Check-In with Your Advisor
A student should confer with his or her academic advisor and secure the advisor’s approval for all course registrations and changes of registration. This process helps students remain on track towards graduation and stay abreast of any program or policy changes. Students are also expected to complete their registration, including payment of charges or arrangements for payment, during the time set aside for this purpose.
Before You Register
Here is a list of tasks you must complete before you register for classes.
- Check your registration time. This will not be an in-person appointment. This is the date you may begin registering in your student portal (see schedule below).
- Decide what classes to take. Review the schedule of classes (located in the downloadable forms) before registration starts. Make sure you know the academic requirements of your degree program. Talk with your academic advisor and discuss a list of recommended courses, along with some alternative options (just in case).
- Be sure nothing will restrict your registration. Be sure there are no academic or financial holds that will prevent you from registering. Please check with the Business Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Financial Aid Office (email@example.com).
Monday, April 6 - Continuing, Readmission & New Graduate Students
Monday, April 6 - Continuing Seniors and Juniors
Monday, April 13 - Continuing Sophomores and Freshmen
Students are encouraged to register at their earliest opportunity.
New undergraduate students and transfer students register after completing an OCU Orientation program.
Traditional Students Registering for Online Courses
Online courses are available for traditional students after 30 or more credit hours have been earned. Students may enroll in 3 credit hours of online coursework during the Fall and Spring semesters provided they are enrolled in at least 15 total credit hours in that semester. During the Summer term, traditional students are restricted to 6 credit hours of online coursework with no more than 3 credit hours in any online session.
Problems with Registering?
There are a few common reasons why you may not be able to register in your student portal.
- You have not selected the correct term.
- There is a hold on your account.
- Missing prerequisites. In some cases, you're expected to complete a course before being allowed to enroll in a higher-level course. Prerequisites are usually listed in the course descriptions in the academic catalog.
Below in the downloads section, is a step-by-step guide on what you should do if you are unable to register in your student portal.
After You Register
When you have finished registering for classes, be sure to log out of your student portal and close your browser. This will prevent others from seeing your information.
Students will be able to drop and add classes up to the first day of classes. Starting the first day of classes you will no longer be able to add or drop in your student portal. You will need to fill out a Change of Registration Form (see Dowloadable Forms Section) and have your advisor sign and approve your changes.