If you plan to seek a degree, diploma, or certificate, using academic advising will help you make informed decisions, feel confident about your plans, make the most of your education, and complete your degree as efficiently as possible. All students are assigned an academic advisor who is knowledgeable in the program area of study. These advisors make time prior to registrations to meet with students to help them in academic planning.
It is important to be properly prepared prior to meeting with the academic advisors. The information provided below will aid you in this preparation.
It is recommended that students plan how they will complete their degrees as soon as they become accepted to the college. Full-time students and part-time students, as well as those transferring in courses, should discuss a completion strategy with their advisor. Be aware that many courses have prerequisites, so taking more advanced courses before the recommended prerequisites would damage a student's success.
- Print and review your DARS report (see below)
- Review your individual Program Plan
- Review Accuplacer placement scores
- Review transfer options and be prepared to discuss them
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
The Degree Audit Reporting system (DARS) is designed to help students identify and understand current academic requirements for certificate, diploma and degree completion. A DARS report lists all college requirements for a student's program of study to help the student plan and monitor progress by indicating courses already completed, both at Southeast Technical and in transfer. DARS reports are available through eServices. A DARS tutorial on "How to Read a Dars Audit " is available.