Campus: CSU, Northridge -- August 17, 2001

CSUN On-line Registration Debuts With Impressive Results

The results are in! With the fall semester to begin in one week, more than 25 percent of the 29,086 Cal State Northridge students who have registered for classes did so using the university's new Web Service Portal.

"We were pleasantly surprised," said Robert Stark, CSUN's director of application development. "We were led to expect that about 20 percent of students would register through the web. The results exceeded our expectations."

The fall semester at CSUN begins Monday, Aug. 27.

Students who registered at were surprised at how easy and quick it was, said Stark.

"When word gets around-and it will-the percentage of students who register using the web next semester should exceed 80 percent," predicted Stark.

According to Stark, web registration will be promoted more aggressively in the fall through on-campus group presentations and demonstrations on how to use the new service.

California State University, Northridge has more than 29,000 full- and part-time students and offers 63 bachelor's and 51 master's degrees. Founded in 1958, it is the only four-year university in the San Fernando Valley and the third largest in the 23-campus CSU system. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges recently said CSUN "stands as a model to other public urban institutions of higher education…"

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