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Counseling and Advising Center

Educational Plans

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Your Ed Plan is

  • roadmap to keep you on track for reaching your goals, including meeting Associate degree and/or transfer requirements
  • An important step for keeping priority enrollment

Remember: It's best to complete your placement tests before taking orientation or developing your educational plan. 

In orientation, you created an abbreviated educational plan of two quarters. You must also develop a comprehensive educational plan.  

Use DegreeWorks to Develop Your Plans

All students have access to DegreeWorks, a planning tool found on your Student tab in MyPortal.

You can start to plan your courses using DegreeWorks at any time on your own. Having courses planned using this tool will meet the Ed Plan requirement to maintain your priority registration.

See how to develop a plan that works for you. 

How To Get Help With Your Comprehensive Ed Plan

Your Comprehensive Ed Plan is a roadmap from the beginning to the completion of your educational goal.

  • You should develop a comprehensive ed plan before the end of your second quarter.
  • It identifies the courses required to reach your academic goal, whether this is getting a certificate, obtaining a degree, and/or transfer. 
  • A comprehensive ed plan also identifies prerequisites for the classes you need to complete your goal and the terms when you plan to take your courses.

Option 1: Create your plan using DegreeWorks in MyPortal

Option 2: Sign up for an individual 30-minute appointment in the Counseling Center to review and approve your Ed Plan. You must select "Ed Plan Comprehensive" as your appointment reason on the third screen.

button make an appointment

Counseling & Advising Center

Student & Community Services
2nd Floor,  Room 201

Phone: 408.864.5400


Last Updated: 1/5/16