NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Class registration will soon be a little more convenient for TSU students.
By the fall, students will be able to use a new mobile app to register, drop and add classes. The app, released in January, is accessible now for Android through the Google store and Apple iOS through iTunes.
TSU Chief Information Officer Tim Warren said software that allows students to register will soon be added to the app.
“They do everything on apps nowadays, so it just makes sense,” Warren said. “I think students are really going to like it. It’s very, very convenient.”
The app, developed by leading software company Ellucian and modified by TSU’s Office of Technology Services, currently allows students to check courses, schedules and grades; access myTSU and eLearn; and even unlock accounts and reset passwords.
Other features include interactive maps of the campus and access to Nashville’s bus schedules. There is also a section for all things athletics, and of course, TSU’s social media sites.
While a number of higher education institutions across the country are using similar apps, TSU is among only a handful of state schools that have such a device.
So far, about 800 TSU students have downloaded the app, Warren said.
TSU student David Johnson said he plans to download it and is looking forward to using it to register for classes.
“It’s going to make it a lot easier,” said Johnson, a junior who is majoring in Health Sciences. “It’s pretty convenient.”
Lexes Harper, a 21-year-old Chemistry major, currently uses a browser on her iPhone to access TSU’s website. But she agrees the app is more convenient, and plans to download it – particularly for registration.
“We can go straight to the app,” Harper said. “It saves time.”
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