Student Records

Academic Program

Your academic program encompasses:

  • Degree(s)
  • Major(s)
  • Minor(s)
  • Certificate(s), and
  • Any options you are pursuing in your studies at OSU

For those pursuing standalone certificates at OSU, please see FAQs here.

Use the general catalog, advising resources, and MyDegrees to track your program requirements and to make decisions about making changes to your program.

How do I change my major?

Undergraduate Students

See the academic advisor or advising office responsible for the major; the advising staff will submit a change of academic program through our online process.

If you decide to change your major after the add/drop deadline, the change will normally take effect for the next academic term. You can also request a change on campus through your advisor. 

Graduate students 

Those who wish to change their academic program should consult the Graduate School Office’s change of degree/major procedures.


  • Information for students about microcredentials is located on the Office of the Registrar Microcredentials webpage.
  • Information for faculty and staff is located on the Office of Curriculum Management/Assessment and Accreditation Microcredentials webpage.

Standalone Certificates

For information on standalone certificates, check out the FAQs.


Academic advising is invaluable to the successful completion of 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 developed 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 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.

Academic Catalog

Check out the academic catalog for information regarding admission requirements, degree requirements, available programs, academic regulations, policies, academic calendars, and much more.

Familiarize yourself with the catalog in general, while paying particular attention to your program requirements and academic regulations.

Student status by credit hours

Student status is defined on the back of the OSU transcript.

Student Type

Time Status

Credit Hours


Full time


Half time


Part time




Full time


Half time


Part time



General Education

Full time


Half time


Part time