Registration

Students register for courses on a term-by-term basis. Registration for the upcoming term begins during the eighth week of the prior term. This section will give you the information you need to prepare for registration, complete your registration, and make registration changes as needed.

 

After Registration (Drop/Withdrawal, etc...)

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

You can drop or withdraw from a course using MyOSU (select Student tab and under Registration Tools, click on Add/Drop Classes). Courses must be dropped by the appropriate deadline for a specific term. Between weeks 3 and 7 of the term students can withdraw from individual courses. Remember that there are different deadlines for summer term, so make sure you refer to the deadline dates on the Summer Session website.

Change of Grading Basis

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A–F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course.

Tuition & Fee Payment

If you are enrolled in courses beyond the end of the add/drop period, you are responsible for at least a portion of the applicable tuition and fees.

Verify Your Enrollment

Now that you’re enrolled you may need to provide proof of enrollment to an organization. Enrollment verifications are available in variety of forms.

Withdraw from the University for the Term

During the academic year, you may withdraw from all of your courses between weeks 8 and 10. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. This is considered a withdrawal from the university for the term and is requested by completing the withdrawal survey online.

Change of Grading Basis

Change of Grading Basis

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A–F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). A grade of S or U has no grade point equivalent and is not used in the GPA calculation.

Required Approvals

Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course. Graduate students are not required to obtain any approvals.

Deadlines

The election to switch to S/U grading (or to return to A–F grading) must be made no later than the end of the seventh week of the term as stated in the academic calendar. The request form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the seventh week. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website.

Regulations

Review Academic regulation 18 carefully to familiarize yourself with the rules related to S/U grading.

Request form

To request that the grading basis of a course be changed to S/U (or from S/U back to A–F) you must submit a completed Change of Grading Basis request form to the Office of the Registrar by the stated deadline.

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

What does it mean to drop a course?

During fall, winter, and spring terms, you must drop a course by the published drop deadline for each term. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is dropped, you are not responsible for a grade in the course or for tuition and fees associated with the course. When a course is dropped it is not recorded on your transcript.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 2 to 7. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.

Do I get a refund?

You will receive a full refund for courses dropped prior to the beginning of the term or by the end of the add/drop period. You may refer to the tuition reduction schedule available from the Business Affairs office for information about a possible refund after the third week of the term.

Dropping Courses

Courses can be dropped online through the end of the add/drop period defined in the academic calendar.

Watch a how-to video about how to drop courses

Not sure how to drop a course? Watch the Drop or Withdraw from Courses video to get started.


To drop a course login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to drop and use the drop down box next to it to choose drop course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that the course was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “dropped” and the date of the transaction.

Withdrawing Courses

Courses can be withdrawn online through the end of the seventh week of the term as defined in the academic calendar.

What is the difference between a drop & a withdrawal?
  • A dropped course does not appear on your academic transcript.
  • A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.

How to Withdraw from a Course

To withdraw from a course, login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to withdraw from and use the drop down box next to it to choose withdraw course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that you have been withdrawn from the course; the course status column indicates “withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.

Registration Holds

If you are unable to withdraw from a course due to a registration hold visit the Office of the Registrar (B102 Kerr Administration Bldg) for assistance or call our office at 541-737-4331. If you contact us we can assist you in withdrawing from a course by the deadline.

Tuition & Fee Payment

To maintain your registration eligibility for each term you must keep your account in good standing. Visit the Business Affairs website for detailed information available about student billing.

Where can I view my bill?

You can view your bill via your MyOSU account.

When is my bill due?

E-bill statements are sent to ONID accounts on the 5th of the month. Balances not paid by the 1st of the following month are considered past due and interest begins to accrue.

How can I pay my bill?

Bills may be paid via e-check, personal check, money order, cash, or credit card.

Verify Your Enrollment

Now that you’re enrolled you may need to provide proof of your enrollment to an organization. Enrollment verifications are available in a variety of forms.
National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse is a service students can access to obtain an enrollment verification at no charge. Login to MyOSU, click the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff select Enrollment Verification. You will be routed to the NSC’s website. Choose “Current enrollment” to obtain verification of the current term enrollment or choose “All” to obtain verification of your enrollment history at OSU. Once you have made your choice click “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate.” The certificate will load. Print the certificate and provide it whomever requires verification of your enrollment. Terms prior to Spring 2000 are not available via the NSC. Transcripts may be used by students needing verification of enrollment for terms prior to Spring 2000.

Printed Copy of Student Schedule

As soon as you have enrolled in courses for a term you may print a copy of your schedule to provide as proof of enrollment

Transcripts

Students who have completed one or more terms at OSU have an academic transcript which will include any currently enrolled/in progress courses. To print an unofficial transcript log into MyOSU, choose the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff, click on My Transcripts. See the View Unofficial Transcript page and click the Submit button. Once your transcript appears, you may print it from here. If you require an official document use the Request Printed/Official Transcript link at the bottom of the page to order an official transcript.

Specialized Forms

Students in need of a verification of enrollment that includes information not provided by the methods above may obtain verification of available information directly from the Office of the Registrar. Verification services from the Office of the Registrar are subject to the published certification of enrollment fee and a 3-business day processing period. To request a certification submit a signed Verification of Enrollment request form to the Office of the Registrar.

Withdraw From the Term

AR 13 Update:

Students and advisors have reached out with many questions about the change to Academic Regulation 13. After talking with the Academic Regulations Committee for clarification, we wanted to offer the following information so that advisors and students can better understand how this is being implemented.

The update to AR 13 is so that students are limited to 4 withdrawals from the term during the course of their time at Oregon State. This will not include students who withdraw from the term during the drop period, even though there is a comment on the transcript for those students who withdraw from the term during the drop period. The Office of the Registrar will only count term withdrawals after the end of the drop period as counting toward the four maximum, though all transcript and system processes will remain the same. There were some students during the first week of the term who may have received inaccurate communication about their number of remaining withdraws. All students who request a future withdraw from the term will receive updated and accurate information with their remaining withdraws, and we will follow up with those who contacted us with questions about this regulation.

To find the correct amount of term withdraws that a student has accrued, check the unofficial transcript: any term with a “Withdraw from the University (or Term, reflective of the newly approved way OSU references this action)” comment and courses with Ws will count toward the four allowed withdraws. If there is a comment with no registration on a term, this means the student withdrew from all of their courses during the drop period, and this term will not count toward the four allowed withdraws.

Update to Academic Regulation 13: Any student is entitled to Withdraw from the Term up to four times without prejudice prior to the beginning of finals week.


How do I Withdraw From the Term?

To withdraw from the term you must complete the 10-question withdrawal survey available in Online Services. If withdrawing from summer term, see instructions below.

  • Go to the Withdrawal Survey
  • Click "Withdraw from the Term for [Term/year]".
  • Answer the questions to conclude the withdrawal process. If you are receiving financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office to report your withdrawal.

You must confirm your intent to withdraw from the term by answering the first question. If you do not confirm your intention by answering the first question you will not be withdrawn from the term and will remain responsible for your enrolled courses. The remaining questions in the survey give you the opportunity to share your reasons for leaving the term and to indicate if you plan to return to OSU in the future.

After you have completed the Withdrawal Survey, it will be manually processed by the Office of the Registrar. This takes 2 to 3 business days. When this processing is completed, you will receive an email confirmation from us. Do not worry if the processing time goes past a drop/withdraw deadline. Our report shows us the date and time that you complete the survey – so as long as you complete it online before the relevant deadline, any drops/withdraws will be back-dated appropriately.

Summer Term Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from any courses during Summer term provided they meet the appropriate session deadline to withdraw posted in the Summer Session website at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/calendar/register/deadlines.htm. Summer Session students do not need to complete a Withdrawal Survey. Withdrawing from a summer course uses the same procedure used in the other terms:

  1. Login to MyOSU,
  2. Click on the Student tab,
  3. Under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes.
  4. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit.
  5. Select the course you want to withdraw from in the drop-down box.
  6. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload.
  7. Scroll to the bottom to verify that you have withdrawn from the course. The course status column will show “Withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.

A student who remains enrolled in a course(s) after the Last Day to Withdraw deadline for a session is responsible for completing the course(s) in that session or must petition to late withdraw from individual course(s) with the Academic Requirements Committee.

A student who has dropped/withdrawn from all Summer session courses in accordance with posted deadlines will be considered as having withdrawn from the term. Term withdrawal processing will be completed by the Office of the Registrar at the conclusion of the Summer term.

Note: Withdrawals resulting from a term withdrawal (as defined in Academic Regulation 13) do not count in the undergraduate 12-class withdrawal limit specified in Academic Regulation 12.”


What does it mean to Withdraw from the Term?

