Forgetting to register takes a toll on students


By David Ly


One of the most complained about things is missing the class registration date. The East Los Angeles College registration program could be improved.

When I was a freshman I missed my registration date for spring. Most people do not know when to register because they are not notified reliably.

The way ELAC notifies students is through their district email.

When logging in, the system shows students their email, yet the majority click right past it.

The college could teach students to enter our emails when they register for the school and just use that email instead.

Students can also log on the email and have it forwarded into their regular email address.

Forwarding their East Los Angeles College email is not something every student knows how to do.

The email makes it very hard to register for classes, a lot of people miss their registration date because they forget to check.

There are numerous ways to improve the current registration system.

One way could be the way the school notifies students to do the VTEA survey.

Eventually all students do the survey, this would be a great way to remind students.

Another reliable way to inform students is to teach them how to forward their school email addresses to their personal ones. Students check their personal emails more often than they do their school email.

Additionally, the school could put up an announcement on the ELAC website.

Eventually, all students do register maybe when they’re asked what classes they’re taking next quarter by fellow students.

Students should be encouraged to check their East Los Angeles College email more often. I never check it, unless I have a class that requires me to check my East Los Angeles College email.

Furthermore, East Los Angeles College sends out a schedule of classes. An approximate registration date attached could be beneficial, or even just the month.

We all want to get the classes we need. No one wants to take classes because it’s the only thing that’s still open.

Additionally, trying to add a class is not a very consistent way to get a desired class.

Students can appreciate a friendly reminder from the college to register for the next quarter’s classes.

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