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Degree Planner

Your Degree Planner is an interactive online tool you're encouraged to use to be more proactive with your course planning.

Requirements for your major, minor (if applicable), and general education are displayed in a recommended sequence using information from your student record. It even recognizes the courses you've already taken at CSUSM, test credit, transfer credit, course substitutions, and prerequisites to recommend an education plan designed just for you!


Step 1: Degree!

When? Approximately the 3rd week of each semester.

  • Review your Degree Planner for the upcoming semester.
  • Make any necessary adjustments. Most students won't need to make changes!
  • This is an easy, but critical step as it helps the University plan for the courses you need!
  • At this time it is not necessary to click the blue "Select" lines.
  • Easy Guide: Week 3 Degree Planning Steps

Step 2: Set!

When? Approximately week 12 of each semester (once the Class Schedule is live, just prior to your registration date.)

  • Return to your Degree Planner to select specific courses from the "Select" lines.
  • Use the Schedule Assistant to place courses in your shopping cart.

Step 3: Go!

When? On your assigned enrollment date 
(you can find your enrollment appointment date in your Student Center).