MyEdu is designed to assist college students in making the best choices about the schools they attend and courses they choose. The website gives past students a place to rate their professors so future students can decide if the class will be worthwhile. Class scheduling tools are also included that allow the user to compile their schedule and review course booklists. Additional information includes degree requirements, degree timelines, transfer data and professor grades. MyEdu also lists text books for sale so the user can review prices and look for the cheapest options so they can reduce class preparation expenses. MyEdu is intended for both current students and those who plan to attend college in the near future. The site also posts financial aid resources that help students obtain private loans to pay for school.
MyEdu was founded in 2008 by Michael Crosno. The concept was intended to help students maximize the return on their education investment. Crosno hoped to compile a collection of tools that would help students make better choices and start each school year fully prepared for the cost as well as the experience. In June of 2011, the Princeton Review entered into a partnership with MyEdu to supply users with business and law school admission data.
MyEdu provides students with a number of valuable resources and vital information to help them establish a solid educational foundation. The application provides data much like other websites. However MyEdu goes a step further by providing planning tools that allow the user to personalize their account and record details that are relevant to them. The user can read and rate professors, build a school schedule and research available text books.
MyEdu does its best to avoid intimidating new students. Visitors are welcomed by soft, pleasant colors that add variety to the modern user interface. Each area is very clean and contains no clutter, just the information the user needs. Stylish icons add even more personality, giving the site a very upbeat feel as the user navigates to the tools they need. The application makes it easy for anyone to compile all of their basic school details and planning resources in one convenient place.
A new student can get started by clicking the blue and white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the MyEdu homepage or by filling out the form provided below it. A button just beneath the form invites visitors to register with a Facebook account. Those who prefer to create a separate account are asked to provide their full name, email address and a password. Step two asks the user for their status (options include student, parent, professor or teacher) and the name of the school they are associated with. After submitting the second portion of the form, the user is taken to their workspace.
MyEdu welcomes all users to create an account for free. There are no subscription fees or other expenses. Students can plan their upcoming school year easily without having to fork out more of their precious education dollars to do it. This is definitely a great way to encourage students and parents to utilize MyEdu. All users are given access to current features with no limitations. Students may find text books for sale; however no purchases are required to maintain a MyEdu account.
MyEdu.com is a valuable resource for students in high school and college (as well as those planning to attend college courses). Parents can also use MyEdu to help their children plan effectively and get more out of each class they take. The application is very easy to use and the free price makes it very appealing. There is little a student or future student won’t love about MyEdu.