Cuesta College recently launched myCuesta Pathway, a fully-online degree audit tool designed to help students understand the course requirements for a major, degree, or certificate. The tool allows students to see a concise list of all the classes they have taken at Cuesta College, how those courses affect their current course of study, classes still needed in order to graduate and options for those who are considering changing their major.
“Student success starts with a clear pathway, and our goal with myCuesta Pathway is to help students reach their goals more efficiently and easily, anytime, anywhere,” said Vice President of Student Services Sandee McLaughlin.
The web-based program takes Cuesta College courses from a student’s transcript and reorganizes them in order to track progress toward degree completion. Students will also be able to use the tool to identify courses that do not count toward a major, estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate, view grades, Grade Point Average, and more. The ‘What If’ feature allows students to hypothesize a change in major and ascertain how far along they would be if they changed their academic goal.
“I really like the myCuesta Pathway, how it tells you exactly where you are in your degree attainment and how easy it is to navigate. It’s already made my life a lot easier,” said current Cuesta College student Christine Serrano.
“We do want to remind students that the myCuesta Pathway is not meant to replace counselor appointments but to be used in addition as a resource for students to map out their progress and navigate their academic goals,” said McLaughlin.
“I see myCuesta Pathway as a very effective tool benefiting both counselors and students,” said Cuesta College Counselor Glenda Moscoso. “In a matter of minutes, myCuesta Pathway is able to generate a report that shows the counselor and student courses still needed to achieve an established academic goal, or what courses are needed if a student decides to switch majors. Having this information readily available makes counseling appointments more efficient.”
The college is holding two myCuesta Pathway tutorial workshops this fall:
- November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., North County Campus, room N5004
- November 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., San Luis Obispo Campus, room 3412
Students can register for the workshops and find additional information – including FAQs, tutorial videos and more – by visiting http://bit.ly/mycuestapathway.
The implementation of myCuesta Pathway was funded by Cuesta College’s allocation of California Community College Student Success Support Program funds. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.