1. WHAT IS A
2. HOW DO I GET A DEGREE AUDIT?
3. WHY DIDN’T ALL MY COURSE WORK PRINT OUT?
4. WHEN IS THE DEGREE AUDIT AVAILABLE?
5. WHAT DO I DO IF ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES IS NOT WORKING?
6. WHAT DO THE NOTATIONS MEAN?
7. WHAT IS THE INFORMATION POSTED AT BEGINNING OF THE WEB AUDIT?
8. WHAT IS "OVERALL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS" POSTED ON THE AUDIT?
9. HOW DO I FIND WHICH COURSE(S) ARE MISSING TO COMPLETE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS?
10. HOW DO I FIND WHICH REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED?
11. WHEN WILL CHANGES SUCH AS ADD/DROP, GRADE CHANGES, ADDITIONAL TRANSFER CREDIT
OR APPROVED SUBSTITUTIONS APPEAR ON MY DEGREE AUDIT?
12. HOW DO I KNOW WHICH REQUIREMENTS TO
13. WHAT DO I DO IF THE DEGREE AUDIT IS WRONG?
14. WHAT DO I DO IF THE DEGREE AUDIT DOES NOT HAVE ANY COURSE INFORMATION?
15. WHAT DOES
"NEEDS: 1 SET" MEAN?
I RETOOK A COURSE BECAUSE I FAILED IT. WHY DOES IT SAY "F>D" FOR THE
I CHANGED MY MAJOR/ I AM STARTING THE BS/BFA, WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY DARS
AUDIT FOR THE NEW PROGRAM?
18. WHAT HAPPENS
IF I TOOK A COURSE IN MY AAS THAT IS NOW REQUIRED FOR MY BACHELORS DEGREE?
WHAT IS A DEGREE AUDIT?
A degree audit is a computer based assessment showing the progress a student is
making toward meeting degree requirements. This tool is intended to help the
student understand the courses required for his/her degree and to help plan
course selection for each term. The degree audit takes into account the major
requirements, transfer credit, completed courses and courses in progress. It is
not an official college document.
The audit is provided to assist in planning course selection each term. Please
know that every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of the
information. It is the student’s responsibility to: (1) review the audit and
confirm its accuracy (2) successfully complete in-progress courses (3) register
for the proper sequence of courses to satisfy degree requirements.
If you have questions about your graduation status or any of the information
contained on the degree audit and would like to speak to a Registrar, bring a
printed copy of the degree audit to
If you have any questions about the accuracy of the data contained in this
degree audit, please contact the
Registrar's Office or email us:
email@example.com. Questions about the major should be addressed to
the major department.
HOW DO I GET A DEGREE AUDIT?
The DARS degree audit is available online, and we expect that students will take
full advantage of this convenience. Please be sure to bring a printed copy of
an up-to-date degree audit to all advisement sessions you may have.
Log on to the website at:
• Enter your FIT username
• Enter your password
• Click LOG IN
• Click STUDENT SERVICES TAB
• Under Online Resources, CLICK HERE TO ENTER
• Under Online Information System, CLICK HERE TO ENTER
DARS DEGREE AUDIT SYSTEM
• Click SUBMIT AN AUDIT or VIEW SUBMITTED AUDIT
• Click RUN AUDIT (To
get an audit for advisement, please keep the settings at the default: "List All
Requirements" should be visible in the box next to RUN AUDIT.
If you are not taking the degree audit to an advisement
session you have the option of viewing a partial degree audit showing only completed requirements or only incomplete requirements)
• Click VIEW SUBMITTED AUDITS
• Click the degree program you wish to view. (You may have more than one
degree audit displayed. Be sure to select the degree audit for the major to
which you are currently admitted and pursuing.)
VIEW A PRINTER
and then PRINT COPY
WHY DIDN’T ALL MY COURSEWORK PRINT OUT?
Before attempting to print, click the
VIEW A PRINTER FRIENDLY
at the top of the audit. This will ensure that the entire degree audit is
printed in a format that is readable. If you print the online format of
the audit, you may get only a screen shot. In addition, all the hyperlinks
used to navigate in the online version will also print on the audit. The
hyperlinks are useful while online, but unnecessarily "clutter" the audit in a
In addition, when you run an audit you have a choice of viewing only incomplete
requirements or only completed requirements. If you choose to change the
settings, a partial degree audit will be prepared to show only the incomplete
requirements or only the completed requirements, depending on what you setting
you have chosen.
