Academic Planning for Students

In order to succeed, you need to make deliberate, carefully considered choices about your future by adopting a "big picture" plan. Your academic advisor can be your best resource for academic planning, but the responsibility to make the most of your advising relationship ultimately lies with you.

What is academic planning?

Academic planning encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities. Below are some tools to help break this responsibility down into manageable parts.


GradPlan removes the guesswork from tracking your academic progress. You can run "what if" analyses if you are considering various academic majors and/or minors.

Academic Calendar

Be sure to note academic deadlines (add/drop, withdrawal, graduation application, etc.) in your daily planner!

Schedule Planner

Use this when creating your semester schedule to ensure your class schedule doesn't conflict with other responsibilities.

4-year Academic Planner

Completing some majors require careful coordination - especially since some of their courses aren't offered every semester! Use this resource to make sure you can take the courses you need in a timely manner.

Graduation Checksheets

 A complement to GradPlan, these specifically note all the requirements you must fulfill in order to graduate with a degree from UNC Asheville.

Taking the time to utilize each of these resources will help you make well-informed decisions about your academic future. Visit the OneStop Student Services office in Ramsey Library, as well as contact your academic advisor, whenever you have questions about planning your academic future.