Students register for free at MyEdu

Sierra Scellato | Staff Writer

With spring 2011 class registration just around the corner in November and midterms looming, planning for the future can sometimes be frustrating and stressful. Fortunately the website MyEdu, formerly Pick-A-Prof, provides pre-college and college students with applications to create successful schedules, manage credits, view professor ratings, compare textbook prices and more.

When MyEdu was founded in 2008 students were required to pay a small fee to access the services. Now, for the first time, UNCW students can create an account for free.

“At first, it was not financially possible to give away access to all of the information, but it has always been our goal to be 100 percent free. I’m glad we are now able to help students for no charge,” said Chris Chilek, one of the company’s founders.

Another element of MyEdu is its willingness to reach students. Starting Oct. 25, an Apple TV will be given away Monday through Thursday for six weeks, and an iPad will be given away every Friday. To be eligible, students can follow three simple steps: become a member of MyEdu, connect with Facebook through MyEdu and plan a schedule for next semester with at least four courses listed.

By taking advantage of MyEdu, students will also be able to access the newly launched “magic” schedule feature which automatically generates schedules based on time of day and professors’ average GPA and rating, so students can adjust their schedule based on work or other activities. The website stands as the only free resource that provides the official grade records directly from UNC Wilmington. The new schedule planner also integrates with Facebook, making it possible for users to see who in their friend lists are also taking the class.

“As a transfer student, MyEdu has been very beneficial in figuring out transfer credit equivalencies. It has helped a lot in choosing classes for future semesters,” said sophomore Geordan Vakos.

MyEdu is a provider of academic information and applications for students, parents and advisors and houses the largest warehouse of course, professor, degree and college information in the United States. To learn more visit: