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Eligibility to Register

Are you eligible to register? Learn more about registration eligibility requirements and procedures to establish eligibility.

PIN Numbers

Registration is completed through MyOSU; login using your ONID name and password. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree are required to enter a Registration PIN number, provided by their academic advisor, when first entering the registration system for a term.

Plan Your Schedule

Utilize online tools such as the general catalog and the schedule of classes to identify course offerings. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.

Priority Registration

Registration occurs in two phases. Students are given access to each phase of registration in batches according to their student status and earned credit hours. A general overview of the priority registration schedule is available on this website. Detailed information about your date and time for registration is available in the registration menu of MyOSU.


Once you have all your materials prepared for registration you may login to MyOSU and register for courses.

Students with Disabilities: Registration & Building Access

Students who cannot access MyOSU due to a disability should contact Disability Access Services for assistance.

Students who have a disability that may impact their ability to access buildings (i.e. elevator, ramp, accessible seating) should register with Disability Access Services as soon as possible to discuss accommodations.

DAS Contact Information:

Disability Access Services
A200 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2133

Zero to Success in 77 Days

A checklist that walks you through the steps you need to take each week of the term to ensure your success.

Eligibility to Register

Prior to enrolling in your courses take the time to make sure you are eligible to register.

How do I know if I’m eligible to Register?

If you are admitted to the university for the term, are a currently active OSU student, and are not on academic suspension, then you are eligible to enroll in courses.

Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted undergraduates need to attend an orientation prior to registering for courses. Visit New Student Programs & Family Outreach for details about required orientation programs. Upon completing orientation and advising you will be issued a Registration PIN number which you will need to enter at the time of registration.

Newly admitted graduate students are not required to obtain advising prior to registration and may login to MyOSU and register in accordance with the priority registration schedule.

New Distance Education students will need to complete the Ecampus online orientation. Completion of the online orientation will result in notification to your academic advisor that you are ready for an appointment for advising.

Continuing Students

Undergraduate students of eligible academic standing may reenroll by obtaining advising and their registration PIN in accordance with the policies of their academic college.

Graduate students in compliance with the continuous enrollment policy may enroll in courses as soon as they are eligible and no registration pin is required.

Returning Students

Undergraduate/non-degree/postbaccalaureate students who have been absent four or more terms, not including summer terms, and wish to reenroll must complete a Re-Admission Application and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate students are eligible to enroll if they are in compliance with the continuous enrollment policy of the Graduate School. Graduates students seeking readmission will need to follow the Graduate School’s admission procedures.

A student changing their status, such as completing an undergraduate degree and continuing on to seek another bachelor's degree, must apply for admission under the new status through the Office of Admissions. Undergraduate students who enroll in courses for a term beyond the term in which their degree is awarded must apply for admission under a new status. If an application for a new status is not completed the student will be inactivated and their status changed to non-degree for the future term in which they are enrolled.

Registration Holds

When you attempt to register, the registration system will inform you of any registration holds you may have. Students with registration holds are not permitted to register until holds are cleared. The registration system will refer you to the appropriate departments and offices to contact to remove the holds.

Non-degree Students

Once admitted to the university, non-degree students are eligible to register according to the date and time assigned to non-degree students in the priority registration schedule. Advising and registration PINs are not required for non-degree students.

Academic Suspension

If you were suspended at the end of a prior term, you are not eligible to register. To become eligible to enroll you must request and be approved for reinstatement. Reinstatement request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. If you are currently registered for a future term, you will be disenrolled.

ONID & PIN Numbers

How do I activate my ONID account?

Go to and choose “Sign Up For ONID” from the upper-left hand column.

Identify Yourself

  1. Enter your OSU ID Number
  2. Set your birth date
  3. Enter your first name
  4. Enter your last name
  5. Click “Submit”

Read Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Read the acceptable use policy
  2. Click “I Agree”

Set Password

  1. Read the instructions and create a password that meets the restrictions
  2. Enter your password twice
  3. Click “Set Password”

Set Alternate Contact Information

  1. Enter your cell phone number
  2. Enter an alternate email address
  3. Click “Submit. This information will be used to contact you if you forget your ONID password.

