Education Planning Tools
An education plan (aka “ed plan”) is a semester-by-semester course of study developed in collaboration between a student and counselor. Comprehensive education plans (CEPs) will map towards completion of long-term educational goals. It is suggested that a student develop a CEP within completion of their first 15 units and maintain updated ed plans throughout enrollment at Cuyamaca College.
Note: Education Plans are subject to change whenever there is a change of major, transfer requirements, catalog rights, curriculum and policy changes, etc.
How to get an ed plan:
- Schedule an appointment with a counselor to create or update your education plan. Appointments are booked 2-3 weeks in advance, so plan ahead.
- For quick questions that do not require live assistance, send a message via eCounseling.
How to get ready for your ed plan appointment:
- Complete your onboarding via Self-Service under Orientation, Placement and Advising.
- Create a list of questions ahead of time.
- Explore Academic and Career Pathways.
- If you attended another college, make sure you have submitted all previous transcripts and have had them evaluated.
Are you undecided on a major/career? Make an appointment with a Career Counselor first!
What classes do I need to take...
If you want to get ahead, start selecting your courses before meeting with a counselor. Here is some information about General Education coursework and Major coursework.
for General Education?
- For English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and math placement, please visit our Placement Center for more information on the process.
- The General Education pattern you will follow will depend on our educational goal:
- If you are interested in an out-of-state or private university, please consult with a counselor on appropriate general education courses.
for my major?
- An Associate degree or Certificate, explore Academic and Career Pathways at Cuyamaca College, several programs have degree maps to preview. However, this does not replace the value of a personalized education plan that you develop with a counselor.
- A Bachelor's degree from the CSU, check to see if Cuyamaca has an Associate Degree for Transfer for your major.
- A Bachelor's degree from the UC, or if you do not see your CSU major in the list of Associate Degrees for Transfer, then refer to Assist.org for coursework for your major.
- A Bachelor's degree from out of state or private university, see if Cuyamaca has an agreement with that university through our Transfer Center.
If you are a new student without a major yet but have interest in a particular Academic
and Career Pathway (ACP), refer to the first semester map for that ACP. This will
help you get started until you can meet with a counselor for your personalized education
plan. First Semester ACP Maps
If you're entirely unsure about your major, refer to the Exploratory first semester map and schedule a counseling appointment.
Education Plan Templates: