Mutually exclusive courses are OSU courses that have similar content, but are not considered to be equivalent. Students who have taken courses in this category will be prevented from registering for other associated course(s).
In instances where two new courses replace one existing course, or a non-equivalent course replaces an existing course, we use Mutual Exclusion rules. This prevents students from registering for the new course(s) if they have passed the old course.
Granting mutual exclusion is subject to approval by the OtR via the course proposal process.
Some examples include:
If you have questions or feel you need to register and are receiving an error, please contact your advisor.