If you are enrolled in courses as of the first day of the term and elect to drop/withdraw from all of your courses for the term, you are withdrawing from the term. The withdrawal is only effective for the term in which you drop/withdraw your courses. If you are enrolled in a future term and do not wish to be, you must cancel your registration for that term or you will remain enrolled in, and responsible for, your enrolled courses.

Your transcript will reflect your withdrawal from the term in the form of a comment that indicates that you withdrew from the term and the effective date of the withdrawal. If the withdrawal is completed during the withdrawal period (weeks 3 to 10), all currently enrolled courses will be assigned a W grade indicating you withdrew from the courses after the drop period. The W grade indicates the course was not completed, no credits were earned, and it is not used in the computation of the grade-point average.

Can I enroll again in the future?

Withdrawing from the current term does not affect your ability to enroll in future terms. Provided that you meet the enrollment eligibility requirements for continuing students you may enroll in courses online in accordance with established registration procedures.


FAQs about Academic Regulation 13 (Withdraw From the Term)

When was this change made?

The Oregon State University Faculty Senate voted in Spring 2016 to make Academic Regulation 13 changes effective Fall 2016. 

What happens when I use all four?

Students who use all four withdrawals from term will receive a notice from the Office of the Registrar informing them that they have exhausted their withdrawals from term and any future withdrawal from term will require an Academic Requirements Committee petition.

What if I need an extra term to withdraw?

Students must petition for an additional term withdrawal to the Academic Requirements Committee (ARC) after the maximum four term withdrawals has been reached. Petitions for exceptions to AR 13 are not guaranteed approval. For more information about the petition process, see Petition an Academic Regulation.

I didn't know dropping my courses on the first day of the term would result in a "withdraw from the term." Is this new? Does this count toward my four withdrawals?

To remove all registered courses without a "withdrawal from the term" comment on the academic transcript, one must do so before the first day of the term. However, any withdrawal from the term during the drop period will not count toward the four term withdrawals.

Chemistry Articulations, Revised

Change in General Chemistry Articulations Effective Fall 2007

Chemistry at the 100 level (CH 104, 105, 106 or CH 121, 122, 123) will no longer be equivalent to CH 121, 122, 123 at OSU with the following exceptions:

  • CH 121, 122, 123 at Chemeketa, Linn-Benton, and Treasure Valley Community Colleges will still be equivalent to CH 121, 122, 123 at OSU.

These changes are being made because the topics and level of coverage in the 100-level sequences do not match the CH 121, 122, 123 sequence at OSU. The CH 104–106 sequence typically is based on a general/organic/biochemistry (GOB) textbook rather than a traditional general chemistry textbook.

The above 100-level courses do transfer to OSU as lower-division chemistry (LDT CH) credits and will fulfill the OSU baccalaureate core requirement for physical science courses.

A 100-level, one-year chemistry courses sequence from a community college that does not articulate to OSU as CH 121, 122, 123,

  1. is not allowed as a prerequisite for organic chemistry at OSU (CH 331 or CH 334)
  2. does not fulfill the OSU chemistry minor requirement of one year of general chemistry
  3. usually will not fulfill the requirements for a major that requires a one-year general chemistry sequence.

Students should contact the academic advisor in their major field of study at OSU if they have any questions about what will be accepted. General questions can be directed to Dr. James Ingle, Department of Chemistry, at 541-737-6743 or james.ingle@oregonstate.edu.

See the chart below with new articulations effective fall 2007. (Bold indicates changes.)

Community
College

Articulation of
CH 104–106
to OSUa

Articulation of
CH 121–123
to OSU

Articulation of
CH 221–223
to OSU as
CH 231–233
plus CH 261–263

CH 241–243
meets the requirements of
CH 331, 332, 337b,d

Blue Mountain

LDT CH

LDT CH

Y

Y

Central Oregon

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Chemeketa

LDT CH

CH 121–123

Y

Y

Also all 3 labs (CH 241B, 242B, & 243B)
must be takenc

Clackamas

LDT CH
+ CH 130

Not offered

Y

Y

Clatsop

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Not offered

Klamath

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Also all 3 labs (CH 241L, 242L, 243L) must be takenc

Lane

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Linn-Benton

Not offered

CH 121–123

(discontinued)

Y

Y

Mt. Hood

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Portland

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Rogue

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Not offered

SW Oregon

Not offered

LDT CH

Y

LDT CH

Treasure Valley

Not offered

LDT CH
+ CH 122–123

Y

Y
CC Sequence is
CH 227–229

Umpqua

LDT CH

Not offered

Y

Y

Footnotes:

a LDT CH indicates that one or more of the courses in the sequence transfer with no equivalent OSU number. These courses transfer as lower-division transfer (LDT) chemistry (CH) credits with the course title and credits being the same as the original CC course. Bold indicates a change from before 2007.
b The articulation for organic chemistry is only valid if the entire sequence is taken at the CC and transferred because there is not a direct correspondence between individual courses. If only CH 241 is taken at the CC and transferred, a student must start with CH 331 at OSU. If only CH 241 and 242 are transferred, a student must still take CH 332 and CH 337 to complete the non-majors organic sequence at OSU.
c Because the lectures and labs are separate courses with specific course numbers, all three labs and all three lectures must be taken so that the articulation to OSU is CH 331, 332, 337. This requirement also applies to the policy of obtaining upper-division credit based on the ACS exam. Note that the articulation of the lectures is LDT CH + CH 331 + CH 332. A student who completes the lecture sequence but not the labs can enroll in CH 337 at OSU.
d Lower-division courses that meet upper-division requirements will be represented as CH LDT.  The courses may be applied to prerequisite checking through MyDegrees but do not count as upper-division credit for Academic Regulation 25 c.1.

For further information on OSU articulations, consult the OSU Articulation Tables for Oregon schools at https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/course-articulations and the OSU Department of Chemistry advising Web at http://chemistry.oregonstate.edu/content/transferring-osu

Exams

Where is my midterm/final exam?

The final exam time of a course is most often determined by the first meeting date and time of the course. For example a course that meets for the first time on Monday at 0800 may have a final exam time of Wednesday at 1200. You can view the final by class meeting hours schedule by term. The final exam is typically held in the regular meeting location for the course.

Courses with multiple sections may request group midterms or finals. Use these links to the web-viewer tool to see the date, time and location of:

  • Group Midterms link on the Office of the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams.
  • Group Finals link on the Office of the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams.

Exam Conflicts

In accordance with the exam conflict resolution policy, instructors who can make arrangements to reschedule an exam for a student may do so upon their own authority; no further approvals are required. If the instructor is unable to accommodate a rescheduled exam time a student may complete a Petition to Change Time of Final Exam. The petition is available only at the Office of the Registrar in the Kerr Administration Building. Petitions for changing final examinations are submitted directly to the instructor. Students may forward disapproved petitions through the dean of the college to the Office of the Registrar.

Final Exams

Final exams are 110 minutes in length and scheduled according to the first class meeting or, in the case of group finals, according to the group final schedule (available by clicking on Group Finals on the Office of the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams). Instructors may request to change the time of their final exam in accordance with the final examination policy. The request must be submitted by the end of the fifth week of the term and include the endorsement of the department chair and dean. If approved, accommodations must be made to provide the exam on the originally scheduled date and time for those students who are unable to take the exam at the new date/time. Final exams are not to be held during Dead Week. Any requests to hold a final exam during Dead Week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee.

Group Exams

Group exams are given in accordance with the criteria of the group midterm examination policy or the group final exam policy.

Who qualifies for a group exam? A course qualifies for a group midterm if it consists of three or more sections, or two sections of an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. All sections of the course constitute the group.

How does a department request a group exam? Departments may request a group midterm by forwarding a request, endorsed by the dean, to the Office of the Registrar no later than the second Friday of the term. Requests for a group final must be endorsed by the dean and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in time to meet the publication deadline for the forthcoming Schedule of Classes.

How long are group exams? Group midterms are one class period in length. Group finals are 110 minutes in length.

Exam Policies

Group Midterm Examination Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Group midterm examinations exist in order to facilitate the administration of courses with multiple sections (where the midterm examination is common to all sections).

  2. A course qualifies for a group midterm if it consists of three or more sections or two sections of an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. All sections of the course constitute the group.

  3. Requests for group midterms should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. Departments originating such requests should obtain a forwarding endorsement from the appropriate Dean. The request should include the date, time, and the number of students and sections. Requests must be received not later than the second Friday of the term. Requests will normally be granted assuming space is available and no conflicts exist. Requests will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  4. Group midterm examinations will be scheduled at 1900 for one regular class period. No group midterm examinations will be scheduled before 1900.

  5. In the case of group midterm examinations, provisions must be made to administer an equivalent make-up examination to students who for a good reason cannot attend a specially-scheduled group midterm examination. The following exemplify reasons that could justifiably prevent a student from taking a group midterm examination: a schedule conflict, job, lengthy commuting distance, etc. Classes required to take a group midterm examination will have one designated class period canceled. These policies also apply to midterms in all courses administered outside regular class meeting times.

