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PASS - How to Use Schedule Builder - In-App Registration (student) (9.2)

New for Fall 2019 Registration - Schedule Builder is a tool accessible within PASS which allows students and/or advisers to create a schedule of classes for a specific term. With Schedule Builder, students may factor in obligations such as work or practice and generate various schedules from which to choose.

As of May 2020 students were logged into PASS CX Campus Experience Dashboard.  To see a KB document for this topic in PASS CX, please go to PASS CX - How to Use Schedule Builder - In-App Registration (student)

This KB will be inactivated at the end of February 2021 in preparation for the retirement of classic pages. 

To reach your student homepage, click Full Site at the bottom of the PASS CX Left Navigation menu.

Full Site link

1. Log into PASS CX.

2. On the PASS Student Homepage, select the Student Center tile.
Student Center Tile

3. Click the Schedule Builder link.
Schedule Builder link in Student Center

Schedule Builder will now open within the page (without an intermediate page or a new tab). 

Schedule Builder within window

4. If more than one term available, select the appropriate term.  Click Save and Continue.

5. You must choose one campus.  Click Save and Continue.

Select One Campus

6.  Academic Groups and Instruction Modes should default to all checked, but it's best to confirm.  If All aren't Selected, click change and check all and save


Note: For additional assistance with Schedule Builder, click Help Videos in the upper right.

7. To select desired courses, click Add Course

There are five ways to find desired courses:
a. Search by Subject & Course: Click on the By Subject tab, select a Subject, select a course, click Add Course.

Schedule Builder - subject search

b. Search by Course Attribute: Select a General Education Attribute, Subject and Course.  Click Add Course.
Schedule Builder - Search by Course Attribute
c. Search by Course Number: Choose a filter, then a course number.  Click Search to see a list of courses that meet that criteria, then Add Course.  
d. My Planner: Select course(s) from My Planner Courses, click Add Course.
Schedule Builder - My Planner Search
e. Review the right side of the Add Course Page to see the courses just added, your current schedule and what's in your shopping cart.  Courses can be deleted from this list with the X on the right.
Schedule Builder - Add Course Review Area
f. After adding all of the courses, click Back to return to your Schedule Builder homepage.

8. To block off time in which you cannot attend class (i.e. for work or practice), click Add Break.

Schedule Builder - Add Break

9. Give the break a name, select start/end times, select days, and click Add Break.
Schedule Builder - Add Break Details

Repeat this process as necessary.

There is also an option to add Class Padding.  Class Padding allows consistent, minimum times to be added between classes.

10. On the Plan Schedule page, Scroll down to the Schedule section and click the Advanced Options tab.

Class Padding

11. Choose a padding time from the drop down.  The times range from 0-90 minutes in 5 minute increments.  

Drop Down

Once selected, the Advanced Options tab will indicate a time was chosen.

Tab Number

When courses are chosen, breaks, and padding are entered, you are ready to Generate Schedules. A list of possible schedules will appear.

Schedule Builder - Generate Schedule

12. To view an individual schedule, click View to open in full view or hover your cursor over the magnifying glass to see a pop-up.  

Note: There is a setting in the Advanced Options Tab to add "Class Padding" which can add a certain space between all classes.  Schedules would have to be re-generated to include this setting.
Schedule Builder - View Schedule Options

13. To compare multiple schedules simultaneously, select the checkbox of up to four (4) schedules, and click Compare.
Schedule Builder - Compare Schedules

14. When you find a schedule that works, click View and click Send Schedule to Shopping Cart to begin registration. Close the Schedule Builder tab.
Schedule Builder - Send to Shopping Cart

15. If you have a variable credit course you are sending to your cart, you will get an intermediate page asking for the credit amount.  Select the appropriate number from the dropdown and click Finish.  You may edit this credit amount after registration by going to your current schedule in PASS or Schedule builder using the Edit Feature.  (Being able to edit follows normal add deadlines.)

Variable Credit Course

16. You are sent to your shopping cart.  From there you may Email, Edit your cart or Register. 

Shopping cart and top toolbar

NOTE: There are new selections at the top of the page. These appear all the time in Schedule Builder to allow ease of navigating.

  • Plan Schedule - Returns to the Add Courses and Breaks page
  • Shopping Cart - Brings you back to your shopping cart where courses may now be edited or deleted within the cart.
  • Current Schedule - Brings you to your current schedule where you may not edit or drop a course.  For instance, dropping here follows the academic calendar, so you may drop to 0 up until the end of the business day before the start of term. 

*Be sure to check the Registrar's Office webpage for add and drop deadlines.

17. To email your potential schedule from your Shopping Cart click Email.  A pop up window will appear.  Fill out form and click Email Schedule.
Email Schedule

18. To remove a course in your cart, click Edit Cart.  Check the box to the right of the course, then click save.

Edit Shopping Cart

19.  To Register, click Register.  Click Continue.

20. Confirm in the Registration Results window if you have an message or error. 
Registration Results

21. After taking care of the cause of the error message(s), return and try to register again.  You will get a Success message.  Click Ok.

Registration Success message

22. Click on Current Schedule in the top toolbar to confirm.  To print your schedule, click sign out in Schedule Builder, and you will return to the PASS Student Homepage, where you can return to student center and print either your list view or calendar view.

23. To drop or edit a course in schedule builder, click on Current Schedule at the top.  Click Edit or Drop classes.
Edit or Drop Classes

24. Check the box to the right of the course you would like to drop and click save.  Or if editing credits, change the credit amount and click Save.

25. Sign out of Schedule Builder to return to your PASS Student Homepage.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Keywords:pass, how to, schedule, builder, student, class, course, registration, enroll*, add, drop   Doc ID:74761
Owner:Maureen V.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2017-07-24 14:34 CSTUpdated:2021-01-13 15:49 CST
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