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In our opinion: Self Service Carolina off to impressive start





After parts of Self-Service Carolina went live last week, we’re glad to say it appears to outshine its predecessor in many ways.

 

After parts of Self Service Carolina went live last week, we’re glad to say it appears to outshine its predecessor in many ways.

VIP, the current outdated computer system for organizing everything from financial aid to scheduling, is often fraught with problems, and it isn’t very user-friendly; almost all USC students have horror stories or major annoyances with the system.

But Self Service Carolina’s new interface promises to offer students a much better and hopefully stress-free experience. Students can now preview the new cool and innovative way we’ll all register for classes in the very near future. It’s much easier for people to coordinate their academic schedule with their personal or professional lives or even one’s learning style. Under Self Service Carolina, one has the option to search for classes in multiple subjects at once, at a particular meeting time or even by professor.

Whether you’re a traditional or nontraditional student, it’s a change we all should be grateful for. It’s a huge improvement over the old system in which every subject is listed separately, and finding that perfect professor required one to click on each and every class time — a waste of everyone’s time.

And while students won’t be able to coordinate their schedule before they head off for spring break, our fellow Gamecocks don’t have to worry once they get back. As long as students remember their VIP number, the well-needed transition to Self Service Carolina will be refreshingly pain-free.

 



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