Students need to consider many factors when selecting their courses, so we are making it easier! The University has launched an intuitive online tool called Student Planning, just in time for Fall 2021 course selection.
Student Planning has a user-friendly interface that allows all students to check their program requirements, plan their degree/diploma, track their academic progress and select courses. It has an improved search tool, and students can visualize their course schedule and choose course sections that do not overlap.
While undergraduate students have previously had the ability to evaluate their academic progress through WebAdvisor, this helpful feature is now also available for graduate students in Student Planning. They can track their progress by comparing their completed and planned courses against the core requirements of their degree program.
Other exciting new features will be available through Student Planning in upcoming semesters, including waitlisting and the online approval of course waiver requests. These features will benefit students, Program Counsellors, Academic Advisors, course instructors and Registrarial staff, among others.
Where can I learn more?
Additional information is posted on the Student Planning websites (Student Planning for Guelph and Ridgetown students and Student Planning for Guelph-Humber students), including training videos and FAQs that will help students select their courses and create a degree/diploma plan. With course selection beginning in July, we recommend that students start exploring the tool now. Details about Fall 2021 course offerings, such as days/times and delivery method, will be posted on Student Planning the week of June 21, and students will be able to start building their timetable.
This widely impactful project was made possible with the support and assistance of Computing and Communications Services, the Office of Registrarial Services, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Guelph-Humber and Ridgetown campuses.
The Student Planning project is part of the larger Student Information Systems Refresh initiative. Launched in 2018, the Student Information Systems Refresh initiative aims to enhance the digital experience of applicants, students, advisors and staff. The initiative is composed of over 25 projects, connecting departments across all three campuses.