DARS - Degree and Certificate Planning Tool


Welcome to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Degree and Certificate Planning Tool, also known as a Degree Audit Report (DARS). DARS is a tool designed to assist you with planning and tracking your progress toward graduation by comparing or auditing your academic record against the requirements for your degree.  Your DARS report includes completed courses, transfer credit and in-progress courses. DARS does not eliminate the need for meeting with a counselor for academic planning.  All students, especially those who plan to transfer to a university should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive education plan. Please review the Degree Audit Report (DARS) carefully.

To use the tool, note the Disclaimer below, then click on the section below 'How do I login and run the Degree Audit Report (DARS)' for instructions.



This is an unofficial degree and/or certificate audit report. You are responsible for monitoring and checking the accuracy of all transfer and graduation requirements. If you are planning to transfer to another school, it is essential that you meet with a counselor for additional transfer requirements that are not included in the Degree Audit Report (DARS).

If you have already read the instructions, you can go directly to the Degree Audit Report (DARS). Login with the same username and password as your GCCCD network/email account (Your Self Service name up to 20 characters and your college PIN).

How do I login and run the Degree Audit Report (DARS)?

Please read below to learn how to run DARS.

Only currently enrolled students have access to run DARS.
The tool runs best in Chrome or Firefox. If using Internet Explorer 11, you will need to use Compatibility View.

Read the instructions below, then click Degree Audit Report (DARS) when ready.

STEP 1: Enter your username and password. These are the same as your GCCCD network/email account (Your Self Service name up to 20 characters and your college PIN).

      login screenshot for username and password

STEP 2: Select a school and click the Save button.

      screenshot to select school

STEP 3: Select a program and run the audit

      screenshot of program info and viewing options selections

STEP 4: Review the report

  • Requirements completed will be marked with a green checkmark box.
  • Requirements not completed will be marked with a red X box.
  • You can click on the arrows to expand or collapse each section.
  • To PRINT the audit, click the Printer Friendly button in the upper right.

screenshot displaying audit with green checkmark and red X boxes

How to turn on Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 11

  1. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.
  2. On the menu, click Tools. Select Compatibility View Settings.
  3. In the field Add this website, you will see the domain: gcccd.edu
  4. Click Add. The domain (gcccd.edu) will appear in the list of "Websites you've added to Compatibility View".
Questions? Make an appointment at your college Counseling Office

If you have any questions, please contact your college Counseling Office.
A counselor can help with:

  • Academic/Transfer Counseling
  • Requesting a transcript evaluation
  • Career Counseling
  • Personal/Crisis Counseling

Cuyamaca College Counseling Office
One Stop Center/Building A-200
Telephone: (619) 660-4429

Grossmont College Counseling Office
Student Services/Administrative Building
Telephone: (619) 644-7208

Transcripts from outside institutions

Please be sure that you have submitted all official transcripts from other colleges or universities you have attended, to the appropriate Cuyamaca College or Grossmont College Admissions and Records Office. Courses taken at other colleges or universities will not be reflected in audit until they have been evaluated.

If you are a Cuyamaca College student and require a transcript evaluation, please follow the instructions provided on the Cuyamaca Admissions and Records web page.

If you are a Grossmont College student, contact the Counseling office to request a transcript evaluation.

Transfers and Exceptions - Important Notice

It is essential that you meet with a counselor for university transfer planning. There may be required courses that are not included in the Degree Audit Report (DARS) report. This planning tool may not include approved course substitutions, exceptions, or other adjustments to your academic record. Also, unless you are seeking an Associate of Arts/Transfer degree or an Associate of Sciences/Transfer degree, the required or recommended preparation-for-major courses for transfer will not be included in the DARS report .

Contact your college Counseling Office if you have questions.