Group Final Exam Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Group final examinations exist in order to facilitate the administration of courses with multiple sections (where the final examination is common to all sections).
  2. A course qualifies for a group final if it consists of three or more sections, or two sections and an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. Normally all sections of the course constitute the group.
  3. Group final examinations will be the same length of time (110 minutes) as other examinations.
  4. Requests for group final examinations should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. Departments originating such requests should obtain a forwarding endorsement from the appropriate Dean. Normally these requests should be submitted in order to meet publication dates for the forthcoming Schedule of Classes.
  5. In the case of group final examinations, provisions must be made to administer separate examinations to students with conflicts (examinations in two or more courses scheduled on the same day and time). Conflicts will be resolved in accordance with the instructions in Exam Conflict Resolution section below.

Final Examination Policy

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. Final examinations are administered during the final class meeting, in accordance with the "Final Week Schedule" as published in the Schedule of Classes. Final examinations shall not be given during "dead week." (See Academic Regulation #16).
  2. Final examinations will be 110 minutes (1 hour 50 minutes) long.
  3. Requests for a change in the time of a final examination should be submitted by the instructor to the Office of the Registrar prior to the end of the fifth week of the term in which the examination is scheduled. The request must contain the supporting endorsements of the department chair and dean.
  4. If a final examination is rescheduled, provisions must be made to administer the examination on the originally scheduled date/time to those students unable to accommodate the rescheduled examination.

Exam Conflict Resolution

  • Conflicts should be resolved Friday 1200 or Friday 1400, or at the mutual convenience of the instructor and student. Order of priority in determining which class takes precedence in the event of conflicts: Institution-required courses, major courses, minor courses, electives.
  • Examinations are given in regular classrooms unless different rooms are requested through the deans and assigned by the scheduling coordinator, Office of the Registrar.
  • Examination periods are 110 min. (1 hour, 50 min.)

Student Petitions to Change the Time of a Final Examination:
Policies and Procedures

(Policy as reviewed and modified by the Committee on Examinations 1987–88 and approved by Academic Affairs with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.)

  1. A student request to change the time of a final examination is made on a Petition for Change in Time of an Examination During Final Week form available at the Office of the Registrar. (A Summary of University Final Examination policy and AR 16 is printed on the form.)

  2. Petitions for changing a final examination are submitted directly to the appropriate instructor. Oregon State University instructors are committed to helping students achieve their personal and academic goals. However, rescheduling a final examination may not be possible even for the most meritorious reasons. For example, there may not be time to design and prepare an equivalent make-up examination for individual students.

  3. In June 1988, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee recommended that instructors who can make arrangements for a rescheduled final examination may approve student petitions for any reasons they feel are appropriate. No further approval is required.

  4. Students may forward disapproved petitions through the dean of the college to the university registrar for review. Approvals are normally limited to the following reasons:

    1. Conflict with working hours on a job that has been held during the term, and for which working schedules cannot be readily adjusted. Example: driving a school bus.
    2. Religious reasons.
    3. Four finals in one day. Where amicable agreement cannot be reached by the student and the instructors, a solution following the rules on schedule conflicts in the Registration Information Handbook or online will be used.
    4. Military obligations verified in writing. Example: military orders, preinduction physicals.
    5. Other exceptional hardship cases.

    Petitions for reasons of personal convenience are generally not approved.

  5. A request to change the assigned final examination time for an entire class must be forwarded via the instructor, department chair, and dean to the Office of the Registrar. A request to change a final examination to dead week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee. Appropriate forms are available in the Office of the Registrar.

Ecampus Testing Policies

Ecampus follows the same examination policies set by the university. Some of your distance courses will require you to take proctored exams. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the course catalog, course syllabus, a classroom announcement, or an email. Not all of your courses will require proctored exams. Ecampus recommends completing the required proctoring forms at least 1 to 2 weeks prior to your exam. The Ecampus Testing Coordinator is available if you have questions or problems and can be contacted at 1-541-737-9281. Additional information on Ecampus testing, including a step-by-step guide for scheduling, can be found at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/services/proctoring

Final Examination Schedule by Group Exams & Class Meeting Hours

Spring Term 2018: Final Examination Schedule by Group Examinations

Spring Term: June 11–15, 2018

Day/Time

Day/Time

Day/Time

MON 0730

MON 1600

MON 2000

BI 213 / BI 213H

BA 213

CH 233

MTH 241

BA 215

PH 203

 

MGMT 452

ST 314

 

PH 211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUES 0730

TUES 1600

TUES 2000

BA 230

ANS 317

COMM 111

BA 260 / BA 260H

HHS 231

PH 213

MRKT 499

MTH 256

 

ST 201

 

 

 

 

 

WED 0730

WED 1600

WED 2000

CH 123

BA 360

 

CH 232

BI 103

 

ST 352

MTH 231

 

 

 

 

THURS 0730

THURS 1600

THURS 2000

FIN 342

BA 275

 

MTH 251

BA 352 / BA 352H

 

MTH 252

MTH 111

 

MTH 254

MTH 112

 

 

MTH 306

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2018: Final Examination Schedule by Class Meeting Hours

June 11–15, 2018

First Weekly Meeting

Final Exam Time

Day

Time

Day

Time

M

0800 or 830

F

730

M

900 or 0930

T

1400

M

1000

R

1400

M

1100

W

1400

M

1200 or 1230

M

1800

M

1300

M

1200

M

1400

R

1800

M

1500 or 1530

F

930

M

1600

R

1200

M

1700 or after

M

2000

T

0800 or 830

W

1800

T

900 or 0930

M

930

T

1000

T

930

T

1100

W

1200

T

1200 or 1230

R

930

T

1300

W

930

T

1400

M

1400

T

1500 or 1530

T

1200

T

1600*

T

1800

T

1700 or after

T

2000

W

1700 or after

T

2000

R

1700 or after

R

2000

F

1700 or after

F

2000

A class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing.Times for Final Examinations in most classes are determined by the hour of first weekly lecture. For example, a class meeting for the first time on M 800 or 830 will have its final examination SPRING term on F 0730.

  • A class having its first lecture on W or F will follow the M listing.
  • A class having its first lecture on R or S will follow the T listing.
  • Classes with start times at “1700 or after” are listed above.
  • *A class having its first meeting at a time not listed above will follow the T 1600 listing.

Where warranted by enrollment or number of sections, certain courses will have group examinations as indicated on this page under "Schedule of Group Examinations."

Finding Courses

The first step to furthering your education is to find the course(s) that you want or need to enroll in. There are a number of tools to help you find courses that will meet your needs.

Search for classes via MyOSU.

You may access the Class Search feature through your MyOSU account to search for courses for terms that are open to registration. (Steps: Login to MyOSU, click Student tab, under Registration Tools click on Look Up Classes, then follow the directions.) Once you find a course you wish to enroll in you can add it to your worksheet and keep searching or you can submit the change immediately and be enrolled in the course immediately if there are no impediments. For a more detailed explanation of how to search for courses from within the Registration menu view the Adding a Course video tutorial.


Search for courses using the online Schedule of Classes

Using the online schedule of classes you can search class listings in several ways. You can define your criteria in the Search All Schedules of Classes. If you know you are looking for something more specific you can begin your search in a specific subsection such as Baccalaureate Core Schedules or Undergraduate Schedules by Subject. Once you’ve defined your criteria and located the course/courses that you are interested in make note of the CRN for registration purposes.

Need to find a baccalaureate core course?

Watch our Baccalaureate Core Courses Video Tutorial or go straight to the baccalaureate core courses section of the general catalog.

Do you have concerns about building accessibility?

Visit the campus accessibility site maintained by Disability Access Services and learn the about the accessibility of buildings on campus.

Interested in taking an online course?

Visit Ecampus to find out more information about online courses.

Do you need to search for a course from a prior term?

You can access schedule of classes for previous terms online to search for courses offered in previous terms up to two years past.

The OSU General Catalog is archived by academic year in PDF format in ScholarsArchives@OSU .

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 catalogschedule of classes, and Scheduler 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.

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
541-737-4098
Website: http://ds.oregonstate.edu/
Email: Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu

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

You are eligible to enroll in courses if:
  • You are admitted to the university for the term.
  • You are a currently active OSU student.
  • You are not on academic suspension.

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Eligibility to Register 2018–2019
Who You Are What You Need to Do
Newly Admitted Undergraduates

Newly admitted undergraduates receive letters of admission that outline orientation and registration details. If you have further questions, Corvallis campus students may contact New Student Programs and Family Outreach for details on orientation sessions that you are expected to attend.
Call 541-737-7627 or email: newstudents@oregonstate.edu.

Ecampus students may contact Ecampus Student Services at 541-737-4166 or ecampus.ess@oregonstate.edu for questions regarding the online orientation and registration process.

