Questions about IDA 2.0

Who can use IDA 2.0?

Current and recent UT Austin students as well as students admitted for a future semester may access IDA 2.0. A UT EID is required. Prospective students and former students who do not have a UT EID may also access IDA 2.0 with a guest EID.

How do I access IDA 2.0?

You can access IDA 2.0 through UT Direct or the Registrar's website.

What software do I need to use IDA 2.0?

Use the browsers recommended for secure web services at UT Austin. Javascript, cookies, and style sheets must be enabled on all browsers.

Can I run a degree audit for a graduate program?

The MBA programs are the only graduate programs supported by IDA 2.0. All other graduate programs are currently unavailable.

Can I run an audit for a different major?

Yes. You can run an audit for any valid degree program and catalog to see how your courses would count.

I am pursuing simultaneous majors. How can I run an audit for both?

You can only run one audit per major.

I am pursuing two or more minors/certificates in the 2016-18 catalog. How can I run an audit for them?

An individual audit will need to be run for the major with each minor.

Can IDA 2.0 check courses I have registered for?

Yes. On the Audit Requests page, check the box for "Future Registered Courses" before submitting the audit. To use this option, you are required to also include "Currently In-Progress Courses." Registered courses appear on the audit results with a green "FT" icon.

Will I be able to plan for future courses?

Yes. You can plan for future courses by using the Student Planner, which can be accessed from the IDA navigation menu. The Student Planner allows you to add courses you might take to estimate how these courses will apply to your degree. However, adding future courses to your planner does not register you for those courses and does not guarantee their availability for the semester you select. After you have added courses to the Student Planner, go to the Audit Request page and check the "Planned Courses" option. Planned courses appear on the audit results with a blue "PL" icon. More information on the Student Planner can be found at this link.

How do I decide which catalog option to select?

The General Information Catalog states that a student may graduate under the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled at the University. This rule, however, does not apply to students in business, engineering, or pharmacy. You can view your currently-assigned catalog on the Audit Request page, under “Profiles.” You must contact your adviser to ensure that you are entitled to graduate in the profile assigned to you. More information on catalogs can be found at this link.

My profile is incorrect. How do I fix this?

Your profile may be incorrect because you were never assigned a profile. In these cases, IDA uses a default profile based on your major. Incorrect profiles can negatively impact your progress toward your degree. To ensure that your profile is accurate, consult with your academic adviser.

How do I select certificates when I request an audit?

The option to select certificates for all degree plans will be available starting in the 2016-2018 catalog. For BSA degree plans, consult with your academic adviser to see which certificate you are closest to completing.

Why can't I run an audit?

Common reasons for being unable to run an audit include:

Invalid catalog/program combination
Be sure that you are not trying to run a program in an incorrect catalog. All undergraduate programs are housed under even-numbered catalogs; all graduate programs are housed under odd-numbered catalogs.
Program is not valid or live
In some cases, your program of study may be removed from drop-down menus and from having a "running man" icon if the program is not valid or if the school is not live in the catalog you've selected (including expired catalogs). Consult with your academic adviser.
System processing fails to complete
Audits that fail to complete will display a status of "Failed" on the audit results page, and a link to the audit will not be generated. There are many reasons why an audit may fail to complete; consult with your academic adviser.

Why does it take so long to run an audit?

During peak processing times, the degree audits tend to run a little slower. Try to submit your audits outside of normal business hours. If you experience unusually long wait times, contact the Degree Audit team at degreeaudit@austin.utexas.edu.

How does the core curriculum affect my degree audit?

All students pursuing an undergraduate degree at UT-Austin must complete the core curriculum. While one course may not be used to fulfill multiple core requirements, a course used to fulfill a core requirement may be reused for other parts of the degree plan, such as the major. Be aware that certain applicability standards, such as grade minimums, may differ between core requirements and other requirements. Work with your academic advisor to determine which courses may be taken to fulfill as many requirements as possible.

Why are courses missing from my audit results?

Common reasons for coursework missing from the audit include:

Outdated audit
Audits are static snapshots of your record at the time the audit was run. If you add a course to your record after the audit was initially run, rerun the audit.
Transferred courses
All transfer work is evaluated by the Office of Admissions. If your transfer work is not showing up in your audit and has not posted to your record, contact the transcript evaluators at 512-475-7399.
Credit-by-exam courses
If credit was earned by exam (CBE), contact the Center for Teaching and Learning to determine when the course will be added to your record.
Correspondence and extension courses
If the course was completed through UT Austin correspondence or University Extension, contact the Records section of the Office of the Registrar to determine when the course will be added to your record.
In progress/future/planned courses
You have the option to include or remove in-progress, future, and planned courses from your results. This is done on the Audit Request page. For completed audits, you can review which options were selected for each audit on the Audit Results page. You must register for future courses before they appear on your audit. Planned courses must be added to your Student Planner before they appear on your audit.

Why isn't my course counting where I expect?

Common reasons for a course not counting where expected include:

Classes Excluded from Audit
The course may have been excluded by a degree plan restriction. Look at the "Classes Excluded from Audit" section at the very top of the audit to see how and why it was excluded.
Courses/hours not counting for specific degree requirements
Courses not counting towards specific degree requirements will show up at the bottom of your audit under “Courses/hours not counting for specific degree requirements”. These courses may not count towards specific degree requirements, but will count towards your total hours requirement.
Course is counting elsewhere
The course may be counting for another requirement and may not be reused.

What should I do if I think there is an error in my degree audit results?

Consult with your academic adviser.

How can I tell if I am on track for degree completion?

A progress-toward-degree bar will appear at the top of your audit. If your first semester enrolled at UT was fall 2012 or later, this bar will compare your progress against a four-year (eight-semester) timeframe. If you’re on track to graduate in four years, the bar will appear green. If you're not on track, the bar will appear yellow.

What courses should I register for next?

Consult with your academic adviser. Information on course applicability can be found in the catalogs and by using the Student Planner. Check the course schedules for course availability.

What courses can I take at my local community college?

Consult with your academic adviser. In some cases you may be able to add transfer work from other colleges to your Student Planner.

Is my college/school using IDA 2.0?

Use the table below to see if the college/catalog you are under is active in IDA 2.0.

Undergraduate Colleges Live in IDA 2.0
College 2008-2010 catalog 2010-2012 catalog 2012-2014 catalog 2014-2016 catalog 2016-2018 catalog
Architecture IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Business
(Undergraduate)
IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Communication IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Education IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Engineering IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Fine Arts IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Geosciences N/A IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Liberal Arts IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Natural Sciences IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Nursing IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Pharmacy IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Social Work IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Undergraduate Studies IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0
Graduate Colleges Live in IDA 2.0
College 2009-2011 catalog 2011-2013 catalog 2013-2015 catalog 2015-2017 catalog
Business (Graduate) N/A IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0 IDA 2.0

What if I have another question?

The IDA 2.0 Introduction has more information. See also IDA 2.0 Terms and Abbreviations for definitions of phrases used in IDA 2.0. Feedback on IDA 2.0 can be submitted through the survey software found on the IDA navigation bar. For additional questions about your degree program or how your courses are counting toward your degree, contact your academic adviser.