Faculty Advisor Resources


DegreeWorks is the University's web-based degree audit tool that facilitates the monitoring of students' academic progress toward degree completion.  DegreeWorks helps students with catalog year 2009 or after Finish in Four.   All faculty members that have been approved for advisor security within our student information system will have access to DegreeWorks.

Login to DegreeWorks

You can find DegreeWorks training material on the Office of the Registrar's website linked below.

DegreeWorks Registrar Page & Training Materials

DegreeWorks Faculty & Staff Training [PDF]

General Education Program

About one-third of the courses students will take at Appalachian will be General Education courses.  Being able to assist students navigate the General Education Program is an important component of advising within the Hayes School of Music.

Office of Student Success Advising Tip Sheets

You will find a comprehensive list of academic advising tip sheets under the "Faculty & Staff" tab of the Office of Student Success website.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), Appalachian State University is restricted in releasing student information without the consent of the student. The statute also gives the student the right to inspect his or her education records, and to place additional limits on the disclosure of those records. Complete information about FERPA is available on the U.S. Department of Education FERPA website.

FERPA Information for Faculty and Staff can be found on the "FERPA Information for Faculty and Staff" page of the Office of the Registrar's website.

Detailed information about the implementation of FERPA at Appalachian State University can be found in the University Policy Statement.