Newly Admitted Graduates

May register in the first time period of Phase 1. Graduate students do not need a PIN to register.

Newly Admitted Postbacc Students

After admission, obtain Registration PIN from advisor. For registration time, go to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, click on Student tab and under Registration Tools, select 'View Priority Registration Status.' Registration status will be available approximately one week before registration begins.

Newly Admitted Nondegree Students–One Week Before Next Term Begins

After admission, you can register one week before the next term begins. No Registration PIN is needed. For registration time, go to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, click on Student tab and under Registration Tools, select 'View Priority Registration Status.' Registration status will be available approximately two weeks before the next term begins.

Continuing Undergraduates

For registration time, go to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, click on Student tab and under Registration Tools, select 'View Priority Registration Status.' Registration status will be available approximately one week before registration begins. Otherwise, see the Office of the Registrar for re-enrollment and registration procedures.

Continuing Graduates

For registration time, go to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, click on Student tab and under Registration Tools, select 'View Priority Registration Status.' Registration status will be available approximately one week before registration begins. Otherwise, contact the Graduate School. Readmission is subject to the Continuous Graduate Enrollment Policy. See Graduate School for details.

Students who have changed to a different status, i.e., undergrad, grad, postbacc, or nondegree

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 that 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.

Students on Academic Suspension

If you were suspended at the end of the previous term, you are not eligible to register for a future term. If you are currently registered for a future term, you will be disenrolled. If reinstatement is granted, you must re-register.

Students with Registration Holds

When you attempt to register, the registration system will inform you of any registration holds that you 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.

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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.

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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.

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Students Taking Time Away from OSU

Students occasionally take time off from their coursework for a variety of reasons. If you need to take time off from OSU, we advise a few steps:

1. Check in with your academic advisor; they will be able to guide you on any steps you may need to follow to ensure a smooth return to OSU.

2. If applicable, check in with Financial Aid to ensure you know any information about your financial aid award.

3. If you will be gone for four or more terms, please follow the steps outlined below in 'Returning Students.'

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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.

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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:

Banner Term

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

Banner Term

Winter 2017

201702

Spring 2018

201803

Spring 2017

201703

Fall 2018

201901

Summer 2017

201800

Fall 2018

201901

Fall 2017

201801

Winter 2019

201902

Winter 2018

201802

Spring 2019

201903

Spring 2018

201803

Fall 2019

202001

Summer 2018

201900

Fall 2019

202001

Fall 2018

201901

Winter 2020

202002

Winter 2019

201902

Spring 2020

202003

Spring 2019

201903

Fall 2020

202101

Summer 2019

202000

Fall 2020

202101

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MyOSU

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 http://onid.oregonstate.edu 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.

    Registration PIN from Advisor

    All degree-seeking undergraduates (including postbaccs) must have a Registration PIN to register for classes. Registration PINs are provided by colleges at the time of advising. Graduate students and nondegree students are not required to have registration PINs.

    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.

    PINs are assigned to students on the following timescale:

    Week 3
    (After add/drop deadlines)
    From the beginning of week 3 onwards, PINs start being assigned to students automatically based on the term PIN rules set up for individual colleges.
    Weeks 3–4

    Some students are assigned PINs manually based on a particular status, e.g., disability access students, First-Year Experience students, student athletes, international Exchange students, etc.

    This takes up to two weeks because information must be gathered from many departments. During this time, it is possible that a student’s PIN will be updated from one that was automatically assigned to one that reflects a particular status.

    Week 4 At the end of week 4, the Office of the Registrar informs all advisors that PIN assignment processes have been completed.
    Weeks 5–7 Advisors meet with students to distribute PINs and plan registration schedules.
    Week 7 Priority registration phase 1 opens at the end of week 7.
    General Access PIN (GAP)

    A GAP is a 6-digit access number initially assigned to each student by the Office of the Registrar. Your initial GAP is your birthdate (month, day, year). For example, if your birthdate is April 3, 1999, your GAP will be 040399. The GAP is your Personal Identification Number used to access student information available through BANNER and the World Wide Web. Your initial birthdate GAP will expire upon your first entry into the information systems. You must then choose a new GAP, other than your birthdate. You also have the option to enter some additional information about yourself to use as a prompt should you forget your GAP and need to obtain a new GAP. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar, 541-737-4331, B102 Kerr Administration Building, if you forget your GAP.

    Plan Your Schedule

    Advising

    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 offerings 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 Search for Classes to Add feature in Online Services under the Registration Menu, or via your MyOSU account in Student Tab/Registration Tools portlet using the Look Up Classes link.

    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.

    Scheduler

    Priority Registration

    Click here for the term schedule
     
    Priority Registration: Phases 1 and 2

    Priority registration has two phases. Students register in group time blocks based on their credits earned and in-progress. The more credits students have earned, the earlier they may register. Students may register in their assigned time block or any later time.

    The two phases enable automated wait listing. Here is how it works for undergraduates:

    • Phase 1 allows registration in a maximum of 16 credits. No wait listing is allowed.
    • Phase 2 allows registration in a maximum of 19 credits plus a maximum of three wait listed classes.

    Students may obtain registration times for phases 1 and 2 via their MyOSU account. Click on the Student tab and under Registration Tools, select View Priority Registration Status.

    Registration Priority by Student Status
    • Disability Access Services (DAS) approves priority registration for students with disabilities on a case by case basis.
    • Graduate and professional students will be able to register at the beginning of priority registration.
    • Postbaccalaureate students will be able to register after undergraduate seniors.
    • Athletes and Honors College students are provided with priority time slots to accommodate their special scheduling needs.
    • Veterans who submit appropriate documentation are eligible for priority registration. Visit the veteran priority registration page for more information.

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    The priority registration schedule

    The schedule displayed below represents a range of dates and times during which students are 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.

    Fall 2018 - Priority Registration Calendar (Phase 1)
    Priority Registration Phase 1 for all student levels/groups will remain
    open through midnight on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
    Day Time Grouping
    Sunday, May 20th 6:00 a.m. Graduate Students
      7:00 a.m. Professional Students
    Undergraduate Students Time Number of credits earned
    Senior 8:00 a.m. 215+
      9:00 a.m. Athletes: Senior/Junior
      10:00 a.m. 205-214
      11:00 a.m.  
      12:00 p.m. Senior Honors College and Senior Veteran Benefit Students
      1:00 p.m. 190-204
      2:00 p.m.  
      3:00 p.m.  
      4:00 p.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 176-189
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m.  
      9:00 p.m.  
      10:00 p.m. 155-175
    Monday, May 21st 6:00 a.m.  
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m.  
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m. Athletes: Sophomore/Freshmen
      9:00 p.m. 150-154
      10:00 p.m.  
    Tuesday, May 22nd 6:00 a.m. 145-149
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 140-144
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m. 135-139
      8:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m. Post-Baccalaureate Veteran Benefit Students
      9:00 p.m. Post-Baccalaureate Students
      10:00 p.m. Junior Honors College and Junior Veteran Benefit Students
    Wednesday, May 23rd 6:00 a.m. 130-134
    Junior 7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m.  
      6:00 p.m. 125-129
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m. 120-124
      9:00 p.m.  
      10:00 p.m.  
    Thursday, May 24th 6:00 a.m. 115-119
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 110-114
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m. 105-109
      8:00 p.m.  
      9:00 p.m. 100-104
      10:00 p.m.  
    Tuesday, May 29th 6:00 a.m. 95-99
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m.  
      6:00 p.m. 90-94
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m.  
      9:00 p.m. Sophomore Honors College and Sophomore Veteran Benefit Students
    Sophomore 10:00 p.m. 85-89
    Wednesday, May 30th 6:00 a.m.  
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 80-84
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m. 75-79
      9:00 p.m.  
      10:00 p.m.  
    Thursday, May 31st 6:00 a.m. 70-74
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 65-69
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m. 60-64
      8:00 p.m.  
      9:00 p.m. 55-59
      10:00 p.m.  
    Friday, June 1st 6:00 a.m. 50-54
      7:00 a.m.  
      5:00 p.m. 45-49
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m.  
      8:00 p.m. Freshman Honors College and Freshman Veteran Benefit Students
    Freshman 9:00 p.m. 40-44
      10:00 p.m.  
    Sunday, June 3rd 6:00 a.m.  
      7:00 a.m. 35-39
      8:00 a.m.  
      9:00 a.m. 30-34
      10:00 a.m. 25-29
      11:00 a.m. 20-24
      12:00 p.m.  
      1:00 p.m. 15-19
      2:00 p.m.  
      3:00 p.m. 10-14
      4:00 p.m.  
      5:00 p.m.  
      6:00 p.m.  
      7:00 p.m. 0-9
      8:00 p.m.  
      9:00 p.m.  
      10:00 p.m.  
    Fall 2018 - Priority Registration Calendar (Phase 2)
    Registration will NOT be available during the day on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to prepare for Phase 2 Registration and open Wait Listing.
    Day Time Grouping
    Thursday, June 7th 8:00 p.m. Graduate Level Students
      8:00 p.m. Professional Level Students
    Undergraduate Students Time Number of credits earned
      8:30 p.m. 250+
      8:30 p.m. Athletes: Senior/Junior
      9:00 p.m. 200-249
      9:30 p.m.  
      9:30 p.m. All Honors College and Veteran Benefit Students
      10:00 p.m. 196-199
      10:00 p.m. Athletes: Sophomore/Freshmen
      10:30 p.m. 176-195
    Friday, June 8th 6:00 a.m. 166-175
      6:30 a.m. 156-165
      7:00 a.m. 146-155
      7:30 a.m. 135-145
      5:00 p.m. Post-Baccalaureate Students
      5:30 p.m. 111-134
      6:00 p.m. 90-110
      6:30 p.m. 76-89
      7:00 p.m. 66-75
      7:30 p.m. 56-65
      8:00 p.m. 45-55
      8:30 p.m. 40-44
      9:00 p.m. 35-39
      9:30 p.m. 30-34
      10:00 p.m. 25-29
      10:30 p.m. 20-24
    Sunday, June 10th 6:00 a.m. 15-19
      6:30 a.m. 10-14
      7:00 a.m. 5-9
      7:30 a.m. 1-4
    Thursday, September 13th 7:30 a.m. Non-degree Veteran Benefit students
      8:00 a.m. Non-degree students

