November 6, 2013
With class registration for the spring semester opening up for most students next week, OneCarolina and Office of the Registrar staff have been hard at work getting Self Service Carolina (SSC) ready for the upcoming deluge of registration activity.
The most notable change is the increase in the number of registration appointment times, also called time tickets. In the spring, there were two registration times per day, both of which had several thousand students assigned to them.
According to University Registrar Aaron Marterer, time tickets will now be more evenly distributed over the course of the day.
“We received feedback that some students had problems registering for classes in the spring, so this is a way we’re trying to address those concerns,” he said. “With fewer students trying to sign and register all at once, we’re hoping that the registration process will be much smoother overall.”
Other enhancements have been made to SSC as well. For example, once a student has finalized his or her class schedule, SSC automatically determines which textbooks are needed and adds them to a University Bookstore shopping cart, making online book purchasing quick and easy.
Additional under-the-hood changes have also been made to make SSC faster and more responsive.
“We’re constantly working to refine and enhance the class registration process for our students and advisors,” continued Marterer. “We understand how important it is for them to have a seamless registration experience, and that is exactly what we’re trying to provide.”
Marterer also mentioned that DegreeWorks, the degree audit system that will provide a number of benefits and features to both students and advisors, will be rolling out to each of the university system’s eight campuses over the next several months.