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To access the Schedule Planner application go to epcc.edu/banner click student & financial aid and then click registration where the link can be found.
With spring registration in full swing, some students may not know they have more options when it comes to registering for classes at EPCC.
The Schedule Planner is an online resource that helps create a potential and personalized schedule for a registering student.
“Sometimes it takes a student several hours to create a schedule,” said Daryle Hendry, executive director of Admissions and Registrar at EPCC.
“With the Schedule Planner, they can create one in minutes.”
To access the Schedule Planner, students must login to their EPCC Banner System (epcc.edu/banner) account and click the “Student & Financial Aid’ link and then go to “Registration” where the Schedule Planner link can be found.
Five help videos on how to use it are available for students.
By using it, students can add their classes based on their availability and add “breaks” when they can’t attend school. The planner then generates schedule options that best fit the student’s needs.
Students can also click on the “Student & Financial Aid” link in Banner System to check their Degree Evaluation under “Student Records.”
There, they can see what courses they are missing and what courses they have taken and which will not count toward their degree.
They can also click on the “What-If Analysis” link at the bottom of the page to compare their academic history with other degree plans.
“The Schedule Planner and Degree Evaluation tie together,” Hendry said.
“It saves time if you can’t see a counselor. Students that register early get the best choices for a schedule to fit them. It’s important to register and pay early.”
Online registration has been open for a couple of weeks and the payment deadline for Spring 2015 is Dec. 19. Online payment at time of registration can be made.
Payment also can be made in person at any campus cashier Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Payment for all other registrations (including Continuing Education /Workforce Training Classes) must be made by 5:30 p.m. on published deadline days.
Students with loans and/or financial aid are considered as “paid” registrations and will not be dropped on the payment deadline.
If a student applies for a loan and registers later for additional credit classes, the loan will automatically be adjusted to pay for the added classes.
If the student decides to not attend classes, they must drop the classes prior to the first day of the semester or the student will be responsible for repayment of the loan or financial aid.
For more information, call the registration hotline at 831-6440.