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 FAQs 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.