What is the Student Education Plan?

The Student Education Plan or SEP provides a semester-by-semester plan of the classes you will need to take to complete your educational goal. The courses on the SEP may be a combination of basic skills, general education, major, and elective courses. The SEP is created electronically in WebSMART/DegreeWorks in coordination with a Skyline College counselor.

There are two types of SEP:

Abbreviated SEP

The Abbreviated SEP includes one to two semesters of courses on the student education plan. For non-exempt, first-time new students, the abbreviated education plan will be created during the counseling appointment following orientation.

Comprehensive SEP

The Comprehensive SEP includes all remaining terms needed for a student to achieve their course of study. The comprehensive education plan must include an educational goal and course of study requirements: major, transfer, certificate, applicable prerequisites, basic skills, in addition to referrals to other support and instructional services as appropriate.

Frequent Questions:

Students may view their SEP in DegreeWorks. Visit the website for additional instructions for accessing DegreeWorks.

Students who are undecided on their educational goals or major are strongly recommended to take career exploration classes, workshops, and other activities that will assist in clarifying your educational goals.

Yes, students may update their SEP if the educational goals and major changes. The purpose of the SEP is to provide you an idea or plan-of-action. However, since the SEP does not register you for classes, the SEP can change. It is recommended to work with a Skyline College counselor regularly to ensure your SEP is up-to-date and reflects your most current ed goals.

NOTE FOR FINANCIAL AID: Students seeking Financial Aid will be required to submit a SEP. Having a specific educational goal and major on the SEP is required to be considered for financial aid. Declaring a major of “undecided” or “undeclared” does not meet financial aid SEP requirements.

Continuing students must have a current SEP on file and must maintain a minimum 2.0 gpa to be eligible for priority registration.

How Do I Create an SEP?

The Student Ed Plan is created with a Skyline Counselor during a student counseling appointment. To schedule an appointment, return to the main page. To be prepared for your meeting with a Counselor, please review the checklist below.

 

Counseling Appointment Checklist

  • For online video appointments, practice logging on to Zoom;
  • On the date and time of your scheduled appointment, please log on at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time;
  • Have questions prepared that you would like to ask your counselor;
  • Provide a copy of your (unofficial) high school transcript and/or transcripts from other colleges; AP or IB score reports (if applicable).

 

Enrollment Timeline

The term I would like to start classes:

FALL
Semester

SPRING
Semester

SUMMER
Session

When does the term begin & end?

Mid-August
through December

Early/mid-January
through May

June
(6-, 7-, and 8-week sessions)

When do I register for classes?

Once all the enrollment steps are complete, you may be eligible for Fall
class registration as early as May
(through August)

Once all the enrollment steps are complete, you may be eligible for Spring
class registration as early as November 
(through January)

Once all the enrollment steps are complete, you may be eligible for Summer
class registration as early as April
(through June)

When are/ the schedule of classes become available?

The schedule of classes is available online in
April

The schedule of classes is available online in
October

The schedule of classes is available online in
March

When should I meet with a Skyline College Counselor?

Students who have completed Assessment and Orientation may be eligible to meet with a Skyline Counselor. The best time to meet is in
March

Students who have completed Assessment and Orientation may be eligible to meet with a Skyline Counselor. The best time to meet is in
September

Students who have completed Assessment and Orientation may be eligible to meet with a Skyline Counselor. The best time to meet is in
February