Akron first to go entirely online with schedules

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The University of Akron says it believes it is the first public university in Ohio to banish paper schedules of classes.
Students seeking a schedule for the fall -- and every semester thereafter -- must go online.
Instead of flipping through pages, students are using mouse clicks to view the class days and times on a Web site.
Other state universities, including Ohio State, are decreasing the number of schedules they print and encouraging students to use the Web, but Akron is the only one to go entirely online.
In addition to the savings in printing costs, officials say online schedules don't become outdated. Because of courses being added or dropped, a paper schedule can be somewhat obsolete by the time it's passed out to students, but the electronic version can be quickly updated.
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