Here at SPEA, we have the expectation that our students know how to access and read their Academic Advisement Reports (AARs). Familiarity with this report makes understanding your degree requirements much easier, and helps to answer some basic questions. For instance, want to know if your summer Econ course transferred or if a certain course is required for your major? The answers are in the AAR.
We suggest that students review their AARs prior to all advising sessions. You may find it helpful to bring a copy with you or bring a laptop to pull the AAR up on during the meeting. This makes communication between advisor and student easier, and helps you, the student, learn to interpret your degree progress.
Here's how to find the report:
First, log into onestart.iu.edu. Go to your Student Center. You should see this screen:
You should then see this screen:
Next, you will see this screen. Select "View my Advisement Report" from the list in the first section. Notice that your degree plan is listed on the right-hand side, with your major/s and minor/s.
Some examples of when you might use your AAR either in conjunction with an advising meeting or instead of one:
• Considering taking a course elsewhere and transferring a course in: You can see what requirements are left to fulfill.
• Seeing if a transferred course has processed, and if it fulfilled requirements: You can see transferred courses when they have processed into the university and whether intended requirements have been fulfilled.
• Seeing if your internship credit has processed: You can see if the internship requirement is completed or not.
• Dropping a class and picking up another class: You can see if the potentially dropped class is required, if there are other options to fulfill the requirement, and if picking up another class could fulfill that or another requirement.
• Understanding degree requirements/questions about whether a certain course is required for the degree: Requirements and selections are outlined on the AAR; easy to see if a requirement is fulfilled and, if not, what choices you have to fulfill it.