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Degree Audit Report System (DARS)

Degree Audit Reports

DARS is an acronym for the Degree Audit Reporting System. DARS analyzes degree requirements for a major according to the catalog year in which you entered the program.

DARS reports are the printed results of the analysis. The DARS report displays the courses from which you must select in order to complete degree requirements. It shows how the completed courses apply toward those requirements.

The DARS report provides a "snapshot" of where you stand relative to graduation.

You may view your most recent DARS report by going to the SMSU webpage, then clicking on Menu, and then going to Eservices. You will be prompted to enter your student ID and password. Choose Grades & Transcripts, and then Interactive Degree Audit System.

Although the DARS report provides a comprehensive description of program requirements, it is intended to supplement the role of the Site Coordinator and Education faculty advisor.

Your Site Coordinator and faculty advisor will help you with course selection and assist you in making informed decisions.

You will need to send an updated transcript to SMSU at the end of each semester to make sure that your SMSU DARS is kept up to date with your most recent coursework. Your Education faculty advisor will most often not be able to see what courses you are or have taken at schools other than SMSU unless you have an updated transcript sent to SMSU.

If you feel that DARS is not correctly analyzing certain requirements, you should consult with your Site Coordinator as soon as possible.

Note: If you believe that a previously completed course may substitute for a course required in the 2 + 2 program, you may petition the acceptance of the course by completing a petition form and submitting it with a copy of the original course syllabus to Mary Risacher, SMSU Early Childhood Coordinator, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for the course review process to be completed.

Last Modified: 6/25/19 4:22 PM