MyDegrees Planner tutorial

To obtain a winter 2023 registration PIN:

The Office of Student Success is experiencing advisor transitions, and advisors will not be able to meet with every student. To accommodate the increased volume of advisees, we strongly recommend students submit a winter 2023 term course plan early in the fall 2022 term to obtain their winter PIN.



PINs are not distributed until at least week six. Although your PIN will not be available until at least week six, we strongly encourage you to submit a plan early in the term so that your PIN can be loaded into MyDegrees as soon as it is available.

Priority Registration Phase 1 begins:

  • Nov. 13 - Athletes with Senior/Junior standing, Honors College, and Veterans with Senior standing, Seniors
  • Nov. 14 - Athletes with Sophomore/Freshman standing
  • Nov. 16 - Post Baccalaureate Veterans, Post Baccalaureate Students, Honors College & Veterans with Junior standing, and Juniors.
  • Nov. 20 - Honors College & Veterans with Sophomore standing, Sophomores
  • Nov. 22 - Honors College & Veterans with Freshman standing and Freshman

Your specific registration date and time will not be set until week six. Please check your registration date and time to determine when you can register. Note that this date may be several days or weeks after you submit your plan.


Create a new term course plan in MyDegrees Planner

Below is a video tutorial on the basics of using MyDegrees Planner.

Do you need a refresher or introduction to MyDegrees? Watch Introduction to MyDegrees.


Tips for completing your plan

  • You can choose to edit the plan your advisor already made for you or create a new plan (see above video for details).
  • Use the CPHHS major, minor, and option sheets or Academic Catalog to see which classes you need to complete your degree and make sure you meet the prerequisites for the course before adding it to your plan. For example, HDFS students must take HDFS 360 and 361 before taking HDFS 461 – so don’t plan to take HDFS 461 before you have completed HDFS 360 and 361.
  • If you don’t know yet which course you will take to complete a baccalaureate core requirement, enter the class as a “Choice” (minute 1:40 in the Planner video above).
  • Use the Schedule of Classes to make sure the classes are offered the term you place them in. For example, PH 203 is only offered in spring or summer term, so don’t place it in your fall or winter term course plan).


Help using MyDegrees Planner

If you have a technical issue (e.g. how to operate/navigate the planner), you can schedule a meeting with a peer advisor.

If you need help picking classes for your term course plan, you can schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor.


Once your winter 2023 plan is ready for your advisor to review

Complete the Plan for a PIN form.

It may take your advisor up to one week to review your plan and get back to you with feedback. Check your email for their response!


More tutorials for MyDegrees

The Registrar's office has other MyDegrees tutorials for students, including: Degree Checklist, What If, and GPA Calculator.