Registrar Services

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar serves as the custodian of permanent academic records for all past and currently enrolled students. Staff in our office provide a variety of services that support our university community’s students, faculty, and staff.

Please feel free to consult our office with any questions concerning registration; course schedules; cancellation of registration or withdrawals; enrollment verification and graduation requirements.

Location: Office of Academic Affairs, Murray Center, Room 206
Phone: Office of Academic Affairs 812.749.1238 or Registrar’s Office 812.749.1237 or 812.749.1306
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Academic Catalogs

The academic catalog presents information that most accurately describes course offerings, faculty listings, policies, regulations, and requirements of the university. The university reserves the right to alter or change any statement contained herein without prior notice. The online catalog supersedes any and all printed editions.

Questions or concerns about the catalog should be directed to the Provost, Murray Center, 138 N. Lucretia Street, Oakland City, Indiana 47660.

Previous Graduate Catalogs Previous Undergraduate Catalogs


Registration Information for Traditional Students

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 ([email protected]) or the Financial Aid Office ([email protected]).

Students are encouraged to register at their earliest opportunity.

Traditional Students Registering for Online Courses

Online courses are available for traditional students after 12 or more credit hours have been earned. Students may enroll in 6 credit hours of online coursework during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

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

Students will be able to drop and add classes up to the first day of classes in the student portal. Starting the first day of classes you will no longer be able to add or drop in your student portal. You will need to complete and submit a Change of Registration Form (see Student Forms Section).

Course Schedules

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Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TES)

Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TES) is a tool designed to help prospective transfer students determine how their transfer credits may be accepted at OCU and how those credits may apply to a chosen program.

DISCLAIMER: This transfer credit evaluation is an unofficial review and is not official notification of transfer credit acceptance or applicability to a chosen degree program. While you are encouraged to use this evaluation as a guide when planning your potential transfer to Oakland City Univerisity (OCU), students are responsible for complying with all academic policies as published in the Undergrade Academic Catalog. OCU is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this unofficial transfer evaluation.

Articulation and Transfer Agreements

Oakland City University seeks to advancing education and knowledge and to facilitate the transfer of credits between institutions, OCU has entered into formal agreements with participating institutions and organizations. These formal agreements are joint partnerships between an academic program at OCU and an academic program at the community college. Such agreements facilitate a student’s successful transfer of credits while saving the student time, money and confusion.

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood

Vincennes University

  • Applied Management
  • Operations Management
  • Psychology
  • Psychology (Addiction Counseling)

Graduation Information

Application for Graduation
Your graduation is the ultimate goal of your education at OCU. The filing of the graduation application will provide the university with information regarding the completion of your graduation requirements. If your date of degree completion changes or your address changes after filing the application, please notify the Office of the Registrar at [email protected].

When do I apply?

  • Associate Degree Students: must apply at 45 credit hours earned
  • Baccalaureate Students: must apply at 90 credit hours earned
  • Graduate Degree Students: must apply the semester prior to completion

Graduation Survey
All graduating students can access the survey at between now and August 31, 2024. Please contact Dr. Paul Bowdre, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, at [email protected] with any questions.