What is Annual Planning?
Every spring students meet with their academic advisers to create/update their long-range academic plan. Students discuss goals, choose classes, explore academic options with their adviser to meet their future goals.
- Students who have completed fewer than 60 credits are required to meet with their advisers before registering.
- Juniors are encouraged to meet with their advisers to plan for graduation.
To ensure successful Annual Planning meetings with all advisees:
- Contact your advisees to make annual planning appointments in early Spring.
- Encourage them to sketch out a rough draft of their academic plan, become familiar with using APAS, and depending on the students’ academic level, encourage them to set a graduation plan.
- For Students with fewer than 60 completed credits: once you have thoroughly discussed the students’ academic plan, you may lift the advising hold by emailing ummholdsmorris.umn.edu.
Resources for Advisers
- Academic Progress Audit System (APAS)
- Course Catalog Search
- Degree Planning
- Graduation Planner
- My Advisees (MyU)
- Sample Plans
- Transfer Credits
Using these planning resources
Record Your Advisee's Plans
Encourage your advisees early to submit a plan in Graduation Planner before they make their advising appointments. You can view their proposal before your appointment or ask them to bring a copy to your meeting. (Tip: use the APAS feature within Grad Planner so that planned courses will show in the report.)
Release Advising Holds
If a student has less than 60 completed credits, an advising hold is put on his/her record.
To release this hold after meeting with advisees, advisers may email the student's name and ID# to email@example.com.
To release this hold
Email the student's name and ID# to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible after the advising meeting.
Encourage your advisees to register on time
Students may register online or in person at the Registrar's Office after their assigned time. Please encourage students to use wait list option if courses they want are filled.