Getting Started: Degree Audit Reports for Advisors

If you do not know how to run a degree audit report or if you have trouble running a degree audit report, please see the following Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

What is a degree audit report?

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting the student's academic progress toward the completion of a degree. The student may request a degree audit for their major. In addition, "What If" reports may be requested for other majors the student may be considering. The report automatically places the student's Missouri S&T course work, transfer courses and courses in progress within a series of requirements and sub-requirements for a specific degree program.

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Does the degree audit replace the academic advisor?

No. The degree audit report is a tool used by both academic advisors and students. The student should not rely on the degree audit without consulting with his or her academic advisors. The staff of the Registrar's Office and the academic advisors make every effort to maintain accurate degree audits; however, there are quite often exceptions to be entered for individual students. The degree audit cannot replace one-on-one contact with the student's academic advisor.

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How often is student information updated?

Student information in the Degree Audit is live and reports changes as they are made in Joe'SS.

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How do I run a degree audit report for a double major?

A separate degree audit should be requested for each major program.

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How is transfer work from another institution used in the degree audit report?

The report shows how transfer work will apply toward the degree requirements.

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How do I find courses to complete the requirements?

Courses that will fulfill a requirement are listed within the requirement as well as courses that will definitely not complete the requirement.

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How do I run an online degree audit report?

  1. Login to DARSweb for Advisors.
  2. The following screen will appear:
  3. Enter your Missouri S&T username (use only lowercase characters) in the appropriate field. Do not include "@mst.edu" when you enter your username.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. The following screen will appear. 
  6. Enter the student number, or search by entering the student name or browse by selecting an alphabetic character. Select Continue .  The following screen will appear.
  7. To request a degree audit, select Request a New Audit from the audits drop-down menu.  The student's current degree program will be displayed in the drop-down box. To request a degree audit for that specific degree program, select Submit a New Audit Request at the bottom of the screen.  To request a degree audit for a different degree program, select Run Selected Program and then choose the new degree program from the drop-down box and then select Submit a New Audit Request.
  8. The top screen below will appear. The screen will hold this appearance for up to one minute until the audit is ready to be opened. The second screen below is how the screen will appear when the audit is ready to be viewed. To view the degree audit, select Open Audit


  9. When the View Output is set to PDF, the degree audit looks like this (click for sample PDF file).

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How do I print a degree audit report?

  • To print the degree audit report with all of the requirements closed, select Close All Sections and Printer Friendly at the top of the audit. When the printer friendly version appears, print as usual.
  • To print the degree audit with all of the requirements open, select Open All Sections and Printer Friendly at the top of the audit. When the printer friendly version appears, print as usual.
  • To print the degree audit report with chosen requirements open or closed, open or close the chosen requirements by selecting the tiny arrow to the left of the requirement number. When all sections are open or closed as they are supposed to be, select Printer Friendly at the top of the audit. When the printer friendly version appears, print as usual.

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How do I run a "What if" degree audit report?

  1. Choose Audits from the menu bar and select Request New Audit from the drop-down menu. This choice can be made from any of the top menu toolbars in DARSweb.
  2. From the Degree Program drop-down menu, select the degree program for which you would like to run a "What if " degree audit report.
  3. Select Submit a New Audit Request.

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How do I run a degree audit report that does not include courses that are currently in progress?

  1. From the audit request screen, check the box beside the Exclude IP Courses field.
  2. Select Submit a New Audit Request.

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How do I run a degree audit using a "paper saving" method?

  1. On the audit request screen, in the View Output field select PDF.
  2. Select Submit a New Audit Request.
  3. Select Open Audit.
  4. You will be asked to Open, Save or Cancel.

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Can I add DARS links to My Favorites in Joe’SS?

No, DARS screens cannot be added to My Favorites in Joe’SS.

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What web browser can I use with DARS?

Internet Explorer is the recommended web browser for DARS.

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