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Registration

The registration division of the Office of the University Registrar handles student registration (i.e.; class permission slips, requisites, and priority registration times) and enrollment/degree verifications. In addition, the division trouble-shoots issues with the Faculty and Advising Center.

 
Registration Schedules

 

Registration Access Schedule

Click here to view the days, times, and student groups for registration

 

General Registration Information

Students New to Ohio University
Graduate Students
International Students
Continuing Students
Re-enrolling Students
Selective Service Registration
Senior Citizens (60+ Program)
Auditing a Class
Cancellation of Registration/Withdrawal from the University
Class Attendance - Dropping Non-attending students
Class Permission Slips
Course Load
Flexibly Scheduled Classes
Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Classes
Holds
Pass/Fail Grading Option
Priority Registration
Repeating a Course
Requisite Processing
Retaking a Course
Student Schedules
Waitlisting
Withdrawal from the University/Cancellation of Registration

 

Students New to Ohio University

Students who are new to the University must go through the orientation process as indicated in their admissions material. Information can be obtained by calling the orientation Office at 740.593.1951 or contacting your regional campus student services office.

 

Graduate Students

Contact the academic school or department for your department orientation information. A general orientation is hosted each fall prior to the start of the semester. Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Patton College of Education, and the Voinovich School, DARS is online at www.ohio.edu/registrar/darsonline.cfm.

 

International Students

All incoming undergraduate and graduate students must report to the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place, with their passports and immigration documents to check in before registering for classes. In addition, these students are required to attend the international orientation program, which may include TOEFL testing. Questions concerning these requirements may be directed to ISFS, 740.593.4330. (This information applies to students at both the Athens and regional campuses.) Undergraduate international students (who will be taking academic classes during their first semester) must also attend the Bobcat Student Orientation; visit https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso/  for more information. Graduate international students should contact their academic department/school regarding departmental/school orientations.

To comply with immigration regulations, international students (F-1 or J-1 status) must register as full-time students (undergraduates must take 12 semester hours per semester and graduate students must take nine semester hours per semester to maintain full-time status). Students must not drop any courses that would bring them below full-time status, register late, or withdraw from all classes without having the prior approval of an advisor in the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS).



Continuing Students

To register, use My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal --Academics tab). For questions, contact Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall, or your regional campus student services office.

Summer Registration:

  • Since there is no priority registration for summer you do not have to meet with an academic advisor, but it is recommended, especially if you have questions.

Fall and Spring Priority Registration:

  • Undergraduate students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. All undergraduate students will have a priority registration advising hold until your advisor releases the hold. Note: If an undergraduate student is pursuing more than one major, the student must have their hold cleared by the advisor (or designee) of  each  major. The student will not be permitted to register until the holds have been released for  all  majors.  You will receive an email when your priority registration advising hold is released.
  • Your enrollment appointment (registration access) time is available in My OHIO Student Center. You will receive an email notification when your appointment time has been assigned.
  • For planning purposes only, you may add classes to your cart in My OHIO Student Center prior to your enrollment appointment time. You are not registered in your classes until you finalize your registration by clicking "Finish Enrolling" and receive the success message for each class to indicate you are enrolled.

Advisor Information:

  • Your advisor is listed in My OHIO Student Center in the Advisor box.
  • Your advisor is listed on the first page of your DARS report. Your DARS report is available online.

Academic Program Information:

  • Your declared academic programs are listed in My OHIO Student Center. Click on My Academics link to find your declared programs. Note: Academic programs to which you have been admitted for a future semester will not display until just before you are permitted to register for classes.

 

Re-enrolling Students

If you have attended Ohio University previously and wish to return, undergraduate students should contact the Office of the University Registrar, first floor, Chubb Hall, or their regional campus student services office for assistance.

  • Students who have attended since 1985 (i.e., student record is in the student information system) must complete the Re-enrollment Form.
  • Students who have not attended since 1985 must complete the Application for Re-enrollment.
  • Degree-seeking students who have fewer than 30 semester hours earned and transfer students with fewer than 60 semester hours earned will be referred to the Allen Student Help Center or their academic advisor or college student services office for advising.
  • Graduate students should contact the Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220, for assistance.

