Registration

Students register for courses on a term-by-term basis. Registration for the upcoming term begins during the eighth week of the prior term. This section will give you the information you need to prepare for registration, complete your registration, and make registration changes as needed.

Getting Started

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, upon initially 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.

MyOSU

Once you have all of your materials prepared for registration you login to MyOSU to 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
541-737-4098

Email: Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu

Zero To Success in 77 Days

This provides a checklist that walks you through the steps you need to take each week of the term in order to help 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 http://onid.oregonstate.edu 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, http://oregonstate.edu/is/tss/och/, 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

Advising

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?

The priority registration schedule assigns students dates and times for registering according to their student status and credits earned. The registration schedule is separated into two phases. During the first phase undergraduate students are only 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. During Phase II of registration 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 here represents a range of dates and times during which students meeting the stated criteria will be eligible to register. 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

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. Once your ONID username and password are established use those credentials to login to MyOSU.


What is available to me in the 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 bill, 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.

Please refer to the DAS website http://ds.oregonstate.edu for more information.

DAS Contact Information:

Disability Access Services
A200 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
541-737-4098
Email: Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu

Registration

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.

Publications

To obtain this publication in alternative formats, please call 541-737-4331.

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.

Dates & Deadlines

The academic calendar defines the dates and deadlines for registration transactions within a given term. You may use this calendar to view dates and deadlines for different terms. Please refer to this calendar often.

    Friday, Jun 6th 2014

    Fall Term 2014 priority registration continues

    Monday, Jun 23rd 2014

    Summer Term 2014: 11-Week Session
    Summer Term 2014: 8-Week Session

    Monday, Jul 21st 2014

    Summer Term 2014: Second 4-Week Session

    Monday, Aug 18th 2014

    Summer Term 2014: 3-Week Session

    Monday, Sep 1st 2014

    Labor Day Holiday

Finding Courses

The first step to furthering your education is to find the course(s) that you want to enroll in. There are a number of tools to help you find courses that will meet your needs.

Search for classes via MyOSU.

You may access the Class Search feature through your MyOSU account to search for courses for terms that are open to registration. (Steps: Login to MyOSU, click Student tab, under Registration Tools click on Look Up Classes, then follow the directions.) Once you find a course you wish to enroll in you can add it to your worksheet and keep searching or you can submit the change immediately and be enrolled in the course immediately if there are no impediments. For a more detailed explanation of how to search for courses from within the Registration menu view the Add A Course video tutorial.


Search for courses using the online Schedule of Classes

Using the online schedule of classes you can search class listings in several ways. You can define your criteria in the Search All Schedules of Classes. If you know you are looking for something more specific you can begin your search in a specific subsection such as Baccalaureate Core Schedules or Undergraduate Schedules by Subject. Once you’ve defined your criteria and located the course/courses that you are interested in make note of the CRN for registration purposes.

Need to find a baccalaureate core course?

Watch our Baccalaureate Core Courses Video Tutorial or go straight to the baccalaureate core courses section of the general catalog.

Do you have concerns about building accessibility?

Visit the campus accessibility site maintained by Disability Access Services and learn the about the accessibility of buildings on campus.

Interested in taking an online course?

Visit Ecampus to find out more information about online courses.

Do you need to search for a course from a prior term?

You can access schedule of classes for previous terms online to search for courses offered in previous terms up to two years past.

PDFs of past schedules of classes by campus also are available in ScholarsArchives@OSU.

Register

Adding Courses

You can register for a course online from the time of your priority registration date/time through the end of the add/drop period, which is the end of the second week of classes.  The add/drop deadline date for each term is defined in the academic calendar. Courses added during the second week of classes require departmental approval in the form of an electronic override.

What if I just want to sit-in on a course (aka audit)?

You may not attend a course for which you are not registered. With instructor approval courses may be taken on an audit basis for no grade or credits. All applicable tuition and fees are charged for audit registration. This is accomplished by completing an Audit Registration form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term.

How do I change the number of credits on my course?

If the course is available for a variable number of credits you may change the credits on the course throughout the add/drop period. To do so during the second week of classes requires an override from the department.

