Audience: Franklin University Students using the Student Planning tool in Self Service.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to the audience listed above.
This article is intended as a deep dive into the many features of the Student Planning module in Self Service. If you are looking for simple step-by-step instructions for adding courses or dropping courses, we suggest the following article.
To access Franklin University Self-Service: selfservice.franklin.edu
2. My Progress
Student Planning Overview
To access Franklin University Self-Service: selfservice.franklin.edu
- Then go to the Student Planning module.
On the Planning Overview screen, you are able to see the most relevant information about your course registration at a glance. You can follow the directions in the two boxes at the top of the screen to view, plan and register your courses. Below that, you can see an overview of your program, your GPA, and your progress towards completion. Below that, you can find your course schedule, with web courses listed separately at the bottom.
To navigate between the main sections of Student Planning, click the “Student Planning” breadcrumb in the very top menu, which will expand the navigation for the rest of the sections.
The My Progress screen shows information about your program, and also serves as your degree audit.
1. These arrow buttons allow you to switch between your current program, and any potential programs or courses of study you have loaded in My Progress.
2. The View a New Program button allows you to add a potential program to My Progress, which will allow you to see how many requirements you fulfill in that program.
- The At a Glance section displays relevant information about your plan of study. You can view your program requirements by clicking the Show Program Notes link.
- The three progress bars show you how far you have progressed towards graduation.
- The Progress bar shows the amount of substantial requirements (the different categories shown in your degree audit) you have completed.
- The Total Credits bar shows how many credits you have earned. Completed (at Franklin or transferred) credits show as green. Current and future scheduled credits are shown in light green. Courses loaded into your Plan are shown in yellow.
- The Total Credits from this School progress bar shows the number of credits you have earned at Franklin. Completed credits show as green. Current and future scheduled credits are shown in light green. Courses loaded into your Plan are shown in yellow.
The Requirements section shows your degree organized by its substantial requirements. Completed requirements are shown in green (box 1 below), and incomplete requirements are shown in red (box 2 below). Messages will appear next to the status of each requirement indicating if you have added courses in that requirement to your Plan. Clicking the Show Details link will expand that requirement to show the courses required to fulfill that requirement. For completed requirements (box 3 below), you can view information about the course that satisfied the requirement, your grade, the term completed, and the credit hour value. For incomplete requirements (box 4 below), you can view the courses that you need to complete to satisfy that requirement. You can click the Search (box 5 below) button to go directly to the course catalog to register for that class. Planned and registered sections (box 6 below) will show in yellow.
Plan and Schedule
From the Schedule screen, you can view your Plan of study and register for sections.
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1. This box can be used to search for courses and will take you to the course catalog.
2. These tabs will allow you to navigate between the different sections of the Plan and Schedule module.
3. You can use the arrows to move back and forth across terms. If you anticipate that you will need an extra term or two to complete your plan of study, you can click the plus button to add a terms to your Plan.
4. The Register Now button will register you for any sections currently on your Plan.
5. The filter button will allow you to filter out courses you don’t want to see from your Plan.
6. The Save to iCal button will generate an iCal file of your Plan for the term being displayed. This will allow you to import your Plan into other calendar applications, such as Outlook or Google Calendar.
7. The Print button will print out your Plan for the term currently being viewed.
8. This informational section on the left will show the details of all the sections in the current term. From this dialog, you can view courses that you are currently enrolled in or registered for, courses and sections that are in your Plan, and other sections of courses in your Plan. You can register for sections in your Plan by clicking the Register button. You can also Drop courses by clicking the Drop button.
This is the main view of your Plan for the selected term. In person courses will be displayed in the calendar view in their corresponding position in the week. Online courses will show up at the very bottom. Planned sections will show up in yellow.
The timeline screen shows a term by term view of your Plan. Completed courses will show their grades. Current courses and registered courses will show checkmarks. Planned courses are shown in gray, and can be dragged a dropped from term to term.
The Add a Term button can be used to add an additional term to your Plan. You can clear your entire plan by clicking the Remove Planned Courses button.
The advising section of the Plan & Schedule module will allow you to easily get in contact with your advisor.
You can click your advisor’s name to open a new email message to them in your desktop email program. You can click the Request Review button to send a notification to your advisor that you would like them to look over your Plan. You can compose a note to your advisor in the Compose a Note field.
You can search for courses in three ways:
1. You can type a course subject, code, or description in the search box.
2. You can search or browser the catalog by subject.
3. You can use the advanced search to narrow down your results by many different criteria.
You can then take a number of actions from the results page:
1. You can filter your results by many different criteria using the sidebar on the left.
2. The course subject, code, and description are listed here in the middle of the screen.
3. This button can be used to add the course to your Plan.
4. This section shows the available sections for the course in each currently available term. You can also see how many seats are open, the time of the class, the location, and the instructor.
5. Clicking this button will add this particular section to your Plan.
When adding a section to your plan, you may be presented with the following screen:
1. Prerequisites are listed on the course detail screen.
2. Course offerings give you an idea of when this course will be available
3. In the dropdown, you can pick which term you would like to add the class to on your Plan.
4. The blue button will add the course to your Plan.
This article was intended as a deep dive into the many features of the Student Planning module in Self Service. If you are looking for simple step-by-step instructions for adding courses or dropping courses, we suggest the following article.
Auditing a Different Degree Program
You can audit a different degree program to understand the degree requirements.
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