DARS/Faculty&Staff - Use DARSX for requesting and approving exceptions


Steps authorized staff take to request an exception using DARSX


Below are the steps for using DARSX and related FAQ's.

Access DARSX

For staff (faculty, deans, and advisors) who have already obtained authorization & permissions to use DARSX, you may access DARSX here: dars.services.wisc.edu/darsx

Step 1: Acquire DARSX access

For L&S staff looking to gain DARSX access, email your request to aim@saa.ls.wisc.edu

For all other schools looking to gain access to DARSX, email your request to dars@em.wisc.edu

***School of Engineering and School of Education do not use DARSX for DARS exceptions.

Step 2: Go to DARSX and authenticate with NetID

Navigate to dars.services.wisc.edu/darsx

Login with NetID and password

NetID login

Step 3: 

Request an exception

For staff (faculty, deans, and advisors) who have already logged into DARSX, authorized users may request an exception for a student by following these steps:

Step 1: Click on request exception

Highlight the requestor tab  and click request exception below it

Request Exception

Step 2: Search for student

You can enter a Campus ID or search by name

search for student screen with search options

Step 3: Select the major or certificate for which you wish to request an exception

All of a student's majors and certificates will be shown.  Select the one you wish to request an exception for by clicking on it.

screen showing all student's majors and certificates

Step 4 :  Select the requirement for which you wish to create a DARS exception

The requirements in DARSX should mirror the order in which they appear on a DARS report.

Scroll down to the requirement where you wish to make an exception

In most cases you will be able to choose a course to add to a requirement.  Simply click the drop down and choose the course you wish to use in the exception.  In other cases you may be able to specify a different number of credits to satisfy a requirement as well.  Simply type the number of credits into the "Satisfied with credits" box.

screen shows ability to choose course that fits the requirement


Why can't I see all of the requirements on a DARS audit when requesting a DARS exception in DARSX?

There are several roles in the DARSX system.  Academic advisors are usually assigned a role that only allows them to view major/certificate requirements.  Deans will usually be able to see School/College requirements as well as General Education requirements.

Keywordsdars, DARS, degree, degrees, degree planner   Doc ID94358
OwnerAnne E.GroupOffice of the Registrar
Created2019-09-09 10:46 CSTUpdated2023-08-29 07:55 CST
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Office of the Registrar
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