Semester Planning

How to Plan for Upcoming Semesters

It is recommended for students to seek academic advising at least once a semester to ensure they are on track toward meeting degree requirements and plan for upcoming courses. Below are some helpful tips and resources to supplement academic advising and assist with self-guided semester planning.

Know Your Tools

Learn about online tools you can use to navigate your degree program

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Helpful Reminders

Quick tips to keep in mind when planning your semester courses

    • To tentatively plan for future semesters and anticipated graduation, use the Long-Range Planning Form.
    • Keep in mind course offerings each semester are tentative and subject to change.
    • Check the Undergraduate Catalog and CatsWeb for course restrictions and prerequisites. The Undergraduate Catalog features a four year plan for each major that accommodates prerequisites and course sequencing recommended by the departments.

Explore Your Options

View other opportunities to complete course credit towards your degree

    • Consider pursuing course credit within the Honors College, Education Abroad, or other additional options to fulfill degree requirements. For more info review the options below.
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Education Abroad

McCoy College students can participate in a variety of programs offered through Education Abroad to earn course credit and enhance global engagement
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Honors College

McCoy College students admitted to the Honors College can take specialized courses to apply toward TXST core curriculum and select business degree requirements

Off-Campus Courses

Use our Off-Campus Checklist to learn more about taking courses off-campus at another institution and transferring them back to Texas State to apply toward your degree program