Degree Planner is an interactive academic planning tool that students and advisors use to map out courses and degree requirements. It displays degree requirements, student course records, prerequisites, and course offerings. Students can view plans that advisors created for them, and they can also create plans for themselves. Degree plans will update as a student completes degree requirements and plans can be revised as needed. Degree Planner is available 24/7 and students are encouraged to refer back to their degree plan as they register for courses each quarter.
Students can see requirements for their academic program of choice and confirm they’re on track to graduate when expected. They can create their own career and degree plans and submit them to advisors for review and approval.
Drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy to adjust schedules, understand dependencies, and plan course loads.
Students can create multiple academic plans to see what dependencies and requirements look like across degree programs.
Degree Planner is part of the Legend software suite. To access Degree Planner, log into Legend.
This is what you will see in Student Records. If you click on the course, you can see more details – Completed, In-Progress, Grade, etc.:
You can also see Placement Test results. Degree Planner uses these (imported from SMS) to determine if a student met the prerequisite placement scores for a course and to place them in the appropriate Math or English course.
You can click on ”+Add Course” and see why the course did not build. It can be manually added to the plan even though all prerequisites are not met.
This is what you will see when you click on “+ Add Course”. The message will give information on why Degree Planner did not build it. By clicking on “+” you can add it to the plan.
These courses can also be built under the Requirements tab.
These are placeholders and are requirements such as general education requirements or a choice of several course. Click on the box to choose which course you want to meet that requirement.
Click on the course and choose the Term dropdown box. Degree Planner has a predictive feature which predicts when a course will be offered in the future based on when it was offered in the past.
When building a plan or rebuilding a plan, select Advanced Settings:
You will then get options on whether to take Summer classes, number of credits, time of day, etc.
Under the Courses tab, click “+Add Course”.
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