What do I do if I don’t meet the restrictions on the course?

Contact the department offering the course to discuss your options. Courses may be restricted in many ways: prerequisites, corequisites, majors/minors/options, college, class standing and others. Restrictions are displayed in the class schedule. The ability to make exceptions to these restrictions lies with the department offering the course.

Adding classes during the 2nd week of classes

To add a class during the second week of the term requires an override from the department offering the course. Contact the department directly for their particular policies and procedures for receiving an override. Once an override is entered you must return to your registration and enroll in the course; it is not done for you by the deparment.

Can I get on a waitlist if the course I want to enroll in is closed?

If a course is closed you may monitor the enrollment throughout the add/drop period and enroll if a seat opens. Beginning in Phase II of registration students may register to be on the waitlist for courses that have waitlisting available. Waitlisting for a course is not a guarantee that you will be enrolled in the course.

Late Registration

Late change of registration petitions may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The petition will be reviewed and referred to the Academic Requirements Committee for review as necessary.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Do you want to add another course or perhaps drop a course that you are enrolled in? You only have until a certain point in the term to do so. Familiarize yourself with the registration dates and deadlines so that you are not caught unawares.

Adding Courses

Courses can be added online from your priority registration date through the end of the add/drop period defined in the academic calendar.

Watch a video to learn how to enroll in courses

If you’ve never registered for courses at OSU before watch the Add A Course Video to get started.


Class Search

You may use the Class Search feature in MyOSU to find and register for courses. Login to MyOSU, choose the Student Tab, then Registration tools, choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Class Search button. Here you can define the criteria for the course(s) you are looking for. Review the search results to determine what course(s) you will enroll in. Once the course is identified select it. Add it to your worksheet if you intend to continue searching for more courses. Once you have selected all of the courses you wish to enroll in click Register. The screen will reload and display the courses you were successfully enrolled in. If you were not enrolled in a course there will be an error message that explains why you were not enrolled in the course. Note: The Class Search feature cannot be used if you have received an override to enroll in a closed class.

Number of Registration Attempts Allowed

During the Registration process it can be tempting to use Auto Refresh features of your web browser or other automated processes such as bots to attempt to register for classes. However, registration attempts are limited, after which your account is locked and all registration activity including Add, Drops, Withdraws and Credit changes will need to be made in person at the Office of the Registrar.

MyDegrees Planner

Now is the time to use the plan you and yoru advisor developed using the Planner feature in your MyDegrees. Login to the MyOSU and choose the MyDegrees option from the My Student Stuff menu. Now choose the Planner tab. Use the drop down box to choose the plan that you intend to build your registration from. Load that plan. Note, you'll need to identify the CRN's of the course sections you intend to enroll in. This can be accomplished by clicking on the still needed course in your degree checklist in the left hand column, this will load information about that course including when it is scheduled, the CRN, and the available seats in the course. You can also search for the courses in the schedule of classes to identify the sections you intend to register for.

Once the plan is loaded, open another browser window, log back into MyOSU, enter the Registration menu, choose Add/Drop classes, and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here you may enter the CRN’s of the courses you wish to enroll in and click the submit button or you can use the class search feature to find the CRN's of the courses on your plan. The screen will reload and display the courses you were successfully enrolled in. If you were not enrolled in a course there will be an error message that explains why you were not enrolled in the course.

Overrides

If you receive an electronic override from a department to allow you to enroll in a course from which you would otherwise be restricted you must return to MyOSU to enroll in the course. You will not be enrolled by the department providing the override. If you receive an override to enroll in a closed course you must enter the CRN of the course in the boxes on the add/drop pages and submit the registration change from there. If you attempt to use the Class Search feature you will receive the error message “course does not exist”.

Audit Registration

Audit registration cannot be completed online. Do not register for a course that you intend to audit. Students may register for a course on an audit basis by obtaining instructor approval. Registering for a course on an audit basis incurs the same tuition and fees as normal registration. The completed Audit Registration Form must be returned to the Office of the Registrar during the second week of classes. In accordance with the audit registration period defined in the academic calendar the audit registration form will be accepted no earlier than Monday of the second week of classes and no later than Friday of the second week.

