Student DPR FAQ
DPR Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a Degree Progress Report (Automated CPS)?
This automated advising tool, available through E-Services, compares students’ completed
coursework with their degree requirements and produces a report (called Degree Progress
Report----DPR) detailing their progress towards the degree completion. The report
also lists the classes that need to be taken in the future semesters and evaluates
different scenarios (degree options like minors, second degrees, changing the plan
you are currently seeking) that you may want to consider.
2. What information will appear on the Degree Progress Report?
3. How will I know whether a requirement is fulfilled?
When all or part of a specific requirement is not complete, the heading will appear
in boldface and the message “Requirement Not Satisfied –“will appear in red.
Requirements for courses that are “In-Progress” appear as though they are satisfied
before the grade is earner. In this case, the requirement will not be in boldface,
but will be followed by: (IP). The “Grade” space will remain empty until grades are
posted at the end of that term. If you withdraw from the course or do not earn a passing
grade, the requirement will no longer appear as being satisfied and the red flag will
4. If I have completed the courses (both from transfer school and UHCL) to satisfy
the requirements, what will the report show?
When a requirement is satisfied, the requirement will no longer appear in boldface
and information will be complete for course, units, grade and code. In addition, the
prompt for “Courses (required/actual/needed): “will disappear when courses are no
longer needed to complete that particular requirement, as follows.
5. What are the codes “EN” and “TR” represent?
The code “EN” means that the requirement was fulfilled by enrolling in a class at
UHCL. A code of “TR” indicates the requirement was fulfilled through transfer credit.
6. If I transferred into UHCL, will the DPR show whether my transfer courses fulfill
my curriculum requirements?
Automating transfer credit articulations in E-Services is an enormous effort, and
will be an ongoing project at UHCL. Transfer rules are currently defined in phases
for the DPR, beginning with the feeder institutions from which we receive the greatest
number of transfer courses. Students who transfer into UHCL come from colleges and
universities all over the world, and the articulation rules for some of these institutions
may not been entered into the system at this moment. For now, the DPR may show transfer
as fulfilling some requirements, but not all.
In most instances, you will see your transfer courses through Transfer Credit Report.
Please see your advisor to verify which requirements may be fulfilled with your transfer
coursework if necessary.
7. I took a course that was cross-listed with a Core-approved course, but it did not
show up on my DPR as meeting the Core requirement. Does that mean I will not be able
to fulfill my Core area with that course?
We have made effort to ensure that cross-listed courses are loaded into the system.
However, occasionally we discover that one was overlooked. Please consult your advisor
to make sure that the course should count toward fulfilling the requirement you intend.
If it is a valid course, please have the advisor fill-in the “comments” part of the
student exception form indicating the modification needed. We will update the list
of acceptable courses for that requirement upon request.
8. When I register for next semester, will my DPR show how the courses I registered
fit into my curriculum requirements?
Yes, it will. In the example below, the student registered for TCED 4737 in summer
2008. The report drops the course in with IP (In-Progress) next to it. DPR is designed
to help you get a good sense of how the courses you register for will fulfill requirements.
9. Does the DPR eliminate the need for advisors? Where can I get help?
No. You should continue to meet with your advisor on a regular basis throughout your
UHCL career. Remember that DPR is only a tool that gives you and your advisor more
time to discuss issues that are really important to you such as career goals, study
habits, and any other aspects of your UHCL experience.
10. Does your degree progress report contain an error, or do you have any other questions?