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DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) is an automated record of a student's academic progress toward degree completion in his/her major and minor. The DARS audit is a report that contains all requirements and sub-requirements for a specific degree program on file in the Office of the University Registrar.


How Does DARS Work?

DARS staff enter degree requirement information including majors and concentrations into the system. The DARS program automatically reads the student's academic history information and places the courses taken within the context of the correct requirement.


Where can I obtain a DARS Audit?

DARS audits are available at MyUTK.


What are the Benefits of Using DARS?

DARS takes its information from the on-line student record; therefore, it contains the most current data. DARS summarizes your progress to date and explains what is needed for completion of your degree. It facilitates the advisement process allowing less time spent reviewing requirements and more time for academic planning. DARS calculates your GPA, total hours earned, and any special GPA needed for coursework in the major.


Should I Consult with My Advisor?

Yes. Your DARS audit provides a reliable tool to assist you and your Advisor in making wise course selections that support your academic goals.


Can I Use DARS to Explore Other Majors?

A "what if" DARS can be "run" for any major that has been implemented in DARS. The DARS audit will then show how courses that you have already completed will be applied to a new major.


Will My Transfer Courses and Petitions Appear on My DARS Audit?

Transfer courses and other requirements/courses which have been petitioned appear on the audit when entered by your College Advising Office staff or Graduation Specialist. Petitions are entered during the last semester prior to graduation. Contact your Advisor or Advising Office with any questions pertaining to your DARS audit.


Does the DARS Audit Certify Completion of Degree Requirements for Graduation?

DARS is a document designed for Colleges, Deans, Advisors and Students to use as an advising tool and to check graduation requirements. Final certification of degree requirements rests with the Office of the University Registrar, 209 Student Services.


Office of the University Registrar DARS Group

209 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Email dars@tennessee.edu
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm except holidays

Alison Connor - Phone 865-974-0176
Susan Shanks - Phone 865-974-1510
Lisa Bell - 865-974-9078
Fax 865-974-2606


 

Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar are answered by One Stop Student Services (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard. To contact University Registrar staff please refer to Staff Listing.

 

 

 

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