Welcome to Educational Planning!
If you have a Counseling 20 packet, Blank Ed Plan Forms are available for your use.
Also, here are two additional versions of the Ed Plan Form:
Blank Ed Plan Form (Word-enter text into the document)
Blank Ed Plan Form (PDF-complete the document by hand)
These documents may help you complete your ed plan:
- To help you with the Prerequisites Section of the form:
- Another document that may be helpful for STEM students:
- SAMPLE Ed Plan: Transfer CSULB Business Major
- SAMPLE Ed Plan: Transfer UCLA Psychology Major
Questions? Be sure to ask your instructor!
What does Educational Planning mean?
- For this assignment, it means
identifying and then planning out the SMC classes you'll need to reach your educational goal.
- In other words:
Which SMC courses do you need for your goal?
In what order do you take them?
Educational planning can be important for your future. Planning the classes you need for a
Certificate of Achievement,
AA Degree or
Transfer can help motivate you and get you to your goals with more direction.
For this assignment, you will:
Identify the SMC courses needed for your educational goal
Identify any prerequisite courses required (a prerequisite is a course needed before taking the next course. Ex.: Spanish 1 is the prerequisite for Spanish 2
Plan your courses for two future terms
Meet with a counselor* who will check your plan to be sure it's correct and sign the final corrected plan. This step is not required for all classes--check with your instructor.
How to Complete Your Ed Plan Form
Select ONE Educational Goal below.
read ALL of the mini-lectures for that goal. (Don't worry! Most are short!)
The mini-lectures will:
- Give you the information YOU needed about eduational planning.
Guide you through filling out your Ed Plan Form, section by section.
Select One Educational Goal
Goal: SMC Certificate: FIVE Mini-Lectures--click on each link.
Goal: SMC Associate's Degree: SIX Mini-Lectures—click on each link.
Goal: Transfer for a Bachelor's Degree at a UC or CSU: SEVEN Mini-Lectures—click on each link.
Educational Goal: Transfer for a Bachelor's Degree at a Private or Out-of-State School: SEVEN Mini-Lectures—click on each link.
To learn even more about how to complete your Ed Plan form, click on the following links:
Part I: Collect Information
Part II: Complete the Ed Plan Form
Part III: Meet with a Counselor
For individual assistance with your Ed Planning Assignment, see a Counseling 20 Peer Mentor!