Getting Started

Eligibility to Register

Are you eligible to register? Learn more about registration eligibility requirements and procedures to establish eligibility.

PIN Numbers

Registration is completed through MyOSU; login using your ONID name and password. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree are required to enter a Registration PIN number, provided by their academic advisor, when first entering the registration system for a term.

Plan Your Schedule

Utilize online tools such as the general catalog and the schedule of classes to identify course offerings. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.

Priority Registration

Registration occurs in two phases. Students are given access to each phase of registration in batches according to their student status and earned credit hours. A general overview of the priority registration schedule is available on this website. Detailed information about your date and time for registration is available in the registration menu of MyOSU.


Once you have all your materials prepared for registration you may login to MyOSU and register for courses.

Students with Disabilities: Registration & Building Access

Students who cannot access MyOSU due to a disability should contact Disability Access Services for assistance.

Students who have a disability that may impact their ability to access buildings (i.e. elevator, ramp, accessible seating) should register with Disability Access Services as soon as possible to discuss accommodations.

DAS Contact Information:

Disability Access Services
A200 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2133

Zero to Success in 77 Days

A checklist that walks you through the steps you need to take each week of the term to ensure your success.

Eligibility to Register

Prior to enrolling in your courses take the time to make sure you are eligible to register.

How do I know if I’m eligible to Register?

You are eligible to enroll in courses if:

  • You are admitted to the university for the term
  • Are a currently active OSU student
  • Are not on academic suspension

Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted undergraduates need to attend an orientation prior to registering for courses. Visit New Student Programs & Family Outreach for details about required orientation programs. Upon completing orientation and advising you will be issued a Registration PIN number which you will need to enter at the time of registration.

Newly admitted graduate students are not required to obtain advising prior to registration and may login to MyOSU and register in accordance with the priority registration schedule.

New Distance Education students will need to complete the Ecampus online orientation. Completion of the online orientation will result in notification to your academic advisor that you are ready for an appointment for advising.

Non-degree Ecampus students are required to complete the Ecampus Online Orientation. After completing the orientation, they will receive an email that will include the registration PIN number.

Continuing Students

Undergraduate students of eligible academic standing may reenroll by obtaining advising and their registration PIN in accordance with the policies of their academic college.

Graduate students in compliance with the continuous enrollment policy may enroll in courses as soon as they are eligible and no registration pin is required.

Returning Students

Undergraduate/non-degree/postbaccalaureate students who have been absent four or more terms, not including summer terms, and wish to reenroll must complete a Re-admission Application and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

Readmission Deadlines

  • Re-Admission applications must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar two weeks before the start of the term re-admission is requested.
  • Students seeking reinstatement from Academic Suspension using the 24-credit requirement may submit both Re-Admission and Reinstatement applications no later than the first day of the term to allow for transfer work to be collected from other institutions.

Use the table below to determine when you must register next in order to maintain active student status. 

If your last term of registration is:

You must register for the term below to remain an active student:

Spring 2015

Fall 2016

Summer 2015

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

Winter 2017

Winter 2016

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Fall 2017

Summer 2016

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

Winter 2018

Winter 2017

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Fall 2018

Summer 2017

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

Winter 2019

Winter 2018

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2020

A student changing their status, such as completing an undergraduate degree and continuing on to seek another bachelor's degree, must apply for admission under the new status through the Office of Admissions. Undergraduate students who enroll in courses for a term beyond the term in which their degree is awarded must apply for admission under a new status. If an application for a new status is not completed the student will be inactivated and their status changed to non-degree for the future term in which they are enrolled.

Graduate students are eligible to enroll if they are in compliance with the continuous enrollment policy of the Graduate School. Graduates students seeking readmission will need to follow the Graduate School’s admission procedures.

Registration Holds

When you attempt to register, the registration system will inform you of any registration holds you may have. Students with registration holds are not permitted to register until holds are cleared. The registration system will refer you to the appropriate departments and offices to contact to remove the holds.

Non-degree Students

Once admitted to the university, non-degree students are eligible to register according to the date and time assigned to non-degree students in the priority registration schedule. Advising and registration PINs are not required for non-degree students.

