Degree Planner

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DEGREE PLANNER

Graduating in a timely manner is a top priority at Cal State LA. Degree Planner is a new online tool allowing undergraduate students to map their entire academic path to graduation. Degree Planner is now live in many undergraduate majors.

Who is eligible to use the Degree Planner

  1. Must be on semester curriculum for GE and Major (Fall 16 or later)
  2. Students cannot have any Cal State LA Quarter Credit
  3. Major must be built and tested

Which Majors are available?

Beginning March 12, 2018, the following majors will be available for undergraduate students who are on Fall 2016 or later catalog years and who do not have any Cal State LA Quarter credit.  We are continuing to make additional majors available and eventually minors too – so check back if your major is not available yet!

College

Major Code

Major Name

AL

ART BA

Art

AL

COMM BA

Communication

AL

MUS BA

Music BA

AL

TVF BA

Television and Film

BE

BADA BS

Accounting

BE

BADE BS

Business Administration - Economics

BE

BADF BS

Business Administration – Finance

BE

BADM BS

Business Administration – Management

BE

BADK BS

Business Administration – Marketing

BE

CIS BS

Computer Information Systems

ED

RHBS BS

Rehabilitation Services

ET

ME BS

BS in Mechanical Engineering

ET

CE BS

Civil Engineering

ET

CS BS

Computer Science

ET

EE BS

Electrical Engineering

HHS

COMD BA

Communicative Disorders

HHS

CRIM BS

Criminal Justice

HHS

KIN BS

Kinesiology

HHS

NTS BS

Nutritional Science

HHS

PH BS

Public Health

HHS

SW BA

Social Work

NSS

BIOC BS

Biochemistry

NSS

BIOL BS

Biology

NSS

CHEM BS

Chemistry

NSS

POLS BA

Political Science

NSS

PSY BA

Psychology

NSS

SOC BA

Sociology

How do I know if i can use it?

If “Degree Planner” shows in your Student Center, you are eligible – just click it and get started.  If you are not eligible you can continue to use the basic “My Planner” which will appear instead.

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What are the key features of the Degree Planner?

  • Recommendations are based on ideal timely progression.
  • The Plan is based on the student’s current progress and updates based on registration, course completions, transfer credit, and substitutions. It automatically adds additional requirements when needed such as calculus preparation or additional needed electives.
  • Plan is customizable by the student and advisor including unit load, and has shopping –style course selection and allows for drag-and-drop to re-arrange courses.
  • Plan recommendations are based on when courses are typically offered if the schedule of classes is not available for that term.
  • Plan is integrated with degree audit, schedule planner and registration.
  • What-if capability for change of major, add a major/minor.

How do I know if my plan meets all of the requirements for graduation?

Once you have made all your course selections, you can select Advising Report Planned from the top of the Degree Planner page to review your Academic Requirement report including all the planned courses.  Blue stars will indicate requirements being satisfied by your planned courses.  Look out for the red boxes as those requirements still need attention.  Check to see that you have made all the course selections in your plan!

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How does my plan help me register for classes?

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Once the Registrar’s Office has notified you that it is time to plan for the term enrollment, you should start by reviewing and updating your Degree Planner.  Once the upcoming semester looks good, simply click on Schedule Planner at the top of the page.

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Schedule Planner will then prompt you with one click to load the courses from your plan.  Add any personal obligations you are trying to work around and search for all the possible combinations to meet your plan!

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Once you have a preferred course plan for that term, be sure to load it to your shopping cart and use the Validation functionality in advance of your enrollment appointment to make sure you are eligible to enroll in all of the courses.  For more information about Schedule Planner and Validation, please see the Records and Enrollment page.

What if I need assistance with my degree plan?

Check out the Degree Planner Quick Reference Guide for a summary of the key features.

Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor if you need assistance with degree planning.  For information about our Advising and Student Success Centers click here