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Tutorial: What If Tool

Simulate academic options with the "What If" Tool

This is a fun and interesting tool inside Eastern Florida's myGPS Degree Audit system. "What If" scenarios allow you to process speculative degree audits using your current class history. You can compare your information against the requirements for a different major and catalog year. The possibilities are endless and can help with your planning as you consider your academic options. Check out how to use the "What If" tool in our YouTube channel video tutorial.

I want to change my major. How can I see what would be required if I made this change?
You can use the "What If" option to do an audit using criteria you select. Please be sure to select a Degree, Catalog Year and Major. The selected major will be moved to the window on the right. To deselect the major from that window, highlight it by clicking on it and then click the REMOVE button located below the window. Once the major is selected, click on the PROCESS AUDIT button to generate the "What If" audit.

Running a "What If" audit does not change your major.
You must submit a “Major Change” form to the campus Admissions and Records Office to change your major. You should consult with an advisor, financial aid and Veteran Affairs if appropriate, to see if changing your major will impact any of your benefits.

"What If" audits do not guarantee that you will be able to major in the area you select.
Should you decide you'd like to change your major, contact your academic advisor for assistance, new major information and instructions on making the change.

Why am I receiving an error when I run a "What If" scenario?
The "What If" tool requires that you make a selection in the "Major" field. Failure to select a major will result in an error.

Can my advisor see my "What If" scenario?
No. "What If" scenarios are not stored in myGPS. Your advisor can only see your results if the two of you work through a "What If" procedure together. You can also print a copy to show your advisor.