How to use DARS

Step-by-step DARS guide

Accessing your DARS graduation audit is a great way to keep track of your progress toward graduation. DARS will update to show you what degree requirements you’ve satisfied and what is still required as you enroll and complete courses.

The report is divided into four categories: university requirements, general studies requirements, college major requirements and electives. Sections will change from red to green as you complete requirements. You’re eligible to apply to graduate once all sections are green.

Watch the videos below for an introduction to DARS and a step-by-step guide on how to read your DARS.

Intro to DARS

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How to read DARS

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Strategies and tips

11 DARS strategies for success

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ASU requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate, including a minimum of 45 upper-division hours.

2

You’ll need 30 hours of credit taken at ASU and a minimum 2.00 ASU GPA to graduate. Some majors may have higher requirements.

3

You receive credit only once toward your 120 hours required. However, some courses may meet multiple degree requirements (such as general studies and major requirements).

4

All areas on the DARS charts must be green to show that all minimum graduation requirements have been met.

5

Pay close attention to the Major section of DARS. This section is constructed differently by major, and it is where you’ll find most of your critical major requirements from the major map.

6

Pay close attention to the hour requirements and sub-requirements needed for each section (general studies, upper-division, electives, etc.)

7

Understand your major map and critical requirements. Take your courses in the order recommended on the major map in order to stay on track for graduation.

8

Review and revisit the elective section often so you’re aware if any courses you’ve taken can be used to fulfill additional degree requirements.

9

Your DARS audit is dynamic. This means that courses can move from requirement to requirement in order to fill the requirements in the best way.

10

Requirements turn green once they have been met. Requirements can include sub-requirements that must also be met. Look for green checkmarks and no red X’s to ensure you have completed all requirements.

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ASU will display transfer work when transcripts have been received from previous institutions and all coursework has been evaluated. It may take some time for transfer credits to be reviewed and reflected on your DARS audit.

1

ASU requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate, including a minimum of 45 upper-division hours.

2

You’ll need 30 hours of credit taken at ASU and a minimum 2.00 ASU GPA to graduate. Some majors may have higher requirements.

3

You receive credit only once toward your 120 hours required. However, some courses may meet multiple degree requirements (such as general studies and major requirements).

4

All areas on the DARS charts must be green to show that all minimum graduation requirements have been met.

5

Pay close attention to the Major section of DARS. This section is constructed differently by major, and it is where you’ll find most of your critical major requirements from the major map.

6

Pay close attention to the hour requirements and sub-requirements needed for each section (general studies, upper-division, electives, etc.)

7

Understand your major map and critical requirements. Take your courses in the order recommended on the major map in order to stay on track for graduation.

8

Review and revisit the elective section often so you’re aware if any courses you’ve taken can be used to fulfill additional degree requirements.

9

Your DARS audit is dynamic. This means that courses can move from requirement to requirement in order to fill the requirements in the best way.

10

Requirements turn green once they have been met. Requirements can include sub-requirements that must also be met. Look for green checkmarks and no red X’s to ensure you have completed all requirements.

11

ASU will display transfer work when transcripts have been received from previous institutions and all coursework has been evaluated. It may take some time for transfer credits to be reviewed and reflected on your DARS audit.

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Additional tips for first-year students

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Additional tips for transfer students

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Advisor conversation guide

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How to run your DARS audit

  1. Click the Degree Audit link under your major in My ASU.
  2. Next, click Run Audit.
  3. You’ll see your degree program and catalog year listed. Check with your advisor if it looks incorrect.
  4. Next, click Run Default Program, then wait until your audit finishes processing.

Talk with your advisor

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor if you have questions about which classes to take.

Log in to My ASU and look for the Academic Advising link.

Frequently asked questions