Less repetitive data entry; happier students
How many times do student have to submit their personal information during their first year of college?
- On average, students have to submit their personal information six times during their first year of college
- As students increasingly expect consumer-grade tech experiences on campus, this kind of inefficiency makes a negative impression
- To improve efficiency and student service, colleges should seek to reduce the number of times students need to re-enter their personal information
When I first enrolled in my school, I had to input my personal information into multiple different sources, both for academics and for athletics. And it became quite cumbersome and tiring after awhile doing it over and over again. I remember the last few weeks of summer I was sitting down with my dad every night just constantly typing on my computer all the different—like making sure we hit all the checks over and over again.
As a student, it would be really helpful to not only have my information integrated for all the school and, like, academic purposes, but once I put my information in, it goes across everything so I don't have to worry about changing them when my parents moved instead of having to go— because I had to go through every single one individually and change my address. Where if I just did it once, it'd be really easy. And what would be really, really helpful was if when I did something with the school academics, it would also transfer to the athletics. I had to do that separately as well.