Owl Link: How to Plan, Schedule, Register for, and Drop Courses (Credit)

With the Student Planning module in Self Service, you can search for courses, plan your terms, and schedule and register your course sections. You can view your plan in calendar format as well as choose options to view your progress. 

This knowledge article demonstrates how to search for courses, plan your terms, and schedule and register for your planned courses.


Step 1

After logging into Self Service, click Student Planning on the Home page.

Step 2

The Planning Overview page displays. In the Search for courses by keywords field, type the course for which you wish to search, e.g. INT-1010 and then press Enter. Note: It’s important to enter the courses without any spaces or hyphens/dashes. Also, you can search for multiple courses by separating them with spaces.

A red arrow pointing to the Search courses by keywords field

Step 3

The search results display. Click the Add Course to Plan button. Note:  Adding a course to the plan gives you the flexibility of moving it to a future term if necessary.

A red arrow pointing to the Add Course to Plan button

Step 4

The Course Details dialog appears. Notice this course has a prerequisite. This requirement must be met before you can register for this course. Select your desired term then click Add Course to Plan.

The Course Details dialog with an arrow pointing to the Term

Step 5

After adding all of your courses to your plan, click the Back to Planning Overview link.

A red arrow pointing to the Back to Planning Overview link

Step 6

From the Planning Overview page, click Go to Plan & Schedule.

An arrow pointing to the Go to Plan & Schedule link on the Planning Overview page

Step 7

The Plan & Schedule page displays. Click the Show the next term button.

A box highlighting the Show the next term button

Step 8

Click the View other sections down arrow to display the sections.

A red arrow pointing to the View other sections down caret

Step 9

Locate your desired section and then click it.

An image of a course section information

Step 10

The Section Details dialog displays. Review the details then click Add Section.

A red box surrounding the Add Section button on the Section Details dialog


A successful notification message displays and the section is added to your schedule.

A red arrow pointing to the confirmation message that the course section has been added to your schedule

Step 11

The course now appears as Planned. Click Register to register courses individually. Note: To register all courses for a specific term, click Register Now.

Arrows pointing to the Register and Register Now buttons

Step 12

The course now appears as Registered, but not started. To drop this course, click Drop.

An arrow pointing to the Drop button

Step 13

The Register and Drop Section dialog appears. Select the section(s) you wish to drop then click Update. Note: You can drop multiple courses as well as add a section at the same time.

The Register and Drop Sections dialog with a section selected

 

The course has been dropped, but still appears as Planned.

A box surrounding the Planned notification

 

Attached is a quick reference guide entitled How to Plan, Schedule, Register for, and Drop Courses. To access the guide, scroll down to the Attachments area, located below the Related Articles section, and select the PDF to download it or click View to view it.

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