Change Course Credits

The credits for a course cannot be changed from those published in the schedule of classes. However, some courses are offered with a range of possible credits. When students enroll in courses with variable credits they are automatically enrolled in the course for one credit only. It is the responsibility of the student to alter their registration within the add/drop period to reflect the number of credits they will be completing.

Registration Restrictions

Courses can be restricted to only allow the appropriate student population to enroll in the course. Restrictions can include prerequisite requirements, major/minor/option restrictions, class standing restrictions, and more.

Before beginning registration verify you meet any course restrictions associated with the courses you intend to register for. Course restrictions are listed in the schedule of classes. Don’t be caught off guard at the time of registration.

To request an explanation of or an exception to the restriction(s) associated with a course contact the department that is offerring the course.

Math Course Prerequisites Effective Fall 2014

MPT=Math Placement Test

MPAL=Math Placement - ALEKS (score is percent)

Course

Enforced Minimum Passing Grade on Course Prereqs and on Placement Tests

MTH 065 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (3) 
Arithmetic of signed numbers, order of operations, simplifying algebraic expressions, solution of linear equations, and inequalities. Rules of exponents, addition, subtraction, and multiplication of polynomials, factoring, solution of quadratic equations by factoring, reducing rational expressions. Word problems involving linear equations, graphing of linear equations, inequalities. PREREQS: Placement Test or Placement Test

MPT 05

MPAL 015

MTH 095 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (3) 
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational expressions, long division of polynomials, solution of fractional equations, applications involving linear equations. Fractional equations, inequalities, literal equations, and variations. Negative and fractional exponents, radicals, solution of quadratic equations, and complex numbers. Cartesian coordinates, graphs of linear equations and inequalities, distance formula, slope, equations of lines, solutions of systems of linear equations in two unknowns and inequalities. PREREQS: MTH 065 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 11

MPAL 030

MTH 103 ALGEBRAIC REASONING (4) 
A combination of cooperative learning and individual instruction is used to promote student development of algebraic reasoning processes and skills. PREREQS: MTH 065 or Placement Test or Placement

C–

MPT 11

MPAL 030

MTH 105 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS (3) 
Elementary linear programming, combinatorics, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, exponential growth and decay, examples of major mathematical ideas and models. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 095 or MTH 103 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 17

MPAL 046

MTH 111 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (4) 
Polynomial equations and inequalities, polynomial functions and graphs, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, elementary mathematical modeling and applications. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 095 or MTH 103 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 17

MPAL 046

MTH 112 ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS (4) 
Triangle trigonometry, circular functions and graphs, trigonometric equations and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, vectors and applications. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 111 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 24

MPAL 060

MTH 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Maximum 3 credits per term, 9 credits total. Does not meet university group requirement in physical science. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

No prereqs.

MTH 211 FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (4) 
Introduction to problem solving, sets, whole numbers, number theory, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, integers. Intended primarily for prospective elementary teachers. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (MTH 095 or MTH 103 or MTH 111 or MTH 112) or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 17

SATM 540 (SAT Math)

MTH 212 FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (4) 
Rational and real numbers, probability, statistics, and informal geometry. PREREQS: MTH 211

C–

MTH 231 ELEMENTS OF DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (4) 
Elementary logic and set theory, functions, direct proof techniques, contradiction and contraposition, mathematical induction and recursion, elementary combinatorics, basic graph theory, minimal spanning trees. PREREQS: MTH 112 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 33

MPAL 075

MTH 241 CALCULUS FOR MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (4) 
Elementary differential and integral calculus of polynomial, logarithmic, and exponential functions and their applications to business, management and social sciences. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (MTH 111 or MTH 112) or Placement Test

C–

MPT 24

MPAL 060

MTH 245 MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (4) 
Techniques of counting, probability and elements of statistics including binomial and normal distributions. Introductory matrix algebra. Elements of linear programming. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 111 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 24

MPAL 060

MTH 251 DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS (4) 
Differential calculus for engineers and scientists. Rates of change: the derivative, velocity, and acceleration. The algebraic rules of differential calculus and derivatives of polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. Maximum-minimum problems, curve sketching, and other applications. Antiderivatives and simple motion problems. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 112 or Placement Test or Placement Test

C–

MPT 33

MPAL 075

MTH 251H DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS (4) 
Differential calculus for engineers and scientists. Rates of change: the derivative, velocity, and acceleration. The algebraic rules of differential calculus and derivatives of polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. Maximum-minimum problems, curve sketching, and other applications. Antiderivatives and simple motion problems. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 112 or Placement Test or Placement Test and Honors College approval required.

