Degree Audit Report (DAR)
What is a degree audit report (DAR)?
Your DAR is an interactive, real-time document that matches the courses you have taken (or are registered for) with your degree requirements, based on your major, to keep you on track for graduating in a timely fashion. It tells you the requirements you have completed, the requirements that you still need to complete, and how much progress you have made thus far.
What if there is an error on my DAR?
Occasionally, you may feel there is an error on your DAR. When this occurs, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Can I only see my DAR when I meet with my Academic Advisor?
You can access your DAR at any time!
In fact, it is suggested that you look at your Degree Audit Report regularly in order to become familiar with your degree requirements. Follow the instructions below.
How do I get to my DAR?
To access your DAR, follow these steps:
- Go to myMiami and log in using your Unique ID and MUnet password
- Once you have logged in you will see a link on the left top side of the page for BannerWeb. Click on the link to enter BannerWeb
- Select “Student Services and Financial Aid"
- Select "Student Records"
- Select “Degree Audit”
- Select “Submit an Audit”
- Select “Run Audit”
- Select “View Audit”
- Select “Refresh the List” to see all audits (may need to refresh more than once)
- Click on your major. If you have more than one major you will have a DAR for each.
You may also request a DAR at the One Stop located in the Campus Avenue Building (CAB); a picture I.D. is required.
How do I read my DAR?
The use of color-coding and symbols will help you read your DAR:
- When a requirement is fulfilled or In Progress (IP), the text and a ✓will be GREEN.
- When the requirement is NOT fulfilled, the text and a ✕ will be RED.
- Within each section, the +(plus) symbol indicates a requirement completed and the -(minus) symbol indicates a requirement not yet completed.
If you would like to see all of your information, click on Open All Sections. Use the Printer-Friendly version for a paper copy. Your DAR is divided into several sections, and each person’s DAR is different depending on the specific degree you are completing. An explanation of each section is below:
At the top of your DAR, you should see your name, major, and the type of degree you are pursuing. For example, Joe Smith, Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering. If you are currently in the University Studies program, are a pre-major, or are undeclared within a major, you will see this: **NOT A DEGREE PROGRAM**. Your Banner ID number will also be listed here. You will want to make sure all of this information is correct, particularly if you recently changed your major. Some of the requirements listed below are dependent on what your major is listed as.
Three main colors are used in the DAR charts and graphs. Requirements you have completed are dark green, requirements that are In Progress are light green, and the requirements you still need to complete are red. In Progress (IP) means that you are currently enrolled in the course or are registered for the course in an upcoming term but have not yet earned credit for the course.
On the top left, you will see a pie chart that is broken into either two or three sections. The dark green section indicates the number of credits that you have successfully completed. The light green section indicates the credits that are currently in progress and that you are currently enrolled in, and the red section indicates the portion of your degree that you still need to complete.
The bar chart located at the top center of the page shows your progress in particular categories of your degree. The most common categories in the chart are “Miami Plan”, “Divisional”, “Major,” “Minor” and “Elective.” You can click on each of these bars to see your progress in each subsection.
ALERT! In this section, EARNED and NEEDS credit hours is confusing. These numbers include your courses In Progress (current and future registration), so you have not actually earned all of these credit hours yet. See the end of your DAR for actual earned credit.
All of the text on your DAR is arranged from general information that applies to most Miami students, to the most specific information that applies only to you. For example, you’ll see that the first requirement (in red) indicates that you need at least 128 credit hours and at least a 2.00 GPA in order to graduate. The red “X” indicates that you have not yet done this. To see more details about what the 128 credit hours need to include, you can click on the red “X” and details will expand to give you more information.
Global Miami Plan (GMP)
All students must complete Miami's liberal education requirements, based upon the calendar year when you started at Miami as a degree-seeking student. For more information, choose the appropriate link below:
These requirements depend on what academic division you belong to, along with what your major is in some cases. For example, if you have a major in the Farmer School of Business, you will need to complete the business core classes; if you are in the College of Arts & Science (CAS), you will need to complete the CAS requirements. In some cases, your divisional requirements may help you to complete your GMP requirements as well. Please note that not all academic divisions have specific divisional requirements. If you have questions about this, please consult your Academic Advisor.
Your major requirements and any concentrations within your major will be listed below the divisional requirements. Please consult your Academic Advisor with any questions.
Courses Not Used in Any Other Requirement
You may take certain courses simply because you are interested in them, and not because they fulfill any specific requirement. While you shouldn’t take all of your courses as elective credit, it is good to take courses you are genuinely interested in. The courses you are taking as electives will be listed here and contribute to the 128 credit hours required for graduation.
This is where you’ll find the definition of any codes that are used throughout the DAR.
In this section, you will find all of the courses you have taken and the grades earned, including courses from which you withdrew (W grade) and classes you have not passed. This section will be a running list, by academic year, of all the courses you’ve taken and the grades you earned.
This section keeps track of the credit hours you’ve attempted, the credit hours that you’ve actually EARNED, and your current Grade Point Average (GPA).
The bottom of your DAR shows the courses in which you are currently registered.
Student Responsibility to Review DAR and Contact Advisor
All students have unlimited access to view their DAR via myMiami. Review your DAR frequently to make sure your progress to complete your degree requirements is on track. All students should arrange consultations with their Academic Advisors for degree status checking.
Oxford students can view their advisor information on the Student tab of myMiami.
Regional students should contact the advising office on your campus to get contact information for your advisor.
Although departmental and divisional offices have final approval for degree certification, the student must take responsibility to view their DAR, request help from advisors, departmental/divisional staff, faculty, or the Commencement Office with problems on their DAR.
If incomplete grades need to be turned in, review your DARS until you see the grade has been changed. If you do not see the final grade posted on your DAR, contact the faculty member who instructed the course.
Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral Degrees
All graduate level students have unlimited access to view their DAR via myMiami. Review your DAR frequently to make sure your progress to complete your degree requirements is on track. All students should arrange consultations with their Academic Advisors for degree status checking and to verify that all paperwork has been submitted when ready to graduate. Any questions should be directed to the Academic Advisor or the Graduate School at gradschool@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3734.