If you are taking the printed audit to an advisement
session you need to:
1. Run a new degree audit so
that any recent changes like registration or substitutions are included.
2. Make sure "List All Requirements" is visible
in the box next to RUN AUDIT to ensure you have the complete audit.
3. Print the printer friendly report version.
IS THE DEGREE AUDIT AVAILABLE?
Online student information is available seven days a week. System maintenance is
performed each day from 2 AM to 4 AM, at which time access will not be
available. Occasionally, the system will be unavailable when additional
maintenance and/or upgrades are performed.
WHAT DO I DO IF ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES IS NOT
Contact the IT help desk at (212) 217-8911.
DO THE NOTATIONS MEAN?
IP The requirement is in-process; successful completion is presumed
OK The requirement is complete.
NO The requirement is not complete; this symbol will be followed by a:
(-) minus to indicate a missing course
(+) plus to indicate this part of the
requirement is complete.
(*) asterik: indicates for information only.
BD001-011 Transfer credit based on an earned Bachelor's Degree.
EX Course exemption; credit must be replaced.
RP This is a repeated course.
WV This course has been waived; credit is not posted to the official academic
>D The GPA is retained for this course even when the
course is repeated.
>X No credit has been posted nor has a GPA been calculated.
MATCHED AS: course approved to substitute for required course; substitutions
are not noted in the official academic history.
NOTE: RM - message posted by the Registrar that is specific to you.
PROCESSED AS: converts course number changes.
WHAT IS THE INFORMATION POSTED AT BEGINNING OF THE
There is a summary of all requirements for your major at the beginning of the
web audit. The status of each requirement will be indicated with a code of IP
(in-process), OK (complete) or NO (not complete). Click the graphic to the left
of the status code to go directly to the full requirement for details, or you
can use the scroll bar to look at the details of all requirements. Please note:
this summary is a web enhancement to allow quick access to specific
requirements. A printed degree audit will not have this summary included.
WHAT IS "OVERALL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS" POSTED ON THE AUDIT?
This requirement is a quick reference of your status toward meeting the degree
requirements of your major.
• The first line lists your cumulative grade point average (cum GPA), upon which
graduation is determined, as well as a breakdown of your GPA for only liberal
arts courses and your GPA for only major/related courses. These last two lines
are for information only and do not, by itself, affect graduation.
• Of the total credits required for a major, you must complete a minimum number
of credits in residence at FIT to earn a degree: 30 credits in residence is
required for the associates degree; 60 credits in residence is required for the
• The next line(s) may track the completion of specific courses required for your
major and indicate the the number of courses still needed or the completion
• Students enrolled in a bachelor's degree will also be provided with their
status toward meeting the SUNY Gen Ed requirements.
9. HOW DO I FIND WHICH COURSE(S) ARE MISSING TO COMPLETE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS?
Look for a status of “NO”, then look for a minus (-) sign.
The requirement will
list how many courses to take, e.g. NEEDS: 1 COURSE, and provide a list of courses(s) from which to choose, e.g. SELECT FROM: SS141,151,171.
NO Social Science Requirement
1) FA03 SS131 3.0 B+ GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
10. HOW DO
I FIND WHICH REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED?
Look for a status of “OK”.
This will be followed by the courses(s) used to
fulfill the requirement. Also look for a plus (+) sign which follows a status of
“NO”. This specific part of the requirement has been completed.
Lastly, if a course is in-process (IP), it is presumed you will successfully
complete it; therefore, the audit will apply the course toward the requirement.
OK English Requirement
SU03 EN121 3.0 A- ENGLISH COMPOSITION
FA02 EN242 3.0 T PUBLIC SPEAKING
NO Art History Requirement
+ 1) History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to
the Modern Era is
SP04 HA112 3.0 IP
HIST WEST ART/CIV:RENAISS/MOD
- 2) Art History Selective
IP English Requirement
FA06 EN321 3.0 IP BUSINESS WRITING
WILL CHANGES SUCH AS ADD/DROP, GRADE CHANGES, ADDITIONAL TRANSFER CREDIT OR
APPROVED SUBSTITUTIONS APPEAR ON MY DEGREE AUDIT?
Updated information will be reflected on your degree audit when the change is
approved and posted to the data base. It may be necessary for you to check your
degree audit at intervals to confirm that the transaction has been posted.
