Graduating in a timely manner is a top priority at SJSU. My Planner allows undergraduate students to map out their entire academic path to graduation. At the present time only a subset of degrees is available to students. The information below will assist you as you explore how MyPlanner can help construct a timely path to graduation!
The MyProgress tool tracks a student’s progress towards earning a degree. It tells the student WHICH courses they have completed, which courses are currently in progress, and what requirements are still needed for graduation.
MyPlanner takes these same requirements and displays them in a sequential ordered
plan. This tool reflects WHEN to take requirements each semester. MyPlanner also allows
the student to edit their degree plan based on their desired pace and preferred course
Undergraduate students, faculty and advising staff have access to MyPlanner. Students
access MyPlanner through the Student Center and Faculty and advising staff access
MyPlanner through the Advisor Center.
MyPlanner shows all degree requirements and the student’s status in meeting them.
It assists the student in creating a customized plan to complete the remaining requirements.
MyPlanner is a tool that is responsive to your personal timelines for degree completion.
Many factors can come into play that can impact your preferred pace and time to a
degree. Having a flexible mindset and working with your academic advisor throughout
your academic career to develop the best possible plan is highly recommended. You
can easily add or remove semesters in MyPlanner to alter your pace.
MyProgress is connected to MyPlanner. Students nearing graduation need to consult
both the MyProgress and MyPlanner. Please consult your advisor as you near graduation.
There are several reasons for why this could occur:
- The major plan hasn't been built or published yet
- The advisor doesn't have the right access (Advisor Role)
- The student has a catalog year that is earlier than what was built in Smart Planner for their program
- The student has been discontinued in MySJSU
You do not have to enter a catalog year. The system incorporates your catalog year
Yes, as long as the substitution has been approved and posted.
MyPlanner utilizes the MyProgress report to determine which requirements have already
been satisfied. If transfer credit is posted and meets a requirement, it will also
be met in MyPlanner. If the transfer credit has not been posted yet or if the student
plans to take the course elsewhere in the future, the ‘remove’ feature can be used
to move the requirement to the end of the plan until transfer credits are officially
Yes. If a student fails a course that satisfies a specific requirement, the requirement
will repopulate in MyPlanner.
Normally this occurs when there are not enough semesters added by the student to account
for a certain order of courses based on pre-requisites. For example, if 3 courses
need to be taken after each other and there are only 2 semesters left, the third course
will move to the Unassigned area until which time the student adds an additional semester
by clicking the Edit Preferences button.
An error indicates that a student or advisor cannot proceed with a change until the
error is resolved. A warning serves as a cautionary notice; it will let the student
or advisor proceed with making a change.
By checking the “Lock” box, the specified course will remain in that term. If the
Refresh Suggestions button is clicked, courses will arrange around the requirement
locked to that term. A course can be locked for various reasons: it was placed into
a specific term on the Arrange My Plan page, the lock option is clicked, or the course
is chosen by the “Add Course” link. Please note you can uncheck the “Lock” box to
allow courses to rearrange back to the original sequence.
Clicking the Refresh Suggestions button restores the recommended plan back to its
original sequence of courses, except for courses that have been locked. Locked courses
will remain in the term for which they have been locked.
Refresh Defaults (Edit Preferences) – restores the term and unit preferences back to the default for that specific plan.
Refresh Suggestions (Main Screen) – sets the recommended order of courses, not terms, back to default for the major, with the exception of courses that have been locked into a term.
Reset (Arrange My Plan) – allows students to undo drag and drop changes made during
the current login session.
No. MyPlanner gives an error message when you drag a course from a suggested term
to a term when the course is not typically offered.
MyPlanner will automatically remove the course from your planner.
Yes. The moment the Class Schedule is published.
When you click Select on a requirement line, MyPlanner checks the current enrollment
data for each course for the target term (when the Schedule of Classes is available).
If it finds that all sections are full or closed (including Extended Learning sections),
then you'll see the message saying "this course is currently full". If there's even
one section with one seat available, you won't see the message.
MyPlanner will assign your required courses that are offered in the summer/winter
to the term you added.
MyPlanner saves automatically every time you make a change within the tool.
Students can change their major through a Change of Major form. Once a change of major is completed, MyPlanner is automatically updated.
You can see a hypothetical plan through the "What if?" function. This allows for
you to see a complete degree plan if you were to add a new major or a minor. Please
note that the What If function is only available to undergraduate students. Additionally,
undergraduate students can use this same function for certificate programs as well.
How does MyPlanner account for changes to curricula and academic policies?
MyPlanner will be updated and maintained regularly to reflect curriculum changes in degree requirements as documented in the university catalog. Academic policies are reflected in MyPlanner when possible, but students and advisors are encouraged to review MyProgress regularly.
MyPlanner is loaded with the first 4 semesters for Undeclared students. However, the
student is encouraged to declare a major as soon as possible.
Yes, if the student has declared all majors and minors.
MyPlanner help documents are in development and will be available on the MyPlanner web page
Students who need assistance with MyPlanner should contact the academic advisor for their primary major. Students can also visit the student success center for their college.