Scheduling & Registration Tools
Scheduling and Registration
Considering the myriad of options and avenues available to you within Harpur College, planning your upcoming semester's schedule can be a challenging task. That being said, there are many resources available to help guide you in scheduling and long term planning. At Harpur Academic Advising it is our mission to assist you in developing an appropriate plan for next semester, and beyond.
Degree Planning & Collaboration
It's important to note that academic planning and advising is a collaborative, long-term effort. Whether one considers the collaborative relationship between you and your academic advisor, or the broader collaborative efforts that exist between you and all areas of the University - comprehensive academic planning will require active participation and a willingness to tap into the living networks of the University. At Harpur Advising, we are committed to helping you reach your goals through advisement, and connecting you to the opportunities that are embedded in our living, collaborative community. Ultimately, academic planning requires an extended plan, involving ongoing relationships with various members of the campus community.
The resources assembled here are some tools and connections that can be used to consider, develop and visualize your long-term plan in Harpur College. Feel free to click around this page. Likewise, feel free to visit us if you have any questions, or need scheduling and planning assistance.
Electronic Tracking: DARS, Degree Works and the BU Brain
- Harpur Academic Advising Office
General advisors have walk-in times available every day, as well as appointment times.
- Worksheets and Planning Sheets
We've assembled several worksheets and planning sheets that can help you visualize your current and future schedules! If you want a handy framework to help you plot out next year, next semester, or only next week, these resources might be of value to you.
- Annual Planning Sheet (.pdf, 139kb) - Helps you map out a potential schedule for a coming academic year, in addition to helping identify goals. This sheet can also help you keep track of completed requirement areas. (PDF Format)
- Daily Schedule (.pdf, 16kb)- Do you need to visualize your daily schedule? Do you want to see where your free time is? This sheet can be of service to you. Available in PDF (.pdf, 16kb) or Excel (.xls, 20kb) formats.
- General Education Checklists - The General Education Office has developed very useful General Education Checklists for most academic years. Checklists include not only a way to keep track of your progress, but also provide descriptions for Gen Ed requirement areas.
- Calculating GPA- You can use these handy GPA tools to help you calculate your current, future or target GPA. Available in Excel and Open Office formats (Get an Excel reader [PC])
- Sample Academic Plan
Every student will have a unique academic plan, however there are a few useful benchmarks to make note of when moving forward. Whether you are thinking about graduate school, considering your major, or seeking some guidance on finalizing your degree, our sample plan may be a useful guideline.
- Your Requirements We've assembled several resources to help you understand the Harpur College and General education Requirements. Check out the following resources:
- Harpur Requirements, Degrees and Programs -Obtain read an overview of Harpur College degree requirements and learn more about the various Harpur College tracks of study,and the various departments that house our diverse body of faculty and students.
- General Education Requirements - Learn about the core requirements that all students must complete. General education requirements were devised and mandated by SUNY to provide broader knowledge and experiences to students earning degrees in the SUNY system.
- DARS and DegreeWorks provide you with straightforward, up-front access to your record, and your requirements. Student who entered Binghamton before fall 2013 use DARS. All other students who entered before fall 2013 and later use DegreeWorks. The BU Brian, is the central campus system that gives you access to DARS or DegreeWorks, registration, your GPA, your account status, and various other administrative and advising tools.
- BU Brian: The BU Brian is a comprehensive collection of useful online applications. You can access everything from your student account, to online eRecruiting (job searching) on the BU Brian site.
- How do I read DARS? The registrar has a comprehensive site that explains DARS in depth. you can learn how to access DARS, how to read DARS, and experiment with a clickable DARS. If you have more questions about understanding DARS and your requirements, don't hesitate to visit with an advisor.
- Degree Planning is a Joint Effort - Binghamton University offers a variety of services which can assist you in developing a comprehensive plan. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of various practical and developmental opportunities including internships, practica, mentoring, campus community events.....the list continues. Here's some top University offices and programs that can offer further resources to help you identify and reach your goals.
- The Career Development Center (CDC) If you're considering different careers while discerning your program of study, the CDC offers a wealth of resources - from a comprehensive library, to eRecruiting, to one-on-one counseling. The CDC is also a source for internship information and programming. Check out their website to see the hundreds of opportunities they provide.
- The Office of International Programs (OIP) Thinking about studying abroad? The Office of International Programs offers expert advice on available programs and their areas of study. It's never too soon to begin considering how studying abroad will fit into your plan.
- Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) The CCE works with communities within and beyond Binghamton University's campus to provide various rewarding and meaningful opportunities to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The CCE supports the attainment of academic, personal, and professional growth through civic engagement to develop active and engaged citizens.
- More Resources That's not all! Check out our resource page to view more resources. Also, don't forget to surf by the Binghamton Home Page for further links.