DARS/Students - Request a What If DARS audit for major/certificate not declared

This provides information on how students can request What If audits within the Course Search & Enroll app (both using planned courses or not).


What-if DARS audits are used when a student wants to run courses through a major/cert/additional major that they have not yet declared.

For information on how to access the DARS request page within Course Search & Enroll app, see https://kb.wisc.edu/94056.

How-To Video

Click here to learn how to read a DARS audit report


To request a What-if audit in DARS within Course Search & Enroll app:
1. Go to the 'What-if' Audit section of request page:
screenshot of What If audit and different plans listed
2.  Select Run new 'what if' audit
screenshot of Degree audit in Course Search and Enroll with red box around What If Audit
3.  Select School, College or Population
screenshot of Run what if audit screen and red box around select academic plan
screenshot of select academic plan dropdown with red box around a plan/program
4.  Select Academic Plan/Program:
screenshot of plan selection
5.  Choose audit settings: 
run degree audit screen, step two with previous, current, and future selected
6.  For a What if audit, students may choose:
  • to keep or change Honors status (available for some schools/colleges)
  • to include courses from previous, current, future, and planned terms
  • to select a Degree Plan from their own Degree Planner if wanting to view planned terms in the What If audit
run degree audit screen, step two with previous, current, future, and planned selected
7.  After all audit settings are complete, select Next
Next button
8. If user selected to use planned courses, a prompt to select credits for variable credit planned courses will appear:
Run degree audit screen with red box around step 3, Select credits

Run degree audit with step 3 and a red box around the dropdown menu for the number of credits
9.  To change audit settings, select Back
run what-if audit screen with red box around Back button
10.  To request 'what-if' audit, select Request audit
Run what-if audit steps with red box around Request audit button
11.  While waiting for audit to process, you will see "Audit in Progress" in the status column:
what-if audit screen with red box around status section
12.  To view the completed audit, select View:
screenshot of completed audit requests screen with red box around View button at the end of a row for an audit
14.  To download a PDF version of completed audit, select download icon:

screenshot of completed audit request with red box around download icon at end of row for audit


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Keywords:course search and enroll, dars, DARS, degree, degrees, degree planner, record, records   Doc ID:94068
Owner:Anne E.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2019-08-26 11:46 CDTUpdated:2023-08-16 08:47 CDT
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