Degree Audits (DARS)

The degree audit (DARS) is designed to assist you with planning and tracking your progress toward graduation by comparing your academic record against the requirements for your degree. Your DARS report includes completed FIT courses, transfer credit, and in-progress courses.

The DARS is not an official transcript.

Run a new degree audit (DARS) when planning your registration and when you make changes to your course schedule. Each report is only accurate as of the date and time it is generated. Changes, updates, or corrections to either your degree requirements or your academic record (such as adding or dropping courses, grade changes, new transfer credit, adding a minor, or changing majors) will change the results of the degree audit.

Although every effort is made to ensure the information on the audit is correct, it is your responsibility to:

  • review the audit and confirm its accuracy
  • successfully complete in-progress courses
  • register for the proper sequence of courses to satisfy degree requirements

How to Access a DARS in MyFIT

  • Log in to MyFIT 
  • Under popular shortcuts in the Student tab, click DARS
  • Click Submit An Audit 
  • You will now select the type of audit you want  from a drop down list:
    - List All Requirements
    - Incomplete Requirements Only
    - Complete Requirements Only
  • After you've selected the type of audit you want, click Run Audit
  • Click View Submitted Audits 
  • Click on the link for the major/degree you are pursuing

Understand Your DARS

OK = requirement is complete
NO = requirement is not complete
IP = requirement is in-progress; no grade has been assigned and successful completion is presumed
+ [plus sign] = this part of the requirement (subgroup) is complete
- [minus sign] = this part of the requirement (subgroup) is not 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
NEEDS = number of courses or credits missing to complete the requirement
SELECT FROM  = courses required to complete the requirement
RP = repeated course
>D = This does not mean a "D" grade has been assigned.  Before spring 2014, the original grade for this repeated course is calculated in the GPA.
F>  = Effective spring 2014, F and WF grades are changed to F> and WF> grades when a passing grade is earned.   F> and WF> are not calculated in the grade point average.
NOTE RM = message posted by the Registrar's Office
T = T grade; transfer credit has been awarded for this course
TR courses = courses transferred as electives which do not have an equivalent for your major at FIT
The following reminders will not prevent you from registering or applying for graduation.  You do need fulfill the reminder before your degree can be certified. 
-Visiting Student Transcript Reminder
-Proof of AAS Transcript Reminder
-Degree Audit Reminder: This reminder could be about more than 2 minors, FIT residency or other specific reminders.
-Graduation Application Reminder

A Registrar's Hold will prevent you from registering and applying for graduation, so make sure you reach out right away to discuss your progress towards your degree.

Any course(s) listed under this heading at the end of your degree audit do not fulfill any requirement towards your FIT major.  The course(s) are not required for the major you are currently enrolled in.

To qualify for the Associate in Applied Science degree, candidates must be matriculated (officially admitted to degree status); satisfactorily complete the credit and course requirements prescribed for their majors, related areas, and general education; achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all work completed; and submit an application for graduation.  

  • An earned AAS or equivalent  
  • 120 - 126 earned credits
  • 30 General Education credits
  • Bachelor of Science degree New York State guidelines: 60 credits in liberal arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Art degrees NASAD guidelines: 12 credit art/design history and 30 credits in liberal arts/general studies 


If you are in an undergraduate program and you have questions about your degree audit—or if you cannot run a DARS, contact the Registrar's Office at [email protected].

If you are a student in a graduate program, contact your major department about your degree audit.