How can I find my GAP and PIN numbers?
You will need your ONID ID and your GAP to login to OSU Online Services where you can register, see your financial aid status, see your student bill, etc. Your GAP number is set as your date of birth in six digits. You are asked to make up a different GAP the first time you register online.
During Priority Registration Phase 1, you will be asked for a registration PIN, in addition to your Online Services login. Your registration PIN is a six digit number assigned to you and changes every academic year or, possbily, when you change majors. New PINs become available in the Spring (week 3) right before registration for the following Fall term. Your academic advisor can look up your PIN online during an advising appointment or drop-in time. You must be advised to receive your registation PIN.
The purpose of Course Prerequisites and Course Restrictions is to keep students from taking courses for which they are not adequately prepared.
A prerequisite course is one that the School sees as a stepping stone to another, higher level, course. Prerequisites provide students with the appropriate background for understanding material for the higher level course. For example, students must complete PSY 350: Lifespan Development, before taking 400 level developmental courses. Students are NOT allowed to take a prerequisite for a course at the same time as the upper division course.
Course Restrictions in Psychology are either courses reserved for Psychology Majors only (such as PSY 301: Research Methods) or those that require a particular academic status, e.g., 300 level courses require sophomore standing.
Generally, our courses fill with students who have met the criteria for enrollment. If you believe you have acquired the equivalent knowledge from some other courses or some other way, you may request an exception for meeting prerequisites from the course instructor.
Courses close for registration when they have reached maximum enrollment. Students are NOT allowed to waitlist a course until PHASE 2 of Priority Registration. DO NOT ask Instructors/Professors to add you to a class. This is against OSU Policy. If a course has room on the waitlist, you can sign-up to be on the waitlist through the registration process, during and after Phase 2 of Priority Registration. When a student drops the course, the next person on the waitlist is notified via ONID email. That student must respond within 24 hours in order to be added to the course. If the student does not respond, the next person on the waitlist will receive a notification email. Students will not be added to the waitlist if there are no seats available electronically.