Student Planning Instruction Guide for Students - Quick Guide

This is a quick guide for students to the basic functions of Student Planning.

Step 1: Login
At the top right, you can access your User Profile, Emergency Information, and Account Preferences. You can also Sign Out and Ask for Help.
  • From User Profile, you can confirm your address, email address, and phone number.
  • From Emergency Information, you can confirm emergency contacts.
  • From Account Preferences, you can access your Finances and Financial Aid.
Step 2: Access Student Planning
  • Select Student Planning. Review your academic program(s) and associated cumulative grade point average on the Student Planning Home page.


Step 3: Review Progress
  • Select Go to My Progress to review additional information.


My Progress should display information about the program you are currently enrolled in. If you are not enrolled in a program or you want to switch to another program or certificate, skip to "To view a different program" later in this document. Adding a new program does not change your major. It simple shows a what-if scenario to see how your credits apply to a different program. You need to speak to an adviser to enroll in a program, but it is a good idea to view the requirements in Student Planning.
  • Review At-a-Glance to see your major, GPA, credits (completed, planning, and in progress), and program notes.

The Progress bar shows you how many requirements you have completed overall. The Total Credits bar shows you how many credits are completed, in progress, and planned. In the parentheses beside Total Credits, (# of #), the first # refers to the total credits you've planned, are enrolled in, and have completed. The second number refers to the total number of credits required to complete the program. The Total Credits from the School shows you how many institutional credits (credits that need to be completed at Parkland) are completed, in progress, and planned.
  • Review Major Requirements, General Education Requirements, and Other Courses.
Note: Read all requirements carefully. For example, 0 of 1, 0 of 3, etc. refer to entire groups of courses (not individual courses) as requirements.
  • If the course is planned, you will see a yellow box that says Planned.
  • If you withdrew from the course, you will see a red box that says Withdrawn.
  • If you completed the course, you will see a green box that says Completed.

  • Within At a Glance, under Description, it is important to view "More..." This will open a new window to display other program requirements (regarding courses, fees, etc.) you need to know about.
  • To view a different program, click + on the View a New Program tab.



  • The new window, Academic Programs, will display all programs available. Scroll through or search for the program you wish to view.
  • Once you have selected a program, select View Program.

Step 4: Plan Courses

Plan courses through your entire college career.

Method 1: Add via Requirements Tables on My Progress.
  • Select the course in the requirements table.



  • Select Add Course to Plan.


  • A new window will appear. Select the term in which you plan to take this course.
  • Select Add Course to Plan.

Method 2: Devise the entire course plan (rather than just individual courses).
  • At the top right on My Progress, click Load Sample Course Plan.


  • Search for the program you want to add courses from.
  • Select the program.
  • Select Preview Plan.
  • Select Load.
Note: Loading these courses enrolls you for these courses. Planned courses display yellow in your calendar on the Plan & Schedule page, and registered courses display green. Although you can automatically register for all of these courses, this does not mean you are automatically enrolled in the program. As noted, you need to contact your adviser to enroll in a program. Additionally, loading the sample course plan may not add all of the program requirements. It is best that you check your plan against the program requirements and check with your adviser.

Method 3: Plan courses using the Course Catalog.
  • There are two ways to access the Course Catalog. Click the Course Catalog either from the navigation pane at the top, under Student Planning, or from the navigation pane on the left, under Academics > Student Planning.


  • Select the subject area or enter the subject in the Search for Courses text box.
  • Click Add Course to Plan.
  • Select term where you will take this course.
  • Select Add Course to Plan.

Note: If you have added a course to the plan, but that plan changes, be sure to remove those courses you no longer plan to take. It is important to keep the plan clean, so the progress reflects accurately. Degree audit in Student Planning is unofficial. For an official degree audit, refer to the Office of Admissions and Records. 

Step 5: Create a Schedule for a Particular Term

Your plan and schedule can be accessed from the Plan & Schedule page. You can access this page by hovering over Student Planning on the navigation panel at the top of the screen and selecting Plan & Schedule, or you can access this page by selecting it from the navigation panel on the left-hand side of the screen, under Academics > Student Planning.

Add courses for a term to your schedule.
  • Select Course Catalog.
  • Select the appropriate course subject.
  • In the gray bar, click View Available Sections.


  • Select the desired section by clicking Add Section to Schedule.
  • Select Add Section.

Step 6: Submit Plan to Adviser for Review

Note: If you deviate from what is agreed upon between you and your adviser on your plan, it could delay the amount of time it takes for you to fulfill the graduation requirements for your select programs.
  • From the Plan & Schedule page and on the Advising tab, add notes for your adviser in the Compose a Note text box.


  • Select Save Note.
  • Select Request Review in the right-hand corner of the box.


Note: Make sure you have met with your adviser to ensure he/she approves of your overall plan. Refer to your "Permission to Register" email to view your registration date and time. Courses approved by your adviser will show on the Timeline (inside Plan & Schedule) with a green approved box above the course name.

Step 7: Register for a Term
  • From the Plan & Schedule page, click the arrow to get to the appropriate term open for registration. 
  • In the upper-right corner of the schedule, click Register Now.

Note: If you are not allowed to register, you will get a warning notification with the specific reason you are unable to register. Some reasons you may not be allowed to register include the following:
  • Your registration window is not yet open or has already closed.
  • You have a hold against your account.

Step 8: Drop a Planned Course and Registered Section
  • From the Plan & Schedule page in the Schedule view, click the arrow to get to the correct term.
  • Select the X in the upper right-hand corner of the section box.

  • From the Plan & Schedule page, select the arrows to toggle to the appropriate term.
  • Select Drop in the box to the left of the Schedule.








Keywords:quick easy progress requirements schedule registration   Doc ID:71670
Owner:Treasa B.Group:Parkland College
Created:2017-03-13 15:41 CDTUpdated:2017-04-07 11:36 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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