MyDegrees Planner Tutorial Video

Use this video to get started with the Planner and learn how to:

Create a plan

Add courses and requirements

View course details

Use the Degree Check with the plan

Print your plan

When viewing the video you can pause and go back as needed. The transcript of the captions is available in the description of the video.

What is the Planner

The MyDegrees Planner, also known as the Student Educational Planner, allows you to:

  • Stay on track to graduate within the desired time range
  • Plan for registration for upcoming terms
  • Prepare for advising appointments

ACCESSING THE MYDEGREES PLANNER:

  • Log into MyOregonState
  • Click on Academics tab
  • Under Academic Resources, click "MyDegrees",
  • At the top left you will click PLANNER

Tips for using the Planner

  • Make sure to edit variable credit courses to the correct amount of credits you will take.
  • You don't need to enter any courses in a term if you have already started that term. Your degree checklist will use your registration. 
  • Use the Notes feature to share important notes with your advisor or to leave reminders for yourself.
  • When naming a plan, it is recommended to enter your major, option, graduation month and year.
  • Check the course information to review key details about the course.
  • Look at previous year schedules to see which term a course has been offered as this is often an indicator of what terms it will be offered in the future. Make sure to review class plans by campus.
  • The What-if feature in the Planner allows you to see how your planned courses would meet a different major or program.
  • The Placeholder feature under Requirements allows you to put items in a term that may not have a course to enter, such as an internship.  

FAQs

The Planner provides a great feature under the Requirements Section. 

  • Use the left bar to get to Requirements
  • Select Choice
  • In the popup, select the term you plan to take the course
  • In the Course field enter BACCORE @, wait for the system to recognize the course and then select
  • In the attribute field, select the Bacc Core requirement you plan to take that term
  • Enter the estimated credits
  • Select the same attribute you selected above in the Pointer field
  • Save

Course offerings differ by program but past course schedules are available and when the course was offered in previous years is one indicator of which term it may be offered in the future. For example, courses that have routinely been offered in winter term in past years have a good chance of being offered in winter terms again. Remember to look at the class plans by campus. 

In MyDegrees, the @ symbol is a wildcard. For example, ANS @ means any courses with the ANS subject code, and ANS [email protected] is any 200-level course with the ANS subject code.

Some plans are set up to begin in a fall term. If there is not an appropriate template for the term you will start, you can select your start term as the fall prior to your start and add requirements starting with the term you will begin taking courses. 

This can be for a couple of reasons. If the courses are in a term that has passed or has started, the checklist will only use courses you completed or are currently registered. If you still plan to take those courses, you will need to place them in a future term in the plan. 

Another reason courses may not show in your checklist is that you used a Bacc Core attribute for the requirement but did not use the Pointer feature. The checklist only picks up Bacc Core when a specific Bacc Core course is added or if you use the Pointer field in the Choice option.  See FAQ What if I am not sure which Baccalaureate Core Course I want to take? above for directions. 

If you have additional questions about the Planner, please email [email protected].