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

Who is using Colleague Student Planning?

We’ve helped more than a million students in 179 institutions navigate their way to graduation with Colleague Student Planning.