Advising and Evaluations, International Freshman Registration Guide

Step 5: Plan Your Schedule

As an international student, you are required to enroll as a full-time student each semester. To be considered full-time, you need to enroll in a minimum of 12 units per semester. However, we recommend that you enroll in 15 units per semester to stay on track to complete your degree in four years. If you enroll and complete courses through Extended Studies or Open University, they do not count toward full-time status.

My Planner is a registration tool in the SDSU WebPortal that allows you to view available courses and create a list of courses you may want to take. Creating a plan is a great tool for selecting a list of desired courses after viewing MyMap. Adding classes to your planner DOES NOT mean you are enrolled in these courses. Once your registration date and time has begun, you will be able to register for courses directly from your planner. Your planner can be created before and during your registration date/time.

It is now time to create a list of courses in your planner. Using the information you learned from MyMap, you can search for classes. On the left-hand side of your SDSU WebPortal, there are the different search options. You may search for classes by selecting Search or Browse by Department.

For example, select Browse by Department, select the S text box, and then select the Sociology link. All of the courses offered by the sociology department for the semester will appear.

Screen shot of the Class Schedule, Main Campus, Fall 2016 Search for a class page.
Screen shot of the Search Results: Main Campus, Fall 2016 page.

The number of units for each class, course titles, footnotes for prerequisites and information you may need to know about the course, section number, and the five-digit schedule number appear. On the right-hand side, the number of available seats appear. Once you see a course you want to take, click on Plan to have the class added to your planner.

To view your planner, select My Planner under My Registration Info in your SDSU WebPortal. The list of courses in your planner will display

When it is your registration date and time, you can enroll in the classes from your planner by following the instructions in Step 6.