Online scheduling makes the whole scheduling process easier in many different ways. It helps ease anxiety, it lays all the options out for students, and it is fast and effective.
Doing scheduling online can help reduce anxiety about scheduling by having the guidance counselor there for all students to help them. When scheduling online, the guidance counselor watches a class of students to help them choose their classes and answer any questions they may have. This also helps the guidance counselor from repeating answers to questions. It also gives the students that feeling of finalization so they know exactly when their chosen classes are official. When choosing their classes on paper, students do not have to worry as much because they know they can change them.
Scheduling online also lays all options out for students. Sometimes students look over certain electives or do not realize something is available. When scheduling classes online, any class available to that student appears on a list. It also allows students to be sure that they want to take the classes they chose.
Online scheduling is also faster and more effective. Students practically make their own schedules this way, and it cuts out a lot of hassle for the guidance counselor. We live in the age of technology, so it is crucial to learn to do things online, and that includes something as simple as scheduling for classes. All of our schedules are kept online, and having the student enter their own schedule instead of the guidance counselor entering all of them is a lot more effective.
Scheduling online not only helps students relieve stress, but helps the guidance counselor from doing more work. It is definitely more effective and faster.