Using Interactive Degree Audit 2.0

Information about IDA is contained in the following sections. Reading each section may help you to understand and use the system more effectively.

If you want, you can jump to a topic below:

  1. How IDA works
  2. Updating an audit
  3. Viewing an audit
  4. Creating an audit
  5. Using in-progress, future, and planned courses
  6. Using the planner
  7. Printing your audit
  8. Logging off
  9. Getting help

How IDA Works

IDA compares all of the courses on your official academic record to a set of computer-coded requirements from the university's catalogs. The result is an estimate of your status in meeting these requirements.

Updating an audit

Check the date your audit was run. If changes to your record have occurred since your last audit was run, such as the addition of transferred courses, a new semester's registration, addition or changes in grades, changes in registration status, or overrides approved by your dean, you will need to create a new audit for those changes to be included. To do this, create an audit based either on your profile or rerun an existing audit.

Viewing an audit

You may view audits that you have requested or audits that have been prepared for you. Each audit shows your progress toward meeting program requirements at the time that audit was created.
If your dean has entered any exceptions to your program, you should select an audit run under the catalog and program under which those exceptions were granted.

Creating an audit

To create a new audit, select the audit request option from IDA's main menu. You may choose to create an audit based on your major advising code, rerun an existing audit, or create an audit for another program that is supported by the system. If you create an audit for another degree plan, you should be aware that the system does not check to see if you have met the requirements for admission to restricted programs or if you are eligible to claim the catalog you have selected. Contact an adviser in your area of study or your dean's office if you have questions about your eligibility to enroll in a specific program or to claim a specific catalog.
New audits are generally available shortly after your request; it usually takes longer during registration and other peak periods. If more than six hours has elapsed, contact the degree audit section in the Office of the Registrar at 475-7618 or send an e-mail message to
After you have registered each semester or adjusted the courses on your planner, create a new audit to see if your courses will apply to your degree as you expected. Any courses you do not complete satisfactorily will not fulfill degree requirements.

Using in-progress, future, and planned courses

All audits include courses on your record for past semesters. Some audits will include your current courses, courses for which you have registered for future semesters, courses from your planner,or some combination of these, on the assumption that you will pass those courses with the required grade. If you do not complete the courses satisfactorily, they will not fulfill program requirements.

Using the IDA planner

The IDA planner allows students and prospective students to project courses that they might take and to enter courses that they have taken to estimate how these courses will apply to a degree at UT Austin. To use the planner, simply enter courses using one of the options on the IDA Planner Menu. Then create a new degree audit asking that your planned courses be included to see how proposed courses would count towards a degree.

Use of the planner does not register you for courses or mean that the courses you have listed will actually be offered the semester you have indicated or that you will be able to enroll in those courses. Some courses are offered infrequently or only in certain semesters. See planner instructions for more information.

Printing your audit

You may print the audit by selecting print from the web browser you are using to view the audit. You should be aware that if you are printing in a public area where one or more printers are shared with other users, the confidential information about your courses and grades may be seen by others in that area.

Logging off

When you have finished using IDA, log off to protect the confidentiality of your academic record.

Getting Help

See Terms and Abbreviations for definitions of phrases used in IDA. See also Common Questions about IDA for additional information. For additional questions about your degree program or how your courses are counting toward your degree, contact your academic adviser.