 

Selective Service Registration

Attention: Male students between the ages of 18 and 26.
Section 3345.32 of the Ohio Revised Code requires male students between the ages of 18 and 26 who are Ohio residents register for the selective service and verify they have registered with the selective service in order to be considered in-state residents to attend Ohio public colleges and universities. Failure to register with selective service and provide verification of such will result, as the law stipulates, in the assessment of the out-of-state surcharge and the loss of student financial aid. The Office of the University Registrar will notify those who, according to the selective service office, have not complied with the law and ask for a statement from the student verifying his selective service status. For additional information about the Selective Service System or for online registration, visit www.sss.gov.

If you are registered for the selective service, but have not received or have lost your selective service number call 847.688.2576 or visit www.sss.gov. If you have questions regarding the above, please call 740.593.4182, or visit Registrar Services, Chubb Hall 115, 1 Ohio University, Athens OH 45701, or your regional campus student services office.

 

Senior Citizens (60+ Program)

Ohio State Law (Section 3345.27 of the Ohio Revised Code - House Bill 147 - effective March 30, 1999) permits the qualifying student to attend any state college or university without paying "tuition or matriculation" fees*. This program is available only for regular classroom undergraduate courses offered on the Athens and regional campuses and only if space is available in the class. Registration will be processed only after priority registration for other students is completed. Qualifying student is defined as "any person who is sixty years of age or older and who has resided in the state for at least one year." Under this provision, the student has two options:

  • Option A - Non-Credit
    The qualifying student who wishes to participate in classes but not for credit asks permission of the instructor to sit in on the class. The student should follow the procedures for Option A students on the Sixty Plus Program form and share the form with the instructor for information purposes as well as to show student eligibility for the program. The Office of the University Registrar will assist anyone who needs help with this.
  • Option B - For Credit
    The Option B procedures are for the qualifying student who wishes to earn credit for the tuition-free courses. The academic load under this arrangement for a given semester must be less than full-time; i.e., less than 12 hours. In addition to being a "qualified student" as described above, the student's family income must be "less than two hundred percent of the federal poverty guideline, as revised annually by the United States secretary of health and human services in accordance with Section 673 of the 'Community Services Block Grant Act,' 95 Stat. 511 (1981) 42 U.S.C.A. 9902, as amended, for a family size equal to the size of the family of the person whose income is being determined."

*Course fees, technology fees, laboratory fees, etc., are the responsibility of the student and will not be waived.

 

Auditing a Class

You may register to audit classes, which allows you to preview or review courses without receiving a grade or semester hours. Classes taken for audit count in calculating tuition, but they do not carry credit or count toward financial aid eligibility. Audited courses will appear on your official transcript but will not affect your GPA or semester hours earned. Audit courses will not count toward any graduation requirements.

Do not confuse auditing a class with taking a class under the pass/fail option.

Your instructor may set up specific requirements for auditing the class, and if you do not meet the requirements, you may be removed from the class at your instructor's discretion with a grade of WP or WF. Be sure to discuss your auditing status with your instructor at the first class meeting.

A student interested in taking a class under the audit grading option, should register for the class, then contact the student services office in his/her college or regional campus student services office (by the Friday of the second week of the semester) to complete an audit application. A regular grade course may NOT be changed to audit option and audit course may NOT be changed to regular grade option after the Friday of the second week of the semester.

 

Cancellation of Registration/Withdrawal from the University

Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes. This is determined by the earliest start date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester.

Withdrawal from the University is defined as dropping all classes on or after the earliest start date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester. This means all regular Ohio University classes for which you are registered, whether on one campus or multiple campuses. You must go to the student services office in your college or regional campus student services office to initiate the withdrawal process. Graduate students must contact the Graduate College. Withdrawal from the University is not permitted on or after the last day of classes, as determined by the earliest end date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester.

Note: Canceling your class registration does not cancel your housing. You are required to make an appointment with a Residence Life staff member in your building prior to your scheduled check out date and time to properly check out of your room, sign your Room Condition Report (RCR), and return all keys. If you have canceled your class registration, you are no longer eligible to reside on campus and must move out completely within 48 hours.

International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), 740.593.4330, prior to withdrawing from the University. Failure to do so may lead to serious immigration problems.

 

Class Attendance - Dropping Non-attending students

If you miss the first two meetings of a class where the meetings are fewer than 80 minutes or the first meeting of a class where the meeting is 80 minutes or longer, the instructor has the option of not admitting you to the class whether or not you are registered for it. If you miss the first two meetings (or first meeting if 80 minutes or longer), check with your instructor to verify your status in the class. If you have not been admitted, you will need to drop the class by accessing My OHIO Student Center.

