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Swapping Classes Instructions

Step 1: Sign in to MyOHIO Student Center using your OHIO ID and Password, then select the Academics tab.


Step 2: Select the arrow to the right of other academics to expand the drop down list. Select Enrollment: Swap and select the double arrows on the right side of the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Select the term for which you would like to swap a class and select Continue.

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Step 4: Under Swap This Class, select the class you would like to drop from the Select from your schedule drop-down list.

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Step 5: Under With This Class, select Search to find a class number for the selected term OR select the arrow to the right of Search for Class to select a class already in your cart OR enter the class number in the Enter Class Nbr field, then select Enter.

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Step 6: Confirm your classes. 

Review the classes listed to ensure those are the classes for which you want to register.


Step 7: Finish Swapping.

Select Finish Swapping to submit your swap request. To exit without swapping classes, select Cancel.


Step 8: View results and make appropriate changes if necessary.

For each class, you will see a status message that indicates if you successfully added the class or if there is an error preventing the swap. A green checkmark indicates "Success: enrolled."  A red X indicates "Error: unable to add class." 

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If you receive the message "Error, unable to add class," review the message to find out why.

Select My Class Schedule to view your schedule. 

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Or select Add Another Class to add another class to your schedule. 

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Special Swap Circumstances Instructions

Swap only a lecture:

You can remain enrolled in a lecture section while swapping the lab, recitation, or discussion even if the lecture section’s enrollment is “Closed.”

  • Follow Step 4 - Select the lab, recitation, or discussion section you would like to drop.
  • Follow Step 5 - Select the new lab, recitation, or discussion section you would like to add. You will re-select your current lecture section as the related component.
  • Proceed to Steps 6 through 8.

Swap only a lab, recitation, or discussion:

You can remain enrolled in a lab, recitation, or discussion while swapping the lecture section even if the lab, recitation, or discussion section’s enrollment is “Closed.”

  • Follow Step 4 - Select the lecture section you would like to drop.
  • Follow Step 5 - Select the new lecture section you would like to add. You will re-select your current lab, recitation, or discussion section as the related component.
  • Proceed to Steps 6 through 8.

Swap both a lecture and lab, recitation, or discussion:

You can swap both a lecture and lab, recitation, or discussion section at the same time. Both sections’ enrollment must be “Open.”

  • Follow Step 4 - Select both the lecture section and the lab, recitation, or discussion section you would like to drop.
  • Follow Step 5 – Select both the new lecture section and the new lab, recitation, or discussion section you would like to add.
  • Proceed to Steps 6 through 8.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call 740.593.4495, or email registration@ohio.edu. If you have technical questions about the system or the webpage is not working, please call 740.593.1222 or email servicedesk@ohio.edu.