OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

FAQs-Students

Frequently Asked Questions–Students

 

1. How do I change my major?

Undergraduate students complete the Change of Undergraduate Academic Program form, obtain approval from the head advisor of the college, and return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate students should consult the Graduate School Office’s change of degree/major procedures.

2. How do I S/U my class?

Complete the Change of Grading Basis form. Have your academic advisor sign it and return it to the Registrar’s Office before the term deadline posted in the Academic Calendar (no later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the seventh week). During summer term, see Tuition & Deadlines on the Summer Session website. Note that a grade of S or U has no grade-point equivalent and is not used in GPA calculations.

3. When do I register?

See the priority registration schedule in the online catalog. For further details, go to Registration.

4. How do I reset my password?

Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu and choose “Sign Up For ONID” from the upper-left hand column.

  1. 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”
  2. Read Acceptable Use Policy
    1. Read the acceptable use policy
    2. Click “I Agree”
  3. Set Password
    1. Read the instructions and create a password that meets the restrictions
    2. Enter your password twice
    3. Click “Set Password”
  4. Set Alternate Contact Information
    1. Enter your cell phone number
    2. Enter an alternate email address
    3. Click “Submit”
      1. This information will be used to contact you in the event that you forget your ONID password.
  5. Set Spam Blocking Options
    1. Verify that the default spam options are set
  6. 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 a confirmation email in your ONID inbox verifying the information displayed on the “Your ONID account has been created!” page.

5. How do I get my enrollment certified or verified?

Several options are available for you to certify your enrollment at OSU. Some are free of charge through your online student account. These include printing your class schedule, unofficial transcript, or National Student Clearinghouse verification. Printed copies of your official transcripts may also be requested online.

If you need a verification of enrollment that includes information not provided by the above options, please submit a completed Verification of Enrollment request form to request specialized documentation. Specialty certification services are subject to a certification fee and require three business days for processing. The completed and signed form can be submitted by mail, in person with photo ID, by fax (541-737-8123) or the completed form can be scanned and emailed to this office, registrars@oregonstate.edu.

For additional information and documentation, please refer to the Verification of Enrollment Submission Dates and Letter of Explanation.

6. I ordered my transcript to be sent after my degree was posted but it was not sent. How come?

If you ordered your transcripts to be sent after your degree is posted, but you did not apply to graduate, your transcript request will be deleted. You must re-order your transcripts once you are in the term you intend to graduate in. Please wait about four weeks into that term before ordering because degree clearance for the previous term will still be in progress.

7. How do I add a course after classes have begun?

You must complete the Late Change of Registration form to have the course added to your record.

To request to add a course after the deadline has passed, mark the box associated with the course add, provide the requested course information, and provide complete legible answers to the questions at the bottom of the first page. On the back page the instructor and department need to complete the Instructor Section for Late Add. Undergraduates obtain the signature of your college head advisor, graduate students obtain the signature of the Graduate Dean, in the Head Advisor/Graduate Dean Comments section. Return the completed petition to the Office of the Registrar for review.

If you are unable to meet with these individuals in person to obtain a signature we will accept an email response from them, as long as it is from their Oregon State University email address.

Once we receive your completed petition, it will go before the Academic Requirements Committee for a decision. The committee meets on Wednesday morning. Please call or stop in to our office for the committee’s decision on Wednesday afternoon or any time thereafter. If you have any questions about the process, please contact our office at 541-737-4331 or visit http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/late-registration-0.

8. How do I order a RUSH Transcript?

To pick up a transcript at the Registrar’s Office:

  1. Order your transcript for pickup 2 hours ahead of the time you plan to come into the Registrar’s Office. The $30 rush service fee is billed to your student account. You can pay at the Cashiers window.
  2. If you attended OSU in Fall 1991 or later, order online, go to http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/transcripts.
  3. If you attended OSU prior to Fall 1991, send your signed Official Transcript Request form to registrars@oregonstate.edu, or fax it to 541-737-8123: We do not accept electronic signatures

To have a transcript express mailed somewhere:

  1. Order your transcript for express mailing before noon, Monday through Friday.
  2. The $30 rush service fee provides same-day mailing via first class U.S. mail; it does not include expedited delivery.
  3. U.S. express postage charges range from $20 to $50 depending on destination.
  4. Postage and rush service fees will be charged to your OSU student account. We do not accept credit cards.
  5. This is not an online option. You must contact our office directly to request express delivery.
  6. If you attended OSU in Fall 1991 or later, order online, go to http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/transcripts.
  7. If you attended OSU prior to Fall 1991, send your signed Official Transcript Request form to registrars@oregonstate.edu, or fax to 541-737-8123. We do not accept electronic signatures.

Your financial account must be up-to-date before a transcript can be issued.

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office at 541-737-4331 or registrars@oregonstate.edu.

Remember, there is no fee for transcripts processed by the next business day. Transcript requests are generally available for pick-up after 10 a.m. at the Registrar’s counter, or are mailed after noon of the next business day that the request is received. Your financial account must be up-to-date before a transcript can be issued.