     

    Registration PIN from Advisor

    All degree-seeking undergraduates (including postbaccs) must have a Registration PIN to register for classes. Registration PINs are provided by colleges at the time of advising. Graduate students and nondegree students are not required to have registration PINs.

    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:

    Week 3
    (After add/drop deadlines)
    From the beginning of week 3 onwards, PINs start being assigned to students automatically based on the term PIN rules set up for individual colleges.
    Weeks 3–4

    Some students are assigned PINs manually based on a particular status, e.g., disability access students, First-Year Experience students, student athletes, international Exchange students, etc.

    This takes up to two weeks because information must be gathered from many departments. During this time, it is possible that a student’s PIN will be updated from one that was automatically assigned to one that reflects a particular status.
    Week 4 At the end of week 4, the Office of the Registrar informs all advisors that PIN assignment processes have been completed.
    Weeks 5–7 Advisors meet with students to distribute PINs and plan registration schedules.
    Week 7 Priority registration phase 1 opens at the end of week 7.

     

    General Access PIN (GAP)

    A GAP is a 6-digit access number initially assigned to each student by the Office of the Registrar. Your initial GAP is your birthdate (month, day, year). For example, if your birthdate is April 3, 1999, your GAP will be 040399. The GAP is your Personal Identification Number used to access student information available through BANNER and the World Wide Web. Your initial birthdate GAP will expire upon your first entry into the information systems. You must then choose a new GAP, other than your birthdate. You also have the option to enter some additional information about yourself to use as a prompt should you forget your GAP and need to obtain a new GAP. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar, 541-737-4331, B102 Kerr Administration Building, if you forget your GAP.

    Scheduler

    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 on Scheduler.

        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 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 a 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.

          Registration

          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
          541-737-4098
          Email: Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu
          Website: http://ds.oregonstate.edu/

          Publications

          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 to enhance your chances of success.

          How to Register (Registration Information Handbook)

          Activate Your ONID Account

          Eligibility to Register 2018-2019

          Plan Your Schedule

          Plan which courses to take for the term by meeting with your college advisor and using MyDegrees. You can also use Scheduler to help you compare schedules that will fit your various time commitments.

          Scheduler

          Priority Registration: Phases 1 and 2

          Registration Priority by Student Status

          Registration PIN From Advisor

          Registering by WEB

          Registration tutorials on adding, dropping, and waitlisting courses are available on the Office of the Registrar's website at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/node/146/#RegistrationVideos.

          1. Check Eligibility to Register table or in the Registration Information Handbook to see if you are eligible to register.
          2. Obtain your Registration PIN number from your college advisor. (Not required for nondegree students.)
          3. Log in to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu. Enter your ONID name and password and click Login.
          4. Obtain your registration times for phases 1 and 2: Click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools select View Priority Registration Status and follow the directions.

            OR: Consult the Priority Registration schedules in the Office of the Registrar's website at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/priority-registration to find out when you may register.

          5. Use Registration Tools to register. Follow the online instructions to complete your registration.

          Caution: Do not wait until the last minute to process registration changes via the Web. Although generally available 24 hours per day, the Web online registration system is always down from 11:55 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday. If you wait until 10 p.m. or later on a Friday night, you may encounter "system unavailable" messages or busy signals due to many people trying to use the system at the same time.

          Registration Confirmation

          You may confirm your schedule and print a copy of your schedule by logging in to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, select the Student tab and under My Student Stuff, click on 'My Class Schedule'.

          IMPORTANT: Course offerings, course times and locations, and other important information related to courses may change. The Schedule of Classes always has the latest information, https://catalog.oregonstate.edu/course-search/.

          General Access PIN (GAP)

          Waitlisting

          In Phase 2, waitlisting will be in effect—but only for certain sections selected by the departments. Look at the online Schedule of Classes. You will see that some sections have waitlisting numbers listed just between the enrollment numbers and the section title.

          When you try registering for a closed class, you now can add your name to an automated waitlist. (Note: Not every section has waitlisting.)

          1. Type the CRN into the registration worksheet and click Submit.
          2. Use the action column to choose waitlist.
          3. Then, click Submit again to add yourself to the waitlist.

          Monitor your ONID email account. When an opening becomes available you will receive an email directing you to return to your registration and enroll in the course within the designated 24-hour window. If you do not enroll in the course within 24 hours you will be removed from the waitlist. At the time of registration, the system will check for registration errors (Time Conflicts, Duplicates, and Link Errors). If you have a registration error, you must resolve it and enroll within the 24 hours or you will be removed from the waitlist and the available seat will be passed on to the next student on the waitlist.

          Waitlisting remains active through Sunday midnight at the beginning of the second week of classes. If you are on the waitlist at this time, you are not registered in the course and should begin the second week add process if you still wish to be enrolled in the course. You do not need to drop or withdraw yourself from the waitlist at this time.

          Second Week Add Procedure

          1. Contact the department offering the course you want to add.
          2. If the department grants you permission, find a computer and register for the course.
          3. You must type the CRN into the box provided beneath the courses for which you currently are registered, and hit the submit button. You should not select the course from the class search.

          Automated second week adds will be available beginning midnight of Sunday of the second full week of classes.

          Transfer Work

          If you have transfer credits that you have not yet submitted to OSU, you need to submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office at least four weeks prior to registration opening. Transfer credits are included in your earned credits used in part to determine your priority registration time.

          Late Registration

          Petitions for Late Change of Registration

          All registration transactions are subject to the dates and deadlines established in the academic calendar. Any requests to change your registration after the stated deadline has lapsed must be submitted via a Petition for Late Change of Registration form. All petitioners must carefully read and sign the petition guidelines.

          • Petitions are only submitted to request a transaction after that transaction deadline has passed.
          • Petitions are a request for an exception to academic regulations or policies and there is no guarantee of approval.
          Academically Suspended Students

          Students who are academically suspended are denied all privileges of the institution and any organization in any way connected to it until they are reinstated to the university. Therefore, suspended students may not petition the ARC.

          Submitting Your Petition

          The completed petition and signed guidelines must be returned to the Office of the Registrar where your request will be routed to the Academic Requirements Committee for review. Complete only the sections pertinent to your request.

          Late Add

          To request to add a course after the add course deadline, complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Course Add
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Add: The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance and reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review. Please note: OSU charges fees for late registration. Please see more about those fees here.

          Late Change of Course Credits

          To request to change course credits after the deadline complete the Modify Course Credit Request as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Change in Course Credit
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Add; complete this section if requesting to increase credits. The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance and reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
          • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw. Complete this section if requesting to decrease credits. The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance and did student take final exam) and sign the form.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Late Change of Grading Basis

          To request a change of grading basis after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Change Grading Basis
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Late Course Withdrawal

          To request to withdraw from a course after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Course Withdrawal
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance and did student take final exam) and sign the form.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Late Drop

          To request to drop a course after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Course Drop
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance and did student take final exam) and sign the form.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Late Section Change

          To request to change sections (e.g., BI 101 section 001 drop in order to add BI 101 section 002) after the add/drop deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Mark Section Change
          3. Complete the Course Add and Course Drop sections
          4. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
          5. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Add: The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance and reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
          • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance and did student take final exam) and sign the form. If the instructor for the section to add and the section drop are the same person, they must complete both sections.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Late Withdrawal from the University

          To request to a late withdrawal from the university for a term complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

          First page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          1. Student information
          2. Withdraw from University
          3. Reason for change (Your response must be legible.)
          4. Why this request is late sections (Your response must be legible.)
          Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:
          • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor(s) must answer the two questions (last date of attendance and did student take final exam) and sign the form. Both questions in the Late Drop/Withdraw course section must be answered by each of your instructors. You may attach separate sheets with each instructor's responses.
          • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

          Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

          Placement of Students—Chemistry, Second Language, Mathematics

          Chemistry Placement

          Please use the criteria below when selecting a general chemistry course.

