Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
DARS is a system which accesses the University's student record system to create reports for students, advisers and the Registrar's Office showing a student's progress toward degree. The report provides regular updates so students can make informed decisions at registration and avoid unpleasant surprises prior to graduation.
The DARS report serves as a graduation check when you are in your last semester and have declared that you are a candidate for graduation. The DARS system is also used to certify completion of degrees by the Registrar's Office. Read your DARS report carefully and check all information, including your address, bulletin year and major. Familiarize yourself with your DARS report and bring a copy of it with you whenever you meet with an adviser. If you have questions or problems with your report, contact the CCPA academic adviser immediately. Don't wait to resolve questions or concerns.
How to Read Your DARS Report
The DARS report shows the degree requirements for your major and your progress toward degree completion. For CCPA, the report is separated into sections, each showing different aspects of your graduation requirements:
- Part One - General Education - lists the University's General Education requirements
- Part Two - Credit Summary - lists the credit-hours earned toward the degree; the cumulative Binghamton University grade-point average; your faculty adviser, office and phone number; and total transfer hours
- Part Three - Department Requirements - lists the number of credits required to complete the liberal arts and sciences requirements, the upper-department requirement and the residency requirement
- Part Four - Major Requirements - lists the requirements necessary for completion of the major, including the introductory social sciences, required courses HDEV 200, 300 and 475, and the four core learning areas. It also includes courses used in satisfying General Education (GenEd) requirements; courses taken as electives, including courses transferred from other institutions; and areas outlining courses taken that have earned zero credits (Fs, Ws and courses currently in progress).
- Part Five - explains the various symbols and notations used on the DARS report.
For more information, see DARS on the registrar’s Web site.