Increase student success with uAchieve® Degree Audit

uAchieve Degree Audit is a flexible degree audit designed to track satisfactory academic progress and quickly identify the next steps needed to graduate on time.

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A flexible audit in the cloud

uAchieve Degree Audit is an online audit system that allows students and advisors to track progress toward academic degree completion while highlighting the remaining courses and requirements needed to graduate. As a hosted solution, uAchieve ensures both students and the institution have accurate, complete, and personalized information for achieving their educational goals in a more stable, secure, and cost-friendly environment.

Robust requirement handling

From basic degree programs to handling unique programs with special circumstances, uAchieve has you covered, and no curriculum is too unique. uAchieve accommodates processing other applications can’t, such as multiple majors/minors/degrees, waivers, test scores, non-course requirements, discrete GPA computations, extensive course reuse monitoring, tracking for financial/athletic/veteran’s compliance, and more.

Reliable uptime and security

uAchieve utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is guaranteed to provide 99.99% uptime. Your data is maintained in a highly secure, encrypted environment with a robust backup and disaster recovery plan. Fully hosted, uAchieve has routine upgrades and faster implementation. Far less IT involvement is needed and there is no campus hardware to maintain. You will be provided with dedicated technical and functional support.

Evaluate credit and store equivalencies

With Transfer Articulation (TA) in uAchieve, you can store course or program-specific equivalencies as well as statewide transfer rules and agreements. Identify Home (target) or Transfer (source) courses, treat Transfer courses differently than Home courses in an audit report, translate grades and credit from Transfer-to-Home values, and more. This allows your students to get the maximum value for their work, while you get consistency and confidence in applicability.

Accuracy matters

Due to the sophistication of the requirements, uAchieve allows the most precise reflection of your student and degree data in real-time. Additionally, we work with you to ensure audit reports accurately reflect the student transcript results.

Award new degrees

With the uAchieve Degree Discovery™ service, you can find unrealized opportunities for degree awards across all students and program offerings. Degree Discovery saves your staff significant time and energy trying to find awards students may have attained that might be otherwise unknown. In one semester, Saddleback College increased its Associate Degree completions by 52 percent through auto-awarding.

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Create uAchieve transfer rules more quickly with TES® integration

More powerful together

Subscribers of TES, the Transfer Evaluation System, can access course descriptions and kick-off the evaluation workflow process directly from within uAchieve for quicker and more convenience in building transfer rules.

#1 in the nation, thanks to uAchieve

“Our main goals are to increase retention and four-year graduation rate and, thanks to the uAchieve products, we are ranked #1 in the nation in four-year graduation now… Our main use of the product is we run a number of jobs that assist in transfer admission, transfer of credit, aiding in retention, and graduation. We do an auto graduation that we’re very proud of. We have an average 75% rate that clear through automation, and we also do a ‘progress towards degree’ report… that we’re very, very proud of being able to achieve, all thanks to uAchieve.”

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Cheryl Muessig
Encoder and Degree Audit Coordinator at San Diego State University

USC soars to the cloud with uAchieve solution

Learn about the decision by University of Southern California (USC) to transition to the cloud with uAchieve. While the institution has long been finding success with our degree audit solution on premise to “manage the increasingly complex transfer articulation and degree audit process for students,” it will soon have the added benefits of being fully hosted including “improved security, scalability, control, stability and more.” USC has put all the functionality of uAchieve to use in reflecting their unique curriculum and is excited to move to our hosted platform.

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Let us handle your unique curricula

uAchieve, the most accurate and sophisticated degree audit on the market for 40 years, now adds a modern, student-friendly display with at-a-glance absorption of progress towards degree and a seamless mobile experience across all devices. Automated transfer course applicability, easy-to-use exception handling, what-if audit functions, and dynamic reporting of individualized requirements greatly increase your abilities to guide your students to success by providing you the entire toolkit. Together, let’s accelerate graduation at your institution.

Features you’ll love

Designed with degree completion in mind, uAchieve Degree Audit includes features for your students, advisors, and administrative staff to quickly and accurately visualize degree progress through charts and graphs, view course descriptions, easily navigate degree requirements, and run “what-if” audits. Extensive options and configurations allow for a precise representation of your student and degree data so that complex situations will not require a change in campus policies.

Track academic progress easily

Browser access and an easy-to-digest display with audit details quickly identify any remaining degree requirements, and multiple “what-if” audit features show how courses taken match other degree programs at your school

View reporting analytics

Early warnings and analytics of degree audit data are available for staff through batch audit processing and an internal report template library

Free up your IT staff’s time

The fully hosted environment provides reliable access and guarantees 99.99% uptime, requiring minimal involvement of campus IT staff

Connect live to your SIS

Real-time integration with any student information system means changes are immediately shown in the audit

Calculate GPAs of all kinds

A flexible range of GPA calculation includes cumulative totals, progress toward degree, and discrete college, with major computations consisting of pass/fail, residency, transfer, and other restrictions

Get the best course matches

Fluid course-requirement matching is engineered to continually process for “best fit,” plus there are special options for managing overlapping course lists

Handle complex curricula including:

Any combination of multiple/dual degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, etc.

