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April 30, 2015

MyPlan Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

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The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) produces a report that reflects academic progress toward completion of your declared or proposed major as well as progress toward an undergraduate degree. DARS shows how your transfer courses, current University of Washington courses and courses in-progress apply toward degree requirements. A Degree Audit is an internal document to be used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework. A Degree Audit is not an official certification of your academic record.

Accessing DARS

To access DARS, log in to MyUW. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the Academics block.
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A new page will open where you will select MyPlan listed under the Registration links.
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You will be prompted to sign in using your UW Net ID and password. After you sign in, you will arrive on the main page of MyPlan. Select the cap icon on the left side of the screen.
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Selecting the cap icon will open a sidebar with the following two options:
1. Audit Your Plan
2. Audit Your Degree (DARS)
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Audit Your Plan allows you to compare your current academic record and courses in your plan that you intend to take in the future with program requirements to give you an idea of what will be needed to complete your degree.
Audit Your Degree allows you to compare your current academic record and enrolled courses only to give you an idea of what will be needed to complete your degree.
From the side bar menu, you will select the first option of “Audit Your Program (DARS)”.
Select your campus and program, then select the “Audit your Degree” button.
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Reading Your Degree Audit

using gradepage — You will see this symbol if the requirement has been successfully completed.
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using gradepage — You will see this symbol if the sub-requirement has been satisfied.
— You will see this symbol if the requirement has not been satisfied.
— You will see this symbol if the sub-requirement has not been satisfied.
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using gradepage — You will see this symbol if the requirement is in-progress toward completion.
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University Requirements

This section lists your progress toward fulfilling the requirements that must be met in order to graduate from the University of Washington. These requirements are the same for all undergraduate students. Note: Meeting University Requirements does not necessarily mean you have met your respective department’s requirements.
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General Education Requirements

This section lists your progress toward fulfilling the requirements that must be met in order to graduate from your respective college. For example, the College of Arts and Sciences has a different set of general education requirements from the College of Engineering. Examples from three colleges are shown below.
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Areas Of Knowledge

This section lists your progress toward fulfilling the University of Washington’s Areas of Knowledge requirements: Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA), Individuals and Societies (I&S), and Natural World (NW).
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Departmental Requirements

This section lists your progress toward fulfilling department-specific major requirements. When you expand a requirement, you will see two common things:

 

1. Different sets of courses can fulfill the same requirements. If applicable, multiple options will be listed. In this example, the biochemistry requirement will be fulfilled after you have taken CHEM 452 and 453 or CHEM 455, 456 and 457. You do not have to take all five listed classes to meet this requirement.

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2. If options are not listed, you must complete all the classes listed under each category to fulfill the requirement.

Other Courses Summary

This section lists your progress toward fulfilling department-specific major requirements.
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