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Program Planning

Program Planning is a designated time when current students meet with their advisor to plan their course schedule for the following semester. Program Planning takes place mid-semester of both Fall and Spring semesters. During program planning, students are responsible for making an appointment with their advisor and arriving at the appointment prepared and on-time. 

Please Note: Certain majors, depending on School, have different Program Planning practices. It is important to follow the procedures outlined by your academic department based on your major. Students should check their email regularly for campus notices. 

Before meeting with their advisor, students need to log into GullNet, access their Student Center and review their Academic Requirements Report to note their remaining requirements and create a list of courses in which they might enroll.

Students who attend their program planning session will discuss their course selection and degree progression with their assigned advisor. Their advisor will activate them to be eligible to register online via GullNet during their assigned pre-registration time period.  Any holds on student accounts will prevent them from being able to register during pre-registration.

Prepare for Program Planning

Finding Your Academic Advisor

To find your academic advisor/faculty mentor, login to GullNet and access your student center. On the left portion of the page, you will see a box entitled "Advisor" where you can view the contact information of each advisor/mentor assigned to you. Need help? Follow the video directions here.

Academic Requirements Report

It is important for students to be aware of their degree requirements. This information can be viewed in the Academic Requirements Report accessible in GullNet. Students should regularly review their requirements to ensure progress towards degree attainment. Prior to meeting with their academic advisor, students should review their Academic Requirements Report to understand their degree requirements and be better prepared for their advising appointment.

The Academic Requirement Report is available to students through their Gull Net account - Self Service - Student Center. In the dropdown box, select "Academic Requirements" and click the ">>" button. Need help? Follow the video directions here.

Academic Planning Tools

Students should also refer to Academic Checklists and Curriculum Guides, in conjunction with Academic Requirement Report to ensure accurate program planning. Academic Checklists and Curriculum Guides have been developed by the University based on the current catalog year and are unofficial tools for planning. Students should consult the Academic Requirements report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

Students within the Perdue School of Business should follow instructions here for pre-professional program and here for professional and ECON-BA programs.

Prepare for your Program Planning Appointment by Completing this Worksheet!

Students who fail to meet with their advisor and do not get activated for pre-registration WILL NOT be able to register during pre-registration. These students must wait until the open enrollment period (usually July or January) to register for classes.

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