Web-based Scheduling System by Appointment-Plus Can Increase Student Satisfaction With Academic Advising Offices

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Complete online scheduling system for academic offices costs only $29/month and requires no software installation.

Despite the fact that the college student population is one of the most computer-savvy segments of our society, most college academic advising offices continue to schedule thousands of appointments every month without the benefits of web-based appointment scheduling and databasing. Telephone scheduling remains a cumbersome, time-consuming and imprecise process that allows students to "fall between the cracks" even with gallant efforts by academic advising staffs. All of these problems can be solved by the utilization of an online scheduling and database system that costs only $29/month.

Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/academic_schedule_software.php), an online scheduling industry leader, has designed a web-based scheduling system that allows students to search for and schedule advising appointments from the convenience of any Internet connection. Academic advising survey results indicate that "students were significantly more satisfied with their advising ... if it was easy to make appointments." For student populations with a very high degree of computer comfort and accessibility, online scheduling is the simplest and most convenient method to schedule advising appointments.

Important to the advising process, the Appointment-Plus system can automatically identify students who have not recently scheduled appointments and then automatically send reminder e-mails to the student. The system also allows advising offices to database student contacts, appointment histories, advisor notes and other important information. Unlike many other web-based scheduling systems for academic advisors, Appointment-Plus can be implemented for as low as $29/month and requires no software installation.

The Appointment-Plus online scheduling system has already proven to be a success at many universities and colleges such as Penn State University, the University of Mississippi, and Salt Lake Community College. The system is also so flexible that it can be customized for almost any higher education online scheduling need, including admissions offices, facilities reservations and faculty office hours.

Appointment-Plus is a technology firm that specializes in the development of web-based scheduling and appointment solutions for a wide variety of applications and industries, including a focus in the higher education field. Appointment-Plus is an industry leader in scheduling software with clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, school districts, governments, small businesses and individual service providers. For more information, please visit: http://www.appointment-plus.com/academic_schedule_software.php.

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