What is DARS?
The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) produces a report reflecting academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree in your declared or proposed major. The DARS report, or degree audit, shows how your FAU courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements. The Degree Audit Report is an internal document. It should be used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework. It is not an official certification of your academic record.
Accessing Degree Audits
As a student, you must use MyFAU to access your degree audit. You may use any computer with an Internet browser, including personal computers at home or in residence halls and FAU computer labs. The MyFAU system is available on the WebÌý24/7.
If you experience difficulty getting a degree audit using the Internet, you may request one at the Registrarâ€™s Office or by contacting DARS@fau.edu .
Running and Viewing Your Degree Audit on the Web
- Click on â€˜â€™
- Type yourÌýFAUNet IDÌýandÌýPassword, click Login.
For enhanced security, you will be required to enter a security question and change your Password the first time that you useÌý.
- ChooseÌýFAU Self-ServiceÌýfrom the left-hand column.
- ChooseÌýStudent Services, thenÌýStudent Records, thenÌýView or Submit Degree Audit (DARS).
- Choose View or Submit Degree Audit.
To watch a presentation on how to use DARS play the video below:
Note: You have to submit an audit before you can view it. Click on Run Declared à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãs to request a degree audit for your current major. Then, click View Audit to view the audit that you ran.
Audits are listed in the order in which you requested them, with the most recent one on top.Ìý It can take a few moments for an audit to process. Click on View AuditÌýin the View column to access your degree audit.
If you have more than one major, a separate audit will be processed for each major. However, if the majors are under different degree types, i.e., a B.A. in one and a B.S. in the other, only your primary major will produce an audit. The other major must be run under Select a Different à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã.
Understanding the Audit
Degree requirement information is displayed in a condensed format throughout the audit â€“ if you wish to see details under each section, you must click Open All SectionsÌý located at the top of the page or click theÌýblack arrow located next to each block to open individual sections.
Each academic degree program is comprised of various requirements. As each requirement is fulfilled, you will earn a green checkmark ( âœ” ) indicating all is OK for that particular requirement area. Before you can graduate all requirements must be satisfied.
To print the audit you are viewing, select the Printer Friendly option toward the top-right of the audit and use the print function of your web browser. When finished, be sure to exit and close your browser to protect your privacy. You may even want to clear your cache if you are using a public computer and are concerned that subsequent users will retrieve your cached information.
Advisement Before Registration
Advisement is required for all undergraduate à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã. DARS does NOT replace advising â€“ it just helps make it an easier and more meaningful interaction. Well in advance of your registration time, meet with your adviser to discuss your degree program and course selection options, as well as any other concerns you may have. Take a recent degree audit with you when you meet with your adviser. After you register for classes, submit another degree audit to see how your courses will meet the requirements of your program.
Changing Your Major
If you plan to change your major, you must submit an approved Undergraduate Major/Minor Change form to the Registrarâ€™s Office. The form is available at the Registrarâ€™s Office, at Student Services Offices in each of the colleges and, for your convenience, on the web at http://www.fau.edu/registrar/change-of-major/. The form requires the signature of your adviser. Change of major forms submitted after the drop/add period take effect for the following semester. If you delay in filing this form, your major change may not be processed in time for your registration, and you may not be able to register for courses restricted to your new major.
Questions About an Audit
If you have questions about a degree audit, or you think there might be errors or discrepancies, contact one of the offices listed below for further assistance:
- For questions regarding the major, minor, or general education requirements, selecting courses, exceptions to graduation requirements, a change of major or minor, or for assistance with any other type of question, contact the Academic Advising Office in the college of your major, .
- Contact the Registrarâ€™s Office, http://www.fau.edu/registrar/ , for questions concerning FAU courses and grades, and in-progress courses.
- Contact DARS@fau.edu for questions concerning transfer courses and their equivalencies at FAU.
Select a Different à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã's Degree Audit
The select a different program option allows you and your adviser to see the effects of changing a major or option, declaring a major, adding a second major, or switching your primary and secondary majors, before officially changing your record. If you are undecided about a major, the select a different program audit is a useful tool to try out different majors and see how your courses will meet the requirements for those programs.
To access select a different program option, follow the directions above for Running and Viewing Your Degree Audit on the Web
- Click on â€˜â€™
- Type your FAUNET ID and Password, click Login
For enhanced security, you will be required to enter a security question and change your Password the first time that you use .
- Choose FAU Self-Service from the left-hand column.
- Choose Student Services, then Student Records, then View or Submit Degree Audit (DARS).
- Choose View or Submit Degree Audit.
Note: You have to submit an audit before you can view it. Click on View or Submit an Audit, then on the next screen under Select a Different à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã:
- Select the program from the drop-down list
- Select the catalog year
- Click on Run Different à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã
- On the next screen click on view audit
Audits are listed in the order in which you requested them, with the most recent one on top. It can take a few moments for an audit to process. Click on View Audit in
the View column to access your degree audit.