INTERPRETING YOUR DEGREE PLAN
WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC DEGREE PLAN?
An Electronic Degree Plan (EDP) is designed to aid the
student in meeting course requirements for a degree. The EDP takes into
consideration all hours completed at Amberton University as reflected in
the Electronic Transcript (ET) as well as hours transferred via the Transfer
of Credit Report (TCR). The EDP produces a printout of satisfied degree
requirements as well as requirements which may be deficient relative to
the degree selected. The EDP allows a student to compare his/her academic
accomplishments against any or all degrees in the University's catalog.
In order to receive an EDP, a student must have on file evidence of previous
work completed (official copies of transcripts).
HOW DO I READ THE DEGREE PLAN?
The EDP is divided into four main sections: the major requirements for the
degree, the number of required hours (listed under the "REQUIRED HRS" column),
the number of hours completed (designated by "YOU HAVE"), and any deficiencies
(noted by a **D). The EDP also lists the student's name and degree.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I OBTAIN AN EDP?
A student should request an updated EDP anytime he/she has completed
additional hours, submitted transcripts for evaluation or has a question
regarding degree requirements.
How do I know when degree requirements have been satisfied?
When you have satisfied all degree requirements, no deficiencies (**D)
will be reflected on the EDP. Areas marked as deficient do not reflect
courses in which the student is currently enrolled.
WHAT ARE "GENERAL ELECTIVES"?
General Electives are met by any excess hours (hours not
needed to fulfill specific degree requirements) completed at or transferred
to Amberton University. These hours can be a combination of lower and upper
level courses and can, at the same time, fulfull part of the upper level
HOW IS MY EDP UPDATED?
A student's EDP is updated any time additional course
work is completed at Amberton University or when additional hours are accepted
in transfer toward the degree.
WHERE CAN I OBTAIN ADDITIONAL COPIES OF MY EDP?
A student can obtain an EDP by visiting the Student Services Office on the Garland Campus
or Frisco Center.
The EDP is available free of charge as a service to Amberton University
Also, students may request an EDP for any of the degrees listed in the
University's catalog. In addition, the Electronic Transcript (ET) and
Transfer of Credit Report (TCR) are available in the Student
I HAVE TAKEN COURSES AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE NOT RELFLECTED
ON MY EDP. WHY NOT?
The EDP can only evaluate courses taken with or transferred to Amberton
University. The student is responsible for providing Amberton with official
transcripts from previous colleges. If all transcripts have been supplied,
a student should consult the TCR to determine how the course equivalencies
were given. Appeals regarding transferability of courses may be directed
to the Academic Services Office.
CAN THE EDP BE USED TO EVALUATE MY WORK FOR A SECOND BACHELOR'S OR MASTER'S
If you are petitioning for a second Bachelor's or second Master's degree
at Amberton University, the EDP system cannot be used to evaluate your
degree requirements. Please contact the Academic Dean
for a personal evaluation of your degree requirements.
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER ASSISTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING MY EDP?
Should you have additional questions regarding the EDP, please speak
with a University advisor in the Student Services Office
(972.279.6511 ext. 180 or 301).