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Registration Tips

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by Brandi Hoel

Priority registration is now if full swing! Here are some tips to help you get those classes that you need!

Register on time! It is very important to register as close to your Phase 1 day and time as possible. HDFS classes open up to on-campus students during Phase 2 at which point classes tend to close very quickly. During Phase 1 you can register for up to 16 credits. During Phase 2 you can register for up to 19 credits and begin waitlisting. Learn more about priority registration, including how to check your registration day/time here.

Pay close attention to prerequisites and class restrictions. When putting together your schedule, pay attention to course prerequisites. For example, in order to sign up for HDFS 461, you must first take HDFS 360. Most HDFS 300-400 level courses are also restricted to Juniors and Seniors.

Make sure to register for Ecampus sections. When using the class search tool in your student online services or the General OSU Catalogue, it’s important to remember that you are looking at ALL OSU classes. This includes on-campus, Ecampus, and Cascades campus. Good indicators of online sections include WWW as the course type, the time and day are labeled TBA, and the sections are number 400 or 401.

Have a back-up plan. It’s always good to have a back-up plan in case classes close at the last minute. Use your My Degrees audit to get a good idea of courses that you still need.

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