Note: If the instructor does not admit you to the class, you must still drop the class from your schedule by accessing My OHIO Student Center . Otherwise, you will receive an F, an FN (failure never attended), or an FS (failure stopped attending) for the class at the end of the semester.

 

Class Permission Slips

For Athens campus students, class permission slips may be requested from instructors or the academic departments/schools where the courses are taught. Regional campus students should contact their regional campus student services office. Return the signed class permission slip for processing to the appropriate office, as indicated on the class permission slip, no later than the Friday of the second week of the semester.

Class permission slips are to be used when one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • Permission is required from department/instructor to enroll in class and student has obtained permission.
  • Student does NOT meet requisites but has permission to enroll in class and enforced requisites are being waived.
  • Class is full but student has permission to enroll in class.
  • Permission to add class after the Friday of the first week of the semester. (Instructor's permission is required to add a class after the Friday of the first week of the semester.)
  • Student has reached maximum repeat/retake limit but has received permission to enroll in class and maximum repeat/retake limit is being waived. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
  • Retaking course in same semester. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
  • Override major set aside. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
  • Faculty permission for time conflict. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall to be processed.)

Note: If your class permission slip has an expiration date, it must be processed on or before that date, but no later than the Friday of the second week of the semester.

Class Permission Slip - Instructions only

 

Course Load

Undergraduate Students
To be considered a full-time student, you must register for a minimum of 12 semester hours. Full-time undergraduate students usually carry a normal load of 15-20 semester hours (even those students on academic probation). Student athletes and students receiving financial aid must carry a minimum of 12 semester hours. Most students receiving scholarships have to carry up to 15 semester hours. Students scheduling more than 20 semester hours must have permission and will be charged an additional fee for each hour taken above 20 semester hours.

Graduate Students
To be considered a full-time student, you must register for a minimum of nine semester hours. Students with graduate research, teaching, or graduate assistantship appointments must register for a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours. Some departments require more. Those with fellowships or tuition scholarships must register for a minimum of 15 graduate semester hours. Undergraduate courses, courses taken for audit, and OPIE language courses cannot be used to meet minimum requirements for graduate student course loads. Students scheduling more than 18 semester hours (whether graduate, undergraduate, or a combination) must have permission and will be charged an additional fee for each hour taken above 18 semester hours.

International Students
To comply with immigration regulations, international students (F-1 or J-1 status) must register as full-time students (undergraduates must take 12 semester hours per semester and graduate students must take nine semester hours per semester to maintain full-time status). Students must not drop any courses that would take them below full-time status without having the prior approval of an advisor in the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS).

Maximum Semester Hours Allowed Without Permission
Undergraduate students may register for a maximum of 20 semester hours and a graduate student may register for a maximum of 18 semester hours in a given semester. For example, an undergraduate student already registered for 18 semester hours may not add a three-hour course, because this would exceed the limit. If there is a need for a student to exceed the maximum hours, an undergraduate student should contact the student services office in his/her college or regional campus student services office for permission, and a graduate student should contact the Graduate College. Students granted permission to exceed the maximum hours will receive a Permission to Exceed Maximum Hours form, which should be returned to Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall. Graduate students registering for more than 18 semester hours or undergraduate students registering for more than 20 semester hours will see an increase in tuition charges. For details about additional charges, see Tuition and Fees on the Office of the Bursar's website.

A student who is close to the maximum and needs to add a class (and drop another section of the same course) can avoid exceeding the maximum by using the swap feature. To request a class be changed using the swap feature after the Friday of the first week and through the Friday of the second week of the semester you must visit Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall, or your regional campus student services office.

 

Flexibly Scheduled Classes

 

Flexibly scheduled classes are classes that do not meet for the full session/semester. Therefore, the last day to add, drop, or withdraw from classes might be different from the dates listed in the Academic Calendar . Deadlines to add, drop, and withdraw can be viewed on Course Offerings. Contact the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, 740.593.4324, or your regional campus student services office for more information.

 

Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Classes

Graduate students are eligible to register for undergraduate classes. Any undergraduate classes taken by a graduate student automatically will become part of the student's undergraduate record (transcripts and DARS reports). To enroll in undergraduate classes, graduate students should contact the Graduate College and complete a Graduate Seeking Undergraduate form. Undergraduate courses are included in the 18 credit hour registration limit. They do not count toward registration requirements for graduate appointments. Please note graduate students taking undergraduate courses pay graduate fees.