Advanced logic for repeated, retaken, and reused courses

Test scores and other non-course requirements from any student information system or data source

Basic to advanced exceptions, substitutions, and waivers directly in the audit

Financial aid and athletic eligibility tracking specific to your policies on a student-by-student basis

Articulation rules to convert transfer work into home equivalencies and display on the audit

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The uAchieve interactive audit highlights remaining courses and requirements needed to track progress toward degree completion.

Watch a quick demo

Enjoy our brief video featuring user testimonials to see how uAchieve provides students and institutions with accurate, complete, and personalized information for achieving educational goals. Additionally, if you would like an in-depth demonstration, register for one of our upcoming live demos or watch an on-demand demo.

 

Challenge accepted

uAchieve will accommodate your most complex and challenging needs with accuracy, allowing students to easily gauge satisfactory academic progress at a glance. Tell your team about uAchieve Degree Audit and its features today!

Training and support

Explore our in-depth uAchieve training courses and custom training options below to find what best fits your needs and availability. Our training is offered year round in-person and virtually on basic and intermediate-level encoding topics. Head to the Support Center to access help documentation, the Issue Tracker, or the Questions forum.

Available training

View program details, including description and fee, by clicking the training course titles below. Note that all onsite and virtual encoding courses are applicable to all versions of the uAchieve/DARwin degree audit software.

Looking for custom training?

The Individualized uAchieve Workshop or the Encoding Mentorship Program are additional options available to fit the needs of your institution.

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​Virtual uAchieve Basic Encoding Workshop

Enjoy the benefits of a basic encoding onsite workshop—same content, live lectures, Q&A, discussions, hands-on exercises and troubleshooting, and printed learner guide—all from the comfort of your home or office. This course has a multi-media, blended training approach that combines individual learning with lab-style, guided hands-on practice and trainers with real-world degree audit experience. The workshop is most effective for beginner encoders and is appropriate for any version of uAchieve or DARwin. To register, please visit the schedule at the bottom of this page and select an upcoming event.

View course content. | This course applies toward the uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder Certification. Learn more about certifications.

Pricing and what’s included

The Virtual uAchieve Basic Encoding Workshop is $1,199 (group discount discounts available for 3 or more!) and includes:

    • Daily lectures plus lab-style classroom learning led by our CollegeSource trainers who share their own experiences through real-world examples and best practice recommendations
    • Guided, hands-on exercises to practice encoding in the uAchieve environment
    • Printed training/reference materials and exercise solutions and (depending on the topic) pre-workshop online introductory lessons

View schedule and register.

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Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training

The Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training includes lessons and hands-on exercises developed to help you learn encoding as your time and schedule allow. This training is for the beginning encoder and is appropriate for ANY version of uAchieve or DARwin. It is also an appropriate pre-cursor to the uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop. To register, please visit the schedule at the bottom of this page and select an upcoming event.

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Pricing and what’s included

The Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training is $699 (group discount discounts available for 3 or more!) and includes:

    • An entire month of learning (most people finish in an average of 20–25 hours)
    • Self-paced instruction—Work on the course when it’s convenient for you!
    • Assistance from support staff

View schedule and register.

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​Virtual uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop

Enjoy the benefits of the intermediate encoding on-site workshop—same content, live lectures, Q&A, discussions, hands-on exercises and troubleshooting, and printed learner guide—all from the comfort of your home or office. This training will be most effective for encoders who have taken the uAchieve Basic Encoding Workshop, Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training (formerly uAchieve Basics Online), have had basic encoding training conducted at their site by one of our Implementation Specialists, or have equivalent on-the-job experience. Attendees will need familiarity with the following concepts and terminology to keep pace in this workshop: duplicate control processing; COM, Grade, Repeat, and Convert tables; course reuse; condition codes; date-ranging; and basic strings and exceptions. This training is appropriate for any version of uAchieve or DARwin. To register, please visit the schedule at the bottom of this page and select an upcoming event.

View course content. | This course applies toward the uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder Certification. Learn more about certifications.

Pricing and what’s included

The Virtual uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop is $1,199 (group discount discounts available for 3 or more!) and includes:

    • Daily lectures plus lab-style classroom learning led by our CollegeSource trainers who share their own experiences through real-world examples and best practice recommendations
    • Guided, hands-on exercises to practice encoding in the uAchieve environment
    • Printed training/reference materials and exercise solutions

View schedule and register.

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uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop

Join up to 20 of your peers and us at the Cincinnati training facility for 3.5 days of intensive trainer-led lectures and hands-on exercises using uAchieve. This training will be most effective for encoders who have taken the uAchieve Basic Encoding Workshop, Self-Paced uAchieve Basic Encoding Training (formerly uAchieve Basics Online), have had basic encoding training conducted at their site by one of our Implementation Specialists, or have equivalent on-the-job experience. Attendees will need familiarity with the following concepts and terminology to keep pace in this workshop: duplicate control processing; COM, Grade, Repeat, and Convert tables; course reuse; condition codes; date-ranging; and basic strings and exceptions. This training is appropriate for any version of uAchieve or DARwin. To register, please visit the schedule at the bottom of this page and select an upcoming event.

