Step 1: Academic Requirement Report

What is my Academic Requirement Report (ARR)?

Your ARR is an important tool that you will use throughout your degree! The ARR allows you to find which courses are required for your major, minor, and the Augustana Core. Throughout your degree, you will use your ARR as a guide to enrol in courses.

How to access your ARR

  1. Log into Bear Tracks (opens in a new window)
  2. On the left hand side in the grey column, under the heading "Academics", click on Academic Requirements.
  3. You will be brought to your Academic Requirements Report.  We recommend downloading the document as a PDF for ease of access.  The download may take a while so please be patient.

Understanding your ARR

Your ARR consists of a number of headings. You will want to read all of the information in your ARR. However, below we have outlined the sections that you will want to pay particular attention to when it comes to enrolling in courses.

**** 2019/2020 Scheduled Courses ****

We will explain how to use the Augustana Course Tool mentioned in Step 2: Choose your Courses.

Program Specific Information

This section explains if you have met your current major and minor requirements. Since you are a new student, you will have not met this requirement yet. However, by the end of your degree, your major and minor requirements will be satisfied. When a requirement is satisfied, it will be written in green. If you have not yet met a requirement, it will be written in red.

Major Requirement

This section will explain all of the courses required for your major. As a first-year student, you will want to pay attention to, and make note of, the 100-level courses required.

What if I am an Undeclared major? 

  • If you are undecided, plan to take all the recommended first-year courses for your top two or three choices of major. That way, when you declare a major in your second year, you will not be behind in your selected program.
  • You can use the “What-if Report” in Bear Tracks to see which classes are needed for certain majors and/or minors that are not on your application.
  • To access your “What-If-Report”, please follow these steps in Bear Tracks:
    1. On the left hand side in the grey column, under Academics, click on What-if Report. Be sure to choose an Augustana Program. All Augustana programs will have a prefix of “AU”:
      • AU-Bachelor of Science.
      • AU-Bachelor of Arts
      • AU-Bachelor of Music
      • AU-Bachelor of Management
      • AU-BSc/Bed (Secondary)

    2. Once you have selected your program, you can select your desired major and optional minor. The system will then generate a report based on the program, major, and minor you have selected.

Major Supporting Courses

Depending on your major, you may not have this section. As a first-year student, you will want to pay attention to the 100-level courses required and add them to your schedule.

Minor Requirement

A minor is optional for your degree. If you declared a minor on your application, this section will show the courses required for your minor. Once again, you will want to pay attention to the 100-level courses required for your minor.


Additional sections are explained on this page.


Step 2: Choose your Courses