DARS for students

Using DARS

All schools and colleges at UW-Madison use the DARS to audit the progress of most undergraduate degree programs and certificates to advise their students for enrollment. The DARS degree audit is one of the most important tools a student can use to maintain timely degree progress and completion. A student cannot graduate until the DARS indicates that you have met all requirements for your academic program(s).

Understanding the DARS can be somewhat difficult at first. For help reading and interpreting your DARS, take your audit to your academic advisor.

Accessing your DARS report

You can request and review your DARS in the Student Center via My UW. You can also request DARS for programs, majors, or certificates that you have not declared but are interested in declaring. These reports are called ‘what-if’ reports.

Go to your My UW and access the Student Center to request your DARS.


  • Not all degree programs are available in DARS. For information about requirements in a program not available in DARS, contact an advisor in the school or college that is offering the program.
  • DARS reports can be requested for a single major or certificate. Multiple majors and/or certificates cannot be combined into one report.