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Registration FAQ


Registration FAQs

  • Your class schedule is available immediately upon registration and can be viewed online. Notifications to check your schedule will be sent periodically.

    Student OHIO ID and password are required for registering for classes. Information about your student OHIO ID and password is available on the   OIT website.

    To obtain your class schedule:

    Sign in to My OHIO Student Center
    • click on "other academic... " drop-down box
    • choose "Class Schedule"
    • click Arrow

  • No. Generally bypassing the waitlist is not permitted. If a student needs some other override, such as instructor permission, they might be able to obtain that and get onto the waitlist, but will not be able to bypass the waitlist.

  • If you are not able to reach the instructor(s) of record, please contact the department or regional campus offering the class. Department contact information can be found at the Academic Departments Listing webpage.

  • After the request is approved, you will receive an email notifying you to confirm your registration. You will complete the registration process in your My OHIO Student Center. Once the class is successfully added, it will be listed on your schedule in your student center. 

    Please note: You must confirm permission for a class from your shopping cart. Clicking the confirm link in your list of pending class permissions will not add the class to your schedule. 

  • No, permission does not guarantee a seat in the class. For example, if a class is open when you request permission but is full by the time you confirm your registration, you will not be able to enroll if you did not receive permission to override the class being full. For this reason, you should finalize your registration as soon as possible after receiving approval.

  • In general, you will not be able to register for the class in this case. However, you can submit another permission request for this class, and, if there is not a waitlist for a class, the "class is full" override will be included on the request for the instructor(s) to review.

  • Yes, we will continue to accept paper permission slips for a limited time.

  • In this case, you can request permission, but you must request permission for both the lecture and lab, since they are registered for in tandem. You are not required to drop the class section you are in to request permission for a different one. If approved, you will then have the option to drop your original section and add the one for which you received permission.

  • Once a class permission expiration has passed, you will not be able to use the approved permission. You will need to receive another approval, following the same process you did for the original approval (either initiating the process through your student center or contacting the instructor of record, department office, or regional campus).

  • Not for full semester classes. You are not able to request permission after the last date to add the class, which is the second Friday of the semester for full semester classes. For classes that start later or do not meet the entire semester, this date could vary, but is available in Course Offerings.

  • No. The online permission process is available for all types of courses, but some departments have restrictions on adding a class, via permission. If a class is not available to request permission, you will still see a link to request permission, but you will receive an error message indicating it has been restricted.

  • You will need to contact the department or regional campus for options on how to add a class.

  • Yes, you will need to return to you My OHIO Student Center, locate the class in your shopping cart, and click the "Confirm" link. Follow the additional steps to finalize adding the class to your schedule.

  • If you need any assistance in registering for a class via permission, you can contact the instructor, department, or regional campus. Additionally, you can email registration@ohio.edu or call 740.593.4495.

  • Yes, the same steps are followed for students of any academic level.

  • When you request permission for a class, the overrides will be determined automatically, based on the class and your record. If a class is full, the class full override will be selected. If you do not meet the requisites, the requisite override will be selected. Based on that, you can decide if you still want to request permission or choose another class.

  • There are many reasons you could be getting an error. An approved request does not guarantee you a spot in the class and it does not bypass all restrictions. You could receive an error because the class has filled since you received permission, in which case you would need to find another class or request permission again. You might also receive an error for a hold on your account, because the registration would put you over the maximum allowed hours, etc. You might need to resolve an issue (e.g., a hold) or receive additional approval to deal with this error.

  • You are considered to be a "re-enrolling student" if you take a fall or spring term off, and then decide to return to Ohio University. Taking the summer off does not make you a re-enrolling student.

    If you have attended Ohio University previously (earned a grade and/or credit) and wish to return at the same level (i.e., undergraduate students returning as undergraduates and graduate students returning as graduate students), please complete the Re-enrollment Form and return to the Office of the University Registrar (undergraduate students) or the Graduate College (graduate students).

    For additional information about re-enrolling, visit our re-enrolling students web page.

    If you have not attended Ohio University previously (never earned a grade and/or credit), undergraduate students will need to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office, 120 Chubb Hall, 740.593.4100 and graduate students will need to contact the Graduate College, 220 Research and Technology Center, 740.593.2800.

  • Log into the Faculty and Advising Center, click on "Class List/Grading" under the teaching tab, and filter the list to the correct class(es). For a single class, click the "Take action on pending class permission requests" icon; for multiple classes, select the check boxes next to the classes you would like to review and click the "View Permission Requests for the Selected Classes" button at the bottom of the page.

  • When approving a request, you will be presented the option to add a "class is full" override. As long as the class does not have a waitlist, you can do this because the class is full or you think it will be full soon.

  • Students should be registered for their classes officially by the last date to add a class. If extenuating circumstances exist that prevented this, the student must contact their college or regional campus student services office to discuss the situation.

  • No, any instructor of record for this class can approve the permission request.