Frequently Asked Questions
General OverviewWhat is CourseRank?
CourseRank is a free academic planner and course review system for National-Louis University.Who can use it?
Anyone affiliated with NLU can register and login.
Site MechanicsWhat if a class I took doesn't show up in the suggestions?
Our class listing is derived from official university data. Depending on when the last update was, we might be missing some courses. Let us know using the contact email below and we'll update our data.How can I change my name on the planner?
Your default "name" is the first part of your email address. Once you connect to Facebook, your name is updated with your Facebook account name. If your name changed on Facebook, you can connect again on the settings page to update your name.How can I change my class year?
You can change your class year on the settings page. Graduate students do not have class years.How can I change my major?
You can change your major on the settings page or the planner.How can I change my password?
You can change your password on the settings page.
Course Ratings / Reviews / Questions / AnswersHow can I rate more courses or see the courses I've rated?
You can rate courses on the course page or in your planner by clicking on a past term. You should only rate courses you have taken. Courses you rated are automatically added to your planner. Course ratings for a given term is only enabled after the university deadline to submit grades for that term.How can I change the rating details I gave a course?
You can edit the details of a course you've taken by clicking on it in your planner.How can I edit a review's text or rating details?
Review details are permanently set at the time it is created. To change one of your review's rating details, first change the details for that course by going to your planner and clicking on the course. Then, copy the review text and post a new review. Remember to delete the old review!How can I report an inappropriate review, question, or answer?
Click the "Report" link under that review / question / answer. It will be marked for review by the editorial board. If it is found inappropriate, it will be removed.Why are some reviews in different colors?
Normal student reviews are colored black. Your reviews are colored dark blue. You can only delete your own reviews.
Schedule / PlannerWhy doesn't the schedule show all of my courses?
The schedule only shows planned courses. It does not show courses you have completed.How can I add courses to my planner?
You can add courses to your planner by clicking on any term's box.How can I print out my schedule?
You can print your schedule by clicking the "print" button on the schedule.How can I share my schedule?
Click the "share" button on the schedule. You will be given the option to generate a public link you can send to your friends and family.
Compatibility IssuesWhich web browsers are supported?
Those components require at least version 10.0.0 of Adobe's Flash Player. You can download the latest version for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/How can I find out what version of Flash Player I have?
Privacy / Facebook ConnectWill other people be able to see my ratings or grades?
We believe ratings and grades are statistics that should be devoid of any personal connection. We will never link a user's input to his/her identity. Reviews do have rating, grade, and term information attached if you rated a class before reviewing it, but reviews will never have your name on them.How can I hide what classes I'm planning to take via the Students tab?
You can adjust your privacy controls on the settings page.How can I hide my achievements or achievement score?
You can adjust your privacy controls on the settings page.How can I connect my CourseRank account to Facebook?
Click the "Connect" button on the settings page. You will be asked to grant permissions like any other Facebook application.How can I unlink my CourseRank account from my Facebook account?
Click the "Unlink my CourseRank account from Facebook" link on the settings page. Optionally, you can log into your Facebook account and remove the CourseRank application. See Facebook's support section if you are not sure how to accomplish that.What if I accidentally connected to the wrong Facebook account?
You can re-link your CourseRank account by clicking the "Connect" button on the settings page.
Contact InfoHow can I contact the CourseRank team?
Please direct all questions and comments to email@example.com