Non-degree Ecampus students are required to complete the Ecampus Online Orientation. After completing the orientation, they will receive an email that will include the registration PIN number.

Academic Suspension

If you were suspended at the end of a prior term, you are not eligible to register. To become eligible to enroll you must request and be approved for reinstatement. Reinstatement request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. If you are currently registered for a future term, you will be disenrolled.


MyOSU provides registration and degree progress tracking tools, the ability to manage your personal information, and access to your student records.

How do I access MyOSU?

You may login to MyOSU for the first time using your student identification number and GAP (general access PIN). The GAP is initially your date of birth (mmddyy). Upon your initial login you will be prompted to change your GAP to another six-digit number known only to you. Do not share this number with anyone. You also will be directed to establish a question and answer to be used to reset your GAP should you forget it.

After establishing your GAP number you then login to the ONID email system using your student ID and GAP number. Here you will establish your ONID username and password, use them to login to MyOSU.

What is available to me in MyOSU?

MyOSU is the medium by which you will conduct much of your business with the university. From MyOSU, you may add/drop/withdraw courses, update your current mailing address, view unofficial transcripts, order official transcripts, view and pay your bills, and review financial aid information.

ONID & PIN Numbers

How do I activate my ONID account?

Go to and choose “Sign Up For ONID” from the upper-left hand column.

Identify Yourself

  1. Enter your OSU ID Number
  2. Set your birth date
  3. Enter your first name
  4. Enter your last name
  5. Click “Submit”

Read Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Read the acceptable use policy
  2. Click “I Agree”

Set Password

  1. Read the instructions and create a password that meets the restrictions
  2. Enter your password twice
  3. Click “Set Password”

Set Alternate Contact Information

  1. Enter your cell phone number
  2. Enter an alternate email address
  3. Click “Submit. This information will be used to contact you if you forget your ONID password.

Set Spam Blocking Options

  1. Verify that the default spam options are set

You're Finished

  1. You should now be on a page that says, “Your ONID account has been created!” Make a note of your ONID username, email address, forwarding address, if you set one, and the Web address of your personal OSU Web page.
  2. You should also receive email confirmation in your ONID inbox verifying the information displayed on the “Your ONID account has been created!” page.

    For help:

    Visit the Service Desk Web page for the current operating hours and various contact methods including phone, email, live chat and a web-based help request form.

    Registration PIN number

    Students seeking a baccalaureate degree are required to enter a registration PIN number, provided by their academic advisor, upon initially entering the registration system for a term. The registration PIN number is randomly generated according to the advising requirements of your academic college. Registration PIN numbers are only given out by academic advisors.

    International exchange students attending OSU may be provided registration PIN numbers by administrators in those offices to facilitate their registration.

    Non-degree Ecampus students are required to complete the Ecampus Online Orientation. After completing the orientation, they will receive an email that will include the registration PIN number.

    Plan Your Schedule


    Academic advising is invaluable to successfully completing your education goals. Your academic advisor is there to provide guidance in regards to course selection, degree requirements, academic success strategies, career plans, and integration to the campus culture. Each academic college has an advising structure that facilitates the needs of their programs and students. However, all colleges recommend that you:

    1. Meet with your advisor once per term.
    2. Keep your PIN and GAP codes in a safe place.
    3. Take responsibility for learning your degree requirements.

    You may contact the college head advisor for more information about the advising resources and requirements of your program. Contact information for individual departments is available online under the subject area contacts heading.

    Baccalaureate Core

    Baccalaureate Core course offerings are available in the course catalog. Use this tool to search for course offerrings by term, category, campus, and more.

    General Catalog

    The online OSU General Catalog contains information about admissions procedures and policies, degree requirements, course descriptions, academic policies, and more. Use the catalog to research program requirements and to review the course descriptions of courses you are considering enrolling in.

    MyDegrees Planner

    In consultation with your advisor you will develop a degree plan using the Planner function of your MyDegrees plan. You may create more than one plan. It is advisable to have an alternate plan in the event that you are unable to enroll in all of the courses you intended. On your registration date/time have your MyDegrees Planner open to assist you in registering for the courses required for your major and degree. You may search for available courses during registration using the Class Search feature in Online Services or via your MyOSU account.

