Digital registration system first used to welcome new students
September 06,2017 10:18:14 readCount:841

Since August, a newly-built online system has been helping freshmen of the Class of 2017 to register quickly and to learn about their college life in advance.
The system, developed by SCUT’s Information Network Engineering Research Center, was able to perform much of the registration work and collect students’ information before they arrived at the campus for on-site registration.
This is the first time for SCUT to put this digital program into use. A guideline of how to use it was mailed to students with admission letters that were sent in earlier weeks. They were permitted to login to the system from August, and to use Citizen ID numbers to activate their SCUT accounts. They could then use the system to register necessary information, including personal details and information of family members, student loan and medical insurance.
After that, students would be able to read information about their class and dormitory room arrangements, as well as campus map, tuition fee, on-site registration procedures, and medical exam schedules. A port that docks with Citizen ID Cards was also integrated into the system, which can speed up verifying students’ Citizen ID during on-site registration.
Meanwhile, the registration was linked to SCUT’s public accounts on WeChat and QQ Smart Campus, which allowed students to access the system via mobile phones. Online consultation was provided to students to ask questions in every aspect, such as registration, accommodation, fee payment, student loan and medical care.
“This welcoming system brought us many conveniences,” said Ding, a freshman of the Class of 2017. “I was able to learn information about my department, course settings and teachers. I could learn latest announcements, registration guidelines and policies of the university. I could also use the online tool to talk to staff members, who helped me solve lots of problems.”

Source from the Information Network Engineering Research Center
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Cheng Yu