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I donít understand my degree audit (DARS)

What do the notations mean?

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NOTATION†††††††††††††††† EXPLANATION
IP The requirement is in-process; successful completion is presumed
OK The requirement is complete
+ [plus sign] This part of the requirement is complete
+R This part of the required SUNY general education area is complete
-R This part of the required SUNY general education area is not complete
NO The requirement is not complete.
-† [minus sign] This part of the requirement is not complete
NEEDS: Number of courses or credits missing to complete the requirement
SELECT FROM: Courses required to complete the requirement
>D THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE GRADE HAS CHANGED TO A D.
This repeated course notation appears next to the original registration for the course.
The F grade will be calculated into your GPA.
RP

This repeated course notation appears next to the course the second time you register for it.† The F grade will still be calculated into your GPA.

NOTE: RM - Message posted by the Registrar
T Transfer credit has been awarded for this course


How do I find which course(s) are missing to complete my degree requirements?

  • Look for a status of ďNOĒ
  • Then look for a minus (-) sign.
  • The NEEDS line indicates the number of courses needed
  • The SELECT FROM line indicates what course(s) you can choose from

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NO Social Science Requirement
††† - 1) FA09 SS131 3.0 B+ GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
†††††††††††† NEEDS:††††† 1 COURSE
††††††††† SELECT FROM: SS141,151,171
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How do I find which requirements have been completed?

  • Look for a status of ďOKĒ.†
  • This will be followed by the courses(s) used to fulfill the requirement.
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OK English Requirement
†††† SU09 EN121 3.0 A- ENGLISH COMPOSITION

†††† FA09 EN242 3.0 T PUBLIC SPEAKING

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  • Also look for a plus (+) sign which follows a status of ďNOĒ.†
  • This part of the requirement has been completed. This will be followed by the courses(s) used to fulfill the requirement.†

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NO Art History Requirement
††† + 1) History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to
†††††††††† the Modern Era is mandatory.
†††††††††† SP09 HA112 3.0 IP HIST WEST ART/CIV:RENAISS/MOD
†††† - 2) Art History Selective
†††††††††††† NEEDS: 1 COURSE
†††††††††† SELECT FROM: HA111,221,223,224,225,226,231,311,314

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  • If a course is in-process (IP), it is presumed that you will successfully complete it; therefore, the audit will apply the course toward that requirement

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IP English Requirement
††† FA06 EN321 3.0 IP BUSINESS WRITING
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  • When you register for your last course, the overall heading on the audit will change to the following:

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†† ††††††††††Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY

†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††Degree Audit Report

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>>>> ALL REQUIREMENTS COMPLETED - IN-PROGRESS COURSES USED <<<<

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When will changes appear on my degree audit 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.
  • This includes changes based on registration.† You should check your audits before and after registering for classes each semester.

What happens if I took a course in my AAS that is now required for my bachelorís degree?

  • You do not need to repeat the same course, but you 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 a liberal arts elective.
  • 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.
  • Students in BS programs in this situation 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.†
  • In the first example below, Box A. indicates the student needs to replace two courses: MA222 and EN381.† Box B. has a status of IP because the student has two liberal arts electives: transfer credit for FL000 and EN257 is in progress.† If the student completes EN257 the requirement will be fulfilled.

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†††††† 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 art
††††††† elective credits (see Box B. below)
††††† FA09 MA222†††††††††† 3.5 B+†† STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
††††† SP10 EN381†††††††††† 3.0 A††† ASIAN FICTION: HON/PRES SCHOL
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IP†††† B. Liberal arts credits used to replace liberal arts
†††††† listed in Box A. above.
††††† FA09 FL000†††††††††† 3.0 T††† FOREIGN LANGUAGE
††††† FA10 EN257†††††††††† 3.0 IP†† MJR MOVE. IN CHIN,JAP&KOR FIL
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  • In the second example below, the student needs to replace three liberal arts courses and has only taken two so far.† Box B has a status of "NO" and indicates the student NEEDS: 1 course.† The SELECT from choices are all the liberal arts departments.† To fulfill the liberal arts elective, a student can choose any course in History of Art, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Liberal Arts, Math, Philosophy, Science, Spanish or Social Science.

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†††††† 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)
††††† FA09 EN236†††††††††† 3.0 A††† MJR WRITERS OF WESTERN WORLD
††††† FA09 SS131†††††††††† 3.0 A††† GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
††††† FA10 MA222†††††††††† 3.5 IP†† STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
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NO††† B. Additional liberal arts elective(s) needed to replace
†††††† liberal arts listed in Box A. above.
-† 1) FA10 MA331†††††††††† 3.0 T††† CALCULUS
††††† SP11 EN234†††††††††† 3.0 IP†† GAY & LESBIAN LITERATURE
††††††††
NEEDS:†††††††††††††††† 1 COURSE
††††††† SELECT FROM: HA† CH† EN† FR† HE201† IT† JA† LA† MA† PL
†††††††††† SC† SP† SS

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