SC4 on the go

Photo by Erick Fredendall

Photo by Erick Fredendall

New smartphone app announced by college
Erick Fredendall
Editor-in-Chief

A new mobile application called Ellucian GO is now available for students at SC4, allowing them to access their student accounts from their Apple, Android, or Blackberry compatible devices.
And it’s free.
To download the app, access the app store on a compatible device and search “Ellucian GO.” Once downloaded, the app will prompt the user to pick a school.
After picking St. Clair County Community College, another prompt will appear asking for password and username: both are the same as the ones used to access a student’s Portal account.
Once signed in, students can access a myriad of options, such as managing Wave accounts, approving financial aid, viewing grades, checking for class cancellation, and even scheduling an advising appointment.
The app also contains information about the local area, such as directories to local restaurants, information on public transportation, and announcements of upcoming public events.
According to Chris Sebastian, SC4 communications and digital media manager, the new app serves as a dashboard to access a plethora of internal student features found on the SC4 Portal and sc4.edu.
“All this information is already out there on the Portal and on the web,” Sebastian said, “but this app brings it together in a package that is extremely easy to access.”
Students seem to agree.
“It makes it so easy to access the information I need for class,” said sophomore Joey Munoz, “I love the app.”
This isn’t the first time SC4 has announced a new app. According to Sebastian, the MOX application that was previously utilized by the college will no longer be updated.
The new app follows a series of initiatives by college to keep pace with advances in technology and communication.
Last summer, SC4 unveiled the SC4 Portal alongside a newly designed website, the latter netting a regional second place recognition for Best Community College Website from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
We’re going to be continuing to improve on what we have and try to make accessing technology as seamless as possible,” said Sebastian.
Sebastian also encourages students to give suggestions on what they want to see featured in the application.
Those interested can contact Sebastian at csebastian@sc4.edu.

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