​Degree Audit Information

The degree audit is an advising tool highlighting the course requirements for completing an undergraduate degree. Degree audits can be found within E-Services.

To receive your degree audit, follow these steps:

  1. Click "VIEW YOUR DEGREE AUDIT" below
  2. Sign in to e-Services
  3. In the left-hand pane, click "Academic Records"
  4. In the submenu, click "Degree Audit"
  5. Click "Request a Degree Audit"
  6. In the new window, sign in, again
  7. If applicable, select "Minnesota State University, Mankato". Be sure that you aren't selecting "Minnesota State University Moorhead", or you will not get an accurate audit for your declared programs.
  8. Click on "Run Declared Programs"
  9. Select the degree audit that was just produced.
    • For General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum only, select "SMNTC".
    • For Program information, select your program code.


Printing your Degree Audit:

  1. Complete the steps to view your degree audit.
  2. Select the Printer Friendly option (on the right side, under the graphs) and print the page.

Saving your Degree Audit as a PDF:

  1. Complete the steps to view your degree audit.
  2. Right-click in the browser page and select the print option.
  3. Change the printer to "Print to PDF", and click Print. A dialogue box will pop up and ask where you want to save it.
  4. Select the location you want to save it and press Save.

Saving your Degree Audit:

  1. Complete the steps to view your degree audit.
  2. Right-click on the browser page and select the save option. For example, in Firefox select "Save Page As..." or in Chrome select "Save as..."

Emailing your Degree Audit:

  1. Complete the steps listed above in the Saving section.
  2. Locate the file you saved and attach it in an email.

If you have any questions on your degree audit, contact your academic advisor.

Click on any section for more information.

Header Information

Under the header, you will see CATALOG YEAR with a 1-2 character identifier for term. F is fall, S is Spring, while SS is summer. The CATALOG YEAR will also contain the year of the catalog. This is where you will find what catalog you are using for major and general education requirements.

This sections also contains the date the report was run, your TechID and name, as well as a program code and the title of the degree the audit is for.

Main Body

At the beginning of this section, you will find the catalog you are assigned to, your grade level classification, your academic advisor, and any holds on your account.

There are several grades that you could see on your DARS report. The legend covers the most common grades.

Course Listing

You will see a list of every course we have a record of you taking, whether local or transfer, along with a total credit amount. Enrolled credits do not count toward credits taken. Courses show term/year the course was taken, what we identify it as, credits earned, grade info, IP if course is in-progress, and name of the course. If the course was taken elsewhere, it also shows the college and their course info.

Total Credits for the Degree

Most degrees require 120 credits, however, engineering degrees require 128. All degrees require 40 credits of upper division (300/400 level) credits. All degrees also require at least 30 credits to be taken at Minnesota State Mankato. No more than 30 credits of pass/no credit may be counted toward the degree.


Minnesota State Mankato uses 3 GPAs. The local credit GPA, the transfer credit GPA, and the total cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA will be used to determine whether you've graduated with honors.

General Education

A minimum of 44 credits of General Education credits are required, as well as all goal areas 1-11 fulfilled. If you have previously earned an AA or completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, there is no General Education requirement. A previous AS degree reduces the minimum credit requirement to 40 credits of General Education, doesn't require a course in goal area 11, and reduces the number of courses required in each area to 1 course, with the exception of Goal Area 1, which always requires two courses.

Writing Intensive and Diverse Cultures

The writing intensive requirement is 2 courses and 6 credits for students without a prior degree. Any prior degree reduces the requirement to 1 course and 3 credits.

The Diverse Cultures requirement is two courses and 6 credits. The courses can be either one purple and one gold course, or two purple courses. Transfer students with at least 30 credits have the requirement reduced to 1 course and 3 credits. Transfer students with at least 60 credits don't need to take any diverse cultures courses.


The title of the major is shown, along with the number of credits required to complete the major, and number of credits you've earned toward the major.

Department policies are shown next. These vary, but can include P/N credit restrictions, minimum major GPA requirements, major residency requirements, and whether the major requires a minor.

Transfer Pathway students will see different major requirements from someone not in the transfer pathway.

For everyone else, at this point you will start to see the course number of classes you need to take for the major, as well as special instructions for certain sections (ie. Choose 2 courses).


If you have chosen a minor, it will show after the major requirements. It will also have total credits, any department policies, and course number of required classes for the minor.

Program Electives

All successfully completed courses are shown in this section. This area can be helpful if you need an elective course to finish the degree, as it shows only courses that weren't used anywhere in the requirements.

Courses Not Completed and/or Not Used in this Program

This area is a list of courses not usable in your program, and all courses pending grading.

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