Set Spam Blocking Options

  1. Verify that the default spam options are set

You're Finished

  1. You should now be on a page that says, “Your ONID account has been created!” Make a note of your ONID username, email address, forwarding address, if you set one, and the Web address of your personal OSU Web page.
  2. You should also receive email confirmation in your ONID inbox verifying the information displayed on the “Your ONID account has been created!” page.

For help:

Visit the OSU Computer Helpdesk Web page,, for the current operating hours and various contact methods including phone, email, live chat and a web-based help request form.

Registration PIN number

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree are required to enter a registration PIN number, provided by their academic advisor, upon initially entering the registration system for a term. The registration PIN number is randomly generated according to the advising requirements of your academic college. Registration PIN numbers are only given out by academic advisors. International exchange students attending OSU and non-degree Ecampus students may be provided registration PIN numbers by administrators in those offices to facilitate their registration.

Plan Your Schedule


Academic advising is invaluable to successfully completing 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 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 and GAP codes 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.


Baccalaureate Core

Baccalaureate Core course offerrings are available in the course catalog. Use this tool to search for course offerrings by term, category, campus, and more.


General Catalog

The online general catalog contains information about admissions procedures and policies, degree requirements, course descriptions, academic policies, and more. Use the catalog to research program requirements and to review the course descriptions of courses you are considering enrolling in.


MyDegrees Planner

In consultation with your advisor you will develop a degree plan using the Planner function of your MyDegrees plan. You may create more than one plan. It is advisable to have an alternate plan in the event that you are unable to enroll in all of the courses you intended. On your registration date/time have your MyDegrees Planner open to assist you in registering for the courses required for your major and degree. You may search for available courses during registration using the Class Search feature in Online Services or via your MyOSU account.


Online Schedule of Classes

The online schedule of classes is available on the Web for planning purposes. You can view up-to-date information about course offerings, course times, instructors, and locations. You may search for courses according to subject, type, graduate/undergraduate level courses, or other criteria. Undergraduate students often use the schedule to search for baccalaureate core courses required for their degree. You may view the Baccalaureate Core Courses Video Tutorial for instructions on how to search the schedule for baccalaureate core courses.

Priority Registration

What is priority registration?

Students are assigned registraton dates and times according to their student status and credits earned. The registration schedule is separated into two phases.

  • Phase I: Undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of 16 credits and waitlisting is not available. You may enroll from your eligibility date until the end of Phase I. At the close of Phase I, registration is closed for a business day while the system is enabled for Phase II.
  • Phase II: You may waitlist courses that have waitlisting available and the maximum credits for undergraduates is raised to 19.

The priority registration schedule

The schedule displayed in the online catalog represents a range of dates and times during which students will be 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.

Phase 1 & II Priority Registration Calendars by Term in Online Catalog


MyOSU provides registration and degree progress tracking tools, the ability to manage your personal information, and access to your student records.

How do I access MyOSU?

You may login to MyOSU for the first time using your student identification number and GAP (general access PIN). The GAP is initially your date of birth (mmddyy). Upon your initial login you will be prompted to change your GAP to another six-digit number known only to you. Do not share this number with anyone. You also will be directed to establish a question and answer to be used to reset your GAP should you forget it.

After establishing your GAP number you then login to the ONID email system using your student ID and GAP number. Here you will establish your ONID username and password, use them to login to MyOSU.

What is available to me in MyOSU?

MyOSU is the medium by which you will conduct much of your business with the university. From MyOSU, you may add/drop/withdraw courses, update your current mailing address, view unofficial transcripts, order official transcripts, view and pay your bills, and review financial aid information.

Students with Disabilities: Registration Access

Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services facilitates access to university programs and services through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy. DAS offers an array of services to students with documented disabilities. Student accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis. Students are required to provide documentation and meet with a DAS staff to coordinate accommodations.


Students who cannot access MyOSU due to a disability should contact Disability Access Services for assistance.

Building Accessibility

Students who have a disability that may impact their ability to access buildings (i.e. elevator, ramp, accessible seating) should register with Disability Access Services as soon as possible to discuss accommodations.

DAS Contact Information:

Disability Access Services
A200 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2133


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Zero to Success in 77 Days

The terms at Oregon State University move very quickly. Ten weeks of classes and you find yourself facing finals week. Successful students are those who stay on top of all of the little details. Use the Zero to Success in 77 Days list in the online catalog to enhance your chances of success.