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Degree Progress Report Guide


How to Access Your Degree Progress Report (DPR)

Your Degree Progress Report (DPR) can be found in your Student Center. To navigate to your DPR, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on your Student Center in the "My Apps" section of your My Cal Poly Portal:

Student Center under My Apps in portal

Step 2: Open the "Academic Progress" drop-down menu and select "Degree Progress Report (DPR)":

Student Center Dashboard with Academic Progress drop-down menu

How to Read Your Degree Progress Report (DPR)

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the options and details at the top of your Degree Progress Report. Remember to read all IMPORTANT NOTES throughout your report.

Click "Additional Info" to read additional important messaging before you begin to review your report:

Additional Info button


At the top of your DPR, you can find your active student career:

Undergraduate career in the drop-down menu


You will also see a button that allows you to hide Satisfied and Satisfied - IP (in progress) degree requirements (this will include courses that have grades of I or RP). Selecting this option will only display Not Satisfied requirements remaining in your DPR. To turn this feature on, simply click the button (a green check mark will appear when the feature is active). To return to the full view of your DPR, click the button again:

Hide Satisfied Requirements checkbox


Your Degree Progress Report will display your degree requirements as Satisfied, Satisfied - IP (meaning in progress requirements, courses that have received a grade of I, and courses that have received a grade of RP), or Not Satisfied. Satisfied requirements will display as green, Satisfied - IP requirements will display as yellow, and Not Satisfied requirements will display as red:

Satisfied in a green box, In progress in a yellow box, Not satisfied in a red box


Please note: The status of a requirement may display as in progress even when the requirement is met. In the example below, 27 units are needed to satisfy the requirement. The student has completed 48 relevant units to satisfy the requirement, but the requirement still displays as Satisfied - IP. This occurs because all relevant units are counted:

In progress requirement met highlighted with yellow box


There are several ways to "open" a section or requirement to reveal additional details.

You can click on the carrot next to the heading of each DPR section/requirement, or you can use the "View All" and "Expand All" functions.

When selected, the "View All" function displays all DPR sections on the right-hand side of the screen.

In the example below, "View All" has been selected, and all DPR sections are now visible on the right-hand side of the screen. You will need to scroll down to view all sections:

View All option highlighted


The "Expand All" function further opens individual DPR sections. Again, you will need to scroll down to view all sections. To return to the normal view, simply select "Collapse All," and the expanded view of the DPR will close:

Expand all option open and Collapse All button highlighted


Continue opening sections/requirements to drill down into the details of the report. In the example below, GE Area A has been opened (note the details of A1 and A2 are visible). Again, you can open a section by clicking the carrot next to the heading of the section or clicking the "Expand All" button.

If you want to see which specific course fulfilled the requirement, click the "View Courses" button. To return to the previous screen, simply click the back arrow on your web browser:

Area A requirement open


You can also see missing units when you open specific DPR sections and/or degree requirements. In the example below, the student is missing units needed to complete their concentration. By opening the section, you can clearly see how many units have been completed and how many units are still needed to satisfy the requirement:

Missing units highlighted


The "Course Credits Not Used" section will display units that are not being applied toward the completion of any degree requirement.

If you see units reflected in the "Course Credits Not Used" section, and you believe said units can and should be applied toward a degree requirement, please speak with your academic advisor:

Course credits not used section

How to Read the PDF of Your Degree Progress Report (DPR)

To see additional details about your degree requirements, you can click on the "View PDF" button at the top of your Degree Progress Report:

View PDF button highlighted


The PDF of your Degree Progress Report includes both Degree Audit Icons and Course Icons. Degree Audit Icons indicate the status of the degree requirement (Satisfied, Not Satisfied, In Progress, etc.), and Course Icons indicate the type of credit being used to fulfill the degree requirement (Cal Poly Course, Transfer Credit, Test Credit, etc.). 

Course Icons will appear in the "Status" field for each Course Used:

Legend of icons used in the Degree Progress Report pdf


Both Degree Audit Icons and Course Icons can be seen throughout the PDF of the Degree Progress Report. Please note the use of Course Icons in the "Course Credits Not Used" section.

In the example below, the Status field indicates that the course in question is a Cal Poly Graded Course. However, the "Requirement Designation" field is blank. Even though the course has been completed, the green check mark only indicates that the course is a Cal Poly Graded Course, not that the requirement has been satisfied. If the course was being used to fulfill a General Education (GE) degree requirement, the specific requirement being met would be listed in the "Requirement Designation" field:

Course credits not used section of the Degree Progress Report pdf


In the example below, the Status field indicates that the the Course Used is a transfer course (note the green arrow symbol). The "Requirement Designation" further indicates that this transfer course is fulfilling GE Area E. If you have questions about how your transfer credits or exam credits have been applied to your degree, you can easily find the credit type reflected in the PDF of your DPR:

GE Area E example


At the bottom of the PDF of your Degree Progress Report, you can also find a "Course History" section that concisely lists all your courses, both completed and in progress. This list includes term completed, catalog number, grade earned, and other course details:

Course History list

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