Dominic Perez

With shorter lines and fewer system crashes this semester than in the past, registration, for most students, was relatively smooth.

The shorter lines were attributed to the college’s efforts to get students to register early, through gift card giveaways, registration rallies and more.

Lines were short, students were directed promptly to their designated advisers and photos for ID’s were all done in the Harvin Center, making the entire procedure convenient. The financial aid line was where students had their patience tested but even at that most students were content that this was the only place they had to wait.

“It’ been a quick and easy process. I just got here and now I’m just waiting in the financial aid line finishing the last part of registration. this is my second semester and it’s been a much faster process then last semester, a lot less hectic. I had gotten a bunch of mail all summer reminding me of deadlines and enrollment dates and it’s really helped me out a lot,” said nursing major Joshua Lopez.

Patricia Benavides Dominguez, dean of outreach and enrollment, said that as of 1 p.m. Aug. 23, 11,760 students had signed up for classes this fall.

Dominguez said her department recently increased notifications by reaching out to students via email and phone to make sure they were aware of important cutoff dates. That helped keep lines from being long on the final days of registration.

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