FAMU Registration to End Following Computer Glitch

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

FAMU says it has more students register now than this time last year, but students say a computer glitch two weeks ago has caused headaches. The mess up was in a modified computer system called iRattler run by IBM--which students use to pay for classes and register. FAMU says it accommodated students by pushing the registration deadline back two or three days.

Now--the University says at least 11-thousand students have been registered. Some students say the process has been frustrating.
Chris Hargrett, a FAMU Student said, "It's basically something that's new and introduced to the system and a lot of holes and a lot of different discrepancies came up with the system, so you know students got to revert back and do a lot of things. It's just a big mess man."

Registration is set to close sometime Thursday and FAMU expects no future issues with their system.


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  • by Teresa Berger Location: Tallahassee on Jan 15, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    I am beyond frustrated with this system. My son stayed in a line for over 8 hours, just to be told by his adviser to try to register online in the middle of the night. I got up at 1 AM to register him for his classes and he was a week later starting school. This new system is beyond ridiculous that even the advisers can't register students. WHY DID THEY LET THE STUDENTS STAND IN LINE FOR HOURS WITHOUT NOTIFYING THEM THAT THE SYSTEM WAS DOWN FOR THEM TOO. I know many parents pulled their kids out this semester. I was tempted to do so too. Please FAMU get your act together. It is hard enough for young black men to finish high school these days. When you get one who actually wants to go to school, can you help them along? I am active participant in my son's progress and your support system is awful. (I really wanted to say "SUCKS").
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