What is a degree audit?

Degree audit frequently asked questions

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  • A degree audit lists all of the requirements for your degree, including (but not limited to):

    • Minimum number of hours required
    • Advanced hours required
    • Writing intensive hours required
    • Residency hours (taken at Texas State) required
    • Core requirements
    • Major requirements
    • Minor requirements

    The degree audit will note if a requirement has or has not been fufilled, or if it is in progress. This is a useful tool to track progress toward degree completion. An "official DAR" has been reviewed by an academic advisor and has been approved by the college dean or a dean’s representative.

  • To review your degree audit:

    1. Go to your Catsweb Student Services page
    2. Navigate to Registration and Schedule Changes
    3. Log in to Self-Service Banner with your Texas State ID number (Axxxxxxxx)
    4. Click on the "Student" tab
    5. Select "Degree Audit"

    When the page loads, the required coursework for your core, major(s), and minor(s) will be displayed. The degree audit will show you how your completed courses and currently enrolled courses fit into the requirements.

    If you have questions about your degree audit, please schedule an appointment with an advisor.

  • If you are thinking of changing your major/minor and would like to see what courses are required, you can run a "what-if" degree audit report. This will also show you how the courses you have taken may fit into a new major/minor:
    1. Generate a degree audit
    2. On the left side of the page, select "What if"
    3. Choose a degree type (i.e., Bachelor of Science)
    4. Select the catalog year (if unsure, select most recent year)
    5. Choose major and minor (if applicable)
    6. Click "process what-if"

    A "what-if" audit will give you a general idea of the courses required for a degree and how your courses fit into that new degree. Before making any scheduling decisions, see an advisor in the college you want to major in.


  • All students should meet with an academic advisor to review all remaining requirements for graduation.  It is important that students within their last 30 hours meet with an academic advisor to ensure that they are still on track for graduation. 

    There are a few requirements that students tend to miss on their degree audit. If those requirements are not completed, graduation will be delayed.

  • The Registrar has detailed information on how to your use your degree audit.

If you have any questions about your degree audit please feel free to email your questions to scienceadvising@txstate.edu, or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.