Why is enrolling in college so confusing? SCC RegFest simplifies the process

July 03, 2013

Registering for college can be confusing because it’s not something people do every day. How do you enroll? What classes do you need for your major? Where do you even start?

Why is enrolling in college so confusing? SCC RegFest simplifies the process.

Future students taking a campus tour at RegFest on Wednesday, June 19.

To simplify the process for potential students, St. Charles Community College created RegFest, a new registration event for future college students of all ages, on June 19.   

SCC RegFest took everything a prospective student needs to get enrolled at SCC and put it at the center of an interactive event full of food, prizes, music and planning. Students were able to take care of everything they needed to register for fall classes in this convenient one-stop registration event.

“We created RegFest to make enrolling at SCC fun and easy for potential students,” said Kathy Brockgreitens-Gober, dean of enrollment services. “We don’t want students to miss out on the opportunity to improve their future because colleges like us aren’t offering them a better way to get started.” 

The list of things a student must complete to enroll may appear lengthy, but RegFest allowed students to cover all the necessary steps in just one day, Brockgreitens-Gober said.  

Students and their families learned what degree programs SCC offers, met with financial aid and A+ Program advisors to discuss eligibility and benefits, completed assessment tests, became familiar with the process for getting enrolled, and gained insight from current and former students through panel discussions and a smart phone-facilitated campus tour.

“I was going to register at SCC anyway, but the entertainment and ease that came along with RegFest sounded exciting,” said Aaron Hawkins, SCC RegFest student participant, who attended the event with two friends who were also registering. “And free food is always a plus.”

Of the all the potential students who participated in the day, each had a unique reason for attending. However, there was a common theme in the ease and convenience that encouraged students to participate.

“It sounded like a fun and easy way to get everything done at once,” said Rebecca Leonard, SCC RegFest student participant. “Plus, I wanted to make sure I got all of the classes I wanted before they filled up.”

A variety of prizes were given to student participants. One student walked away with a $1,000 scholarship to SCC for the fall semester. Another student was awarded a $100 book scholarship. Other prizes included one semester of books from the bookstore, free lunches, T-shirts, SCC synch sacks and more.

To follow the success of the first event, a second SCC RegFest held from 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 12, on the SCC campus located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.  For more information or to RSVP, visit www.stchas.edu/regfest.

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