The roadmap to your goals

Education Planning

The Education Plan

An Education Plan is your roadmap of every course you will need to take to complete your goal. Having an Educational Plan keeps you on track to reach your goal:

  • You'll know what classes to take in the appropriate order each semester

  • You won't take more classes that you need or spend more time than necessary

The Student Planning Tool

All students have access to Student Planning, a planning tool found on your Student Menu in MyCabrillo. You can start to plan your courses using the Student Planning tool at any time on your own. This video demonstrates how to use the Student Planning Tool.

A few tips to keep in mind:

  • If you have never attended college start Educational Planning by completing the Placement Process.

  • Having courses for the upcoming semester planned on your Timeline in Student Planning will meet the Education Plan requirement to earn an earlier registration date.

  • As a template, you can start with the Program Map for your major. Then meet with an Academic Counselor to refine your plan to meet you specific goals.

  • Students taking a class for personal enrichment or lifelong learning and do not plan on earning a certificate or degree, do not need to create a plan. However, having courses for the upcoming semester planned on your Timeline in Student Planning will help you earn an earlier registration date.

  • If you have attended other colleges, arrange to have official transcripts sent to Cabrillo Admissions and Records.

  • Taking CG 51- Planning for Success is a great way to develop your Education Plan.

  • Schedule an academic counseling appointment to revise and further develop your Education Plan. Multiple appointments may be needed for a complete Education Plan.

  • If Financial Aid requested an Education Plan, let your Academic Counselor know that you need your Education Plan to be approved for Financial Aid.