View course content. | This course applies toward the uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder Certification. Learn more about certifications.

Pricing and what’s included

The uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop in Cincinnati is $1,199 (group discount discounts available for 3 or more!) and includes:

    • 3.5 days of lecture plus lab-style classroom learning led by our CollegeSource trainers, who share their own experiences through real-world examples and best practice recommendations
    • Guided, hands-on exercises to practice encoding in the uAchieve environment
    • A networking opportunity with CollegeSource staff and encoders from other institutions around the country
    • Printed training/reference materials and exercise solutions to take home
    • Two lunches, daily snacks, and beverages

View schedule and register.

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Self-Paced uAchieve Transfer Articulation Training

The Self-Paced uAchieve Transfer Articulation Training includes lessons and hands-on exercises developed to help you learn transfer articulation at your own pace. This workshop is aimed at the new transfer evaluator, the experienced evaluator who is new to uAchieve, or anyone who wants to learn more about the transfer articulation functionality in Self-Service. Please note that this training is most appropriate for those institutions already using uAchieve and Self-Service together, as the functionality presented in the course is delivered in uAchieve Self-Service. To register, please visit the schedule at the bottom of this page and select an upcoming event.

View course content. | This course applies toward the uAchieve Transfer Articulation Encoder Certification. Learn more about certifications.

Pricing and what’s included

The Self-Paced uAchieve Transfer Articulation Training is $699 (group discount discounts available for 3 or more!) and includes:

    • An entire month of learning (most people finish in an average of 20–25 hours)
    • Self-paced instruction—Work on the course when it’s convenient for you!
    • Assistance from support staff

View schedule and register.

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Individualized uAchieve Workshop

Our uAchieve workshops can be scheduled at your convenience, delivered in-person or virtually, and tailored to fit your institution’s needs. Select your uAchieve workshop of choice (Basic Encoding, Transfer Articulation, Intermediate Encoding, or NCAA Encoding) and whether it will be held in person or virtually:

    • Virtual: Up to 10 attendees (7 Business days – 4 hours/day)
    • In Person: Up to 10 attendees (3 ½ business days, 8 hours for three days, and 4 hours on the last day)

For a flat fee, CollegeSource will provide the appropriate staff and materials for your uAchieve workshop of choice. Please note that for in-person workshops, the institution will need to provide the training room, WiFi access, and any necessary AV needs (i.e., a projector).

Don’t have enough people to fill a workshop?

You can host a regional workshop. Client-hosted regional workshops are in person, located on your campus, and registration is open to uAchieve encoders across the country. In addition, CollegeSource will promote the workshop to help boost attendance.

Contact us to learn more and receive pricing information.

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Encoding Mentorship Program

The Encoding Mentorship Program was created to help staff at institutions understand the reasoning behind and learn to maintain inherited encoding. The program is not designed to replace training but to aid in understanding the existing encoding. Those participating in the mentorship program must have completed uAchieve Basic Encoding training. CollegeSource will assign a dedicated Functional Implementation Specialist to work with your staff member remotely throughout the length of the program (6 or 12 months) in providing the following:

    • Monthly hour-long virtual meeting to discuss encoding, the types of issues/challenges you are currently facing, and setting any priorities on what guidance may be needed for the rest of the month.
    • Up to 4 hours of additional assistance/working session(s) throughout the month, as requested.
    • Direct support through your dedicated Functional Implementation Specialist, eliminating the need to submit help tickets or rely solely on support documentation.

Below are some examples of the assistance CollegeSource can provide in the mentorship program:

    • Review existing encoding strategies and collaborate to provide guidance for optimizing your encoding based on best practices.
    • Help troubleshoot complex curriculum challenges and navigate unique institution’s policies.

Pricing is $6,500 per person for a 6-month mentorship, or $12,750 for 12 months.

Contact us to learn more and get connected with your mentor today.

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Upcoming training courses

Join a live demonstration

Register for one of our free webinars hosted regularly below. Our introductory sessions demonstrate uAchieve in action—overviewing the Degree Audit, Planner, and Schedule Builder—followed by Q&A with a product expert. We also host topical sessions focused on user roles, functions, or product updates. If you’d rather tune in right now, check out our on-demand demos.

Predictable subscription pricing

Enjoy peace of mind and budgeting simplicity with our right-sized, subscription-based pricing that eliminates the uncertainty of large upfront fees, local hardware expenses, and unexpected upgrade costs. Our comprehensive solution includes a scalable platform, performance and security monitoring, data backup and disaster recovery, and cyclical upgrades. Every subscription also comes with 40 hours of support, ensuring you can easily make any desired technical changes.

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Discover which solution components are right for your institution with the help of our expert sales team. Our team will work with you to customize pricing that fits your unique needs and budget. Contact us for quotes on new cloud installations, on-premise upgrades, training requests, or to schedule a custom demo.

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