DARS Planning Tools

DARS* is your all-in-one degree planning resource! You can track your progress, plan your path to graduation and find the best schedule all in one place.

See How to Register for more information.

DARS, the Degree Audit Report for Students* is Humboldt State’s three-component degree audit and planning system that allows students, faculty and staff to track students’ progress toward graduation (Audits); create interactive term-by-term degree plans based on audit data (Plans); and generate possible term schedules based on the degree plans (Schedules).

Run your audit!

Use DARS Audits to track your progress toward graduation. Your audit includes the degree requirements you’ve completed, courses in-progress, and highlights the courses and requirements that you need to complete to graduate.

You can explore other majors or minors using the “Select a Different Program” menu to run a “what-if” audit and see how courses you've already taken might apply to a different program.

Watch our Degree Audit for Students (DARS) Overview video.

Log in to DARS

Build your plan!

Use DARS Plans to help you build a semester-by-semester degree plan. DARS Plans is an interactive tool that pulls information from your audit, so you can clearly see the courses you need to take to graduate.

Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors: Advisors expect you to build a three-semester plan with DARS Plans before your advising appointment and before they will lift your advising hold.

To get started, watch our How to Create a Plan video.

Learn the basics with our Build Your Plan video.

Plan your first choice courses until all requirements are met. Don’t add alternate courses to your plan. If you want an alternate (back up) plan, go ahead and create a new plan with alternate courses.
Click “Check” often to update prerequisites and update planner DARS on the left. All requirements should show as met with planned courses.

Star your preferred plan. Go to the Plans tab & click on the star to mark your #1 plan. Have your voice heard! Courses in the “starred” plans are used by HSU to predict course demand.

Meet with your major advisor to discuss your plan.

DARS Degree Planner in 5 Steps Handout

Create your schedule (optional)

You can use DARS schedules to auto-generate every possible schedule combination available based on your “starred” degree plan and your personal time preferences.

To get started, watch our Create a Schedule video or use our step-by-step instructions, How to use DARS Schedules.

Add your ideal schedule to your shopping cart in Student Center so that you can register in just a few clicks during your registration appointment time.

See How to Register for additional information.

If you have questions about any of the DARS planning tools, please contact the Office of the Registrar at records@humboldt.edu

DARS Overview Video

Degree Audit Report for Students - DARS Overview

DARS Plans Tutorials

Getting Started:
How to Create a Plan (1:22)

The Basics: 
Build Your Plan (2:49)

Next Steps: 
Manage & Maintain Your Plan (2:51)

Advanced: 
Planning for Minors & Double Majors (4:30)

Quick Start Guide

DARS Schedules Tutorials

How to use DARS Schedules

DARS Schedules: Create a Schedule at Humboldt State

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