Using Plan Ahead Feature (Students)

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Issue / Question
  • What is the Plan Ahead feature?
  • How do I make a plan?
  • How do I edit a plan?
  • How do I register for classes from a plan?
  • Platform
    • BengalWeb
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Students


The Plan Ahead feature allows students and advisors to create registration plans ahead of time, using either courses or specific sections.  If the plan includes sections, students can register for all the sections in their plan at once when registration opens. 
Sign into BengalWeb
  1. Go to BengalWeb
  2. Type your ISU Username
  3. Type your Password
  4. Click SUBMIT
  5. Approve login through DUO mobile app or hardware token
Making a New Plan (Students)
  1. Select Academic Tools (left)
  2. Locate Registration Tools (right)
  3. Click Registration Landing Page
  4. Click Plan Ahead
  5. Select a Term
  6. Click Continue
  7. Click Create a New Plan
  8. Use the fields to narrow search results by Subject, Course Number, or Keyword. You can use any combination of these fields or even none. If you input nothing into a field, it will return the entire catalog matching the other criteria.
  9. Click Search
  10. Find the desired course, click Add Course (Right) to generally add the course, or click View Sections to view sections and Add to add a specific section.
Note: You will see two panels at the bottom of the screen. The right shows a summary of the classes you’ve added and the left defaults to a sample week with the scheduled courses. Click Schedule Details to see details of the courses.
  1. You can either click Save Plan (Bottom Right) or click Search Again (Top Right) (You may need to click Catalog Search Results first if you were viewing sections) and repeat steps 12-15 to add multiple courses at once.
  2. After clicking Save Plan, you will be prompted to give your plan a name. Type in a name, and click Save.
    • Note: You can add a note to either the course listed in the bottom right (click file folder under Note) or the entire Plan (click file folder right of the Plan Name).  Your advisor will be able to see your plans and any notes you have added to a plan, but they will not be able to make any changes to your plan or add any notes to it. 
Editing an Existing Plan
Follow steps 1-10 of Making a New Plan.
  1. Click Delete (Right) if you want to delete an entire plan, otherwise, click Edit (Right).
  2. Follow steps 12-15 of Making a New Plan to add to your plan. To delete courses from your plan, from any page where you see the Plan Name in the bottom right corner, select from the dropdown of a course you’ve registered for Delete. You may do multiple at once.
  3. Click Save Plan.
Registering for Planned Classes
Follow steps 1-7 of Making a New Plan.
  1. Click Register for Classes
  2. Select a Term
  3. Click Continue
  4. Select Plans (Top Left)
  5. If you added a specific section to your plan, click Add, or Add All, to add all sections in your plan.  Otherwise, click View Sections.
  6. Select which section, and click Add.

Note: You can click Submit to register for the courses or Return to Plan (Top Left) and repeat steps 12-14.

Idaho State University (ISU) is transitioning from BengalWeb to MyISU and introducing a new, personalized MyISU Portal. For more information about the new portal, please visit the MyISU Information page. Need help? Contact the IT Service Desk at (208) 282-HELP (4357) or chat. 



Article ID: 143211
Wed 5/11/22 1:22 PM
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