Beginning November 29 thru December 10, 2021, we will upgrade Degree Works from version 5.0.3 to 5.0.5.Degree Works is the web-based tool that helps students and their advisors track academic progress and create course plans to meet degree requirements. Although the end-user changes are not as drastic as our previous upgrade, some noticeable changes include a refinement of fonts and graphics, fixed header descriptions, a repeat course indicator, and a dual-plan solution for students who have been accepted to graduate school while still undertaking undergraduate classes.

During the upgrade maintenance window, Degree Works will not be available.
Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) will be available; however, the Degree Works academic plans that are integrated within VSB will not be. Banner will not be impacted and will be available.

Students and Advisors should plan for the downtime by obtaining needed evaluations before leaving for Thanksgiving Break or no later than November 24. Students may contact their Advisors for additional guidance as needed. Visit University Advising & Student Transition website:

To access Degree Works: Log in to MyVSU and select Degree Works from the Portal List (if not visible, select from the View All menu). The direct link is [] If necessary, visit the Degree Works informational website to become familiar with the application as it relates to your role.

If you have technical questions about the upgrade, please contact VSU Solutions Center during normal business hours.