Plan Your Schedule

UD advisors don’t just help you plan courses for next semester; we help you make plans to reach your goals for your undergraduate education at IU Bloomington. Use our Long-Range Academic Planning Worksheet or your iGPS Plan along with the resources below to sketch out the courses or requirements you would like to complete each term.

Academic Bulletins are official publications of each degree-granting school or division. They provide a comprehensive guide to the policies, procedures and requirements for all majors, minors or certificate programs offered through that school or division. Academic Bulletins also include descriptions for all courses offered through the school or division.

Explore Programs provides information about different majors and minors, suggests courses for first-year students, and links to degree planning resources for individual majors.

School and Departmental Websites also post degree requirements, as well as information about careers and co-curricular opportunities.

Check Admission Requirements for your school or major program.

Health Professions and PreLaw Center contains information about required coursework for students interested in health professions, year-by-year guides to help students prepare for health and law professions, and one-on-one and group advising sessions.

iGPS Degree Maps provide 8-semester, 4-year, degree plans with courses and milestones outlined for all academic majors at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as first-year course guides for exploratory students.

All students at Indiana University Bloomington complete a set of essential, skill-building requirements that are the same for all students regardless of major. This group of courses is referred to as the IUB General Education Curriculum (IUB GenEd for short). The resources below help you learn what those requirements are and how to complete them.

  • Choose Courses provides general information about the General Education requirements, including info about AP credits, exemptions based on standardized test scores, and the core skills you will gain in each category.
  • General Education Bulletin provides detailed information about IUB GenEd requirements, including core learning outcomes and a list of approved courses for the academic year.
  • General Education at IU is an interactive way to browse this year’s general education course offerings by category.
    • Search for GenEds in iGPS Course Search.
    • Under Offered, select the current term.
    • An Attributes box should appear.
    • Check the box next to the IUB GenEd category you want to search for.
    • Click “Go” to see a full list of courses in that IUB GenEd category for the current term.

Want to know what IUB GenEd requirements you have left? Or see how your AP or transfer credit counts toward your degree? Run your Academic Advisement Report or AAR (also known as Degree Progress Report).

Instructions:

  1. Go to your iGPS Plan in One.IU.
  2. Click the link “Degree Progress” at the top of the screen.
  3. Click “Process Request.”
  4. You should now see how courses you’ve taken work toward degree requirements. For outstanding requirements, you will see “Not Satisfied” in red.

Your advisement report defaults to you declared major. Need to update your declared major? Email your advisor.

Instructions on how to navigate the AAR

The Academic Advisement Report shows how your IUB courses, transfer, test, or other special credits apply toward the academic requirements of your major. With an ARR you can:

  • look up what General Education requirements you have fulfilled
  • look up what School and Major requirements you have fulfilled
  • see what requirements you would have if you changed majors
  • see how courses you plan to take would count toward degree requirements, including courses taken at other IU campuses or courses in your iGPS Plan

An Academic Advisement Report is a very useful tool, but, it is NOT the official source of degree requirements. The official degree requirements for your major are given in the Bulletin for the school that offers your intended major. You should use both the Bulletin and the AAR to track your degree progress. Meet with your advisor to ask for help reading and interpreting your Degree Progress Report.

Making deliberate, careful choices about what courses you take contributes to academic success.  If you are interested in the material covered in your classes, you’re more likely to do well in them. Fortunately, researching courses is easy and fun using these great tools.

  • iGPS Course Search utilizes an "open-ended" search box to browse for classes by interests and/or academic subjects. You can also consult video instructions on the iGPS Course search.
  • iGPS Plan is a multi-semester course enrollment planning tool that allows you to choose courses for your entire academic career. You can also consult video instructions on the iGPS Plan.
  • Schedule of Classes on the Office of the Registrar's website provides a browsable list of the classes being offered at IU Bloomington each term, including class meeting times and locations, the instructor's name, and other important class notes.
  • Schedule of Classes in One.IU enables you to search for criteria like Session (e.g. 2nd-8-week), Mode of Instruction (e.g. 100% online), or Meeting Days and Times (e.g. Tuesday / Thursday). Learn how to use Schedule of Classes.
  • Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) - A tool to help instructors improve teaching and help students make informed decisions when choosing classes.

In addition to Degree Maps and Bulletins, some programs also provide Degree Planning Guides that give a brief overview of the requirements for a particular undergraduate degree or program. They often are arranged as checklists with little text to explain the requirements. For this reason, they are best used in combination with Academic Bulletins and in consultation with your academic advisor.

Click the links below for access to degree planning guides.

College of Arts & Sciences

Kelley School of Business

School of Education

School of Medicine

Jacob School of Music

School of Nursing

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

School of Public Health (formerly Health, Physical Education, and Recreation)

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Your academic advisor can help you set and meet your academic goals at IU Bloomington. You can learn more about scheduling advising appointments on our FAQ.

Once you know who your advisor is, visit the Student Appointment Scheduler to schedule your advising appointment.

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