About the Credit Analysis

The Credit Analysis is a review of the academic record that monitors progress towards meeting graduation requirements with regard to semesters in residence, GPA, earned and enrolled credits, and oversubscription. It flags potential problems that may affect completion of graduation requirements, but it does not track completion of major requirements (the Major Certification Form is used to do this).

The Credit Analysis is updated every evening to reflect changes in course enrollment status (drop/add transactions, withdrawals, etc.). In addition, courses in which students are pre-registered are included in the credit analysis. More information about the oversubscription regulation and how oversubscription is calculated can be found here.

If students have questions about their Credit Analysis or if they believe the report is in error, they should contact the Registrar's Office.

How to Read the Credit Analysis Report

The Credit Analysis is comprised of two parts, the Credit Summary (page one) and the Credit Detail (pages two and three).

The Credit Summary is divided into six sections:

  1. The Report Header provides general academic information about you, including class year, enrollment status, entry term, completion term, major, and advisor. If you are a transfer student, it indicates whether you transferred as sophomore, mid-year sophomore, or junior.
  2. Residency and GPA. This section monitors fulfillment of the residency and GPA requirements. The report recognizes whether you are a first-year entrant or transfer student and adjusts the residency requirement calculation accordingly. Please note that semesters spent on study abroad do not count as "Semesters in Residence." (Enrollment in Wesleyan-sponsored study abroad programs does not count towards "Semesters in Residence" but it does count towards "Wesleyan Semesters.")
  3. Credit Type Summary. This section provides an analysis of earned and enrolled credits.
    1. Wesleyan Credits are credits earned at Wesleyan or in a Wesleyan-sponsored or Wesleyan-approved study abroad program.
    2. Earned credits are credits from prior semesters for which both grade and credit are recorded on the academic history.
    3. Enrolled credits reflect credit values for courses in which you are currently enrolled.
    4. Pending credits reflect unearned credit for courses from prior semesters, including Incompletes, the first half of Sequence Courses for which the second half has not yet been completed, and the first half of Honors Thesis for which the second half has not yet been completed.
    5. Potential credit is the sum of Earned and Enrolled credit. Pending credit is not included in the Potential credit total.
  4. Oversubscription and Useable Credits. This section summarizes Total Credits and Total Useable Graduation Credits.
    1. Total Credits. This figure is carried over from the credit totals at the bottom of pages two and three.
    2. Total Useable Graduation Credits is the total number of credits that can be applied towards graduation after Oversubscribed Credits have been subtracted from Total Credits. On occasion, it is possible for Total Useable Graduation Credits to exceed Total Credits especially during the grade entry period after the end of the semester or if a student has Incomplete grades.
  5. Credit Limits within Categories. This section calculates the total number of potential, remaining, and/or oversubscribed credits in the following credit categories: Tutorials, Teaching Apprenticeships, PHED and Student Forums, Education in the Field/Independent Study, Summer Credits per Summer, Pre-matriculant credit.
  6. Credit Limits within Departments/Programs. This section calculates the total number of potential, remaining and/or oversubscribed credits within academic departments. (Please note that while PHED credits appear in the Department/Program grid, the oversubscription calculation for PHED credits is undertaken in "Credit Limits within Categories" grid in section 5.)

The Credit Detail is divided into two pages. Both pages present information extracted from your academic history and are identical except that page 2 is sorted by department and page 3 is sorted by term. To help account for the credit totals in sections five and six of the Summary page, the Credit Detail pages provide two additional columns of information:

  1. The Crosslisting column identifies every department or program in which a course is crosslisted, regardless of how you may have chosen to list the course when you originally registered for it. For purposes of oversubscription, credit for a course is counted in every department in which it is crosslisted.
  2. The Credit Limit Category column identifies courses that fall into the following credit categories courses: Tutorials, Teaching Apprenticeships, PHED and Student Forums, Education in the Field/Independent Study, Summer Credits per Summer, Pre-matriculant credit.