C–

MPT 33

MPAL 075

MTH 252 INTEGRAL CALCULUS (4) 
Definite integrals, elementary applications to area, force, and work. Integral tables and basic techniques of integration, calculus of logarithmic and exponential functions, polar coordinates, applications to areas, volumes, force, work, and growth and decay problems. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 251 or MTH 251H

C–

MTH 252H INTEGRAL CALCULUS (4) 
Definite integrals, elementary applications to area, force, and work. Integral tables and basic techniques of integration, calculus of logarithmic and exponential functions, polar coordinates, applications to areas, volumes, force, work, and growth and decay problems. PREREQS: MTH 251 or MTH 251H and Honors College approval required.

C–

MTH 253 INFINITE SERIES AND SEQUENCES (4) 
Indeterminate forms. Improper integrals. Sequences and series, especially Taylor's formula and power series. Applications to numerical estimation with error analysis. Series with complex terms and the Euler identities. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 252 or MTH 252H and MTH 252 or MTH 252H

C–

MTH 254 VECTOR CALCULUS I (4) 
Vectors, vector functions, and curves in two and three dimensions. Surfaces, partial derivatives, gradients, and directional derivatives. Multiple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Physical and geometric applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 252 or MTH 252H

C–

MTH 254H VECTOR CALCULUS I (4) 
Vectors, vector functions, and curves in two and three dimensions. Surfaces, partial derivatives, gradients, and directional derivatives. Multiple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Physical and geometric applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 252 or MTH 252H and Honors College approval required.

C–

MTH 255 VECTOR CALCULUS II (4) 
Brief review of vector functions, space curves, gradients, and directional derivatives. Introduction to vector analysis: vector fields, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, conservative fields, and the theorems of Gauss and Stokes with applications to force, work, mass, and charge. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 254 or MTH 254H

C–

MTH 255H VECTOR CALCULUS II (4) 
Brief review of vector functions, space curves, gradients, and directional derivatives. Introduction to vector analysis: vector fields, divergence, curl, line integrals, surface integrals, conservative fields, and the theorems of Gauss and Stokes with applications to force, work, mass, and charge. PREREQS: MTH 254 or MTH 254H and Honors College approval required.

C–

MTH 256 APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (4) 
First order linear and nonlinear equations, and second order linear equations. Applications to electric circuits and mechanical oscillators. Introduction to the Laplace transform and higher order equations. Solution methods and applications appropriate for science and engineering. (Familiarity with complex numbers and Euler's identities is highly desirable.) Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 254 or MTH 254H and/or instructor approval required.

C–

MTH 256H APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (4) 
First order linear and nonlinear equations, and second order linear equations. Applications to electric circuits and mechanical oscillators. Introduction to the Laplace transform and higher order equations. Solution methods and applications appropriate for science and engineering. (Familiarity with complex numbers and Euler's identities is highly desirable.) PREREQS: MTH 254 or MTH 254H and /or instructor approval required. Honors College approval required.

C–

MTH 306 MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS (4) 
Introduction to matrix algebra, determinants, systematic solution to linear systems, and eigenvalue problems. Convergence and divergence of series with emphasis on power series, Taylor series expansions, convergence tests for power series, and error estimates for truncated series used in practical approximations. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 252 or MTH 252H and (MTH 252 or MTH 252H)

C–

MTH 306H MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS (4) 
Introduction to matrix algebra, determinants, systematic solution to linear systems, and eigenvalue problems. Convergence and divergence of series with emphasis on power series, Taylor series expansions, convergence tests for power series, and error estimates for truncated series used in practical approximations. Lec/rec. PREREQS: MTH 252 or MTH 252H and (MTH 252 or MTH 252H) and Honors College approval required.

