Friday, November 19, 2010

Now Students Can See What Books are Needed Before Registering

The problem of not knowing which textbooks and class materials are needed before registering for classes can be frustrating, but with the Book Look/Book Now program, students can see what they will need.

“Prior to a student registering for class, they have the ability to view course materials for the class,” said Dianne King, manager, Vol State bookstore.

There is now a link that students can click on in the class lookup section that will take them to a page that shows what textbooks are needed for each class.

“After a student registers for a class, they can go to a link that enables students to purchase online,” King said. “Prior to Book Now they had to leave the PRIDE online website to go to our site.” She added that students who decide to purchase books directly after registering for classes will be directed to the bookstore website.

So far, students seem to think implementing this system is a good idea.

“That would have been very helpful if I would have had more notice before registering for classes when I registered for the fall,” said student Kalyn Barber.

“I think it is a good idea so you don’t have to waste your money before,” student Heather Brown said.

For more information on the program, contact Dianne King at the campus bookstore at 230-3630.

Volunteer State Community College

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