DARS Report

The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) report is used as an advising tool. It is a system-generated report that shows a student's progress toward completing major requirements, General Education, and remaining degree requirements.

Type of DARS Report Description
DARS Report  A DARS report is an important tool for students and advisors. Students should generate their DARS report (available on their Student Center) each semester to track progress toward degree completion.
"What-If" DARS Report The "What-If" DARS report is another advising tool to show completion degree requirements if a student were to choose another major or be eligible for a different catalog year.
New (Fall '10)! "Senior" DARS report Seniors (students who have completed 90+ units) may generate a special version of their DARS report that shows only unmet and in-progress degree requirements.

How long does it take for a student to to receive an evaluated DARS report?
Many students who transfer from California community colleges will have their transfer work evaluated and inputted into DARS prior to their first semester of enrollment at Fresno State. Students transferring from other institutions may find that it takes up to one semester for all coursework to be evaluated.

Students will know they have been evaluated when they receive their DARS report as a PDF attachment in an e-mail from the Evaluations office. Advisors can tell if a student has been evaluated when the student's unofficial transcript reflects "Evaluated" near the name of the transfer institution(s).

How come the DARS report does not show the substitutions I sent to the Evaluations Office for major requirements?
Some substitutions or exceptions made for an individual student may not appear in the DARS report. For example, depending on how close a student is to graduating, substitutions approved for the major (by the major department) or for General Education (by the Student Academic Petitions Committee) may not be entered into DARS before a student applies for graduation.

All substitutions and exceptions are held in the student's electronic file in the Evaluations Office.  These memos and petitions will be reviewed when the student applies for graduation.