Starting in Summer 2021, you have access to a new degree audit in SOLAR. The new Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is replacing DARS, which will be deactivated the end of July 2021. We invite you to start using the AAR now so you are familiar with using it and can compare requirements while DARS is still active.
WHERE IS DARS?
Your DARS is available through SOLAR. Once logged in, select DARS - Degree Audit Report from your side menu or from the Parkside Self Service menu. Then select "submit a new audit" and then "open audit."
HOW DOES DARS WORK?
The DARS audit 'reads' all courses completed at UW-Parkside, along with accepted transfer courses, and shows how those courses have been applied toward your program(s). It also shows which requirements need to be finished. The requirements are determined by:
- General Education Requirements catalog year
- Program Requirements catalog year for declared major(s), concentration(s), minor(s) and certificate(s)
There are three major components to an audit:
- General University Requirements
- General Education Requirements
- Major/Concentration/Minor/Certificate Requirements
Satisfied requirements have an "OK" displayed on their left side, while unsatisfied ones have a "NO". Any subrequirements have "+" displayed on their left side when fulfilled and "-" when they are not. Items which are unsatisfied or unfulfilled generally show the courses that can be used to complete the requirement. Other information is also displayed such as credit totals, GPA's, all courses taken and advisor name.
Important Note Regarding In-Progress Courses
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 (IP) and any course with a grade of X, I, or N. This audit 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 requirements.
An exception reflects any changes, such as waivers or substitutions, applied to your academic program by an Executive Action by your Department. This allows DARS to individualize your specific program.
If you have questions about DARS and the analysis of your requirements, you can send an email to DARS@uwp.edu. If your question involves transfer work, please call the Transfer Evaluation Coordinator at 262-595-2445. If you get an error message or the audit does not appear when you try to run the report, contact the Parkside Help Desk at 262-595-2444.