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What is the Planner feature?

The Planner is a tool for you to arrange course requirements into future semester blocks. You and your advisor may find this helpful as you forecast your academic career. It is recommended that you create an active plan and keep it up-to-date, as this information may be used by college administrators to determine the demand for various courses in future terms.

How do I create a plan?

By a split screen, the Planner allows you to drag and drop courses from your audit (on the left) into future semester blocks (on the right). You can also type courses directly into the Planner boxes. You must enter the course as it is labeled in the bulletin (e.g., ENGL 1301, not English 1001). Select a catalog year and then click "Save Plan" to retain the plan of study you developed. Both students and advisors can create plans; only advisors can "lock" active plans.

Will putting courses in my planner change the way my audit looks?

No. Nothing entered on the Planner will affect your actual audit. You can, however, see how the courses you have entered in your planner will apply in your audit by checking the boxes next to the semester blocks that you wish to include (check all of the boxes to see how your audit will look if you complete your entire plan) and then clicking on Run a New Audit. In the audit on the left-hand side of the screen, you will see how the planned courses applied to the various major/minor/concentration requirements.

Can I create multiple plans?

Yes; however, only one plan at a time may be kept as an active plan. Your advisor will mark the plan that you expect to follow as your active plan. This information may be used by college administrators to determine the demand for various courses each term.

Will my plans be saved?

Yes. Alamo GPS will allow you to save all plans you create; however, only one plan may be marked as active.

Will my advisor be able to see my plan(s)?

Yes. Your advisor can see your plan(s) and participate with you in the planning process. There is a Notes feature, as well, for you and your advisor to keep additional information. Only one plan at a time may be kept as an active plan. Your advisor may lock the plan that you expect to follow as your active plan and only your advisor can make changes.

If I put a course in my planner, am I automatically registered for that course in that future semester?

No. Your planner is for planning purposes only. You will register through ACES Web Services.

Is the course I planned guaranteed for that future semester?

No. Your planner is for planning purposes only. Please see the appropriate schedule of classes for availability of courses. If you discover that a course you had planned is not being offered, please contact your advisor.

Can I print my plan?

Yes. There is a print button at the top of the planner.