Colleague® Student Planning

Colleague® Student Planning

Your students want to earn a credential. But getting from acceptance to graduation without clear directions can be daunting. Help students stay motivated and graduate on time with Colleague® Student Planning.

Students, advisors, and institutions all benefit when students graduate on time

Students graduate

Students graduate

Pre-loaded degree plans feature clear “on-track” and “on-time” indicators.

Students budget

Students budget

No more time and money wasted on excess credits that don’t count toward a degree.

Advisors support

Advisors support

Provide more personal advice on learning opportunities or spend time with at-risk students.

Institutions plan

Institutions plan

Map course offerings more effectively and offer the courses students want and need.

Features

Powerful degree tracking and what-if analysis

Powerful degree tracking and what-if analysis

make it very easy for students to monitor progress and identify required courses.

  • Clear “on track” and “on time” indicators help students stay on their academic path
  • Progress bars show both completed and in-progress courses
  • Fast-path and what-if analyses identify which program a student is closest to completing based on the courses they have already taken
Comprehensive course planning

Comprehensive course planning

enables both advised and self-advised students to map out their academic journey.

  • Students can load sample course plans with a click of a button
  • Plans include co-requisite and pre-requisite warning messages so students can make informed decisions when modifying the plan
  • Courses in sample plans can be moved to a future term or removed from the plan based on students’ needs
  • Degree plans can be reviewed, modified, and archived
  • Students and advisors can view the unofficial transcript and test scores
  • Students can view the planned status of each course when searching the course catalog (i.e., whether they’ve already planned or registered for a given course)
Automatic course scheduling

Automatic course scheduling

streamlines the entire process and saves students time.

  • Students search for classes, create a schedule, and then register directly from the course plan
  • Red warning messages identify schedule conflicts
  • Students can add or drop a waitlisted class directly from the schedule
  • Schedules can be generated to PDF and then printed
Academic advising notes and approval workflows

Academic advising notes and approval workflows

provide the guidance students need to graduate on time.

  • Advisors can approve or deny a course from the student’s schedule with a click of a button
  • Comprehensive advising notes follow the students from advisor to advisor
  • Advisors and students have the same view into degree progress and plans
  • Advisors can act as a proxy for the student
  • Application supports self-advised, open, and assigned advising models
Integrated registration

Integrated registration

allows students to register for classes directly within Colleague Student Planning.

  • Students can register for classes with a simple click
  • Institutions can determine if schedules must be approved by advisors prior to registration
  • Students can add, drop, or waitlist classes based on school policy
  • System adheres to registration rules defined within Colleague® by Ellucian
Self-service tools

Self-service tools

help students manage their own academic progress.

  • Responsive design makes it easy for students to access plans and register courses from any mobile device or as a part of the Ellucian Mobile app
  • Mobile registration activities include adding, dropping, and joining the waitlist for courses
  • Students can export their list of required courses to various calendar tools, also available on their mobile device
Insightful analytics and reporting

Insightful analytics and reporting

provide real-time visibility into student plans so institutions can monitor course demand and offer the right classes at the right time to help students graduate on time.

  • Planning data helps inform forecast decisions around seats and instructors
  • Institutions can now leverage both historical data and predictive data to make informed decisions

How it works

Colleague Student Planning is a set of web-based, self-service academic planning tools that help students and advisors see what courses and requirements students need to fulfill to stay on track and graduate.

Boost graduation rates