- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Higher education officials are exploring a statewide registration system that would allow students to compare class offerings at seven public colleges.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (https://on.rgj.com/1JsJ7rS) that University of Nevada, Reno student body president Caden Fabbi says a system like this may help students graduate in four years.

“I know students can’t get in to the classes they need,” Fabbi said.

The Nevada System of Higher Education governs the state’s public schools, including the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. Its 13 members voted Friday to have staff members estimate the funding and manpower the system would need.

The common registration platform would not replace each school’s application process, but would allow students registering for a class like English 101 to see where else it is offered.

NSHE Vice Chancellor of Student Services Crystal Abba said the system would benefit students.

“I actually can’t think of anything that would have more tangible benefits to students than (a) common registration platform,” Abba said.

She said the process would take time.

“It can’t be built overnight,” she said. “I don’t know if we could do it in a year.”

Regents will hear a common registration proposal in March.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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