For many years attendees at the Albany Diocese’s Spring Enrichment have asked about the availability of our accepting credit cards and/or online registration (vs. hard copy or paper ones). With more and more people and institutions paying for goods and services online it was getting to the point where some church goers were only using checks for the Sunday collection basket. We’ll at long last we’re happy to report that we’ve begun to move the registration process for Spring Enrichment into the 21st century with the introduction of our new online registration platform.
Why would someone want to register online? There are a number of reasons…
Participants can sign up online when and where is most convenient for them to do so. They no longer need to print out a registration form, hand write their information, purchase a stamp, and mail in their registration; rather, they can easily register online and complete the process quickly. (Although it might help to use a printed copy of the registration form to keep track of which courses you want to sign up for.)
Ability to pay by credit/debit card or e-check
Instead of writing a check, participants can simply enter their credit card details online to securely complete their transaction in seconds. Those wishing to pay by a physical, manual check, may do so (but we need to receive their payment within 12 days or no later than May 9, whichever comes first, in order to honor their registration).
No more lost registrations or payments
When registering online participants are notified immediately once their registration and payment have been successfully submitted. Following a successful registration participants automatically receive a confirmation email with their registration order details that are available for easy reference. We will be issuing emailed registration acknowledgements starting the week of April 9.
In addition to the usual discounts for multiple courses (4 or more regular, 2 hour sessions) and the early registration discount, participants who register online for Spring Enrichment 2018 will save $5 on their overall registration for regular courses vs those registering via paper form. For example, if you register for four regular courses by April 20 you would be be paying $45 if you did so using the traditional paper registration form vs. $40 if signing up online.
Better Customer Service
Participant gets the ability to be informed via their email inbox of new information or scheduling changes and if registering towards the end of the registration process would be automatically notified when registering if a course was either closed or canceled. Also, with either the individual registrant or someone who knows the registrants entering their registration it is less likely for there to be spelling errors in names or contact information.
Ability to go back and make changes to your course selections
If a registrant decides they want to switch from one course selection to another, they can easily go back into the online registration platform and make the switch themselves. If they want to add additional courses to their schedule, they may do that too, and will be able to pay the difference.
Enter multiple or family registrations
Via the online registration system you create an account which you use to enter either a single registration or any number of them. All registrations within that group are administered by the account holder who can then make changes to the registrations in that group and pay for the registration(s).
To register for Spring Enrichment 2018 online you would
If you would like to review more detailed instructions along with some helpful hints for navigating the online registration system, click here.