Generate an Audit
Important Note to Students
University of Illinois students can view a version of their degree audit report through the DARSweb for Students. This report is an unofficial audit of your degree progress that reflects courses currently in progress. Watch for additional information and advisories specific to your college at the top of your degree audit.
The self-generated web audit also does not take the place of regular academic advising sessions and should not be used to make decisions about future course selection. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm official degree progress by consulting with academic advisors and college Admissions/Records Officers. In addition, please note the following:
- The report accesses day-old Banner data. Since it is not a live report, changes made to a student’s record (e.g., dropping a course) are not immediately reflected.
- Transfer courses articulations may be incomplete especially if a student runs a report for a major that is not the student’s default value in the Darwin database.
- Study Abroad credits may not be finalized.
- The DARSweb system is not available from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.
Please read these instructions before generating a web audit.
Download instructions for DARSweb for Students (PDF)
Use your EnterpriseID and password to log in to the system. These are the same values that are used to log in to Student Self-Service. (Student registration, records, financial aid, etc.)
Audit Request Page
To run an audit, click Audits in the DARSweb Menu. Select Request New Audit. There are two options for running audits:
- Run Default Programs Listed
The default degree program reflects a student’s current degree program and catalog year that are stored in the Darwin database. Click the radio button to select this option. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit a New Audit button.
- Run Selected Program
This option allows a student to run a degree audit for a program that differs from the values currently stored in the Darwin database. Click the radio button next to this option. Enter the following values (click on an item below for more information):
This value must be the college that offers the program. "Degree Prog" dropdown values are linked to the appropriate college value.
- Degree Prog
The degree program format is "major code/concentration code/degree". For example, 00954004BS is an Elementary Education major with a Spanish area of concentration pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.
- Catalog Year
This value controls which requirements appear in the degree audit report. All requirements have an effective date associated with them. The catalog year value determines which version of a particular requirement is included in the degree audit report. Entering an incorrect catalog year may result in an inaccurate report.
After the report is requested, the Audits page will appear. This page will "jump" as it refreshes. The report will eventually be returned to the application for display. When the report returns from DARwin, click the Details button to view the report.
If the report does not display after a reasonable interval, email the DARS Specialist for assistance.
Students may view a previously run audit. Click on Audits on the menu and select View Audits. Click the Details button to view a particular report. Audits are purged on a weekly basis.
What If Courses
Students may add a hypothetical course to a degree audit to determine what affect it may have on the report. To add a What If course, enter the following (click on an item below for more information):
This field defines the semester the student took the hypothetical course. The format used is year/term (e.g., 200301). The term values are 01 (spring), 05 (summer), or 04 (fall).
This field is the course subject and number. Spacing is critical and must conform to this mask (aaaa<two spaces>nnn). If a course has a subject with less than 4 characters, the user must space to the seventh position to begin typing the course number.
This value is the number of credit hours associated with the hypothetical course.
Select a grade from the dropdown menu. All UIUC grades are valid values.
Course title is an optional field and will not appear in the audit.
Notes associated with the hypothetical course may be entered in this field.
Select Logout on the DARSweb for Students Menu. Select Exit DARSWeb. The logout screen will appear stating that the session was successfully completed.
Protect your personal information by closing ALL open browser windows when terminating your DARSWeb session. (Each report is viewed in a separate window.)