DARS Degree Planner Guide

The DARS Degree Planner will help you to plan your path to graduation and help you populate your schedule planner. From there you will be able to register for classes.

See How to Register for more information.

Decide which courses to take and how those courses meet the requirements.

DARS Degree Planner is a tool that uses your DARS audit to help you build an degree plan for graduation. Your degree plan is a specific list of classes that you will take each term until you graduate. 

Learn How to use DARS Degree Planner

DARS Degree Planner in 5 steps

  1. Create your plan. See the Quick Start Guide
  2. Build your plan. Drag & drop or add courses. 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.
  3. Click “Check” often to update prerequisites and update planner DARS on the left. All requirements should show as met with planned courses.
  4. 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.
  5. Discuss with your advisor. Meet with your major advisor to discuss your plan.

Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors:

Advisors expect you to build a three-semester plan with DARS Degree Planner before your advising appointment and before they will lift your advising hold.

Find your schedule!

Decide which class sections (days/times/instructors) work best for your schedule.

Schedule Planner is a tool that generates class schedules based on the courses in your preferred “starred” degree plan.

Use Schedule Planner to find your “best-fit” schedule

Move courses from your individualized degree plan into Schedule Planner to create one or more class schedules designed for you. You can even add breaks when you don’t want to be in class. When you find a class schedule you like, you can send the courses to your shopping cart to enroll.

Learn how to use schedule planner

Build your Plan

Watch the YouTube video or see DARS Planner Quick Start.

Make sure you ** STAR ** your preferred plan. Preferred (starred) plans are used by HSU to predict course demand. If you tell us what courses you need to graduate in the future, the university can make decisions about course availability based on student demand.

Need Help? 

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

The Basics: 
Build Your Plan (2:49)

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

Planning for Minors & Double Majors (4:30)

Quick Start Guide

DARS Degree Planner to Schedule Planner

Learn how to import courses from your preferred plan to Schedule Planner.

DARS Degree Planner 
Student User Guide (PDF)

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