Mobile App Features Summer Registration, Commencement
By Katie Chappell
With the latest upgrades to the official CSUSM mobile application, students can register for summer courses and access Commencement 2017 event information at their fingertips.
The new features unveiled this week complement the current resources and functions available to students, staff and faculty, including dining hours and information, an interactive map, events, campus directory and Cougar Athletics. Since launching in summer 2016, the official CSUSM mobile application has seen over 6,700 downloads.
Register for Classes, Plan your Degree on Your Phone
The latest update to the app features PeopleMobile, a user-experience platform developed by GreyHeller that lets students access their MyCSUSM account easily from any smartphone or tablet.
Previously a view-only module, the new MyCSUSM on a native, mobile platform allows students to:
- Add, drop or swap classes
- Search for classes
- Access Degree Planner
- Plan with College Scheduler
- View class schedules, grades, to-do list
“We are excited to offer students enhanced functionality for MyCSUSM in the mobile app,” said Becky Hunt, director of software development and solutions. “We hope these new features make life easier for students, and we look forward to continually making improvements to the app.”
Summer Course Registration
The enrollment period for Summer 2017 courses begins on March 27. Current CSUSM students can register for summer courses on MyCSUSM online or on the CSUSM mobile app beginning this week. (Students should view their email to find out the exact date their registration opens.) Open enrollment begins April 3.
The Summer 2017 session runs from June 5 to Aug. 12 in either a full session or two blocks. The term is managed by the University’s Extended Learning. Classes are fully transferrable and can help students continue their momentum to degree completion.
To view information about Extended Learning’s tuition costs, add/drop policies and refunds, view: http://www.csusm.edu/el/courses/creditcourses/summer/
Graduating students and their guests can find commencement information in the CSUSM mobile app using the Commencement 2017 module. This module can be accessed when users change their persona from the default “student” and select the appropriate Commencement ceremony. The Commencement module contains schedules, graduation participation form and information about the alumni association.
As the events get closer, the module will feature customized notifications to graduates and guests targeted for each ceremony, as well as a live video feed and social media.