C–

MTH 390 FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (4) 
Measurement, congruence, similarity, coordinate and transformational geometry. PREREQS: MTH 212

C–

Second Week Adds

With departmental approval students can enroll in courses online during the second week of the term. Inform the department of all restrictions that would prevent you from enrolling in the course (closed course, major/minor/option restriction, etc.). The department will need to provide an override for each restriction as well as second week approval. Departmental approval is provided in the form of an electronic override. Contact the department that offers the course to request an override.

Once an override is entered you need to login MyOSU again to enroll in the course. You will not be enrolled by the department providing the override. If you receive an override to enroll in a closed course you must enter the CRN of the course in the boxes on the add/drop pages and submit the registration change from there. If you attempt to use the Class Search feature you will receive the error message “course does not exist”.

Waitlisting Courses

If the course you want to enroll in is closed see if it has an available waitlist. Courses can be waitlisted online during Phase II of registration; refer to the priority registration calendar.

Watch a how-to video about how to waitlist courses

If you’ve never waitlisted a course before watch the Waitlisting Video to get started.


If you know the CRN of the course: Login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the CRN and click submit. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom, use the action column to choose waitlist, and click submit again. Scroll to the bottom of the page and verify that you have been waitlisted for the course.

To waitlist a course using the Class Search feature: Login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools choose Add/Drop classes, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Class Search. Here you can define the criteria for the course you are looking for. Once the course is identified select it and click Add to Worksheet. The Add/Drop classes page will reload. Submit the request. Scroll to the bottom, use the action column to choose waitlist, and click submit again. Scroll to the bottom of the page and verify that you have been waitlisted for the course.

Waitlist Information

With the exception of Summer term, waitlisting will be available only in Phase 2 of the priority registration schedule.

Not all classes will have waitlisting. Departments choose which sections will have a waitlist. The online schedule and course look up will display waitlist details for each section including the waitlist maximum and the remaining waitlist seats.

All registration restrictions (prerequisites, major/minor/option, etc...), with the exception of Duplicates, Links, and Time conflicts, are enforced at the time a student waitlists the course. However, any duplicates, links, and time conflicts must be resolved at the time the student enrolls in the waitlisted course.

Waitlisting remains active through Sunday midnight at the beginning of the second week of classes. Students may waitlist up to 3 courses.

Check out our WL FAQ's for more information.

How does it work?

Once you are on the waitlist for a course, monitor your ONID email account frequently.

When an opening becomes available you will receive an email directing you to return to your registration and enroll in the course within the designated 24-hour window.

If you do not enroll in the course within 24 hours, you will be removed from the waitlist.

At the time you attempt to register for the course the system will check for registration errors including Time Conflicts, Duplicates, and Link Errors. If you have a registration error, you must resolve it and enroll within the 24 hours or you will be removed from the waitlist and the available seat will be passed on to the next student on the waitlist. 

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 9-question withdrawal survey available in Online Services. 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.

Late Registration

Petitions for Late Change of Registration

All registration transactions are subject to the dates & deadlines established in the academic calendar. Any requests to change your registration after the stated deadline has lapsed must be submitted via a Petition for Late Change of Registration form. All petitioners must carefully read and sign the petition guidelines.

Petitions are only submitted to request a transaction after that transaction deadline has passed.

Petitions are a request for an exception to academic regulations or policies and there is no guarantee of approval.

Academically Suspended Students

Students who are academically suspended are denied all privileges of the institution and any organization in any way connected to it until they are reinstated to the university. Therefore, suspended students may not petition the ARC.

Submitting your Petition

The completed petition and signed guidelines must be returned to the Office of the Registrar where your request will be routed to the Academic Requirements Committee for review. Complete only the sections pertinent to your request.

