Last Updated: October 12, 2015 12

Advice on How to Use Classmates.com

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What is Classmates.com?

Classmates.com is a way for you to reconnect with all of those old friends that you went to school with. This system organises people by their schools and their years, so finding the people you used to know is easy. It’s a great way to get in touch with long lost friends, and a great way for them to get in touch with you. But how does classmates.com actually work?

Using Classmstes.com

Step 1

The first step is to go to the website at www.classmates.com in order to get started. For this you will need internet access and you will need to have an internet browser. If you cannot click on this link directly, simply copy and paste it into the URL. The first thing that you should see when the site opens is the location page with a list of all of the states on it.

Step 2

Select the state you are living in, or, more specifically, the state where you went to school. This will take you to another page which asks you to select the letter of the alphabet with which your hometown (or rather, the town where you are going to school or where you went to school). Then you will be taken to a list of towns. Choose your town to continue. You will then be given a list of schools that can be found n that town or city. Click on the school that you went to. What happens next is that a free registration form appears.

Step 3

Now you will need to fill out all of your information on the free registration form before you will have access to the homepage of the school that you have selected. This information will help other people find you on Classmates.com. The information that you will have to include is your full name (including your maiden name if you are now married), the high school from which you graduated and the year, your current zip code, your email address and your birth year. Agree to the terms and services of Classmates.com and click ‘Continue’. When you have completed the form and are taken to the homepage of your school you will be able to see all of the information about that school as well as who has already signed up. To find this list go about halfway down the homepage.

Step 4

Now it is time to search for the particular people who you are interested in reconnecting with. The list is alphabetical. You will be able to search according the following criteria:
– Last name
– New members
– Parents of students
– Year
– Kindergarten
– Elementary and high schools
– Colleges
– Workplaces (including the military)
If you are looking for a specific person you will be able to type their name directly into the search bar and click enter. If the person has registered with Classmates.com you will then be taken to that person’s profile page.

Step 5

If you see a name on the list that you recognise, and if this is a person that you think you would like to get in touch with, click on the name. You will then be taken to a profile page for that person and a link that you can click on if you want to send the person an email. If you want to go back to the list of names, click the back arrow on your browser.

Removing myself from Classmates.com

If you decide that you no longer need to use Clasmates.com, perhaps because you have found everybody that you would like to connect with, there are a few basic steps you can follow in order to remove yourself from the Classmates.com website.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to go to the Classmates.com website. You will then need to log into the account that you registered for. Once you have successfully logged in there are a number of options that you can click on. Click on the ‘Help’ option and continue from there.

Step 2

Go to the search bar. Type the word ‘Cancel’ into the search bar. You will then be given a list of options, select the option that says ‘Cancelling your Classmates Membership”.

Step 3

You will then see a link called ‘Member Support Team’. Click on this to continue with the account cancellation process. When you click on this you will be taken to a message template which you will then have to fill in. This message will go to the support team.

Step 4

Detail you reasons for wanting to cancel your account. The support team will review these reasons. Once they have decided that your reasons are adequate, they will return your account to a free membership. Once you have a free membership account again you will be able to easily remove it altogether and all by yourself.

Step 5

Go back to the cancellation menu that you were on previously, click on “click here to cancel a free membership’ in order to remove your account altogether. You will have to choose a reason for why you want to remove your account form the list provided. Once you have specified your reason you should then click the ‘Remove account option’. This will remove your account altogether form Classmates.com. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm the removal of your member ship form the Classmates.com website.

Conclusion

Classmates.com is a very easy system. Anybody who has a computer will be able to figure out how to use it. It is one of the best ways for you to get back in touch with all of those people that you miss from your school days. Not everyone will be on Classmates.com because it is not the most well-known website and there is a membership fee that some people may not be interested in paying, but you should be able to make contact with at least some of the people that you used to know. Sign up with Classmates.com today.