Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
To log-in to DARS, select the appropriate link:
The Degree Audit Reporting System automatically generates a report reflecting a student's academic progress toward the completion of a degree. A student may request a degree audit for their major.
In addition, a student may request "What If" reports for other majors they may be considering. The report automatically places the student's UMKC course work, transfer courses and courses in progress within a series of requirements and sub-requirements for a specific degree program.
A degree audit is not a confirmation of requirement or degree completion. You must meet with your academic adviser to confirm progress toward earning your degree.
College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. American Studies
B.A. Art History
B.A. Communication Studies / Journalism and Mass Communication
B.A. Communication Studies / Film and Media Studies
B.A. Communication Studies / Interpersonal and Public Communication
B.A. Criminal Justice
B.A. English with Creative Writing Emphasis
B.A. Environmental Studies
B.S. Environmental Studies
B.A. Political Science
B.A. Studio Art
B.A. Theatre / General Track
B.A. Theatre / Performance Track
B.A. Theatre / Design Technology Track
B.A. Urban Planning and Design
B.A. Urban Studies – Community Development and Housing Track
B.A. Urban Studies – Community Organization and Services Track
B.A. Urban Studies – Urban Policy and Management Track
B.L.A. Bachelor of Liberal Arts
B.L.A. Bachelor of Liberal Arts - 6-Year Medical Program
School of Biological Sciences
B.S. Biology – Cellular and Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
B.S. Biology – Biotechnology
B.S. Biology – Bioinformatics
B.S. Biology – Medical Technology
B.S. Biology – Pre-Dentistry
Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration – Enterprise Management
School of Computing and Engineering
Bachelor of Information Technology
B.A. Computer Science
B.S. Computer Science
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Civil Engineering
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Education
B.A. Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 3)
B.A. Elementary School Education (Grades 1-6)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Biology (Single)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Biology (Unified)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Chemistry (Single)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Chemistry (Unified)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Earth Science (Single)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Earth Science (Unified)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Physics (Single)
B.A. Secondary Education – Natural Science / Physics (Unified)
B.A. Secondary Education – English (Grades 9-12)
B.A. Secondary Education – Math (Grades 9-12)
B.A. Secondary Education – Social Studies (Grades 9-12)
B.A. Secondary Education – Art (K-12)
B.A. Secondary Education – French (K-12 Certification)
B.A. Secondary Education – German (K-12 Certification)
B.A. Secondary Education – Spanish (K-12 Certification)
School of Nursing
B.S. Nursing- R.N. – B.S.N.
B.S. Nursing- Pre-Licensure
B.S. Nursing – Pre-Nursing
Check back periodically to view the remaining degree programs and minors to be available.
- You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer.
- DARS is intended to be viewed in Internet Explorer.
- The degree audits are available based on catalog year. If you do not see a degree program that is on the currently available audit list above consult your academic adviser about the catalog year in which the audit is available. You may need to run a “What If” audit in order to select a different catalog year where the degree audit is offered.
- Log on to DARSweb for Students or DARSweb for Advisers
- The following screen will appear:
- Enter you UMKC user name (use only lowercase characters) in the appropriate field. Do not include "@umkc.edu" when you enter your username.
- Enter your password.
- The following screen will appear:
- Select an option from the blue menu bar at the top:
- Courses will provide a list of the student's course work.
- Planned courses will allow the student to enter courses they plan to complete and select the grade they expect to earn. When an audit is run after the planned courses are entered, it will place the courses in the requirements they will fulfill.
- Audits will allow the student to request a new degree audit and also offers the option, Help Reading Audit. (At the present time, the bar graphs that will eventually populate the top portion of the degree audit are not active in the UMKC degree audits.)
Other options available on this screen that will be discussed later include:
- Requesting a degree audit that will include planned courses.
- Requesting a degree audit that will exclude courses in progress.
- Run selected program.
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 UMKC course work, transfer courses and courses in progress within a series of requirements and sub-requirements for a specific degree program.
No. The degree audit report is a tool used by both academic advisers and students. The student should not rely on the degree audit without consulting with his or her academic advisers. The Registration and Records Office and the academic advisers make every effort to maintain accurate degree audits; however, there are often exceptions to be entered for individual students.
The degree audit cannot replace one-on-one contact with the student's academic adviser.
Students with double majors should request a separate degree audit for each major program.
The report shows how transfer work that has been entered in Pathway will apply toward your degree requirements.
Courses that will fulfill a requirement can be found within the requirement, by speaking to your academic adviser, or on the Major Maps site for the degree program.
- 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.
- Choose a course from the Select From lines below in the requirement.
- Some requirements will not display specific courses, but specific course subjects to choose from. See the current course catalog for courses offered in that subject area or meet with your adviser for course suggestions.
- Enter the course in the Course to Add field in the upper left portion of the degree audit report. Enter a space between the curriculum name and the course number itself. From the pull-down menu, select the term in which you plan to take the course. Select Go.
- The course will appear in the course cart. If you wish to enter other courses to be taken during the same semester as the first course, enter them in the same manner and select Go following each entry.
- When all the courses for that semester are in the course cart, select the small box beside each course in the course cart, check to be sure the semester in which the courses are to be completed is correct, use the pull-down menu to select Make Courses Planned
and choose Go.
- Select View Planned Courses.
- To enter an anticipated grade for a planned course, select the planned course from the list shown on the screen above. The following screen will appear:
Select the anticipated grade from the drop-down menu. Select Save. (Planned courses can also be added from this screen by choosing Add Planned Courses from the drop-down menu and entering the course in the specified fields.)
- To return to the view planned courses screen, choose Planned Courses on the menu bar and select View Planned Courses from the drop-down menu.
- 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.
- On the audit request screen, check the box beside Include Planned Courses.
Select Submit a New Audit Request.
- Planned courses should appear within the requirements to which they are assigned. The PL+ indicates that the planned course will fulfill the sub-requirement. The >W indicates that this is a "What If" course.
- From the audit request screen, check the box beside the Exclude IP Courses field.
- Select Submit a New Audit Request.
- On the audit request screen in the Audit Output field select PDF.
- Select Submit a New Audit Request.
- When the audit moves to the wide blue section, select Open Audit.
- You will be asked to select Open, Save or Cancel. Select Open.
- The audit will appear.
- Select the printer icon on the toolbar.
- Select OK from the message that appears.