Academic Planning

What is Academic Planning?


Undergraduate students are encouraged to engage in intentional, proactive academic planning. Academic planning includes confirming academic program choice, identifying and understanding degree requirements, developing a course schedule for the upcoming semester, and developing a long-term plan for future semesters. We strongly recommend that you meet with your advisor a minimum of once per semester prior to registration to develop and/or review your academic plan.

What Tools Do I Need?


Degree Audit: This tool provides you a list of courses and criteria for satisfying your degree requirements. Directly linked to your academic record, the Degree Audit will update as you register for and complete courses. You should review your degree audit at least once per semester, prior to registration. Not sure how to find and interpret your degree audit? Click here for more information.

Curriculum Guide: Developed by faculty, this tool provides you recommended course sequences across four years (8 semesters). Any variation of the recommended plan should be discussed with your advisor. 20-21 CURRICULUM GUIDES ARE BEING ADDED DAILY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO SPRING '21 REGISTRATION. 

Major & Minor Guidesheets: (Students who began Fall 19 or earlier) Similar to the degree audit, these sheets outline curricular requirements. Use together with your degree audit to identify degree requirements. 20-21 MINOR GUIDESHEETS COMING SOON.

Registration Guide: Learn how to register using Self-Service - Student Planning.

PODs App: Explore combinations of majors and minors to create your own unique program of study. 

GPA Calculator: This tool will help you understand the impact of anticipated grades for in-progress or planned courses. Helpful for students who need to achieve a minimum GPA to remain in or achieve good standing.