Plan Ahead allows you to search the live Banner schedule of courses and create a plan or plans for registration. These plans can be shared with your advisor and used as the basis for your discussion. 

Getting Started

This link will take you to Plan Ahead to prepare for registration. You will then need to authenticate with Duo.

Five plans have been created for registration. Review these course choices with your advisor during your scheduled advising time. Click “Plan Ahead” to get started. Please read all instructions before adding courses to your plans.

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Select the semester that you would like to search. Click Continue.

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Five plans that have been created.  You will edit the plans by adding and removing courses.

Before you start, you will want to build a list of 10 to 12 potential courses of interest so that the system has many options. Consider the timing of classes, types of classes, types of assignments, levels of classes, size of classes, and familiarity with course content by reading course descriptions.

Registration of your courses will be attempted in the order courses are added to the plan. (You will not add music lessons and ensembles to the plan, they will be added during drop/add.)

Click “Edit” to begin working with a plan.

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Enter your search criteria to begin looking for the sections of the course that you would like to add to your selected plan.

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After entering your search criteria the following screen will be displayed (depending on the search parameters that were used). Courses that are being offered for the upcoming semester will show with “View Sections”. Course not being offered will be clearly indicated.

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Click “View Sections” to view detailed section information. An example is included below. Select the course title for full course information (including the full course description). Click “Add” for the course to be added to your plan.

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After selecting “Add” the screen display will change. A calendar will display on the bottom left; the course and your plan appear on the bottom right. The screen can be changed by clicking on the toggles in the middle (circled in red).

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The section will not be added to your plan until you click “Save Plan.” The color of the course will change and confirm that it has been added to your plan.

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Plans will be viewable by your advisor. You can add notes for your advisor if you would like to give more information on a course you are intending to take.

For detailed instructions click here.

Browsing Courses

Click “Browse Classes” to search for the courses that will be offered for the next semester.

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Select the semester that you would like to search. Click Continue.

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After selecting the term you will have different search parameters that can be used. Click Search.

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Courses that have available sections will show with the course information, time, day, instructor, etc.

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Selecting the course will then show additional information about the course, including the course catalog description.

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This is where you will need to find course descriptions for any special topic courses that are being taught.