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Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400
registrar@ucmo.edu





Schedule Planner


What is “Schedule Planner”?

“Schedule Planner” is a software application that allows students to quickly and easily plan optimal class schedules.  Students can use “Schedule Planner” to see ALL possible combinations of schedules that are available based on the specific courses and break times (work, athletic practice, etc.) that are chosen.

Use of Schedule Planner is optional.  Planning a class schedule in Schedule Planner does not constitute registering for classes.  Students will still use MyCentral to complete registration on their enrollment access date

When should I use Schedule Planner?

Students can begin planning schedules using Schedule Planner as soon as the course offerings are available in MyCentral.  Fall course offerings are available in late January, Spring course offerings are available in mid-September, and Summer course offerings are available in mid-December.

It is recommended to begin planning your course schedule early and then revisit the course offerings and Schedule Planner closer to your enrollment access date to see which courses are still available.

Students maximize their chances of getting the courses they want by enrolling in all classes early on their enrollment access date.  Students may begin enrolling at 7am on that date.  Approximately 700 students enroll each day, so one day can make a big difference in your schedule!


How do I use Schedule Planner?

  1. Log into MyCentral.  (Don’t know how to log into MyCentral?  Contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or via e-mail at tsc@ucmo.edu.) 
  2. Go to the UCM Home tab and click on Schedule Planner.
  3. Choose the semester for which you wish to build a schedule.
  4. Upon your first login to “Schedule Planner”, view the 5 short Help Videos (blue link at the top right of the page).  These will quickly show you how to use the software.
  5. Add the courses you wish to take to the Courses list.  There is no limit to the number of classes you can include – so give yourself plenty of options.
  6. Add any breaks that you wish to have (optional), such as your work schedule.
  7. Put a check mark in the box by the courses and breaks (optional) that you want included in your schedule.
  8. Click on the “Generate Schedules” button.  All possible schedules will be generated. 

    a. If there are no possible schedules for those course/break selections, the program will tell you which course selection needs to be altered.

    b. If there are too many possible schedules, add in a break or “lock” a particular section of a course.

More Tips for Using Schedule Planner

  • Upon your first login to “Schedule Planner”, view the 5 short Help Videos (blue link at the top right of the page).  These will quickly show you how to use the software.
  • Click on View/Edit under the Options column in your Courses list to narrow down your choices for that course
    • For example, you can limit your choice to sections offered by certain professors
    • Or if you know you want a specific section, limit your search to include just that particular section
  • Create breaks to plan your work schedule, lunch time, athletic practice, and other commitments.
  • Breaks can also be used to create M/W/F only schedules (by blocking T/R 8am-9pm) or T/R only schedules (by blocking M/W/F 8am-9pm)
  • Create morning, afternoon, or evening schedules by blocking those hours of the day you do not wish to have classes.
  • Are you getting too many possible schedule results?  Try adding a break to narrow down your choices.  Or select particular professors or sections for some of the courses.  If you find a specific course that you want choose the “lock” option to narrow down that course selection.
  • Are you getting too few possible schedule results?  Try removing a break or being more flexible on your Part of Term and Campus selections.  Some majors may only offer one section of a course, so possible schedules may be limited.

Choices You Can Make to Limit Your Search

  • Course Status setting:
    • Open Classes Only – this will only show courses that have seats available (recommended)
    • Open & Full w/Waitlist Open – this will show courses that have seats available and those that are full, but have waitlist seats available.
    • Open & Full – this will show all course offerings
  • Parts of Term setting:
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    • All Parts of Term Selected – this will show courses from all part of term (recommended)
    • Change Parts of Terms Option – this will allow you to pick particular Parts of Term to use in your search.
      • If you want to look at only 1st half or 2nd-half semester courses, be sure to choose each day of the week (Monday through Friday)
  • Campus setting:
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    • All Campuses Selected – this will show courses from all UCM campuses.  Be careful if you choose this option that you do not accidentally choose a course offered in another city (unless you mean to)!
    • Change Campus Options – this will allow you to pick particular Campus options in your search.
      • If you only want to take classes at the main campus in Warrensburg, choose “At UCM in Warrensburg”.
      • Note:  If you want online and/or hybrid courses (partially online and partially in class) these will only be included if you check these options.  Online/hybrid are not included with the other campus options.

Recommended Search Settings

  • Course Status setting: Open Classes Only (unless you are wanting to waitlist a course or seeking permission to enter a full course)
  • Parts of Term: All Parts of Term Selected (unless you are searching specifically for 1st or 2nd half-semester or weekend classes)
  • Campus: (choose three) At UCM in Warrensburg, Hybrid, and Online OR choose All Campuses Selected (unless you are searching specifically for classes not in Warrensburg)