Undergraduate student pathways are linked to registration via the University’s newly launched STAR GPS registration.
Like the global positioning systems units that help guide us to a destination, GPS registration presents students with the optimal path to their destination, i.e., graduation. If a student is interested in pursuing a course outside of his/her pathway, GPS registration recalculates the student’s roadmap and advises the student how to get back on track. Similarly, if a student selects a new program of study, GPS registration creates a new path for the student based on where they are and where they want to go.
The GPS registration pilot test results showed an impressive reduction in the share of credits taken that do not count towards degree, from 22%, which is consistent with national averages, to just 4%. This represents a remarkable cost savings toward a student’s degree. STAR GPS registration will be in full use across the UH System for Summer and Fall 2017. The integration of STAR and Banner, and the work of our campuses in creating the degree pathways has enabled UH to be at the forefront of this innovative initiative.