Late Add

To request to add a course after the add course deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Course Add
  3. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Add: The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance & reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Drop

To request to drop a course after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Course Drop
  3. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance & did student take final exam) and sign the form.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Section Change

To request to change sections (e.g. BI 101 section 001 drop in order to add BI 101 section 002) after the add/drop deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Mark Section Change
  3. Complete the Course Add & Course Drop sections
  4. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  5. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Add: The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance & reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
  • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance & did student take final exam) and sign the form. If the instructor for the section to add and the section drop are the same person, they must complete both sections.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Course Withdrawal

To request to withdraw from a course after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Course Withdraw
  3. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance & did student take final exam) and sign the form.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Change of Course Credits

To request to change course credits after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Change in Course Credit
  3. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Add; complete this section if requesting to increase credits. The instructor must answer the first two questions (beginning date of attendance & reasonable chance to complete) and sign the form. The department representative must indicate approval/disapproval and sign the form.
  • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw. Complete this section if requesting to decrease credits. The instructor must answer the two questions (last date of attendance & did student take final exam) and sign the form.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Change of Grading Basis

To request a change of grading basis after the deadline complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Change Grading Basis
  3. Reason for change? (Your response must be legible.)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (Your response must be legible.)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Late Withdrawal from the University

To request to a late withdrawal from the university for a term complete the Petition for Late Change of Registration as stated below. Make sure you read and sign the petition guidelines. A signed copy of the guidelines must be submitted with your petition in order for it to be considered.

First page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  1. Student information
  2. Withdraw from University
  3. Reason for change? (your response must be legible)
  4. Why this request is late sections? (your response must be legible)

Second page of the petition, complete the following sections:

  • Instructor Section for Late Drop or Withdraw: The instructor(s) must answer the two questions (last date of attendance & did student take final exam) and sign the form. Both questions in the Late Drop/Withdraw course section must be answered by each of your instructors. You may attach separate sheets with each instructor's responses.
  • Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments: Degree seeking undergraduate students must obtain the signature of their head advisor. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the Graduate School designee. Non-degree students require no signatures in this section.

Return the completed form and signed guidelines to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Exams

Here is the opportunity to show off what you've learned. Make sure you know where and when your exams are being held.

Where is my midterm/final exam?

The final exam time of a course is most often determined by the first meeting date and time of the course. For example a course that meets for the first time on Monday at 0800 may have a final exam time of Wednesday at 1200. You can view the final by class meeting hours schedule by term. The final exam is typically held in the regular meeting location for the course. An instructor may request a different date, time, and/or location for the final exam so follow any instructions given by your professor.

Courses with multiple sections may request group midterms or finals. Use these links to the web-viewer tool to see the date, time and location of:


Exam Conflicts

In accordance with the exam conflict resolution policy, instructors who can make arrangements to reschedule an exam for a student may do so upon their own authority; no further approvals are required. If the instructor is unable to accommodate a rescheduled exam time a student may complete a Petition to Change Time of Final Exam. As stated in the Petition to Change Time of Final Exam policy, disapproved petitions may be reviewed by the dean of the college and, if necessary, through the dean it may be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for review.

Final Exams

Final exams are 110 minutes in length and scheduled according to the first class meeting or, in the case of group finals, according to the group final schedule (available by clicking on Group Finals on the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams). Instructors may request to change the time of their final exam in accordance with the final examination policy. The request must be submitted by the end of the fifth week of the term and include the endorsement of the department chair and dean. If approved accommodations must be made to provide the exam on the originally scheduled date and time for those students that are unable to take the exam at the new date/time. Final exams are not to be held during dead week. Any requests to hold a final exam during dead week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee.

Group Exams

Group exams are given in accordance with the criteria of the group midterm examination policy or the group final exam policy.

Who qualifies for a group exam? Courses with three or more sections and enrollment of 150 or more students may qualify for a group midterm or final.

How does a department request a group exam? Departments may request a group midterm by forwarding a request, endorsed by the dean, to the Office of the Registrar no later than the second Friday of the term. Requests for a group final must be endorsed by the dean and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in time to meet the publication deadline for the forthcoming Schedule of Classes.

How long are group exams? Group midterms are one class period in length. Group finals are 110 minutes in length.