eServices: Review My Plan

In eServices, students set search criteria to search for online, campus and continuing education courses.

Hello from Minnesota State Ask Us. Have you ever wondered what a “Wish List” is in eServices?  It’s connected to the Review My Plan option in eServices.

The “Wish List” is a convenient place to save your course selections for future terms. Students are encouraged to find the courses they think they may need for an upcoming term as early as possible and then place them in their Wish List/Plan for future reference and discussion with their Program Advisor. Please note that placing a course in your Wishlist/Plan does not register you for the course, nor does it save a seat for you in the class.

Placing courses in your WishList/Plan is easy. After you have logged into your student eServices account, you will find yourself at My Dashboard. In the menu on the left hand side of the page, click on Courses & Registration, then click on Review My Plan, either in the menu on the left hand side of the page or in the main menu in the middle of the page. If you have previously searched for a course and added it to your wish list, it will appear in your Plan. You can see here that I have previously added 2 courses to my Plan for Spring 2019.  I can show you how I did it!

Let’s say that we are students at Minnesota State University, Mankato pursuing a Technical Communications, Certificate. After a meeting with your Program Advisor and reviewing the DARS report, you have determined that you can take at least 1 more required course, Editing Technical Publications, this spring in order to stay on track for your anticipated completion date.

Let’s search for the course you need. After logging into your eServices account, you are at My Dashboard. In the menu on the left hand side of the page, click on Courses & Registration. Then click on Search for a Course either in the menu on the left hand side of the page or from the main menu in the middle of the page. You are now on the Search page.

Choose Minnesota State University, Mankato as the institution and Spring 2019 as the semester. Expand the Advanced search option. Review the delivery method if it’s important to you.  Either choose a subject or type in the keyword search box type in a word or words that would accurately describe the course for which you are searching.  

Wonderful! The English course needed is offered this spring. Let’s add it to your WishList so it will show on your Plan. Click on the plus sign in the first column. Click ok when the dialogue box appears informing you that the course has been added to your wish list. Next, choose Review My Plan in the menu on the left hand side of the page. You can see that the course is now part of your Plan.

You can add as many courses to your Plan as you wish. If you see that there are several courses offered in an upcoming term that you want to consider, add them all. You can sort through them at a later date and then register for the ones that you need when the time comes. If you want to remove a course from your Plan, check the box in the first column of the course you wish to remove and then the gray Remove Selected Courses from Wish List button.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please go to MinnState.edu and choose Ask Us. The Success coaches at Minnesota State are waiting and ready to assist you.
Best wishes as you “plan” ahead!