College Scheduler instructions

College Scheduler Instructions

College Scheduler is a registration tool that develops all potential schedules based on course selection and necessary or preferred breaks (i.e. clubs, work, family needs and other commitments).

  • Questions or concerns can be directed to

  • Contact your faculty advisor or the Student Success center for help developing your course list before or while using the software.


Step by Step Guide to Registration with the Schedule Planner

Accessing the Software:

  1. You can access College Scheduler by logging into mySUNYADK portal,
  2. Select "Courses & Registration" from the header or "Academics" then "Registration" from the sidebar.
  3. The Registration menu in Self-Service Banner (SSB) will open automatically.
  4. Select "Schedule Planner New."
  5. You will be automatically signed into the College Scheduler platform.         

Term Selection: You must select the semester you wish to build a schedule.

Select Locations: You can choose which locations you wish to review course schedule options. Wilton is the Saratoga location.

Add Courses: You must select the courses you wish to have included for the selected semester.            

  1. Select the "Add Course" button.
  2. You have four ways to add courses to your schedule;
    1. By Subject — A drop-down list of all subjects will be listed. Once a subject is selected all courses will be listed.
    2. Search By Attribute — A drop-down list of all attributes will be listed. Once an attribute is selected, you will have a drop down list of subjects and courses.
    3. Degree Works — This option is not yet available. This will connect with the Student Educational Planner. More information coming soon.
    4. Search By Instructor — You can select a preferred instructor and only sections taught by instructor will be included. You must select one of the course options.
    5. By CRN — You can directly enter a CRN, which may have been provided by your advisor, faculty member or by selecting a specific section in advance of using the scheduling tool.
  3. As you add courses, they will show up in the "Courses" list.
  4. Select the "Done" button to return to first page.
  5. Selected courses will show up on the main page.
  6. You can view specific section information by selecting the "Sections" option next to the course.*
    1. When a specific section is selected, the lock image can be clicked to require only that section be used for the generated schedules. This is a helpful option if a specific ENG ALP package or a major specific section is required. 


1. Science lectures and labs will automatically be generated as linked courses into your optimized schedule options.

2. Prerequisite information is available via the Information button next to the Section or in the individual sections. 

Add Breaks: Breaks are blocks of time you do not want or cannot schedule courses.     

  1. Select the "Add Break" button.
  2. Add a name, start time, end time, and days associated. Multiple breaks can be added to the list.
  3. No sections will be suggested during those time(s).*

Note: If a break time causes a course to be unavailable, a warning message will be displayed requesting the student to remove the break time or deselect the affected course from the Courses list before generating schedule options.

Generate Schedules: All available schedule options will be generated to review and select.    

  1. Select the "Generate Schedules" button under the "Schedules" section.
  2. View all the conflict-free schedule options;
    1. Hover over the magnifying glass to see schedule layouts.  
    2. Select schedules from the list and use the "Compare" button to view side by side.   
    3. Select the "View" link to see a comprehensive look at the schedule.                  
    4. Select the "Advanced Options" to increase amount of time between classes if needed.
  3. You can save favorite schedules via the "View" selection link. Once saved, they can be quickly accessed under "Schedules" area.      
  4. You can lock sections you prefer or are mandatory based on your academic requirements.     

Registration: The selected schedule is sent to the Scheduler Planner Registration Cart in Banner to complete the registration process.

  1. Once your schedule is identified, select the "Send to Shopping Cart" button in the "View" schedule area.
  2. You will be navigated to the Schedule Planner Registration Cart, where you have four options:                
    1. Register for registration to occur in Banner after all course prerequisite and general registration checks.
    2. Save Cart to save the courses for later registration.
    3. Clear Cart to remove the courses from the list in the Schedule Planner.
    4. Return to Scheduler Planner to review and adjust schedule options.

Note: Once back in the Schedule Planner, the Shopping Cart will show up under "Courses." Remove one or more sections by deselecting the sections from the list.

 Post-Registration Adjustments: 

  1. You can go into the Planner after you have registered for classes to add or adjust coursework.
  2. If you did not meet the prerequisite requirement for the requested course(s), Banner will not let you register. You will have to go back to the planner to find an alternative course or section.
  3. If you are looking for a new section of a course you have already registered for:
    1. You must drop the course before processing registration into a new section.
    2. If you would like to explore available options before dropping the current section, you can view the Sections information as noted under the "Add Course" instruction number 6 listed above. Once you find the new section you hope to register for, you can drop and register for the new section via the Shopping Cart or SSB.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office ( with questions related to this software and registration.

We hope you find this software helpful and easy to use!