After Registration (Drop/Withdrawal, etc...)

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

You can drop/withdraw from a course via MyOSU (select Student tab and under Registration Tools, click on Add/Drop Classes. During the academic year, courses can be dropped up through Friday of the end of the second week of courses. Between weeks 3 and 7 of the term students can withdraw from individual courses. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website.

Change of Grading Basis

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A–F) to satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course.

Tuition & Fee Payment

If you are enrolled in courses beyond the end of the add/drop period you are responsible for at least a portion of the applicable tuition and fees.

Verify Your Enrollment

Now that you’re enrolled you may need to provide proof of enrollment to an organization. Enrollment verifications are available in variety of forms.

Withdraw from the University for the Term

During the academic year, you may withdraw from all of your courses between weeks 8 and 10. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. This is considered a withdrawal from the university from the term and is requested by completing the withdrawal survey online.

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

What does it mean to drop a course?

During the academic year, courses can be dropped through the end of the second week of classes. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is dropped you are not responsible for a grade in the course or for tuition and fees associated with the course. When a course is dropped it is not recorded on your transcript.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 3 to 7. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.

Do I get a refund?

You will receive a full refund for courses dropped prior to the beginning of the term or by the end of the add/drop period. You may refer to the tuition reduction schedule available from the Business Affairs office for information about a possible refund after the second week of the term.

Dropping Courses

Courses can be dropped online through the end of the add/drop period defined in the academic calendar.

Watch a how-to video about how to drop courses

Not sure how to drop a course? Watch the Drop a Course Video to get started.


To drop a course login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to drop and use the drop down box next to it to choose drop course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that the course was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “dropped” and the date of the transaction.

Withdrawing Courses

Courses can be withdrawn online through the end of the seventh week of the term as defined in the academic calendar.

What is the difference between a drop & a withdrawal?

A dropped course does not appear on your academic transcript. A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.


How to Withdraw from a Course

To withdraw from a course, login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to withdraw from and use the drop down box next to it to choose withdraw course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that the course was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.

Registration Holds

If you are unable to withdraw from a course due to a registration hold visit the Office of the Registrar (B102 Kerr Administration Bldg) for assistance or call our office at 541-737-4331. If you contact us we can assist you in withdrawing from a course by the deadline.

Change of Grading Basis

Change of Grading Basis

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A-F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). A grade of S or U has no grade point equivalent and is not used in the GPA calculation.

Required Approvals

Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course. Graduate students are not required to obtain any approvals.

Deadlines

The election to switch to S/U grading (or to return to A-F grading) must be made no later than the end of the seventh week of the term as stated in the academic calendar. The request form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the seventh week. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website.

Regulations

Review Academic regulation 18 carefully to familiarize yourself with the rules related to S/U grading.

Request form

To request that the grading basis of a course be changed to S/U (or from S/U back to A-F) you must submit a completed Change of Grading Basis request form to the Office of the Registrar by the stated deadline.

Tuition & Fee Payment

To maintain your registration eligibility for each term you must keep your account in good standing. Visit the Business Affairs website for detailed information available about student billing.

Where can I view my bill?

You can view your bill via Online Services. Once you have logged into your online services choose the Student Account Information menu option.

When is my bill due?

E-bill statements are sent to ONID accounts on the 5th of the month.  Balances not paid by the 1st of the following month considered past due and interest begins to accrue.

How can I pay my bill?

Bills may be paid via e-check, personal check, money order, cash, or credit card.

Verify Your Enrollment

Now that you’re enrolled you may need to provide proof of your enrollment to an organization. Enrollment verifications are available in variety of forms.

National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse is a service that students can access to obtain an enrollment verification at no charge. Login to MyOSU, click the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff select Enrollment Verification. You will be routed to the NSC’s site. Choose “Current enrollment” to obtain verification of the current terms enrollment or choose “All” to obtain verification of your enrollment history at OSU. Once you have made your choice click “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate.” The certificate will load. Print the certificate and provide it whomever requires verification of your enrollment. Terms prior to Spring 2000 are not available via the NSC. Transcripts may be used by students needing verification of enrollment for terms prior to Spring 2000.

Printed copy of Student Schedule

As soon as you have enrolled in courses for a term you may print a copy of your schedule to provide as proof of enrollment

Transcripts

Students that have completed one or more terms at OSU have an academic transcript which will include any currently enrolled/in progress courses. To print an unofficial transcript login to MyOSU, choose the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff, click on My Transcripts. See the View Unofficial Transcript page and click the Submit button. Once your transcript appears, you may print it from here. If you require an official document use the Request Printed/Official Transcript link at the bottom of the page to order an official transcript.

Specialized forms

Students in need of a verification of enrollment that includes information not provided by the above mentioned methods of enrollment verification may obtain verification of available information directly from the Office of the Registrar. Verification services from the Office of the Registrar are subject to the published certification of enrollment fee and a 3 business day processing period. To request a certification submit a signed Verification of Enrollment request form to the Office of the Registrar.

Withdraw for the Term

Any student in good standing (See Academic Regulation 22) is entitled to withdraw without prejudice at any time prior to the beginning of finals week.

How do I Withdraw from the University for the Term?

To withdraw from the university you must complete the 10-question withdrawal survey available in Online Services. If withdrawing from summer term, see instructions below.

  • Go to the Withdrawal Survey
  • Click "Cancel Registration for [term/year] And Leave OSU".
  • Answer the questions to conclude the withdrawal process. If your are receiving financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office to report your withdrawal.

You must confirm your intent to withdraw from the university by answering the first question. If you do not confirm your intention by answering the first question you will not be withdrawn from the university and will remain responsible for your enrolled courses. The remaining questions in the survey give you the opportunity to share your reasons for leaving the university and to indicate if you plan to return to OSU in the future.

Summer Term Withdrawal: Students may withdraw from any courses during Summer term as indicated by the appropriate session deadlines. A student who remains enrolled in a course(s) after the Withdraw Course deadline for a session is responsible for completing the course(s) in that session and is not eligible for a university withdrawal for the Summer term. A student who has dropped/withdrawn from all Summer session courses in accordance with posted deadlines will be considered as having withdrawn from the university for the term. University withdrawal processing will be completed at the conclusion of the Summer term. Note: Withdrawals resulting from a university withdrawal (as defined in Academic Regulation 13) do not count in the undergraduate 12-Class withdrawal limit specified in Academic Regulation 12.


What does it mean to Withdraw from the University for the Term?

If you are enrolled in courses as of the first day of the term and elect to drop/withdraw from all of your courses for the term, you are withdrawing from the university for the term. The withdrawal is only effective for the term in which you drop/withdraw your courses. If you are enrolled in a future term and do not wish to be, you must cancel your registration for that term or you will remain enrolled in, and responsible for, your enrolled courses.

Your transcript will reflect your withdrawal from the university in the form of a comment that indicates that you withdrew for the term and the effective date of the withdrawal. If the withdrawal is completed during the withdrawal period (weeks 3 to 10), all currently enrolled courses will be assigned a W grade indicating you withdrew from the courses after the drop period. The W grade indicates the course was not completed, no credits were earned, and it is not used in the computation of the grade-point average.

Can I enroll again in the future?

Withdrawing from the current term does not affect your ability to enroll in future terms. Provided that you meet the enrollment eligibility requirements for continuing students you may enroll in courses online in accordance with established registration procedures.