           

          Student Description/Preparation

          Recommended Chemistry and Math Courses

          A

          Little or no high school chemistry
          AND
          concurrent enrollment in MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra
          (3 cr) or MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr) or higher

          CH 121 General Chemistry (5 cr).

          A more gradual and thorough approach in the CH 121, CH 122, CH 123 sequence will prepare some students to take an advanced chemistry course such as CH 331

          B

          Students who do not place in MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra
          (3 cr) or MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr) should first complete MTH 065 Elementary Algebra (3 cr) with a C or better

          CH 121 General Chemistry (5 cr) concurrently with
          MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr)
          or
          MTH 103 Algebraic Reasoning (4 cr)

          C

          Students without high school chemistry but who have AP credit or placement in MTH 251 Differential Calculus (4 cr) or higher.

          OR:

          1. At least one year of high school chemistry
            AND
          2. Completion of MTH 111 or higher
            OR concurrent enrollment in MTH 111
            OR placement in MTH 112 or higher

          For best success, the Chemistry Department suggests:
          SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (75)

          Engineering students other than listed in D below:
          CH 201 Chemistry for Engineering Majors (3 cr)

          Engineering students may want to take the optional
          CH 211 Recitation for Chemistry 201 (1 cr)

          Other students:
          CH 231 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 261 Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1 cr)

          The complete sequence includes:
          CH 232 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 262 Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1 cr) and
          CH 233 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1 cr)

          D

          Science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and pre-medical/pre-dental/pre-pharmacy students and other students interested in a complete general chemistry sequence:

          1. At least one year of high school chemistry
            AND
          2. Completion of MTH 111 or higher
            OR concurrent enrollment in MTH 111
            OR placement in MTH 112 or higher

          For best success, the Chemistry Department suggests:
          SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (75)

          CH 231 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 261 Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1 cr)

          The complete sequence includes:
          CH 232 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 262 Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1 cr) and
          CH 233 General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 263 Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1 cr)

          E

          Students in the University Honors College and:

          1. At least one year of high school chemistry
            AND
          2. Completion of MTH 111 or higher
            OR concurrent enrollment in MTH 111
            OR placement in MTH 112 or higher

          For best success, the Chemistry Department suggests:
          SATM (490) or ACTM (20) or MPAL (75)

          CH 231H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 261H Laboratory for Chemistry 231H

          The complete sequence for these students also includes:
          CH 232H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 262H Laboratory for Chemistry 232H
          and
          CH 233H Honors General Chemistry (4 cr)
          and CH 263H Laboratory for Chemistry 233H

          Second Language Assessment

          Students with previous training or experience in a second language who do not have advanced placement or college credit are required to take a Second Language Assessment before enrolling in a language course. There is an online placement test for Chinese, Russian, French, German and Spanish and these online, self-proctored exams can be taken at any time. No proctor is required. To request access to the placement exam contact the main office of the World Languages and Cultures Program, 210 Kidder Hall, 541-737-2146 or helen.wilhelm@oregonstate.edu. Students will need to provide their OSU ID number.

          Students without previous training or experience in a second language are highly encouraged to start their second language requirement in their freshman year as only a limited number of seats are available and courses fill quickly. World Languages cannot guarantee accommodation and on-time graduation for students delaying the completion of their language requirement.

          Ecampus students may contact Helen Wilhelm in World Languages and Cultures, helen.wilhelm@oregonstate.edu, for information, a testing link, and access code. You will need to provide your OSU ID. If you do not know your OSU ID number, please contact Ecampus Student Services, ecampus.success@oregonstate.edu.

          Mathematics Assessment and Placement

          All first-year Corvallis campus students must take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Test prior to START (new student orientation and advising). Transfer students and Ecampus students should consult with their academic advisor to determine their course placement and testing requirements. Information on the ALEKS Math Placement Test and an explanation of placement scores are available at http://math.oregonstate.edu/mlc-placement-home.

          Please consult with your academic advisor for the appropriate mathematics courses for your degree program. Descriptions of mathematics courses are given in the OSU General Catalog, https://catalog.oregonstate.edu/courses/mth/

          Please note:

          • At the Corvallis campus, MTH 065 is only offered through OSU Extended Campus.
          • Beginning in Summer 2018, MTH 095 will no longer be offered at OSU or by OSU Extended Campus. Students who place into MTH 095 should take MTH 103, which is offered on the Corvallis campus and by OSU Extended Campus.
          OSU Mathematics Course Prerequisites/Placement Structure

           

          Register

          Adding Courses

          You can register for a course online from the beginning of your priority registration date and time through the end of the add period. The add/drop deadlines for each term are defined in the academic calendar. Courses added during the second week of classes require departmental approval in the form of an electronic override.

          What if I just want to sit in on a course (aka audit)?

          You may not attend a course for which you are not registered. With instructor approval, courses may be taken on an audit basis for no grade or credits. All applicable tuition and fees are charged for audit registration. This is accomplished by completing an Audit Registration form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term.

          How do I change the number of credits on my course?

          If the course is available for a variable number of credits you may change the credits on the course throughout the add/drop period. To do so during the second week of classes requires an override from the department.

          What do I do if I don’t meet the restrictions on the course?

          Contact the department offering the course to discuss your options. Courses may be restricted in many ways: prerequisites, corequisites, majors/minors/options, college, class standing and others. Restrictions are displayed in the class schedule. The ability to make exceptions to these restrictions lies with the department offering the course.

          Adding classes during the 2nd week of classes

          To add a class during the second week of the term requires an override from the department offering the course. Contact the department directly for their particular policies and procedures for receiving an override. Once an override is entered you must return to your registration and enroll in the course; it is not done for you by the deparment.

          Can I get on a waitlist if the course I want to enroll in is closed?

          If a course is closed you may monitor the enrollment throughout the add/drop period and enroll if a seat opens. Beginning in Phase II of registration students may register to be on the waitlist for courses that have waitlisting available. Waitlisting for a course is not a guarantee that you will be enrolled in the course.

          Late Registration

          Late change of registration petitions may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The petition will be reviewed and referred to the Academic Requirements Committee for review as necessary.

          Registration Dates and Deadlines

          Do you want to add another course or perhaps drop a course that you are enrolled in? You only have until a certain point in the term to do so. Familiarize yourself with the registration dates and deadlines so that you are not caught unawares.

          Adding Courses

          Courses can be added online from your priority registration date through the end of the add/drop period defined in the academic calendar.

          Watch a video to learn how to enroll in courses

          If you’ve never registered for courses at OSU before watch the Add a Course Video to get started.


          Class Search

          You may use the Class Search feature in MyOSU to find and register for courses. Login to MyOSU, choose the Student Tab, then Registration tools, choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Class Search button. Here you can define the criteria for the courses you are looking for. Review the search results to determine what courses you will enroll in. Once the course is identified select it. Add it to your worksheet if you intend to continue searching for more courses. Once you have selected all of the courses you wish to enroll in click Register. The screen will reload and display the courses you were successfully enrolled in. If you were not enrolled in a course there will be an error message that explains why you were not enrolled in the course. Note: The Class Search feature cannot be used if you have received an override to enroll in a closed class. You will receive the error message “course does not exist”.

          Number of Registration Attempts Allowed

          During the registration process it can be tempting to use auto refresh features of your web browser or other automated processes such as bots to attempt to register for classes. However, registration attempts are limited, after which your account is locked and all registration activity including Add, Drops, Withdraws and Credit changes will need to be made in person at the Office of the Registrar.

          MyDegrees Planner

          Now is the time to use the plan you and your advisor developed using the Planner feature of MyDegrees. Login to MyOSU and choose the MyDegrees option from the My Student Stuff menu. Now choose the Planner tab. Use the drop-down box to choose the plan that you intend to build your registration from. Load that plan. Note, you'll need to identify the CRN's of the course sections you intend to enroll in. This can be accomplished by clicking on the still needed course in your degree checklist in the left hand column, this will load information about that course including when it is scheduled, the CRN, and the available seats in the course. You can also search for the courses in the schedule of classes to identify the sections you intend to register for.