 

Holds

Some students may find that they are prevented from registering or receiving other University services because a hold has been placed on their academic record. Holds are placed when students fail to meet financial or other obligations. Students need to clear the hold with the office that placed the hold before they will be allowed to register or receive other University services.

 

Pass/Fail Grading Option

A student interested in taking a class under the pass/fail grading option, should register for the class, then contact the student services office in his/her college or regional campus student services office (by the Friday of the second week of the semester) to complete pass/fail application. A pass/fail request by a regional campus student is reviewed by the appropriate college's student services office on the Athens campus and may be denied if an inappropriate choice has been made. A regular grade course may NOT be changed to pass/fail option and pass/fail course may NOT be changed to regular grade option after the Friday of the second week of the semester.

Students may complete no more than 12 semester hours under the pass/fail option. No course taken pass/fail may be used to fulfill any graduation requirement (college, school, or department) other than total hours. To be eligible for the pass/fail option the student must have earned a GPA of 2.5 or better for his/her last semester of full-time enrollment or have an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. First semester freshmen are not subject to the GPA requirements. A student may take only one course per semester or summer session pass/fail.

Note: Graduate-level courses (5000 and higher) may not be taken under the pass/fail option. Do not confuse the pass/fail option with auditing a class.

 

Priority Registration

The registration priority order is: Honors Tutorial College, graduate students, and undergraduate students (based on rank and accumulative hours earned).

 

Repeating a Course

A repeatable course is defined as a course taken for additional semester hours of credit toward graduation requirements (i.e., MUS 3400, PSY 4900). Some departments place limits on the total number of credits from a given repeatable course that may apply toward your graduation requirements.

 

Requisite Processing

You are required to meet all of the requisites for a given course. Failure to meet requisites can prevent your registration for the course or result in a drop or withdrawal for that course. Requisites are listed for each class in Course Offerings.

 

Retaking a Course

A regular undergraduate course with fixed content can be retaken to affect your accumulative grade point average. Undergraduate courses that are retaken to improve a grade will be identified automatically at the time you register. Retaking the course removes the hours and the effect of the earlier grade from the calculation of the grade point average. However, all grades are printed on the student's academic record (transcript). Please note the later grade is the one calculated in the grade point average even if it is lower than the first and the course semester hours duplicated by retaking coursework are not accepted toward the credit hour requirement for graduation.

The number of times a student is allowed to retake an undergraduate course for the purpose of improving the grade is restricted to a maximum of two attempts in addition to the first attempt. Withdrawals are not counted as an attempt.

Please note retaking a course after graduation will not change your graduation grade point average or honors status. Some graduate and professional schools include all grades in their calculations of grade point averages while determining eligibility for admission even though Ohio University calculates only the last grade in a retaken course.

Graduate courses cannot be retaken to improve a low grade on the first attempt. All grades received are calculated into the graduate grade point average.

 

Student Schedules

Students can view their schedules anytime at My OHIO Student Center. Notifications to check schedules will be sent periodically.

All students must use My OHIO Student Center to make any changes to their class schedules. Please pay close attention to the deadlines.

It is the student's responsibility to check the accuracy of his/her schedule and make any adjustments by the Friday of the second week of the semester.

 

Waitlisting

Waitlisting is available for some classes at Ohio University and those are identified in Course Offerings. Please see the Waitlisting FAQ for more information.

 

Withdrawal from the University / Cancellation of Registration

Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes. This is determined by the earliest start date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester.

Withdrawal from the University is defined as dropping all classes on or after the earliest start date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester. This means all regular Ohio University classes for which you are registered, whether on one campus or multiple campuses. You must go to the student services office in your college or regional campus student services office to initiate the withdrawal process. Graduate students must contact the Graduate College. Withdrawal from the University is not permitted on or after the last day of classes, as determined by the earliest end date of any of your classes taken during the session/semester.

Note: Canceling your class registration does not cancel your housing. You are required to make an appointment with a Residence Life staff member in your building prior to your scheduled check out date and time to properly check out of your room, sign your Room Condition Report (RCR), and return all keys. If you have canceled your class registration, you are no longer eligible to reside on campus and must move out completely within 48 hours.

International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), 740.593.4330, prior to withdrawing from the University. Failure to do so may lead to serious immigration problems.

 

Registration Faqs

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding registration.

 

Contact

Registrar Services
Office of the University Registrar
Chubb Hall, first floor
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.4324
registration@ohio.edu