The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) produces a report reflecting academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree. The DARS report shows how your University of Washington courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements.
The Degree Audit Report is an internal document. It should be used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework. It is not an official certification of your academic record.
Requesting a Degree Audit
Reading the Audit
The requirement areas--university, college, and major--are further broken down into specific pieces known as sub-requirements. Each sub-requirement is independent and must be satisfactorily completed. The requirement is not satisfied if any individual sub-requirement is deficient.
Total University Credit
There may be a difference in total credits and cumulative GPA between the transcript and the audit. DARS may catch duplication of courses or courses exceeding the maximum allowed toward degree requirements before it is recorded on your transcript.
An exception reflects any changes, such as waivers or subsitutions, applied to your academic program by your adviser. This allows DARS to individualize your specific degree program.
An "in progress" course is one for which you have not yet received a final grade. This includes courses in which you are currently enrolled (which are reported on the audit with a grade of IP) and any course with a grade of X, I, or N. This report assumes you will satisfactorily complete the courses for which you are currently registered and that none of these is a duplicate or exceeds the maximum allowed toward degree requirements.
For a more detailed explanation see The Key to DARS.
If you have questions about requirements in the audit, please contact the program's adviser.