          Once the plan is loaded, open another browser window, log back into MyOSU, enter the Registration menu, choose Add/Drop classes, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here you may enter the CRN’s of the courses you wish to enroll in and click the submit button or you can use the class search feature to find the CRN's of the courses on your plan. The screen will reload and display the courses you were successfully enrolled in. If you were not enrolled in a course there will be an error message that explains why you were not enrolled in the course.

          Overrides

          After you receive an electronic override from a department to allow you to enroll in a course from which you were restricted, you must return to MyOSU to enroll in the course. You will not be enrolled by the department providing the override. If you receive an override to enroll in a closed course you must enter the CRN of the course in the boxes on the add/drop pages and submit the registration change from there. If you attempt to use the Class Search feature you will receive the error message “course does not exist”.

          Audit Registration

          Audit registration cannot be completed online.

          Audit registration permits a student to enroll in a course for no credit and no grade. Course requirements for an audited course will be determined by the course instructor. Audit registration is available to degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students. The audit registration period runs Monday through Friday of the second full week of classes. See the Academic Calendar for the Audit Registration period.

          Students wanting to audit a course must bring a completed Audit Registration form with the instructor’s permission to the Office of the Registrar for registration (http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/forms).

          Audit courses are assessed instructional fees at the same rate as credit courses. Any changes to an audit registration are subject to the same procedures, deadlines, and special fees as registration changes to regular courses. Upon completion of an audited course, the designation of "AUD" will be recorded on the transcript. The designation of "WAU" will be recorded on the transcript for students who withdraw from an audited course.

          Change Course Credits

          The credits for a course cannot be changed from those published in the schedule of classes. However, some courses are offered with a range of possible credits. When students enroll in courses with variable credits they are automatically enrolled in the course for one credit only.

          It is the responsibility of the student to alter their registration within the add/drop period to reflect the number of credits they will be completing.

          Registration Restrictions

          Courses can be restricted to only allow the appropriate student population to enroll in the course. Restrictions can include prerequisite requirements, major/minor/option restrictions, class standing restrictions, and more.

          Before beginning registration, verify that you meet all restrictions on courses you intend to register for. Course restrictions are listed in the new schedule of classes. Don’t be caught off guard at the time of registration.

          To request an explanation of—or an exception to—the restrictions on a course, contact the department offering the course.

          Second Week Adds

          With departmental approval students can enroll in courses online during the second week of the term. Inform the department of all restrictions that would prevent you from enrolling in the course (closed course, major/minor/option restriction, etc.). The department will need to provide an override for each restriction as well as second-week approval. Departmental approval is provided in the form of an electronic override. Contact the department that offers the course to request an override.

          Once an override is entered you need to log into MyOSU again and enroll in the course. You will not be enrolled by the department providing the override. If you receive an override to enroll in a closed course you must enter the CRN of the course in the boxes on the add/drop pages and submit the registration change from there. If you attempt to use the Class Search feature you will receive the error message “course does not exist”.

          Please note:  OSU charges fees for second week adds. Please see "Late Registration Change" under the Special Fees section of the online catalog for more information.

          Waitlisting Courses

          If the course you want to enroll in is closed, see if it has an available waitlist. Courses can be waitlisted online during Phase II registration; refer to the priority registration calendar.
          Watch a how-to video about how to waitlist courses

          If you’ve never waitlisted a course before, watch the Waitlisting Video to get started.

          If you know the CRN of the course: Login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the CRN and click submit. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom, use the action column to choose waitlist, and click submit again. Scroll to the bottom of the page and verify that you have been waitlisted for the course.

          When waitlisted for linked courses such as lecture and laboratory or lecture and recitation, both CRNs, for lecture section and laboratory/recitation section must be present. If a laboratory/recitation section is waitlisted, from the dropdown menu for the waitlisted section of course select “Register” AND enter the CRN for the Lecture in the CRN box before you click “submit changes” to register. If you are waitlisted to the lecture, select “Register” from the dropdown menu AND enter CRN for the laboratory/recitation section in the CRN box before clicking “submit changes” to register for the linked course.

          To waitlist a course using the Class Search feature: Login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Class Search. Here you can define the criteria for the course you are looking for. Once the course is identified select it and click Add to Worksheet. The Add/Drop classes page will reload. Submit the request. Scroll to the bottom, use the action column to choose waitlist, and click submit again. Scroll to the bottom of the page and verify that you have been waitlisted for the course.

          Waitlist Information

          With the exception of Summer term, waitlisting will be available only in Phase II of the priority registration schedule.

          Not all classes have waitlisting. Departments choose which sections will have a waitlist. The online schedule and course look up will display waitlist details for each section including the waitlist maximum and the remaining waitlist seats.

          All registration restrictions (prerequisites, major/minor/option, etc.), with the exception of Duplicates, Links, and Time conflicts, are enforced at the time a student waitlists the course. However, any duplicates, links, and time conflicts must be resolved at the time the student enrolls in the waitlisted course.

          Waitlisting remains active through Sunday midnight at the beginning of the second week of classes. Students may waitlist up to 3 courses.

          Check out our WL FAQs for more information.


          How does it work?

          Once you are on the waitlist for a course, monitor your ONID email account frequently.

          When an opening becomes available you will receive an email directing you to return to your registration and enroll in the course within the designated 24-hour window.

          If you do not enroll in the course within 24 hours, you will be removed from the waitlist.

          At the time you attempt to register for the course the system will check for registration errors including Time Conflicts, Duplicates, and Link Errors. If you have a registration error, you must resolve it and enroll within the 24 hours or you will be removed from the waitlist and the available seat will be passed on to the next student on the waitlist.

          Registration Procedures & Details (Registration Information Handbook)

          Access for Persons with Disabilities

          Students with disabilities who need help with Office of the Registrar’s services offered through MyOSU or Online Services should contact the Office of the Registrar in B102 Kerr Administration Building, 541-737-4331 or email registrars@oregonstate.edu.

          The Office of the Registrar and Disability Access Services will make arrangements for classes in accessible locations.

          To obtain this publication in alternative formats, please call 541-737-4331 or email registrars@oregonstate.edu.

          Auditing Courses

          Audit registration permits a student to enroll in a course for no credit and no grade. Course requirements for an audited course will be determined by the course instructor. Audit registration is available to degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students. The audit registration period runs Monday through Friday of the second full week of classes. See the Academic Calendar for the Audit Registration period.

          Students wanting to audit a course must bring a completed Audit Registration form with the instructor’s permission to the Office of the Registrar for registration (http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/forms). Audit registration is not done online.

          Audit courses are assessed instructional fees at the same rate as credit courses. Any changes to an audit registration are subject to the same procedures, deadlines, and special fees as registration changes to regular courses. Upon completion of an audited course, the designation of "AUD" will be recorded on the transcript. The designation of "WAU" will be recorded on the transcript for students who withdraw from an audited course.

          Changing Grading Options (S/U, A–F)

          All courses registered via the Web are given the A–F or P/N grade option as appropriate. Any changes of the A–F option (to S/U) are done in person at the Office of the Registrar' after completing the appropriate forms. The deadline for these changes is the end of the 7th week of classes.

          Classification Standing

          Total Credits

          Class

          1–44

          Freshman

          45–89

          Sophomore

          90–134

          Junior

          135 and more

          Senior

          Closed or Cancelled Courses

          When you register on the Web, classes that are closed or canceled will be noted in the "Look-Up Classes to Add" results. We encourage you to have a few alternate courses or sections in mind so that you can complete your registration, or you may try Web registration again at a later time (before the term) to add the closed class.

          Course Restrictions

          Enrollment in some courses is restricted by class or major or college or level or alpha sections. If you do not satisfy the course restrictions, Web registration will explain the reason you did not receive the course selected. Generally speaking, departmental requirements on course restrictions are firm. However, if you think your registration merits an exception, please contact the course departmental office. See Registration Restrictions in the How to Read the Schedule section.

          Departmental Approval of Registration for Courses

          Some courses require departmental approval (See the schedule of classes section labeled "Restrictions"). Contact the appropriate department or school to obtain approval prior to registering. The department or school will not register you for the class, but will electronically authorize you to register for the course. You will then need to register for the course on your own.

          Holds

          Students with registration holds will not be permitted to register until holds are cleared. Registrants are informed of holds and are referred to appropriate departments and offices.

          Late Registration and Fees

          A late registration fee will be assessed for all initial registrations beginning the first day of classes of a term according to the following schedule:

          Fall 2018
          Winter 2019
          Spring 2019
          $50 late registration fee begins first two full weeks of class

          September 24

          January 7

          April 1

          $100 late registration fee begins third week of classes

          October 8

          January 22

          April 15

          For additional dates, see the Academic Calendar at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/osu-academic-calendar.

          Lectures/Labs/Recitations/Studios (Multi-Part Courses)

          If a course lecture is "linked" to a noncredit laboratory or recitation or studio, you must register for all parts of the course. Web registration will not permit you to register for one part without the other. Likewise, you may not drop only one part of a "linked" course; if you do so, the other part will be dropped automatically. If you want to change one part of a multi-part course, you should drop the part and add a new part at the same time before processing your requested changes. Be sure to process the request after specifying the drop and the add.

