Creating a Plan
As a college student, your four year plan is critical to getting the most out of your college education. Poor planning can cause you to miss out on options that work better for you, or lead to unbalanced loads from semester to semester, or even lead to additional semesters to complete a degree. Even if proper planning saves you from taking just one class that isn’t for you, or allows you to fit in just one more class that you really wanted, it is well worth careful thought.
A four year plan consists of every class you plan to take while in college, arranged by the semester you plan to take them. It doesnt have to be final, it will probably change several times during your education. When planning, be sure to account for course prerequisites, courses that are only offered certain semesters or years, and degree requirements at the bottom of your major’s curriculum page.
Spreadsheets are also very handy for planning, start with a template, then add your classes.
Don’t forget to include Taylor’s Foundational Core Curriculum Requirements
Curriculum Requirements tells you what classes you need to take for your degree, and when they are offered.
To know when courses are offered, look at the COS Course Offerings for offering patterns, to see when specifically courses will be offered, you will need to look at the course schedule for that semester.