16 May, 2019
Registration for Fall 2019 courses at Gadsden State Community College has been changed. The previously-announced registration date of June 25 has been changed to July 15 due to a technology upgrade implemented by the Alabama Community College System.
“A new student system is being piloted at nine community colleges, including Gadsden State,” said Dr. Teresa Rhea, dean of Enrollment and Retention. “The system transition will not affect registration for full summer semester or mini-terms but it will affect registration for all students – new and current – for the fall semester.”
OneACCS is the name of the new platform and implementation of a single, cloud-based enterprise resource planning software solution that will streamline processes and information by integrating areas throughout the entire community college system.
“The system will streamline finance, human resources, purchasing, course directories, data collection and other services into one uniform platform across ACCS,” she said. “The effectiveness and efficiency of OneACCS will lead to improved service delivery.”
She said OneACCS is a great benefit to the students because it gives them unprecedented access to information on their mobile devices.
“They can use OneACCS to register for classes, check their grades and get up-to-date information on financial aid,” Rhea said.
The transition from the current student system to OneACCS is a huge undertaking because it involves all student records, financial records, accounts receivable and human resource information. Tentatively, priority registration will be July 11 and 12 and registration for all others begins on July 15.
“Right now, the dates are on the condition that the transition is complete and successful by those dates,” she said. “If the dates change, we will notify all of our students through text, email, social media, our website and local media outlets.”
Despite the registration changes, students can still meet with their advisors so they are prepared when registration goes live in July.
“We will work diligently with our students to make this transition as smooth as possible,” Rhea said. “It will be beneficial to everyone if our students are prepared prior to registration opening.”
Other colleges in the pilot group are Calhoun, Drake State, Jefferson State, Northwest-Shoals, Shelton State, Snead State, Wallace-Selma and Wallace State-Hanceville.