Degree Plan

ISU is committed to helping students graduate on time. The University provides various tools to help students track their progress toward graduation.

All undergraduate degree-seeking students can access their degree audits online at any time. A degree audit is a record of degree requirements, including courses needed for the program of study (for example, major, minor) and Foundational Studies (general education) as well as University requirements such as grades, grade point average, credit hours earned, and transfer courses accepted. The audit displays the student's progress toward meeting each requirement and shows how ISU and transfer courses fulfill degree requirements.

Instructions for Accessing Degree Audits

ISU currently has two degree audit systems. Students use either DARS or MySAM, depending on their initial enrollment (or readmission) dates.

  • If initial enrollment/readmission was fall 2012-present, follow these instructions for using MySAM.
  • If initial enrollment/readmission was prior to fall 2012, follow these instructions for using DARS.

Important: Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2012, but have switched to a Fall 2012 (or later) catalog to take advantage of new or revised programs or degree requirements, will also use MySAM. These tools are used primarily for academic advising, course scheduling, and certification for graduation. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the degree audits and plans of study, it is the student's responsibility to make sure s/he meets all degree requirements. The only official documentation of a student's academic record is an official transcript.


The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.