12. HOW DO I KNOW WHICH REQUIREMENTS TO FOLLOW?
Students follow the curriculum requirements in place as of the term they are
admitted. If a student withdraws from a program and subsequently
returns in a later term, the catalog requirements in place at the time the
student is re-admitted to the major are enforced. The degree audit reflects the catalog year in the first block of data.
Be sure to access the correct audit for your status.
(e.g. Fall 2006 = 200701; Spring 2007 = 200703)
Prepared: 09/10/06 - 14:35 Student ID #
Program Code: ID.AAS
Catalog Year: 200701---> Catalog used
requirements for graduation
Interior Design Major - AAS Degree
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY
Degree Audit Report
WHAT DO I DO IF THE DEGREE AUDIT IS WRONG?
Please fill-out an intake form with the information/data that is in
question. This form is available either
online or in the
Registrar’s Office, Room C158. We will research the problem and respond directly
to you at your FIT e-mail address.
WHAT DO I DO IF THE DEGREE AUDIT DOES NOT HAVE ANY COURSE
An error might have occurred in the processing of your degree audit. If this is
the case, there will be an error message posted. Please fill-out a intake
form with the text of the error message so we can correct the problem. The form
is available either
online or in the Registrar’s Office, Room
C158. We will research the problem and respond directly to you at your FIT e-mail address.
Students who have graduated from a degree program will no longer have access to
a degree audit. You may still access your unofficial transcript through the
DOES "NEEDS: 1 SET" MEAN?
A set means there are two courses, also
referred to as co-requisites, needed to meet the requirement. In the example below, if you choose
Chemistry you must take the the lab (SC045) and the course (SC145) in order to
satisfy the science requirement. If you choose Introduction to
the Physical Sciences (SC111), there is no lab required, therefore the science
requirement will be met by just one course.
NEEDS: 1 SET
SELECT FROM: SC111,112,121,122,045
& 145,253,032 &
RETOOK A COURSE BECAUSE I FAILED IT. WHY DOES IT SAY "F>D" FOR THE GRADE?
When a course with a
grade of F is repeated, the notation, ">D" is posted to the first occurrence to
acknowledge the second attempt. Furthermore, when you register for the
course the second time, the notation "RP" appears next to the course.
If the course is in-progress it will say "IPRP". Please note it is
FIT's policy to retain the F grade in the GPA even though the course has been
repeated and the credits have been dropped. See example below in which
FM121 is repeated:
Second Semester Requirements
SP05 FM116 3.0 B
FASHION BUSINESS PRACTICES
SP05 FM122 3.0 B-
3.0 IPRP MERCHANDISE
SP05 DE101 2.0 A-
PRIN D&E DSGN - SMALL SCALE
Courses excluded from use in a degree program
0.0 F >D MERCHANDISE PLAN/CONTROL
CHANGED MY MAJOR/ I AM STARTING THE BS/BFA, WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY DARS AUDIT FOR
THE NEW PROGRAM?
DARS audits are activated for students in new
programs after the first week of classes and the add-drop registration period
each fall and spring term. For example, if you were admitted to a
new program for fall, your degree audit will be available in September. In
the spring term, degree audits are available to students in new programs in
HAPPENS IF I TOOK A COURSE IN MY AAS THAT IS NOW REQUIRED FOR MY BACHELORS
You do not need to repeat the same course, however, you do
need to replace the credits by taking an elective course. Replace a course in
your major area
with one approved by the major department chairperson; replace a
liberal arts course with an additional liberal arts elective.
Students in BS programs will have a
requirement on the degree audit labeled A. B. and/or C. Box A. identifies the courses that need to be replaced and Boxes B. and C.
automatically check to see if you have successfully replaced the course.
The sample below shows a student who has not replaced SS131 General Psychology. Box B has a status code of "NO"
and instructs the student to choose one course from the liberal arts departments
A. Course(s) below have been used to meet a previous
requirement and the credits must be replaced for BS:
1) Liberal arts credits must be replaced with liberal arts
elective credits (see Box B. below)
SU05 SS131 3.0 T GENERAL
Additional liberal arts elective(s) needed to replace
liberal arts listed in Box A. above. (If missing, take
SS141 and/or SUNY General Education G5 or G10.)
1) NEEDS: 1 COURSE
SELECT FROM: HA CH EN FR HE201 IT JA LA MA PL
SC SP SS
Students in BFA programs are less likely to have this situation. You should
contact the Registrar assigned to your major if you think you have already taken
a BFA course as part of your AAS requirements.