Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) DARS is an automated system that compares a studentâ€™s coursework to the requirements for a degree and produces a report which shows the requirements that have been met, those that are still outstanding, and any course issues that may prevent the student from completing the degree. Â DARS is a valuable tool for students and faculty advisers as it provides on-demand access to a studentâ€™s degree progress and will allow any deficiencies to be identified immediately and addressed in a timely fashion. DARS Quicklinks FAQ's Audit Guide Graduation Process To run a DARS audit:Students - log in to and select "Academics". In the "Academic Planning" section select "Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)" and then follow the prompts to run your DARS audit.Faculty - log in to and select "Faculty Services" to run DARS audits for your students.Â Â to view all the catalog year options for all master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs.The Graduate School (GS) recommends that students run their DARS audit each term after grade roll and bring a new DARS audit to each departmental advising session. This will allow issues to be discovered and addressed as they occur rather than in the term of graduation. It's also recommended that students run a DARS audit after registering for classes in their term of graduation to ensure all requirements have been met and no outstanding problems still exist.If you have questions about DARS, please see our DARS FAQs.If you need help understanding the DARS audit, please see our detailed DARS Audit Guide.The Graduation Process Using DARS page explains the steps of the final term, from applying for graduation, the 5 week batch and submitting exceptions, to the awarding of the degree. This is especially helpful for departments and new faculty to review.Â DARS ExceptionsThere are certain people (faculty and/or staff) designated by each department to act as DARS exception requesters. These faculty and staff members have been given access by GS to the Graduate DARS Exception Request system. Students do not have access to the exception system.If you have any questions about DARS exceptions, the exception process, or using the online exception system, please contact us at email@example.com.