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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.