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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