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