memo in GOLD by selecting the ‘Major and GE Progress Checks'  option under the 'Progress' tab.