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Reactions of First Year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Using Student Information System as Online Enrollment Procedure
(SY 2012-2013)

A Research Paper
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment
Of the requirements in ENGL 1023
(Writing in the Discipline)

Submitted to
Prof. Danilo D. Carel

by
Emmanuel M. Cerda
Marlon A. Morilla
Teoffe Roger Parnada
Elmar Militar

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
February, 2013

Acknowledgement

The researcher would like to extend their profound gratitude to the following whose valuable assistance has made this research project possible.

Professor Danilo Carel for his assistance, guidance, constructive criticism, and for imparting the principles of research that geared towards the improvement of this study.

The first year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics students, for lending their busy time in answering the questionnaires.

Members of the families, for the understanding, and providing financial and moral support.

Classmates and friends, for the help, and the assistance, and guidance.

And most of all GOD ALMIGHTY, the Greatest Teacher of them all, without WHOM everything is not possible. HE who gave us strength, courage, and the perseverance, this work we offer.

The Researchers

Chapter I
The Problem and its background

Introduction

In these days, time, effort and money are such vital things that have to be used very efficiently to have a satisfactory outcome whatever work is to be done. Modern day technology makes life simple and easy in many ways. The Internet, for example, is a very helpful tool for the students for research purposes. It also features online applications (e.g. Students Information System, Enrollment System, and Grading System) that help individuals to work through the World Wide Web. In other colleges and universities, they are already implementing Online Enrollment System for the ease and convenience of the students. However, in St. John Technological College of the Philippines, that is not the case. The students still undergo in manual enrollment procedure which is very inconvenient and hassle on the part of the students and of the enrollment staffs as well. One of the problems was the generation of forms. The students needed to fill-up four copies of the registration form (copy for the student, accountant, registrar and dean). Students were consuming a lot of time in doing such. Since the students are manually filling-up the official documents of the school, data redundancy has a great possibility in causing further complexity in the enrollment process. The enrollment itself can be considered as a problem for the students. From evaluation to validation, it is a long process, and students have to go back and forth in different offices (accounting, registrar, VPAA) to complete the enrollment procedure. It can be tiring and such a waste of effort for them.

Statement of the Problem

This study is aimed to assess the reactions of first year BSMath students in using SIS as online enrollment procedure of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
To delve into specifics of this investigation, the following questions will be answered:

1. Why did you choose to study in this University? Rank them in order of importance beginning with number 1. a. Accessibility to transportation__
b. Quality education__
c. Excellent faculty line up__
d. Reputable/prestigious university__
e. Lower tuition fee__
f. Scholarship grant__
2. Does using SIS as online enrollment procedure help you? Agree__
Disagree__
It does not matter__
3. If you agree, in what way? (you can pick more than one)
Less time consuming__
Less expenses__
More energy is conserve__
No more “Fall in line”__
More comfortable__
4. If you are to evaluate the services rendered by SIS, which one will describe your...
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