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Course Planning

How to Complete Your Course Graduation Plan

A Step-by-Step Guide 

  1. Print out your Transcript and Degree Audit: 
    • From your eCampus Student Center do the following:
    • Click on "Academics” icon and the degree audit report will automatically load
    • Choose "Santa Clara University" for Academic Institution Choose "UnofTranscript + Degree Audit" for Report Type
    • Click on "Go"
  2. Obtain the appropriate Psychology requirement checklist based upon the year you entered SCU and a Course Planning Worksheet

  3. Fill out the requirements checklist using your transcript and degree audit

  4. Transfer all requirements with blank boxes on the Requirements Checklist onto the Course Planning Worksheet for the quarters you have remaining at SCU.
    • Use tentative course schedules to anticipate which quarter courses will likely be offered by going to the Office of the Registrar page and looking for the link to the "Deadlines and Registration Information" for the pertinent quarter. This booklet includes the tentative course offerings (you will need to scroll down about halfway through the document).
    • Verify you will meet all prerequisites BEFORE the quarter you plan to take a particular class.
    • Enter placeholders for required major courses and remaining core requirements

  5. Total the number of units.
    • Confirm that by the time you graduate you will have completed 175 units total, of which 60 units are upper division (courses numbered 100 and above)

  6. Meet with a peer advisor or Drahmann Center advisor to have your course plan reviewed.

Resources to Answer Your Questions

Psychology peer advisors can assist you in filling these out or to do an initial check after you have completed a plan. Once you have fully completed your course plan you should make an appointment with your assigned faculty advisor to review the plan. If you plan to double-major or add minors to your course plan, you should make an appointment to review it with an advisor in the Drahmann Center who is best informed to advise students across majors and Schools. Many online resources are available throughout the Psychology Advising and Resources site, including requirement checklists and course planning sheets, listing of Psychology courses that count for core requirements, scheduling tips, and links to different University resources that you can use to help you formulate your graduation plan.