In the fall of 2009, the University decided that the current advising and degree clearance procedures should be improved. Three options were considered - Modifying the current CAPP system, replacing it with DARS, or replacing it with DegreeWorks. After a careful analysis of costs and benefits for each option, a decision was made to acquire and implement the DegreeWorks and WebTreQ software products from SunGard. With OSU-specific changes, the system is called MyDegrees.
Contracts were developed for software licensing, training, and project management and the implementation project began in February 2010.
University undergraduate programs were rolled out in phases, three colleges at a time. The first phase included the colleges of Business, Engineering, and Science, which all went live for advisors in August 2010. The second phase included the colleges of Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences, and forestry. The third phase included the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Education as well as the undergraduate minors from the College of Oceanic and Atmosperic Science and ROTC.
The MyDegrees system became available for students in April 2011. In the summer of 2011, the new WebTreQ system will be ready for transfer students to receive degree audits that include their articulated transfer coursework.