Picking the right classes that lead to a degree.
Registering for courses on time.
Checking financial aid status and paying tuition and fees.
Navigating the states community-college landscape can be a bureaucratic nightmare for students one made all the more maddening by an antiquated computer system.
Two new tools are in the works to help ease the headaches.
In August, a new web-based system will start to be rolled out for students in the states community-college network. Also on the way: an updated version of the University of Washingtons planning tool, designed for community college students wanting to complete a bachelors degree or higher at the UW.