New Academic Planning Tool Available for Students

For those of us who did not attend col­lege dur­ing the inter­net age the process of plan­ning out one’s aca­d­e­mic pro­gram usu­ally involved a paper and pen, a printed course cat­a­log, phone calls, and of course meet­ings with advisers.

As com­puter use grew, other tools became avail­able such as depart­men­tal web­sites, Excel, and Google Docs. Today stu­dents have a vari­ety of ways to plan out a degree pro­gram elec­tron­i­cally, but never before has there been a cen­tral tool for all UW stu­dents to use to aid in the plan­ning process.

Intro­duc­ing MyPlan

MyPlan, a new online aca­d­e­mic plan­ning tool is now avail­able. MyPlan has sev­eral unique fea­tures pre­vi­ously unavail­able to stu­dents. With MyPlan you can:

  • Search for courses for your plan in a sin­gle place. Infor­ma­tion is col­lected from both the UW Course Cat­a­log and the UW Time Sched­ule.
  • Book­mark courses of inter­est to refer to later.
  • Share plans elec­tron­i­cally with your adviser. Your adviser can com­ment on your plan and you can respond to each comment.
  • Run degree audits using a new easy-to-read view of your degree audit reports.

The devel­op­ment of MyPlan will con­tinue over time and stu­dents will be noti­fied of new fea­tures and enhance­ments over the com­ing months. Feed­back about MyPlan can be sub­mit­ted at the MyPlan help site.

View the video below to learn more about how you can get started with MyPlan today.

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