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Adding another term

Adding another term

Watch the Manage & Maintain Your Plan video or follow the steps below:

  1. Click the “+” button at the top of your Plan on the right side.
  2. In the Add Term box, Select the term and year you want to add to your plan
  3. Click OK.

Adding an elective courses

Adding an elective courses

Elective courses are not drag and drop courses. They must be added manually. Watch the Build Your Plan Video or follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add Course button under the term you want to add an elective course.
  2. Enter the Department Abbreviation.
  3. Enter the Course Number.
  4. Click OK.

Adding a minor or second major to my plan

Adding a minor or second major to my plan

DARS Degree Planner only includes one major or minor at a time. To create a comprehensive preferred plan that includes all of your planned courses, you will need to create separate plans for your other programs (major and/or minor), and then manually add those courses to your preferred plan. It takes a bit of work, but our video, Planning for Minors & Double Majors will show you all the steps.

Adding other options

Adding other options

All changes you make are saved in real time. If you want to try out some other options, but save your preferred plan as it is, copy your preferred plan, and then make changes to the copy.

  1. Go to the Plans tab,
  2. Next to your preferred starred plan click the Action drop-down menu.
  3. Click “Copy”.
  4. Give your new plan a name and you are ready to start planning!

If you decide you like the new plan better, click the star icon to mark it your preferred plan.

Adding study abroad

Adding study abroad

Watch the Manage & Maintain Your Plan video or follow the steps below:

  1. Click the “Add Course” button under the term you plan to study abroad.
  2. Enter "REG" in Department Abbreviation.
  3. Enter "IP" in Course Number.
  4. Click OK.

This creates a 12-unit placeholder that tells HSU when you plan to study abroad. For more details on the study abroad application process, go to Study Abroad.

Changing my plan

Changing my plan

If your plan needs to change, make the updates as soon as you can. DARS Degree Planner works interactively in real time, so you can see how these changes will impact your overall plan. Discuss changes with your academic advisor.

  1. Login to DARS,
  2. Click the Plans tab,
  3. Select your plan and make changes.

 

Changing the color contrast

Changing the color contrast

The Select Color Contrast circles are located in the upper right corner. The default setting is low color contrast (left circle).

To change to a higher color contrast, click the circle on the right and refresh the page.

Courses for major requirements

Courses for major requirements

After you have dragged courses into your planner and clicked the “check” button, the DARS Audit on the left will update. Scroll down to the major requirements section and ensure the class meets major requirements. Watch the Build Your Plan video for more information.

Creating a “what-if” plan

Creating a “what-if” plan

DARS Degree Planner allows you to create multiple plans to explore different major options - but keep in mind that each plan is tied to only one major or minor at a time. To create a new plan to explore another pathway, you can follow the steps in the Manage & Maintain Your Plan video. When exploring other paths, it’s important to keep your preferred plan in the Plans tab. Your preferred plan will be used by the university to predict course demand.

Deleting a course

Deleting a course

Watch the Manage & Maintain Your Plan video or follow the steps below:

  1. Open the term and click the edit button (paper and pencil icon).
  2. Check the box for the course(s) you want to remove
  3. Click the Delete button.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. Click the check button (at the top of your plan) to make your changes take effect. This will update the plan audit (left column) and any warning messages in your plan.

Deleting a term

Deleting a term

Click the trash can icon next to the term you want to delete. This will delete the term and planned courses within that term.

Watch the Manage & Maintain Your Plan video for more information.

Deleting my plan

Deleting my plan

You can delete optional plans, but not your preferred plan. You can rename your preferred plan.

  1. Go to the Plans tab and find the plan you want to change.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow.
  3. Select your action (Edit, Rename, Copy or Delete).

Course details and course rotation (planned course offerings)

Course details and course rotation (planned course offerings)

Click on a course in DARS audit (left side) or your plan (right side).

A Course Catalog Details pop-up will display the course description, units, pre-requisites and the terms the course is typically offered. 

Courses that are not typically offered or only offered on demand (independent or directed study, for example) may show as never offered when viewing course availability. Contact your major advisor for alternative course options.

If a course has "SUSPENDED" or "INACTIVE" in the title it is no longer offered at Humboldt State. Remove the courses from your plan and make adjustments as needed. Please check the planner degree audit to find current course options that should be taken instead. When in doubt, discuss changes with your advisor and consult the HSU catalog.

Printing my plan

Printing my plan

Click the PDF button to open a new window with all of your planned course details.

The PDF will show prerequisites and a warning if a course is not typically offered in the semester it was planned.

 

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