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Education Planning & Degree Audit

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe Starfish Enterprise Success Platform combines Degree Planning and Early Alert retention tools to help students in mapping out a multi-year plan to successfully complete their associate degree, certificate, or transfer career pathway.

How It Works, Who It Benefits

Degree Planner is an electronic education planning tool that takes key information a student puts into the system and the path the student chooses, and builds a multi-year plan based on information that the college/district has included in the system. The student has access to their plan 24/7, and the ability to communicate with their counselors. The tool also has a built-in degree audit, which college evaluators are able to check for graduation requirements, transfer, IGETC/CSU certifications, and degree postings.

Early Alert/Connect is a retention and scheduling tool that will allow faculty and staff the ability to track students and engage more deeply with them before it is too late. Messages can be sent to all students, or single students, and referrals can be sent if a student is struggling in a particular subject and needs tutoring services or other on-campus student services.

Connect will assist colleges with appointment scheduling and wait-room kiosk functionality for those who have walk-in appointments. This feature allows students to make appointments with their counselors, allows counselors to block their time, and allows the ability for notes to be taken and shared among not only the counselors but also the student and counselor.

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Starfish Enterprise Success Platform information
How other colleges are communicating about Starfish with their students and faculty
Education Planning Tool/Degree Audit System Implementation process
Education Planning Tool professional development videos
CCC SSO Federation Information


Colleges Implementing