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Academic Planning FAQ

Common questions that advisors have about Academic Planning are answered below.

What if my school doesn't assign advisors?

Your Planning dashboard will hide the charts of student planning status and notifications, because you'd be seeing data for your entire SSU. Instead, the dashboard will only show your Watchlist, where you can pin the students that you are currently working with.

What happens if I put a student on my Watchlist?

The Planning Watchlist is a list pinned to your dashboard for your convenience only: add students that you want to access quickly and remove them when your planning support is no longer critical. No notifications, consequences, or advising flags or notes result from watchlisting.

How do I get to Scheduler from Planning?
  • To view your student’s schedule, use the top search bar to find the student by name or ID. When their information displays, select the Schedule tab. 

  • To log in as a student, select Scheduler Tools and use Sample student login to search for schedules. (This is the same as accessing and using Scheduler standalone.)

What if a course is dropped from our new catalog?

It depends on how your institution configured Planning. 

  • If it locks templates to the course catalog that is active when they are created, new templates will be created to go with each new course catalog, so later catalogs won't affect existing templates.

    • If instead you let templates float to use the current course catalog, an error will alert you to update the dropped course.

  • If it locks plans to the course catalog that is active when they are created, later catalogs won't affect existing plans.

    • If instead you let plans float to use the current course catalog, an error will alert you and the student to update the dropped course.

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