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This forum is exclusively for Harvard University students. The sponsor for this forum is an exciting new web app, The Degree Tracker. Track and plan your Harvard Extension School ALM and ALB degrees or professional graduate certificate. Course ratings, instructor reviews, accomplishment badges, planning, tracking, and other tools to help guide students through their HES journey. TheDegreeTracker is proud to bring you this tool to use to track your degree at Harvard Extension School. If you are a student who has more courses than you can keep track of, and you would like to plan out your degree pathway carefully, then track and plan courses with the Degree Tracker to take control of your education. Including course reviews and course ratings, TheDegreeTracker has the potential to not only guide you through your degree, but to let you help other students who might be wondering about the HES courses that you've taken. The Degree Tracker is glad to provide the Harvard Extension School Student Forum (ESF) to help foster a nurturing environment. This forum for was born in 2015 to create better Harvard Extension School friendships, networking, and information to contribute to a better overall HES experience. Extension students formerly congregated at forums such as philfac and extensionstudent. This website has no affiliation with either the philfac or extensionstudent websites. It has been created and run by 100% completely different leadership. For the extension student who wants a bigger taste of what life with other Harvard Extension students is like, combining the Degree Tracker and the extension student forum can foster that sense of community that others have on campus. Another advantage of participating in an online community over the Harvard campus is that extension students can develop permanent relationships with other extension students that being on a physical campus might not necessarily allow, since online students are great at staying in touch online.

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TheDegreeTracker updated for 2016-2017 courses

GratGrat Posts: 293
edited August 2016 in TheDegreeTracker™
I'm pleased to announce that TheDegreeTracker now has the updated 2016-2017 Harvard Extension School complete course list available online.

For those of you who may not have heard about TheDegreeTracker, it's a great tool to plan your degree program and/or certificate while studying at HES. You can check it out here: https://www.thedegreetracker.com/

The degree requirements at HES are complicated and can be quite confusing - organizing when you plan to fulfill each requirement can be a daunting task. TheDegreeTracker makes that task a walk in the park, providing you with a way to keep track of each degree requirement, letting you create a roadmap to finishing your degree, and makes accessing your course plans a breeze from anywhere! Students have planned out hundreds of courses using TheDegreeTracker already. Hope you give it a chance to make your path at HES a much more manageable journey.


  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Also, please note that TheDegreeTracker actually pays the bills to sponsor this forum!
  • DmilesDmiles Posts: 41
    edited January 2017
    Hello, I'm having some issues with the degree tracker. It says I have 6 courses listed under planned, but there's only 4 actually listed and the two that aren't present are classes I have completed, but they aren't showing up on the Tracking page. So now I have a couple of duplicates that are screwing up what I need to complete as the tracker shows that I have "0" writing intensive and "0" Bios to complete my minor. Soooo, not sure why things aren't transferring from the planned page to the tracked page.
  • DmilesDmiles Posts: 41
    What I have figured out is that my Evolution class and my Psychology of Close Relationship classes are showing up as duplicates on the dashboard, but they seem to be the ones hung up on the Planned page. I'll delete them on the tracked page and see if you can get them to transfer from planned to tracked as I can't see them on the planned page, but I'm sure those are the two classes that are in limbo.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    @Dmiles I'm sorry to hear some of your classes got stuck in limbo. I'm working on it now, and we'll get it figured out for you.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    edited January 2017
    @Dmiles - I believe I fixed everything for you. Your two missing courses should definitely be showing up on the "Tracked" page now. I would suggest you double check to make sure the courses look right by editing both of them, and just double check to see if all of the attributes look right, and then save them both. If you have any other troubles, don't hesitate to contact me.
  • DmilesDmiles Posts: 41
    Looks much better, thanks!
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