The Issue

At SBU, classes students want to sign up for fill up quick. If this happens, students have no choice but to constantly refresh the course status page, in hopes they happen to be the first to notice an open seat and can snag it first.

The solution

Frustrated with this situation, I created a chatbot that works over Facebook Messenger and SMS to automate this process. Students message it the five digit course code of the course they want to take, and it will check the status of the class every 5 minutes. As soon as it notices a seat is open, it will message the student so they can be the first to sign up.

This will greatly reduce the amount of anxiety for students in the course registration process as they don't have to worry about missing out on a class simply because they weren't looking at the registration page at the right time.

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