Advising Tools

The Degree Audit for Students (DARS)

An academic audit that matches a student’s academic history with their degree requirements. The DARS report is a great advising tool.

Some of these students have partial audits that monitor all-university requirement (units, general education, diversity & common ground, etc.) but do not encompass major requirements.

How to access your advisee's DARS:

Review the audit with the student. If you and your advisee think the audit is not accurate, contact the Office of the Registrar, x 4101. Ask for a transfer/graduation counselor.

If you encounter a technical problem with the audit, or have ideas, comments, or suggestions about the structure of the audit, please email

The DARS Degree Planner is a useful tool that Students can use to build a degree plan for graduation.

How to Navigate the DARS Degree Planner:

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  1. Getting Started: How to Create a Plan
  2. The Basics: Build Your Plan
  3. Manage and Maintain Plans
  4. Planning for Minors and Double Major

Schedule Planner is a tool for generating class schedules based on the Students courses in their DARS Degree Planner.

Transfer Tools

  • ASSIST: A database maintained collaboratively by the CSU, UC and California Community Colleges to help advisors and students determine the transferability of classes.
  • Transferology: Designed to help students determine the transferability of courses.