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Educational Planning Resources

  • Six Simple Steps to Create Your Educational Plan

    The following information will help you lay out your path to graduation in a quarter-by-quarter template. Drafting this plan will help you make and meet educational goals, discern academic direction and register for classes. As part of the process you will review your remaining degree requirements, determine if there are other courses outside of your major you would like to incorporate, and think about sequencing of courses.

    1. Educational Planning Grid

    This document is used to draft your customized Educational Plan.

     Use the version that works best for you.

     Fillable PDF Educational Planning Form

     Detailed Educational Planning Form  

     Weekly Schedule Form

    2. Program Evaluation

    This document is updated in real-time and provides you with a full list of requirements needed to complete a SU degree for your major. Locate in the Student Menu of SUOnline.

    Utilizing your program evaluation, write the courses you have taken, and/or are registered into, on your Educational Planning form.

    3. Academic Catalog

    This online tool explains the specific requirements for graduation included on your Program Evaluation, and includes the official course descriptions and prerequisites for the courses required by your major, school or collage, and University Core.

    Use the Catalog to check if the courses you need to take have required prerequisites.

    4. Typical Program of Study & Projected 2-Year Course Offerings

    These sample templates are designed to give you an idea on when and how to complete your degree requirements and tentative schedules of when courses will be offered. Your specific plan will vary.  

    Download these documents for your specific major(s).

    Get an idea of when the courses you need are offered by utilizing the Projected 2-Year Course Offerings

    5. Search for Classes via Student Menu on SUOnline

    SUOnline provides the quarterly class schedule for the current academic year. The next academic year's schedule is typically published in April.

    Now that you know when classes may be offered, start mapping out remaining degree requirements on your Educational Planning form.

    6. Revise with Your Academic Advisor

    Revisit your plan often. It is important to make updates throughout your academic journey.

    Meet with your Academic Advisor to review your Educational Plan.

    Locate your advisor's name and contact information - log into SUOnline, go to the Student Menu, click on My Profile.