The Best Planners for College and School

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As a senior in college, I have tried many agendas and planners. There are different colors, prices, and designs. Each one of them serves a different purpose or you can modify them to serve your needs.

I buy my planners at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, Target, or Walmart. If I find the planner online, I will link it the planner’s title.


  1. large planner (a similar version of this planner)

I love larger planners because you can fit a printable to-do list and/or you can write as much as you want without fearing of running out of space. This one has a hard cover, which is awesome for students that carry a lot of things in their backpacks.

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This planner is a 2016-2017 calendar.

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If you tend to make a lot of mistakes when you write and hate using and wasting white out, I recommend that you use erasable pens.

Here is an example of how I write in my planners: I try to separate my school to-dos from my everyday’s to-do list.

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Here is an example of how erasable pens can make a huge difference in a planner. Not only does it helps you keep a planner neat and organize, it doesn’t damage the page or leave marks like using whiteout.

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2. Large Planner #2: Orange Circle Studio 17-Month 2017

This planner has a plastic cover, which is awesome if you love putting stickers on notebooks or agendas, but you don’t want to ruin the pretty cover.

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This particular planner comes with stickers. It has the most common stickers for any student: doctor’s appointment, due date, reminder, meetup( coffee), birthdays… e.t.c.

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The best thing about this big planner is how you can write on it. I can easily write all my assignments for August and still have extra space to write other things.

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I love when I can see two weeks at the same time. I can see all my current assignments and upcoming assignments. This planner has built in lines in the week, I don’t have to worry about writing crooked or side-ways.

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This is awesome! I almost never see a planner with a pocket on the back. This is great for those of us who love carrying large sticky notes or we just shove a paper that needs to be filed later.

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3. Medium size planner:

Out of all the planners that I own this one is my favorite! The layout of it is amazing, beautiful, elegant, and simple.

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The month’s squares are big to write several assignment due dates. On the right side, there is a notes section.

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I think I love this layout because it reminds me of my bullet journal lol. On the left side I write everything related to school and what we are going to cover next. On the right side, there is a divider between notes and to-dos.

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Here is an example of how I set-up this page: I list the school stuff from most important (top) to the least important (bottom)

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I often change my mind when I finish writing or drawing something in my planner. I decided that physics was more important than statistics. I erased those two categories and wrote them in the correct order.

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4. Medium planner #2: Just Right Monthly Planner

This planner is thin, which is awesome for any backpack or purse.

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The month boxes are big enough to write due dates.

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At the back of the planner, there are several pages which you can detach.

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Here is an example of how I use the detachable section or pages of this planner. I try to keep the same school layout for all my planners.

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This is where erasable pens come handy. There is only a limited amount of pages at the back of the planner, around 6. If you write a lot of to-do lists, but you want to have a simple planner, this planner is perfect for you!

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On the back, there is a pocket.

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5. Small planner: Clementine paper inc

This planner is cute, girly, and small. It has a little bit of the bullet journal layout.

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The best part about it is how much information your can put in it. It is divided it in several categories.

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The schedule or school section is great!

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The only downside of a small planner is that you can only write so much in them. Here, the month calendar is small, but you can still write your due assignments.

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You can customize some of the black pages:

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The week section has lines, this makes writing easier and less messy.

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Big versions or similar of this planner:


6. Flat small planner:

I love how simple this planner is, the only thing that stands out is the front cover.

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The pages are black and white:

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This planner doesn’t have the weekly section, but it has a couple of blank pages in the back. If you are wondering, I bought this planner at T.J.Maxx, I couldn’t find it online.

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7. Small planner #2:

Here is another small planner. This one is not as plain as the one before but is small enough to write your school assignments.

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It doesn’t open flat, like the previous planners. That’s the only reason why I put it at them bottom of the list. You can find it at T.J.Maxx or marshalls.

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I hope you enjoyed the long list of planners for college and school. Do you have a planner that I didn’t mention? Post a comment in the comment section 🙂

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13 thoughts on “The Best Planners for College and School

  1. Amanda says:

    These are all super cute! My little sister just graduated HS and is heading to college. I just got an Erin Condren (I’m a super planner) and was debating getting her one as well. But this is a good idea to check out stores like TJ Maxx first. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  2. Kim says:

    I’ve seen the Erin Condren planners and they look so beautiful, but they are pricey. I like the ones that include the little stickers.

  3. maryannestabler22 says:

    I love planners and everything school supply related. Haha. That’s why I clicked through to your post. I use Erin Condren planners. They are a bit more expensive, but fully customizable. My name is on it and there are some nifty add-ons you can get. Next one I order, I will be adding some. It is a serious life saver!

  4. Brooke says:

    Hello, I noticed that the 3rd medium size planner does not have a link to a similar or to that version of planner. Do you remember what brand it is or where I can find one similar to that one? Thank you for the help.

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