    Online Schedule of Classes

    The online schedule of classes is available on the Web for planning purposes. You can view up-to-date information about course offerings, course times, instructors, and locations. You may search for courses according to subject, type, graduate/undergraduate level courses, or other criteria. Undergraduate students often use the schedule to search for baccalaureate core courses required for their degree. You may view the Baccalaureate Core Courses Video Tutorial for instructions on how to search the schedule for baccalaureate core courses.


    Priority Registration

    What is priority registration?

    Students are assigned registraton dates and times according to their student status and credits earned. The registration schedule is separated into two phases.

    • Phase I: Undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of 16 credits and waitlisting is not available. You may enroll from your eligibility date until the end of Phase I. At the close of Phase I, registration is closed for a business day while the system is enabled for Phase II.
    • Phase II: You may waitlist courses that have waitlisting available and the maximum credits for undergraduates is raised to 19.

    The priority registration schedule

    The schedule displayed in the online catalog represents a range of dates and times during which students will be eligible to register depending on their status and credits earned. For detailed information about your registration dates and times, log into MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools select "View Priority Registration Status.” Here you will see the specific dates and times assigned to you for Phase I and Phase II of registration. Your registration status and times will be available approximately one week before registration begins.

    Phase 1 & II Priority Registration Calendars by Term in Online Catalog

    When and how are PINS assigned?

    The Office of the Registrar assigns registration PINS to students at the beginning of the current term for the next available registration term:

    Flow chart for PIN assignment

    PINS are assigned to students on the following timescale:

    PIN assignment time scale


    What is the Scheduler?

    Scheduler is a web-based schedule planning tool for students and advisors. Scheduler helps you search course schedules that work around your busy life and time commitments. Some features of Scheduler:

    • You can use Scheduler on a computer or mobile device.
    • You can block off times in your schedule for commitments such as jobs, child care, or athletics. Scheduler won’t search for classes during times you note as “breaks.”
    • You can compare and choose from multiple, side-by-side schedules of courses that are available for immediate registration.
    • Scheduler is also connected to MyDegrees, allowing you to easily pull your active MyDegrees plan created with your advisor into your scheduling process.

    New Updates to Scheduler!

    Favorite Schedules: When viewing a schedule, you can click the Heart icon at the top right of the screen to name and save favorite schedules. When registration opens, you can access all your saved schedules from the Favorites tab on the homepage to complete your enrollment!

    Favorite your Schedule

    Class Padding: Class padding allows you to enter the time you might need between classes, making it easier to plan required travel time or breaks between classes. Click the Advanced Options tab to edit Class Padding.

    Class Padding on Scheduler

    Conflict Detection: When no schedules are possible, Scheduler now audits your courses and breaks to determine which entries are conflicting. This will alert you of the conflict and provide tips to address it.

    Scheduler Conflict

        Click here for informational videos.

        Click here for an informational hand-out.

        Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):


          Where do I find Scheduler?

          Scheduler can be found in the MyOSU Portal. Go to the Student menu and look for the Registration Tools. There you should find Scheduler. Click the link and it will redirect you to Scheduler.

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          What do I need to select when I get to Scheduler?

          Select the term for which you would like to create the schedule, select the campus you attend, select the level of course you intend to attend (graduate, undergraduate), and then begin adding breaks and searching for courses.

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          Once I selected all classes for which I wanted to search sections, how do I generate a schedule?

          In the "Add Courses" page, click the "DONE" button to get back to the page to generate a schedule. On the bottom of the page, click "Generate Schedule."

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          I see there is a MyDegrees tab in the Add Courses page. Does that mean I can use the classes in my MyDegrees Planner?

          Yes! If you or your advisor have set up a plan for the term you're creating a schedule, you can pull them over from MyDegrees to your search and search for available sections of these courses.

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          I pulled in classes from the MyDegrees tab in Scheduler, but I am not done adding classes. How do I add a few more classes?

          Just click on the "By Subject" tab. Now you can continue adding additional classes to your list.

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          I have selected too many classes to add and now I don't want all of these classes. If I want to start from scratch with no classes, how do I delete them all and not one-by-one?

          Check the square box to select all courses and click the X button to delete them all.

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          I created a schedule. Am I registered for classes now?

