DARS

Last updated: August 11, 2022

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 in-progress courses apply toward degree requirements. A Degree Audit is an internal document used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework.

Note: A Degree Audit is not an official certification of your academic record.

Accessing DARS

To access DARS, either log in to MyPlan or access MyPlan via MyUW. Select UW Resources at the bottom of the navigation bar on the left of the page. Under the Academics section, select MyPlan.

Screenshot of UW Resources in MyUW. Detailed above is the instruction to get into MyPlan via MyUW.

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. Near the cap icon, there are two options:

  1. Audit Plan
  2. Audit Degree (DARS)

Screenshot of the MyPlan homepage with "Audit Degree (DARS)" and "Audit Plan" highlighted.

Alternatively, you can access DARS from any page by hovering on the sidebar navigation and selecting the links.


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.

Screenshot of Audit Your Degree (DARS). Highlighted are the change campus option and the select a program dropdown.

Reading Your Degree Audit

Completed symbol — You will see this symbol if the requirement has been successfully completed.
Screenshot of Psychology requirements with a completed requirement and sub-requirement
The sub requirement has been satisfied symbol — You will see this symbol if the sub-requirement has been satisfied.
Not completed symbol — You will see this symbol if the requirement has not been satisfied.
The sub requirement has been satisfied symbol — You will see this symbol if the sub-requirement has not been satisfied.

Screenshot of Psychology requirements with a not completed requirement and sub-requirement
In progress symbol — You will see this symbol if the requirement is in-progress toward completion.
A screenshot of a requirement that is in progress

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.

Screenshot of University Requirements in DARS. There are 3 requirements indicating whether you’ve completed or are in progress.

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.

Screenshot of College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirement shows 3 completed and 1 incomplete.

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).
Screenshot of the Areas of Knowledge requirements and the courses taken that fulfills the requirements.

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.Screenshot of the Department Requirements section and the courses taken that fulfills the requirements.
  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.
Screenshot of the other course section.