At 4:30 am Monday morning, SC4 students assembled in cyberspace to be the first in line to register for their Winter classes, many setting their alarms to be awake early to do so. What they found was a series of problems and frustration.
The St. Clair County Community College Facebook page, which states “WAVE will be available starting at 4:30 a.m. Monday for registration and all other functions.”, has become a hub of student chatter regarding the various problems. Some students have received messages denying their entry to the WAVE entirely, including messages that passwords are incorrect. Others found that classes were not “found”, and a deluge of other error messages.
Students are utilizing the Facebook page as a means to voice their concerns. Until shortly after 5:30, students were overwhelmingly denied access to the wave, which upon entry is currently host to many of its own problems. Errors such as “No response returned from the server.” , “Invalid A.VAR.ID received, expecting numeric CS or STC ID” and numerous others. Some students are being logged out of the WAVE itself. Other problems include difficulties verifying academic programs.
Victor Uhlman, a student who attempted to register in the morning was one who experienced difficulties. “If I had a dollar for every error I’ve gotten, I would have 124 dollars.” said Uhlman. “Not joking.”
These problems may be reoccurring.
As web users continue to cope with the issues, reports of individual successes are slowly coming in.
Administrators could not be reached for comment.