How to Read the Schedule of Classes

Registration instructions can be found by visiting our Scheduler information page.

Courses in the Schedule of Classes are arranged alphabetically and numerically by subject code (course designator). For example, ENG for English, MTH for mathematics.

Remote, Mixed, and On-Campus Only Class Modality Filters

Class modality refers to how a class is currently planned to be offered by the instructor with regards to the scheduled meeting times. Class modality is independent of schedule type.

  • Class modality and the search filters encompass all components of the section (lecture, laboratory, recitation).
  • Section modality refers to the specific CRN only and can be found on the course details panel.

Using modality filters, students will be able to register for classes with a clearer understanding of two key factors:

  1. Whether or not a class is planned to require them to be physically present on campus at specific times
  2. Whether or not a class is planned to require them to attend remote meetings at specific times

 

Synchronous Modalities
Remote Learning Scheduled meetings are 100% remote
  • Students attend class sessions remotely at scheduled times (synchronously)
  • No on-campus requirements.
  • This is not the same as Online schedule type, which includes only asynchronous content.
Mixed Learning Scheduled meetings include both in-person meetings and synchronous remote meetings.
  • Anticipated to include both on-campus and remote elements.
  • Anticipated that students attend class in-person and remotely.
  • Some components may include synchronous remote learning.
  • This is not the same as Hybrid schedule type, which includes reduced contact hour requirements and may be any modality.
  • This is not the same as an instructor simultaneously offering their lecture to both in-person and remote students.
On Campus Only Scheduled meetings are 100% in-person
  • 100% in-person instruction.
  • Students primarily attend class in-person/on-site.
  • Instruction is delivered in person at the scheduled time and location.
Asynchronous Classes
Online No scheduled meetings; asynchronous content only.
  • Fully online (asynchronous) learning. Students participate via Canvas.
  • Search classes by selecting Schedule Type = Online
Other asynchronous classes No scheduled meetings.
  • May include independent study, thesis, research, internships, etc.
  • May include unscheduled in-person requirements (to be communicated by instructor)

Class Details Panel

 

Section summary

Seats Avail = Remaining seats available
Campus
Code Campus Description
B Oregon State - Cascades OSU Cascades Campus in Bend, OR
C Oregon State - Corvallis Courses taught at Corvallis (main) Campus in Corvallis, OR
Dx Ecampus - Distance Ed Courses taught online via Ecampus; additional abbreviations may follow indicating a specific location or course level such as "LD" for lower division and "UD" for upper division.
N Newport/HMSC Courses taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon
L LaGrande/EOU Courses taught at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon
PDX Oregon State - Portland Courses taught at Oregon State Portland Center (Meier & Frank).
H Portland/OHSU Courses taught at OHSU in Portland, OR
Course Numbers
Course Numbers Description
100/200 Lower Division, Undergraduate
300/400 Upper Division, Undergraduate
500 Graduate, primarily Master’s
600 Graduate, primarily Doctoral
700 Professional, DVM, PharmD
800 In-service courses for practicing professionals
CRN

The unique Course Reference Number identifying each class.

Cap = Seating Capacity
Curr = Current Enrollment
Cr = Credit

All credits listed in the Schedule of Classes refer to quarter credits.

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

P/N = Pass/No Credit

A class is graded A–F unless P/N appears, in which case Pass/No Credit grading applies.

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

Sec = Section
Section Title

Seminars, special topics, blanket courses and others may have course subject section titles.

Session

Summer term sessions, e.g., 8-week session.

Status

Whether the section is open, closed, waitlisted or cancelled for registration.

Weeks

Number of weeks in the term or summer session.

Term

Su = Summer term
Fa = Fall term
Wi = Winter term
Sp = Spring term

Type

The method of instructional delivery.

Code Schedule Type
A Lecture
B Discussion
C Recitation
D Laboratory
E Seminar
F Independent or Special Studies
FNL Final Exam
G Research
H Activity
HYB Hybrid
J Internship
M Practicum
MID Midterm
N Reading (or Writing) and Conference
O Experiential/Co-op Education
Q Thesis
R Studio
U Externship
V Examination for Credit
W Workshop
Y Online

WL Avail = Seats available on waitlist
WL Cap = Waitlist capacity
WC Curr = Students currently on waitlist

 

Description

Section Description

Description of what the topic covered.

