Use the iGPS Plan to guide your academic path

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Overview

The iGPS (Interactive Graduation Planning System) Plan is Indiana University's enhanced tool for academic planning that allows students to map out their path through college, working with degree maps to add courses, add notes, and view planned courses.

The iGPS Plan is closely integrated with the Degree Map and Course Search tools. For more, see Degree Maps for academic planning or Search for courses using the iGPS Course Search.

Note:
For the time being, the iGPS Plan runs parallel to the SIS Academic Planner. Actions taken in either planner will be reflected in both.

Access the planner

To access the planner, go to iGPS Plan.

Alternatively, follow the Plan link at the top of Course Search or Degree Map.

Your landing page for Plan is the Full Plan View, which displays the current term at the top, but allows you to scroll up to see previous terms and credits, or scroll down to select future terms to plan. To edit a specific term, click that term; you'll go to the Single-Term View, where you can manage classes. Once in Single-Term View, the menu to the left allows you to quickly go to another term, as well as see the term you started and your On-Time Completion term with corner ribbons. The term you are currently viewing is also indicated by a bar to the left.

The left-hand term navigation menu in iGPS Plan

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Add a course

  1. While in the term you want to add a course to, select Add new item from….
  2. In the dialog box that appears, either click one of the maps you have previously saved under "My Maps", or, under "Search", click Degree map to search for a degree map, or Course to search for a course.
    • If you select to search from a degree map, you will be directed to the degree map search landing page. For details on searching for and working with degree maps, see Degree Maps for academic planning.
    • If you select course search, a right sidebar menu will display. Search by keyword, and filter your results as needed (for example, by checking the box for a particular semester).
  3. To add a course to your plan, to the right of the course, click Add to Plan.
  4. If the course has variable credit, you will be prompted to select the number of credits before it is added to your plan.
Note:
When you add a course to the plan from a degree map, the system keeps track of which map you added it from and whether it was a placeholder course by tagging your selection. If you need to make changes later, you will be able to see why you added that course to your plan.

Delete a course

To delete a course, hover over the course you want to remove. From the contextual menu that appears, select one of the following:

  • To completely remove the course, select Delete from plan. A dialog box will ask if you are sure you want to delete the course; click Delete and the course will be removed from your planner.
  • To remove a course you selected from a placeholder, but keep the placeholder in the plan, select Edit Placeholder. Then:
    • To revert to a non-specific placeholder, select Clear and then Clear and Revert to Placeholder.
    • To select a new course now, choose Select a new course and then Select and Replace Course.

Move or copy a course to a different term

  1. Hover over the course you want to move or copy. In the contextual menu that appears, select Copy or Move.
    Contextual menu that appears when hovering over a course
  2. Choose the term to move or copy the course into.

Add or edit a term note

In the term column you wish to edit, click + Note. In the "Optional notes" text box that appears, you may enter a new note or edit a previous note. Click Save. Your note will now appear in the column for that term.

Print your plan

In the header of your plan, click Print Plan to either print a paper copy or save a digital copy as a PDF.

  • If you're in the full-plan view, you'll get a copy of the entire plan. In your browser's print preview screen, you will see all of the full plan information and details, from the first term you were enrolled at IU through all future planned terms.
  • If you are in your single-term view, you'll get a copy of any IU early coursework, as well as the information for the term in which you were working.

In addition, all of your course and term notes, and any Official Notices concerning key campus information, will be fully readable when you print your plan.

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Last modified on 2019-03-18 15:07:47.

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