DARS, or Degree Audit Reporting System, is a computer program that provides progress-toward-degree reports for students.
Your DARS report, viewable online through BU BRAIN Self Service, shows all of the requirements needed to receive a degree, and which courses are used to satisfy those requirements.
DARS shows credit hours completed, credit hours in-progress, and credit hours remaining to complete your degree requirements. Remember: Completing the total hours required does not mean you have fulfilled all your course requirements. Total credit hours is only part of the picture.
You can choose to run unofficial "what-if" reports for other majors via DARS online. The "what if" reports are only an idea of how your courses may be used in different majors. For example, if you are currently in Harpur and thinking about applying as interuniversity transfer to the School of Management, your DARS report will show you how many of your credits will transfer. Check with an academic advisor for information on how changing your major would affect your progress toward degree.
How to check your DARS in BU BRAIN Self Service:
If you feel the information reported on your DARS is incorrect, please visit your school’s academic advising office.
If your name, B-Number and/ or address are incorrect, contact Student Records.
Degree Works is designed to provide you with a clear presentation of your academic record. Use Degree Works to track your progress towards degree completion, plan for future courses and review course history.
Please review the following materials to become familiarized with Degree Works:
Grades are generally posted by faculty 72 hours after the last class or final (whichever is later) but they may not appear on your record until the week after finals. Some faculty choose to post grades on Blackboard, but until they are available for viewing in BU BRAIN Self Service, the grade has not been officially recorded.
Note: If an MG (Missing Grade) or an I (Incomplete) is noted on your transcript, your degree will not be conferred until you are given a final grade. Contact the instructor of the course with questions.
After grading has been closed, faculty will need to submit a change of grade form. Change of grade forms cannot be submitted by a student.
Last Updated: 4/23/14