Need a planner but not sure which one is good? Here is a roundup of the best 10 planners for college students, according to students!
Let’s get into it and start with how to choose planners and then the planners themselves.
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How to Choose a Planner
There are different types of planners, and to be happy with your choice you need to know what type you like best!
Daily and Weekly planners are most common, but if you don’t have dozens of things every day maybe a monthly planner is enough for you.
For going to university/college, I like to have a monthly overview in a weekly planner, because I have a few things to do every day but don’t need a full page for a day.
Also, what do you wanna use your planner for? To have a space for daily to-do lists, or to also budget, set goals, and meal plan in it? If you know that, you can choose your perfect planner much easier.
Need more than a planner to get organized? Here are 10 college productivity tips!
1. Erin Condren – Academic Planner
This first of the best planners for college students is from Erin Condren has a monthly layout, as well as a week on two pages.
The planner also has academic pages for projects and assignments, which I think is always a plus!
Currently, it’s on sale but the original price is good as well, so check it out!
You can find the planner by clicking here.
2. Life Planner by Erin Condren
Erin Condren also offers LifePlanners that include more sections for planning more than just your day.
For example a time blocking weekly schedule, a section for monthly goals, as well as the regular monthly overviews and weekly spreads.
If you’re interested, check it out here!
3. Leather Weekly Planner
This weekly leather planner is available on Amazon, which makes it very attainable!
It has monthly as well as weekly pages, which is perfect for university.
4. Daily Planner by At-A-Glance
This planner is a little different from the previously mentioned best planners for college students. It is a daily planner, which means a page can be used to plan out your whole day; hour by hour if you wish.
You can also add notes and other tasks at the bottom, so it’s a planner for busy students!
The only downside is that if you want sections for budgeting, meal planning, or other things, you will need to use your daily pages for it.
5. Bullet Journal by Scribbles That Matter
If you’re not familiar with bullet journaling yet, check out this post by the official creators of the planning system!
This is the system I use to plan my weeks, as well as anything else I plan such as my finances, my goals, my courses, and more!
I love bullet journaling (creating my own layouts) and this journal is a really good one to start with.
6. Digital Planner by Plannerscollective
Another way to plan that I want to mention in this post with the best planners for college students is to plan digitally!
You can use GoodNotes, Notability or other apps/websites to download the templates into (or create your own of course), and the templates by the Etsy shop Plannerscollective are perfect for that!
It includes monthly, weekly, and daily planning sheets, as well as sections for tracking habits, meal plans, and your goals.
7. Softbound Planner by Erin Condren
The next planner in this post is the softbound planner by Erin Condren that I found when looking on Amazon!
The planner includes monthly and weekly pages, as well as pages for productivity, so it’s great for anyone who wants to be more productive. You can check out the planner by clicking here!
8. Academic Planner by Class Tracker
This academic planner by Class Tracker is also on Amazon and has great add-ons for students.
This planner is great to increase productivity for students with the assignment pages, daily tasks, and space for class schedules.
9. Monthly & Weekly Planner by BooQool
Next on the list is this monthly and weekly planner for 2021, by BooQool on Amazon.
As the name suggests, it includes monthly and weekly pages, as well as a birthday page and a yearly overview.
I love the simple design of this planner as well as the to-do lists it has.
10. Planner Printable by Myclickjournal
This planner is my newest digital product! It includes several pages that you can print as many times as you want, including:
- Cover Page
- Roadmap for Events
- Birthday & Event Page
- Monthly Overview Pages
- Goal Setting Page
- Weekly & Daily Planner
- Meal Planning
This is the most budget-friendly of best planners for college students, but you need to print it yourself and hole-punch it to put it into a cute binder. Check it out on my Etsy Shop here!
Related: 10 College Productivity Tips
I really hope you enjoyed this post about the best planners for college students!
Let me know in the comment section what kind of planning system you like best.