Office of Information Technology

Welcome to Student Planning

As a Brookdale student, you now have access to a powerful new tool called Student Planning. This is an interactive, web-based tool that will help you find the perfect courses, track your progress toward your degree, and chart a clear path to graduation, all in one place.

You can use Student Planning to:

  • Create a Degree Plan that will fast-track you through Brookdale
  • Find courses that match your schedule. Search for classes by day of the week, time of day, and location (you can take classes at any of our locations in Lincroft, Freehold, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, or Wall)
  • Schedule your classes and view them on an easy-to-read calendar
  • Register for courses online right from the module starting on your assigned Priority Registration day
  • Track your progress towards the degree or certificate you need

Learn on your own?

We have a series of training videos and printed documentation available – just click on one of the tabs above.

For help with Student Planning, call 732-224-2555

Video Overviews of Student Planning

Want to find out more about what the Student Planning module can do? Watch the video tutorials.

Student Planning at Brookdale – Length(00:01:00)

Introduction To Student Planning and Registration – Length(00:05:09)

Plan your Course Schedule Part I  – Length(00:05:20)
Plan your Course Schedule Part II – Length(00:04:20)

Accessing Student Planning – Quick Reference Chart

Print or view this quick, on-page chart of step-by-step instructions to sign in to Student Planning.

What exactly IS the new Student Planning Tool?

Brookdale’s Student Planning tool (sometimes called a module) is a powerful degree tracking program that keeps you on the path to graduation. Built around the Course Grid, you can see – right at a glance – where our courses fit into your busy schedule. The “on track” and “on time” indicators help you finish your degree on time.

The other cool thing about Student Planning is that you can do a “what if” analysis. Maybe you came to Brookdale for Dental Radiology, but now you think that Nursing is where you belong. How many of the courses that you’ve taken for Radiology will count toward your RN degree? Student Planning tells you at a glance.

Can you walk me through getting into Student Planning?

First of all, you need to be a current Brookdale student (new students are fine) with access to WebAdvisor. Start by going to the top of any page on Brookdale’s website ( and clicking on the red MyBrookdale button. A line of icons will pop up. Click on the one for WebAdvisor.

When the next screen pops up, choose Students for your role. On the following screen, choose Plan/Register/Add/Drop (2nd choice on the right side), and on the next screen, accept the Terms & Conditions. On the next screen, choose Student Planning, the top choice. Now, if you want to go directly to the Student Planning module, click on Go to Student Planning for Students at the bottom of the page.

If you want to learn how to do specific tasks in Student Planning, view one of the video tutorials before you go to the module. Or, since Student Planning opens in a new window, just check back any time. We recommend downloading the “Quick Guide” PDF.

Is there an app for that?

You don’t need a special app – this is a mobile responsive site. When you view the module on your phone or tablet, the software senses your device and shows a special view of the Course Grid and My Progress tabs.

In order to register for Brookdale classes, all degree-seeking students who have completed less than 12 college level credits (this includes new degree-seeking students)  must register and view the on-demand video for our Student Planning system.

Click here* to register and view this recorded On-Demand Webinar session.

*Important note: Once you have viewed the online On-Demand Webinar it takes approximately 24 hours to have your attendance at the information session acknowledged in our system for your Brookdale course registration release.

If you have any questions regarding the Student Planning information sessions, please call Advising/Counseling at 732-224-2555