myBLUEprint: FAQ for Advisors

What is myBLUEprint?

myBLUEprint is a web-based tool used to monitor academic progress toward degree completion. It combines IPFW’s degree requirements and the coursework that has been completed with easy-to-read worksheets that will help see how courses that have been completed count toward degree requirements which will enable them to see what courses and requirements still need to be completed.


What is a worksheet?

A myBLUEprint worksheet is a review of past, current and “planned” coursework that provides information on completed and outstanding requirements necessary to fulfill a degree/major/minor/concentration.


Can students view course information in myBLUEprint?

Yes, by clicking on a course in their worksheet they can view the course description, prerequisites required, and available course sections for the upcoming term. Course sections do not show location. The Schedule of Classes search feature on the student’s myIPFW portal will show location.


What is the Student Information block?

The Student Information block appears on every undergraduate student worksheet and includes information intended to guide student advising. Information in this block will only appear if it is relevant to the student. Informational items include:

  1.  Placement test information
  2. Completion of the statewide general education core
  3. Student athlete status
  4. 21st Century Scholar eligible (final eligibility must be determined with Financial aid)
  5. Honors program eligible (final eligibility must be determined with the Honors program)
  6. Graduation application reminder

What is the “what if” feature?

The “what if” function allows students to hypothetically change their major, minor or concentration. The new “what if” worksheet will show the coursework that is required for this major, minor or concentration, what courses have been taken that satisfy requirements and what courses are still left to take. The following data elements should always be populated when requesting a “what if”worksheet in order to ensure the most accurate data is retrieved: Catalog Term, Program, Major, Concentration (if applicable), and Minor (if desired).


What if I see an error on an audit (e.g. wrong course listed as a requirement)?

You can report any issue you see on a student's worksheet with the online myBLUEprint Issues Form


How can I request a substitution or waiver or other adjustment on a student's worksheet?

Adjustments like this to a student's worksheet can be requested with the online myBLUEprint Substitutions and Waivers Form.


Our department currently keeps their own notes on their advisees. What are the benefits of switching to this new system?

Any notes you enter in myBLUEprint become a part of the student’s record and any faculty or administrative staff member who has access to myBLUEprint can view these notes. This allows any individual working with a student to have a more complete understanding of the student’s advising history. This also helps everyone work together to hold students accountable for following through on advice they were given. Everyone accessing the myBLUEprint tool has been FERPA certified and are aware of the guidelines to ensure notes follow these guidelines.  You can elect to make notes internal by checking the box for this options, so that those notes will only be available for viewing by faculty and administrative staff.


Sometimes I have advisee discussions with students who aren’t my assigned advisees. Can I add notes to any student’s record?

Yes, if you have access to the myBLUEprint tool, you can enter notes on any student record.


What does the Term Calculator show?

The Term Calculator will show students estimated cumulative GPA after filling in hypothetical grade information. The audit system utilizes current earned credits and GPA and places in-progress courses in the table (which will default at the start of each term) along with the grade anticipate entered for current, in-progress courses, which will then provide a revised cumulative GPA based on the estimates entered..


What does the Graduation Calculator show?

This tool requires the student to enter the GPA they would like to have at graduation. The Graduate Calculator will show what GPA is needed to average over their remaining semesters to obtain the desired GPA at graduation.


What does the Advice Calculator show?

The Advice Calculator will show students how many credits must be earned at a certain GPA to achieve a desired GPA.


What should I do if I have suggestions for improving this tool?

You may contact your DAAC member. We appreciate any comments or suggestions for ways to improve the myBLUEprint tool.


Who is the DAAC member for my college/school?

AS – Arts & Sciences Marietta Frye 16749 LA 154
AS – Arts & Sciences Deborah Hoile 16744 LA 153B
AS - General Studies Cassandra Bracht 16818 KT 144
BN - Doermer Bus Karin Casazza 10131 NF 366B
EP - Education Meg Underwood 16448 NF 243F
EP - Public Policy Leslie Clark 16348 NF 260A
ET - Engr/Tech CS Karolyn Smith 16904 ET 233
HS - Hlth Hum Svcs Khin Khin Gyi 14187 NF 120
SST - Stu Suc/Tran Sam Pray 16133 KT 104A
VP - Vis & Perf Arts Karla Yauchler 16977 VA 102
Associate Registrar Tina Curley 16097 KT 103E
SIS Business Analyst Christa Van De Weg 15421 KT G06C
SIS Business Analyst Crystal Milton 15454 KT G06D