ACU introduces online registration for students


For immediate release
Oct. 3, 2001

This fall, for the first time, Abilene Christian University students will register for their classes online, rather than through an advisor.

Web for Students will allow students to log in and select their classes via computer, without having to wait in lines to talk to an advisor or fill out schedule requests.

"Online registration will be an improvement because it allows students to take more responsibility for their schedules," said Dr. Mark Davis, dean of the First Year Program and director of advising. "After visiting with an academic advisor, they will then be able to build their own schedule."

In the past, students had to schedule a meeting with their advisor, and the advisor then registered them for their classes.

This semester, students will be able to register on their own via the Web for Students online registration; however, to ensure that students receive proper advising before registering, certain students will be required to meet with their advisor.

All freshmen, sophomores, undeclared majors, students on probation and all students with a GPA below 2.5 will have to meet with their assigned academic advisor before registering for courses.

The new system will be an improvement for advisors as well as students.

"Online registration will give advisors more time to discuss academic and vocational goals and to encourage students to make full use of their God-given talents," Davis said.

Web registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day of the week, barring any maintenance problems.

Graduate students, Honors Program students and students at Study Abroad sites will be able to register for the spring semester after Oct. 15. Seniors will be able to register after Oct. 17; juniors after Oct. 22; sophomores after Oct. 24; and freshmen after Oct. 30.

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