Schedule Wizard FAQs

What is Schedule Wizard?

Schedule Wizard is a web-based schedule planning tool for students. Schedule Wizard gives you the option to search course schedules that work around your busy life and time commitments.

Where do I find Schedule Wizard?

The Schedule Wizard icon can be found under the student tab in MyCharlotte in the Quick Links section.

Who is Schedule Wizard for?

Schedule Wizard is for students to help plan, review and design the most efficient class schedule. By using this tool, students experience a more simple and less cumbersome registration process. This tool is useful for students trying to build a schedule from many possible options.

When should I begin creating my schedule in Schedule Wizard?

After meeting with your advisor and reviewing required classes in DegreeWorks, you may start planning your schedule as soon as the course schedule for the next term is available to view on the web. However, you will not be able to register until your designated registration time.

How do I generate schedule options, once I select my preferred course?

In the “Add Courses” page, click the “Done” button to get back to the main page to generate a schedule. On the bottom of the page, click “Generate Schedule.” Courses and breaks selected will be included in the schedule(s) generated.

How do I reduce the number of schedule options that were generated?

Use the Breaks option to block off times during which you cannot or do not want to attend class. You can also click on “options” next to courses in you Course List to deselect specific sections you do not wish to take.

Why am I not able to find a specific course?

Some courses are marked as closed and open for registration closer to the start of the term for scheduling reasons. Make sure you set your schedule filter for “Open and Full” classes so these classes will be displayed. You can still generate a schedule with closed classes but you will not be able to register until the course is opened for registration.

How do I add a course that has a waitlist?

Go to “course status” and change course status to “Open & Full w/Waitlist Open.”

How do I search for a specific Honors course?

After talking with your honors advisor and reviewing DegreeWorks, go into Schedule Wizard and search for specific courses needed. If there is a specific section you need to register for, use the Options button next to the course selected in the Course List to select the specific honors section.

How do I find a writing intensive, oral communication and/or critical thinking and communication course?

Use the tab labeled “Search by Course Attribute.” This will allow you to search courses by specific attribute.

I’m a graduate student. How do I search for graduate level classes only?

Select “Change” next to Levels and select Graduate.

Do I need to click “done” after each course I add?

No. Search for your course, click add course, repeat until all courses are visible in the list on the right. Once all are shown, click “Done” to return back to the schedule screen.

How do I change the term for the schedule I want to create?

You can select “Change” next to terms to select a new term. Terms in which you are eligible to register for will be the only options available.

How do I compare schedule options?

After generating your schedule, you can click up to four schedules and compare them in one window. Choose the schedules you want to compare, then click “compare.”

How do I delete courses from my course list?

Check the square box to select all courses and click the X button to delete them all. You can also select the X next to a course in the “Course List” to remove an individual course.

What does the heart mean?

The heart means you can favorite a specific schedule. When trying to decide between multiple options, click the “heart” and that becomes one of your top picks. You have the option to label your favorite schedules before your registration time so you can easily access the schedule you liked best.

What does the lock button do?

If you like a course section, click the “lock” button to lock in a specific course section. Schedules generated after that will include only the locked section for that course. However, you are not required to lock sections prior to sending a preferred schedule to cart.

How can I view all instructors who teach a specific course?

Once you’ve selected your courses and are on the main screen, click the “options” button next to each course to view course sections. From there you can view all sections with meeting times, instructors and open seats. Check the boxes that correlate to the courses you want included in your schedule. Click “save & close.” On the Main Screen, click “generate schedule” to view results.

How do I search for courses taught by a specific instructor?

Go to “Add Course,” then go to the “Search By Instructor” tab.

What are instruction modes?

There are several modes of instruction: Face to Face, Hybrid, Online with no specific meeting time, and Online with specific meeting time. Please note Hybrid course includes face to face interaction in a classroom as well as online learning.

What if I’m looking for a specific instruction mode?

Click on the “options” button next to a course and see which sections are online or face to face by the listed instructional Mode. Additionally, you can filter by online or face to face by selecting the “Instructional Mode” filter on the main page.

I need to add two work breaks in my schedule, but it will only allow one. Why?

Schedule Wizard only allows unique break names. If you have two work breaks, try naming them work-1, work-2, etc.

Why are the breaks I plug into Schedule Wizard not showing when I generate a schedule?

Be sure that the checkbox is selected by each break entered.

How do I find a prerequisite for a course?

Go to to see course descriptions and prerequisites.

How do I register for classes using Schedule Wizard?
  • Select the schedule that best fits your needs, click on the “View” link.
  • On the top of the page, click the “Send to Shopping Cart” button to send to Student Self Service.
  • You will be presented with a message that you will be redirected to “Shopping Cart,” which is in Student Self Service.
  • Click “OK” and Schedule Wizard will close and open the Registration Landing Page.
  • Click the link for Register for Classes, then select the Plans tab. You should see a plan called “Schedule Wizard Shopping Cart.”
  • You can click the “Add All” button to add all section in your Registration Summary or you can click the “Add” button next to an individual section.
  • When you have finished adding sections to the Registration Summary section, click the “Submit” button.

Remember: All prerequisites and restrictions still apply, and you may not be able to to register for classes if you have holds. Schedule Wizard does not override any restrictions.

How do I register for a class I have a permit for?

Click on “Add Course” and select the required course. Click “Done” to go back to the main page. Then next to the course, select “Options” and make sure the box next to the specific section you have a permit for is selected and the rest of the other sections are unchecked.

How long will the courses I have selected stay in my shopping cart?

The courses you selected will stay on your course list and your shopping cart in Schedule Wizard until you register or clear you cart.

What is the Registration Cart?

Scheduler Registration Cart stores the schedule you sent from Scheduler. The classes will stay in the “cart” until you register for them. You can also clear your cart here.

I created a schedule and added courses to my cart. Am I registered for classes now?

No, creating a schedule is part of the registration process, but not the end.

  • On the desired schedule selected, click “Send to Cart” to send your schedule to Student Self Service.
  • Then select “Submit” to complete the registration process.

Please note that permits for courses will still need to be obtained from your advisor. Prerequisites and other requirements will not be added until you submit your CRNs in Banner.

How do I clear my shopping cart?

Go in to Schedule Wizard, click on “view” to open a schedule and select “Send to Shopping Cart.” Then, select “Clear Cart.”

How can I print or email the schedule I want in Schedule Wizard?

Once you have chosen the schedule you want to send to your shopping cart, click the “print” button to print, or the “email” button to email it to yourself or a friend.

What are Distance Education Campus courses?

Distance Education Campus courses are courses in the School of Professional Studies (SPS) degree programs offered in online and blended delivery methods. If you are not sure if you are a SPS program student please consult your advisor.

What is class padding?

Additional time can be added between classes on top of University standard of 15 minutes.

Can I link DegreeWorks with Schedule Wizard?

Schedule Wizard does not connect to DegreeWorks at this time. Please reference your DegreeWorks audit and consult with your advisor before beginning to plan your schedule.

How do I go back to Schedule Wizard if I get an error in Banner after I sent my courses to the shopping cart?
  • In MyCharlotte, select Student Self Service under Quick Links.
  • Select Schedule Wizard.

Do I have to use Schedule Wizard in order to register for classes?

No. Schedule Wizard is simply a tool that helps you plan courses for your semester. Students do not need to use this tool to register.

Who can I contact for help?

You may contact Niner Central at either by phone at 704-687-5505 or email at