Who Uses This Software?

Small colleges, seminaries, trade schools and start-ups


Average Ratings

6 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Semafox
  • www.collegeoffice.com
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About College Office

Modern and cost effective cloud-based Student Information Management System for higher education. College Office is particularly suitable for start-ups and smaller institutions of 10 to 1000 students per year. Our price is exclusively based on the number of active students during one calendar year (any individual who takes one or more courses during the year counts as 1 active student).


College Office Features

  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal
  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Management
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal

College Office Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I wish there was a small instructional booklet to help find things quickly.

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it can address our specific needs. When we need a particular item we are always answered very quickly.

Cons: The thing I like least is that there are too many clicks to get to where you want to be. Maybe a shorter route will help in some instances.

Vendor Response

by Semafox on May 18, 2017

We are in the process of producing tutorial videos for all aspects of the application as well as a complete help system. We hope to have this available this summer. As far as the number of clicks, we already streamlined some of this in a recent release a few weeks ago and we will continue to look for shorter paths whenever possible. Thank you for your valuable feedback!

We are highly satisfied with College Office. The quality, ease of use, and features are outstanding!

May 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We were previously using a desktop version of College Office with only our registrar having access, so the ability to login remotely and give access to multiple users is a great improvement. The system is extremely user friendly, meets all of our needs, and the customer support and responsiveness is outstanding.

Cons: There is nothing that we are dissatisfied with. We have been able to provide feedback regarding ease of use and have had some of our suggestions implemented. We look forward to working with SEMAFOX and College Office for years to come.

It is user friendly and has all the necessary features that I need.

May 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: After using College Office (previous version) since the 90's, I like the fact that this new online version is safe, fast and easy to use. Costumer support is tops, there is nothing this company won't do to help a client.

We use it on a daily basis.

May 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is web-based so accessible from every work station and out of the office. It is specifically designed for schools like ours. The follow up of customer service is outstanding. The on site training is a great plus !

Cons: We haven't use it enough so far to see the "cons". The features we need are not all there but the company is willing to work with us for custom needs.

This software really helped streamline the office of the registrar. A++ on service and support

May 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The online functionality makes distribution of schedules and report cards a breeze, no more printing schedules for each student the first day of class. The interface is clean and easy to navigate.

Cons: The cost of custom reports can escalate quickly if your needs are specialized. The point and click interface though great for mobile access, makes data entry harder

Overall: A single store house of all the student records is a great thing.

Vendor Response

by Semafox on May 04, 2017

Hi Brian, It takes from 1 to 5 hours, depending on the complexity, to create a custom report for a school, and based on your feedback we have lowered the hourly rate for this service to $50/h. So a new custom report would usually cost you anywhere from $50 to $250 (one time fee). We are also investigating the possibility to incorporate in the future a user friendly report generator that would let you create your own reports. Note also that you can always download a copy of your database from our cloud every night and use MS Access to design your own reports. The process of refreshing a local copy of the database from our cloud can be entirely automated and we can assist you with this. Thank you for your feedback.

Overall my experience has been good.

May 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like it's versatility. The ability to pull information together for various reports. Still learning my way around.