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LTC 101: Degree Works

Here's a guide to getting help with all the many moving parts of being a new student at LTC. Check here to see how to acess and use some of the many programs and applications you'll need during your school year.

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a tool that helps students and advisors track progress toward graduation and plan future courses.Some of the key features of Degree Works are:

  • It loads with up-to-date data and displays all majors, minors, and concentrations on a single evaluation
  • It uses clear color coding and icons to highlight which graduation requirements are met or unmet
  • It provides specific guidance on recommended future course requirements and allows exploring changing majors with What-If degree audits
  • It shows courses, grades, academic standing, and various GPA scenarios.

Check out the information below to find out more.

Find Your Advisor

If your advisor is unavailable, contact the Division Dean for your program.

Allied Health Division Dean
Dr. Deanne Collins

Applied Technology and Transportation Dean
Dr. John Dunbar
General Education Dean
Kathy Alden
Business, Public Safety & Professional Services Dean
Beth Hefner
Advance Technology and Engineering Dean
Dr. John Dunbar

If you don’t know which Dean you should contact, email Megan Whitworth at, and she will help you.

How to Use

Note that you can click on the course number in Degree Works (i.e. MATH1101), which are links to a pop-up window displaying the course description, course pre-requisites, course registration number (CRN), course sections being offered. This is a very helpful feature to help you select courses to register for the semester.

What If?

If you are interested in seeing what your Degree Works would look like with a different major, use the What-If feature. This option is helpful if you are completing the pre-requisites in the Interdisciplinary Studies or Healthcare Assistant and waiting to apply to one of the selective admissions programs such as Dental Hygiene or one of our nursing programs. It’s also helpful if you are considering changing your major and would like to see what that looks like for you.

Drop / Add Courses

Drop/Add Period

Through the end of the third instructional day of the semester, a student may add courses if there is space available. Through the end of the third instructional day of the semester, a student may also drop a course from an already existing schedule, and no grade will appear on the student's official academic record. An instructional day is based on the academic calendar, not a student's individual schedule. For example, if the term begins on a Monday, the Drop/Add period is Monday-Wednesday even if a student’s first class does not meet until Tuesday. The college Academic Calendar indicates the Drop/Add Period each semester. This deadline is strictly enforced. Students may drop courses online via Bannerweb.

No Harm/No Foul Period

A student who drops a course before the end of the third instructional day will be due a refund (see Institutional Refund Policy). Note: An instructional day is based on the academic calendar, not an individual student’s schedule. For the purpose of refund calculations, the first day of the semester is considered to be the official first day of class as indicated on the college calendar. The college Academic Calendar indicates the last eligible date for refunds each semester.

No Show Policy for Attendance

Any student who does not physically attend the scheduled class meeting for an on-campus class or complete an academic assignment during the three (3) calendar day drop/add period for an online class will be considered a No Show.

Reinstatement Procedure

To be reinstated, a student will need to contact his/her instructors. Be aware that the classes you wish to re-enter may no longer have seats available. The late registration fee of $45 may be applied.

Withdrawal Policy

Official Withdrawals

After the drop / add period, students may officially self-withdraw using BannerWeb from any or all classes on their schedule through the final class day (before the final exam period) of each term or part of term for which the student is registered and receive a “W” for the class. The “W” grade is not computed in the student’s grade point average but does count as attempted hours for the term when determining financial aid eligibility. There is no refund for classes from which the student withdrew after the drop/add period. The drop/add period and final class day for each term or part of term are indicated on the academic calendar available at Academic Calendar – Lanier Technical College.

No withdrawals will be processed after the “W” period ends. Students who do not officially withdraw from classes will be assigned grades earned.

Unofficial Withdrawals

Any student that receives all “Fs” or a combination of only “Fs” and “Ws” in a given term may be considered an “unofficial withdrawal.” Unofficial withdrawals are those students who simply cease participating in classes during the withdrawal period without officially self-withdrawing from class. Faculty must enter the last date of academic activity in class for students who earn an “F” as a final grade for the class. If the last date of academic activity is before the midpoint of the term or if the instructor cannot determine the last date of academic activity, the midpoint of the term (50%) will be used as the date of withdrawal.

Students receiving federal student aid (Pell, SEOG, etc.) who completely withdraw from all courses during a given period of enrollment and complete less than 60% of the term (based on the instructor’s determination of the last date of academic activity in class) may be required to return funds to Lanier Technical College and/or the US Department of Education.

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