 

Registration Restrictions

Restrictions

Prerequisites, corequisites, limitations to registration. See Registration Restrictions below.

 

Fees

Fees

A list of course fee codes, their description, and the fee amounts are listed in the Catalog under Tuition, Fees and Payment. Additional information is in the Business Affairs website.

 

Attribute Description

Baccalaureate / WIC Courses

All baccalaureate core classes in the Schedule of Classes have an asterisk * in the title. The course description also contains the note (Bacc Core Course).
All writing intensive course classes (WIC) have a carat ^ in the title. The course description also contains the note (Writing Intensive Course).

 

Class Notes

Class Notes

Special instructions, links to textbooks required, etc.

No-show-drop (NSHD)

No-show-drop will appear in the Comments column. A student who is registered for such a course who attends no meetings of the course during the first five school days of the term will be dropped from the course by the instructor, unless the student has obtained prior permission for absence. See Academic Regulation 9b.

 

Meeting Info

Day/Time/Date

Days of the week and hours the class meets (see Meeting Time below), and start and end dates of classes.

Start Date

First day of class.

End Date

Last day of classes before finals week.

Meeting Time

Days of the week are abbreviated as follows:

Abbr. Day
M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
R Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday
U Sunday
TBA To Be Announced
TBA = To be announced.
Location

See the campus map for building abbreviations and locations.

 

Final Exam

 

Instructors

Instructor

Name of instructor or staff.

 

All Sections

Courses with Labs/Recitations/Studios

If a course lecture is "linked" to a noncredit lab 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.

 

Department Contact(s)

 

Registration Restrictions

Prerequisites

Prerequisites provide the background necessary for successful performance in a course. Students may attempt a course without having prerequisites if they have obtained the consent of the instructor to do so. If the instructor’s consent is not obtained, then students who have not fulfilled published prerequisites may be disenrolled from the course during the first week of classes.

Departmental Approval

Special approval is required for this course; the student requests an "override" from the department teaching the course, and then the student registers for the course.

Instructor's Signature

Approval required to register. All courses will have this restriction added for week 2 of any fall, winter, or spring term, so any registration during that time must include an override from the department.

+/–

+ indicates "only." For example, under class limitation +1 means only freshmen, – indicates "no." Under college limitation, –1,7 means no students from College of Agricultural Sciences or the College of Pharmacy may register.

Alpha Restrictions (for WR 121)(AL)

WR 121 course sections have registration limitations determined by the first letter of the student’s last name. These are marked in the comments or restrictions column with the following codes:

Code Restriction
ALAG Students whose last names range from A to G may register that term.
ALHN Students whose last names range from H to N may register that term.
ALOZ Students whose last names range from O to Z may register that term.
Class Standing (CL)

The catalog system translates these codes into the following terminology:

Code Class
1 Freshman
2 Sophomore
3 Junior
4 Senior
5 Undergraduate nondegree
6 Graduate nondegree
7 Postbaccalaureate (undergraduate)
8 Master's candidate
9 Doctoral candidate
G Postbaccalaureate (graduate)
V Professional
College Codes (CO)

The catalog system translates these codes into the following terminology:

Code College
01 Agricultural Sciences
02 Business
03 Education
05 Forestry
07 Pharmacy
08 Science
09 Graduate School
10 Liberal Arts
11 Defense Education (ROTC)
14 University Exploratory Studies Program
15 Veterinary Medicine
16 Engineering
18 Honors College
23 Public Health and Human Sciences
24 Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
EP Intensive English Program
Degree (DG)

If a course is restricted to students pursuing specific degrees, it will list a code of DG + – under the Registration Restrictions column. Degrees listed may include HBA (Honors Bachelor of Art), HBFA (Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts) and HBS (Honors Bachelor of Science).

Level (LV)

The catalog system translates these codes into the following terminology:

Code Level
01 Undergraduate
02 Graduate
03 Postbaccalaureate
04 Nondegree and Credential
05 Professional
06 INTO OSU GE/AE/Pathways
Major Restrictions/Major Code Descriptions

Some courses are restricted to students enrolled in particular majors. Numerical codes of the majors students are restricted to are noted in the Restrictions section in the online Schedule of Classes.