Degree Planning Software

Student Degree Planning

Starting in University can be a daunting experience for new students and Degree Planning is one of their first tasks. It’s important for them to choose the right subjects for their degree, and their future. That’s where our Degree Planning Software solution come in. It allows students to choose from pre-populated templates with pre-selected subjects based on desired outcomes or they can select their own subjects as the system walks them through each requisite, calculating their credit score and validating their final selection.


Degree Planning

Degree Planning Screen

For Students

Degree Planning, also known as Study Planning or Academic Planning or even Course Planning, depending on the University.

Using DegreeReady, Students can plan out their studies knowing that they’ll meet their Degree requirements because the complex Program Rules are validated as they build their plan. They can also monitor and audit their progress and make changes as they go.

Their Plan is not “set and forget”, Students are encouraged to come back, track their progression and make changes to their plan based on their progress. This could involved changing subjects, electives or even Majors.

For Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors can spend quality time with students helping them decide on the best path to take rather than spending time just picking their subjects and creating their plan.

According to the US Department of EducationThe main function of an academic advisor is to bring holistic support to students as they navigate their higher education to post grad journey.”

This is what we had in mind when we designed our Degree Planning Software – The system helps the students select the right subjects, the Academic Advisors support the students through their academic journey.


Degree Planning Features

For Students

  • Students can see their entire Degree Program clearly mapped out on a single page, by semester, including Planned and Completed units
  • Drag & Drop subjects into the period they want to study and the system will take care of the validation, warning them if they’re breaking any rules.
  • Communicate with their Advisor or even book a meeting.
  • See the cost of each subject and the total cost of their Degree.

For Academic Advisors

  • Advisors and Students can get together, either in-person or remotely, and work on the plan.
  • Advisors can offer feedback on the plan with all communication recorded.
  • The “What If” function allows the user to see what other options are available and what credits can be carried over.

Templates

One of the most powerful features of DegreeReady is the ability for Advisors to create Templates and share them with students.

  • Templates are based on student career goals, interests, pathways  etc. and can be found by students by searching for areas of interest (e.g. I’d like to be an Accountant when I graduate)
  • Templates are Version Controlled and are linked to specific Program Structures. They are also validated against the Program Rules.
  • Templates can be flexible, i.e. they can have ‘wildcard’ subjects that students can choose (used for Electives for example). They can also be used as a base for a plan and changed by the student
  • Once created, Templates can be copied by Advisors and used as the basis for the creation of other Templates.

DegreeReady Benefits

Students

Students can plan out their studies knowing that they’ll meet their Degree requirements. They can also monitor and audit their progress and make changes to their plan as they progress.

Advisors

Academic Advisors create Templates for students based on outcomes allowing them to spend quality time with students helping them decide on the best path to follow.

Administrators

Easily set up Programs, copy Programs from Year to Year (all version controlled), setup Degree rules, compare Planned vs Enrolled courses, audit Progression and much more.