          Major and Minor Changes or Declarations

          To change or declare a major or minor, students must complete an Undergraduate Change of Academic Program form available at head advising offices, the Registrar’s website under forms, http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/forms, or in MyOSU, select Student, then in Student Academic Services, see Forms and select Registrar.

          It is essential for students to keep their major and minor information current.

          Maximum Credit Loads

          Undergraduates may register via the Web for up to 19 credits and graduates up to 16 credits. Additional credits may be added, within the guidelines of the academic regulations, by going to the Office of the Registrar.

          Open Courses, Open Sections

          Available classes can be found by using the "Look-Up Classes to Add" feature of Web registration. Open and current-to-the-minute section availability also can be checked through the Schedule of Classes.

          Prerequisites

          Prerequisite courses provide the background necessary for successful performance in a course. The university uses an automated check of students' records—including transfer work—at the time of registration to determine whether students have successfully completed the prerequisites for certain courses.

          The online schedule of classes lists prerequisites in the "Restrictions" section, which lists all registration restrictions for the class. The online catalog also lists prerequisites in the course descriptions.

          • All prerequisites are required.
          • Prerequisite checking applies to all students regardless of their level, class rank, or college.  

          You will be permitted to register only if you have satisfactorily completed or are currently enrolled in the prerequisites for that course. Satisfactory completion may be:

          • A D– grade or higher, or an S or P grade.
          • A test score in the prerequisite. Some chemistry, mathematics, and foreign language courses require a placement test.
          • Accepted transfer work that is considered equivalent to the prerequisite course.
          • Prerequisites will be enforced after grades are processed and students can be disenrolled for not meeting the prerequisites.

          Note that you must also meet any other restrictions that the department has placed on the course.

          If you have not completed and are not registered for the prerequisite, then you will receive a prerequisite error message when you try to register. You may ask the department offering the course to consider giving you an override for it, which will allow you to register for the course without having first met the prerequisites. If the department declines to give you an override, then you must take the prerequisite in order to register for this course.

          Registration Cancellation/Withdrawal from the Term

          Your act of registering constitutes your commitment to attend Oregon State University. As a university student, you are both academically and financially responsible for all classes in which you register.

          If you want to cancel this commitment and reduce or eliminate tuition charges for the term, you must officially cancel your registration or withdraw from the term (See the Tuition/Fee Reduction Schedule in Tuition and Fees, Drop/Withdraw Refunds section). Failure to pay tuition or to attend classes does not constitute official withdrawal. Students who simply stop attending classes are financially liable for all charges, and may also receive grades of U, N, or F depending on departmental policy.

          Registration Cancellation

          Prior to the first day of the term, you may cancel your registration using the Web registration system at no charge.

          Caution: Do not wait until the last minute to process registration changes via the Web. Although generally available 24 hours per day, the Web online registration system is always down from 11:55 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday. If you wait until 10 p.m. or later on a Friday night, you may encounter "system unavailable" messages or busy signals due to many people trying to use the system at the same time.

          Fall 2018 Cancellation

          Winter 2019 Cancellation

          Spring 2019 Cancellation

          Before September 20

          Before January 7

          Before April 1

          For additional dates, see the Academic Calendar at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/osu-academic-calendar.

          Registration Confirmation

          You may confirm your schedule and print a copy of your schedule by logging into MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, select the Student tab and under My Student Stuff, click on 'My Class Schedule'.

          IMPORTANT: Course offerings, course times and locations, and other important information related to courses may change. The Schedule of Classes always has the latest information, https://catalog.oregonstate.edu/course-search/.

          Registration and Schedule Changes Before Classes Begin

          You may register or change your schedule on the Web at any time after the priority registration schedule and before the first day of classes. Web registration generally is available 24 hours a day, except Friday evening from 11:55 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

          Fall 2018

          Winter 2019

          Spring 2019

          Classes Begin

          September 20

          January 7

          April 1

          For additional dates, see the Academic Calendar at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/osu-academic-calendar.

          Schedule Changes After Classes Begin

          All Web transactions are done on the "Register/Add/Drop Classes" page of the OSU Web registration system. Log in to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, select Student, then under Registration Tools, click on Add/Drop Classes. 

          • Web registration generally is available 24 hours a day, except from 11:55 p.m. Friday evening to 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
          • All paper transactions are done at the Office of the Registrar between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


           

          Fall 2018

          Winter 2019

          Spring 2019

          Last day to add a class by Web without departmental permission, 11:55 p.m. End of first full week.

          Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:55 p.m.

          January 13

          April 7

          Last day to drop a class by Web with 100% refund, 11:55 p.m. End of first full week.

          Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:55 p.m.

          January 13

          April 7

          Audit registration period. Second full week of classes.

          October 1–5

          January 14–18

          April 8–12

          Last day to add a class by Web withdepartmental permission,11:55 p.m.
          End of second full week.

          October 7, 11:55 p.m.

          January 20

          April 14

          Last day to change to/from S/U grade
          End of seventh full week.

          Friday, November 9, 5 p.m.

          February 22

          May 17

          Second Week Add Procedure

          1. Contact the department offering the course you want to add.
          2. If the department grants you permission, find a computer and register for the course.
          3. You must type the CRN into the box provided beneath the courses for which you currently are registered, and hit the submit button. You should not select the course from the class search.

          Automated second week adds will be available beginning midnight of Sunday of the second full week of classes.

          Time Conflicts

          Web registration will not permit you to schedule two on-campus classes that meet at the same time. If, however, you want to schedule two time-conflicting courses, register for the first course by Web. You must obtain an override from the department offices offering the conflicting courses. Once you have received the override, you can register for the second course using the Web.

          Transfer of Academic Colleges

          If you wish to transfer from one OSU college to another, please do so prior to registration. You can obtain the form from your head advisor, from the Registrar’s home page at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/forms or MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu. Print out and complete the Undergraduate Change of Academic Program form for undergraduates and postbaccs. Approvals are required.

          Transfer Work

          If you have transfer credits that you have not yet submitted to OSU, you need to submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office at least four weeks prior to registration opening. Transfer credits are included in your earned credits used in part to determine your priority registration time.

          Variable Credit Courses

          If a course is taught for variable credits, for example, 1 to 16 credits, Web registration will prompt you to enter the correct number of credits for which you wish to enroll. If you need to change that number later, you may do so via the Web.

          Withdrawal from the Term

          Beginning with the first day of the term to Friday of Dead Week, you may withdraw from the term by completing the online withdrawal survey available through the Office of the Registrar's website at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/withdraw-term. Students may withdraw from the term for any reason prior to the beginning of finals week. See Academic Regulation 13 for details. See the Tuition/Fee Reduction and Refund Schedule in the Fees and Fee Payment section for information on the financial implications of withdrawing from the term.

          Summer Term Withdrawal

          Students may withdraw from any courses during Summer term provided they meet the appropriate session deadline to withdraw posted in the Summer Session website at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/calendar/register/deadlines.htm. Summer Session students do not need to complete a Withdrawal Survey. Withdrawing from a summer course uses the same procedure used in the other terms:

          1. Login to MyOSU,
          2. Click on the Student tab,
          3. Under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes.
          4. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit.
          5. Select the course you want to withdraw from in the drop-down box.
          6. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload.
          7. Scroll to the bottom to verify that you have withdrawn from the course. The course status column will show “Withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.

          A student who remains enrolled in a course(s) after the Last Day to Withdraw deadline for a session is responsible for completing the course(s) in that session and is not eligible for a term withdrawal for the Summer term. A student who has dropped/withdrawn from all Summer session courses in accordance with posted deadlines will be considered as having withdrawn from the term. Term withdrawal processing will be completed by the Office of the Registrar at the conclusion of the Summer term. Note: Withdrawals resulting from a term withdrawal (as defined in Academic Regulation 13) do not count in the undergraduate 12-class withdrawal limit specified in Academic Regulation 12.

          Note that withdrawal from the term does not disqualify you from registering for the next term. If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Registrar, 541-737-4331, B102 Kerr Administration Building.

          Fall 2018 Withdrawal

          Winter 2019 Withdrawal

          Spring 2019 Withdrawal

          Summer 2019
          Withdrawal

          September 20 to November 30 by 5 p.m.

          January 7 to March 15 by 5 p.m.

          April 1 to June 7 by 5 p.m.

          http://summer.oregonstate.edu/tuition/schedule.htm

          Undergraduate Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP)

          Students may find that a planned interruption or pause in their regular, full-time education is needed. PELP is designed to enhance the prospect of successful completion of an academic program by allowing a student to arrange a voluntary absence that temporarily suspends their academic work for a period of time. For detailed information please refer to Academic Regulation 13.