January 16, 2004

Southwestern College Launches WebAdvisor

On-Line Program Makes it Easy to Register; Eliminates Wait Lines

Chula Vista—For the first time in the history of Southwestern College (SWC), students will be able to apply for admission and register for classes without leaving home.

SWC recently launched WebAdvisor, a secure electronic application service that allows prospective students to apply and register for classes on-line.

“We think that our students are really going to like this service,” said John Wagstaff, Director of Computer Systems and Services at Southwestern College. “Now they won’t have to drive to campus or wait in line.”

Established in November of 2003, WebAdvisor also allows students to look at their grades, check their financial aid status, search and pay for classes, add/drop courses, obtain a parking permit, and request an unofficial College transcript. Additional features will be added soon, including applying for graduation, official transcript requests, and WebAdvisor for faculty. All College information is secure and can only be obtained by establishing a student user ID and password.

The on-line program, which can be accessed from any personal computer with access to the Internet, is available seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WebAdvisor has received a positive response from students. SWC officials expect that, within a year, about 80 percent of the College’s 19,000 students will be using Web Advisor to register for classes.

Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 108 public community colleges in the state of California and is the only institution of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Southwestern College employs over 1,200 faculty and staff, serves more than 19,000 students and offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in 139 majors; Vocational Certificates in 123 areas of study; and a host of non-credit courses ideal for personal and professional development.

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