Academic Planning Worksheet
An academic planning worksheet is a useful tool for making successful academic progress toward graduation.
As you begin to create a plan to map out your classes and other degree requirements, it is important that you keep the following things in mind:
Print off a current copy of your degee audit. Place each completed course on your academic plan in the appropriate semester and highlight each required course that you have not completed.
- For the highlighted courses on your degree audit, determine the proper course sequence (ie: when you should take what classes) by checking the online BSU undergraduate catalog to see if courses have prerequisites and what they are.
Place each uncompleted course on your academic plan using the above criteria.
- Check your degree audit to see how many total credits are required for your particular degree program. The minimum for a Bachelor's Degree is 120; however, some programs require more. If the total credits on your academic plan do not equal the minimum, you will need to add elective courses.
Remember to add "Complete the Writing Proficiency Exam" on your plan for your Junior year.
- Once you have determined the semester in which you will complete all requirements, consult your DAPR for the deadline for submitting your application for graduation to the appropriate Advising Resource Center.
Consult with your academic advisor each semester to review and modify your academic plan as needed.
Many departments also have suggested academic plans for majors. Visit your department web site or office for a suggested plan.
You can create your plan by using our pdf form on the Advising web site and following the steps provided.
Freshman Academic Advising Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 339
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)