          No, creating a schedule is part of the registration process, but not the end. You still need to send this schedule to Online Services and submit your CRNs to register.

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          How do I register now for the classes in my Scheduler?

          Select the schedule that best fits your needs, click on the "View" link. On the top of the page, click "Send to Registration Cart" button to send the schedule to Online Services.

          You will be presented with a message that you will be redirected to "Registration Cart," which is in Online Services. Hit "OK" and Scheduler will close and send your information back to Online Services. In Online Services, you will be presented with your selection one more time before finalizing your decision to register for the classes selected. Click the "Register" button to register for classes.

          Remember: All prerequisites and restrictions still apply, and you may not be able to register for classes if you have holds. Scheduler does not override any restrictions

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          I see another link under Scheduler that says "Scheduler Registration Cart." What is that for?

          Scheduler Registration Cart stores the schedule you sent from Scheduler. The classes will stay in the "cart" until you actually register for them. You can also clear your cart here.

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          I wanted to create a schedule in Scheduler and was presented with a message that informs me that I already have a schedule in my registration cart. What do I do?

          You can choose to "Go Back to Registration" and clear your cart. Alternatively, you can register for classes you sent to your cart or ignore the classes in your cart and "Continue Planning Schedule."

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          I like to take Ecampus classes. How come none of those show up?

          Because Scheduler focuses on classes for which there is a set time, currently it does not populate Ecampus courses. For those few Ecampus classes that meet during a set time at a physical location, we are working on a solution. We hope to have Ecampus classes populate in Scheduler in the near future.

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          I keep getting sections of classes that are designated for students in certain programs, such as INTO-OSU and EOP, like MTH 111 and WR 121. How do I eliminate these sections from my schedule planning list?

          All INTO-OSU sections start with 600, so they will all be numbered as 651, 652, et. al. and all EOP sections start with 090, so they will be numbered 090, 091, 092, etc. In Scheduler, click on the small gear icon next to the word sections in the list of classes you have ready to generate schedules.


          Once you see the offered sections, you can uncheck all section numbers in the 090 range and the 600 range if you do not want EOP or INTO-OSU classes to appear:


          Those sections that do not begin with either a 09X or a 6XX are not EOP or INTO-OSU restricted courses. All sections that begin with a 01X through 08X are for all students. Please consult the OSU catalog for any additional section restrictions; they are usually listed in the last two columns of the section information on the OSU catalog.

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          I am looking for a seminar course such as HC 407 to add in Scheduler to create my schedule, but the course in not coming up in the search, why is this happening?

          Some courses are marked as closed and open for registration closer to the start of the term for scheduling reasons. Make sure you set your Scheduler filter for “Open and Full” classes so these classes will be displayed. You can still generate a schedule with closed classes but you will not be able to register until the course is opened for registration.

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          When adding a Special Topics or Blanket course that has specific title for each section, how do I make sure I am creating a schedule in Scheduler with the right section? Where in Scheduler can I see the section-specific title?

          When you find the course, add it to your list to generate the schedule. When your list of classes is ready to schedule, click on the “gear” icon next to Sections. It will give you all available sections for this course. You will be able to see the section-specific title by clicking on the round information icon.

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          If you have questions or concerns about using Scheduler, let us know!

          Students with Disabilities: Registration Access

          Disability Access Services

          Disability Access Services facilitates access to university programs and services through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy. DAS offers an array of services to students with documented disabilities. Student accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis. Students are required to provide documentation and meet with a DAS staff to coordinate accommodations.


          Students who cannot access MyOSU due to a disability should contact Disability Access Services for assistance.

          Building Accessibility

          Students who have a disability that may impact their ability to access buildings (i.e. elevator, ramp, accessible seating) should register with Disability Access Services as soon as possible to discuss accommodations.

          DAS Contact Information:

          Disability Access Services
          A200 Kerr Administration
          Corvallis, OR 97331-2133


          To obtain this publication in alternative formats, please call 541-737-4331.

          Zero to Success in 77 Days

          The terms at Oregon State University move very quickly. Ten weeks of classes and you find yourself facing finals week. Successful students are those who stay on top of all of the little details. Use the Zero to Success in 77 Days list in the online catalog to enhance your chances of success.