University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Faculty Resources

Enrollment and Advising Tools

Degree Planner

A new tool for helping students evaluate degree requirement options.  Degree Planner offers flexible “What-If” scenarios and provides a clear visual map to graduation.  Advisor User Guide available here!

HighPoint Campus Experience (CX)

A modernized user interface for PeopleSoft, PeopleSoft/HighPoint Campus Experience (CX) serves as the beginning of a transition from the PS Mobile experience to one with improved user focus and mobile optimization. Instructor and advisor user guides available here!

Academic Record / Academic Advising Report (AAR)

The Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an interactive graduation audit tool that helps students and their advisors see their progress towards graduation. The AAR showing courses that a student has taken and which are still required. Additionally, the AAR allows for students to select courses that are needed for their degree and either add them to the Shopping Cart or My Planner.

Shopping Cart Validation

Shopping Cart Validation is a PeopleSoft feature that allows students to easily prepare for enrollment and advising appointments. Students will add prospective classes into their shopping cart through PeopleSoft Student Center. Once a potential schedule is built, students can simply select the classes and click the "validate" button.

Post-Enrollment Requirement Checking

PERC is a PeopleSoft process/solution that compares a class’ enrollment requirements to an enrolled student’s completed classes to determine if the students have satisfied the enrollment requirements for that class. No more sifting through a student's Academic Record to determine if the student has satisfied requirements for an upcoming class!

Advising Notes

Advising Notes is where Advisors and other authorized PS Administrators can record notes about their interactions with Advisees/Students directly into PeopleSoft. Because these notes will be stored in PeopleSoft, you can then reference the notes at any point from PeopleSoft.


Grade posting will begin the same day that rosters have been made available.​

"G" Grades

"G" grades may be given when class work is unfinished because of extenuating personal circumstances that are beyond one’s control like major illness, injury, or family issues such as birth or death. The “G” grade may be assigned if the above conditions are met and the student has been making steady and satisfactory progress in the course (met the “G” grade requirements as listed in the syllabus), and the instructor believes that additional time to complete the course is warranted. Students should be able to provide evidence/documentation to substantiate their request. If a "G" grade is granted, students are instructed in writing to complete some clearly defined work (e.g. a final examination paper, etc.) within a specified period of time. The "G" must be completed no later than one year after the term or session in which the class was taken. Summer counts as a term. See : G Grade Deadline and Grading System.

This form ("G" Grade Student-Instructor Contract") is a contract between the instructor and the student. It should be prepared thoughtfully, recognizing one’s time constraints as well as the length of the extension granted by the instructor. If students fail to meet the terms of this contract, it may result in the denial of further extension and having to repeat the course if it is needed to fulfill requirements for graduation.


Student Forms