Frequently Asked Questions - Flightpath
- What is Flightpath?
- What does Flightpath do for students?
- Who uses Flightpath?
- What does Flightpath do for an Advisor?
- How do I log into Flightpath?
- I can't log into Flightpath.
- Ok, I am logged in. Now what?
- What if something doesn't work that I know should?
- Will FlightPath's record ever be equivalent to my transcript?
FlightPath is ULM's online advising and degree audit system. It was developed by the ULM Computing Center's Web Programming group, with help from the Mainframe Programming group and support from the Student Success Center and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Students can log into FlightPath and see their degree plans online. The courses they have already completed, plus their earned grades and credits for those courses, appear within the degree checksheet. Students can see their degree plan broken down by year (Freshman year courses, Sophomore year courses, etc) or by type of course (Major requirements in one column, electives in another, etc). Students can see what they have left to take to graduate, as well as explore what options they have for electives.
Students can also use the "What-If" feature to see how their current credits could apply to other degrees, should they decide to change majors. This is probably the most interesting feature that FlightPath has to offer. Try it out and see.
Undergraduate students, faculty & staff who advise, and faculty and staff who perform degree checkout duties are the targeted user groups.
Advisors can log into FlightPath, and then choose a student to advise electroncically. The courses a student has successfully completed appear with maroon check marks beside them, and courses they have left to take appear with blank check boxes beside them. To advise a student to take a course is simply to check that checkbox. Groups of courses have clickable icons where you can choose a course within the group. Advisors can also leave text comments discussing their advising sessions.
The "What-If" feature is useful for advisors too; if a student's major hasn't yet changed, but a student still wants or needs to be advised in a major other than the one s/he is currently assigned, then the advisor can pull up that student in the "new" major through What-If and advise him or her that way. Try it out and see.
Log into the MyULM Portal with your email username and password. Once logged in, click on the "Campus Systems" tab. Below, you will see a link for Flightpath. Click this link and you will be logged into the Flightpath system.
You may also log in directly by visiting http://www.ulm.edu/flightpath. Your login credentials are the same as MyULM (your email username and password).
The first step is the call the Help Desk at 3333. If they cannot get you through the login process into the system, then they will send you someone who can. You may have to leave a message, but rest assured your call will be returned.
NOTE: Only faculty and staff with advising and/or degree checkout responsibilities have access to FlightPath. If we find that you do not have access to FlightPath, but in fact you should, please ask your immediate supervisor to contact Barbara Michaelides or Joann Perrer in the Student Success Center (x 5550).
We hope that FlightPath's tabbed navigation system and point-and-click-heavy interface will come across to you as intuitive and easy to use. If you are a student, click the View tab to see your credits applied to your chosen degree plan. You can also click the What If? tab to try out another degree. If you are an advisor, first select a student by searching on the Advisees tab.
We have a contact link at the bottom-left of every page. Just click the link, select a category, and send us an email with the description of the problem. We'll look into it and get back to you as soon as possible.
No. Your transcript is a legal document, and is the absolute last word as far as your university record is concerned. FlightPath will never replace the University transcript.