When can I register for my classes?

Priority registration dates and times are assigned according to student status and credits earned. For comprehensive information about your registration dates and times, log into MyOSU, select Registration Tools from the Student tab, and follow the link to “View Priority Registration Status.” You should also receive an email from your adviser detailing your registration date and time approximately one week prior to your registration.

Where do I get my registration PIN?

Your registration PIN can only be obtained from your advisor. Prior to your registration date you MUST schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. The first two weeks leading up to registration can be very busy for your advisor so schedule early!

I have my PIN but I still can’t register.

If you met with your advisor, you have your PIN, and it is time for you to register but you receive a notice restricting you from registering, then check for registration holds on your account. These holds can be accessed from MyOSU > Student > View Holds at the bottom of the “My Student Stuff” box. Often the college will restrict registration for new students for missing medical records, unpaid account balances, or other reasons. If you find that you have holds on your account, contact Kerr Administration as well as the office requiring any missing documentation. If you find that you have no holds and are still experiencing problems schedule an appointment with your advisor or visit the Peer Mentor office in Kelley 1148.

What classes should I be taking?

When you meet with an advisor to aquire your registration PIN they will discuss your academic plan for the coming term as well as future terms. If you still have questions after meeting with an advisor or ever have questions about the classes you are taking, meet with a peer mentor in the Peer Mentor office located in Kelley 1148 during normal business hours.

Why can’t I register for this class?

There are a number of class restrictions that may inhibit you from taking a certain class. These restrictions can range from time conflicts to class standing requirements as well as class prerequisites. When you plan your schedule, view the class details available through the Oregon State Course Catalog. The catalog will offer information on all the prerequisites, class and level restrictions, etc. all of which are explained here. If you feel that you meet the requirements to take a class but still cannot register, schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor and pick up a restriction override form in the EECS office located in Kelley 1148. If you have any questions about filling out the form, meet with a peer mentor in the Peer Mentor office.

What is a waitlist and how does it work?

By Phase 2 of registration, waitlisting will begin for certain class sections. During Phase 2, you may register as a waitlisted student for eligible courses. The process is nearly identical to the normal registration process; however, when you register for a waitlisted class you will be prompted to select “waitlist” in the drop down menu on your registration page. Once you have completed this process, monitor your ONID email account. When a spot becomes available you will receive an email prompting you to return to your registration and enroll for the course within 24 hours of receiving the email. If you do not register for the class within 24 hours you will be removed from the waitlist.

What is a change of grading basis?

A student may elect for a change of grading basis for any class that satisfies only a Bacc Core requirement or is not required for their major. By electing to change the grading basis of a normally graded course (A-F), the grade scale will change to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis (S/U). Under this system, a grade of S or U holds no grade point equivalent and is not reflected on a student’s GPA. In order to elect for a change of grading basis, pick up a “Change of Grading Basis” form in the EECS office and submit it for advisor approval by the end of week 7. If your advisor approves the change, you must then return the approved form to the registrars office to complete the grading change.

Should I withdraw from a course?

If you are not feeling confident with your expected grade in a class or an emergency inhibits you from being able to complete a course, withdrawal may be a worthwhile consideration. Classes may be dropped up to the end of week 2 for a full refund. Past week 2, a student may elect to withdraw from a course between weeks 3 and 7 of the term for a partial refund (for summer term refer to withdraw dates on the Summer Session webpage). Withdrawing from a course results in a W for the course and will be reflected on your academic transcripts. However, a W is non-punitive and will not alter your GPA. Furthermore, you may be responsible for tuition and any class fees related to the withdrawn class.

I plan on transferring into the School Of EECS at Oregon State University from a different institution. Will my credits transfer?

Transfer credits can vary greatly depending on the program and institution. The School of EECS determines which course credit may be applied to a student’s academic program at OSU depending on corresponding course objectives. A comprehensive list of Oregon community college and university course equivalencies is available online via the EECS webpage. Out-of-state students can look up individual transfer credits from out-of-state institutions on the same page. If you have any concerns about course transfer credits, contact your advisor in the School of EECS.

How do I change my major?

Students can change major as many times as they would like and at any time. If you have decided to change your major, simply pick up a change of major form in the EECS office (Kelley 1148) and obtain a signature from the head advisor of the college to which you wish to change. After meeting with your new advisor and obtaining a signature, bring that form to the Office of the Registrar located in Kerr Administration to complete your change of major.

Are there any clubs or organizations I can get involved in?

There are numerous opportunities for club or organization involvement in EECS and participation is highly encouraged. Some of the more popular clubs in EECS are the Linux User Group (LUG), the OSU Robotics Team, the Solar Car Team, and our OSU chapter of IEEE. All of these clubs and organizations offer various levels of participation and are a great opportunity to expand your network as well as your experience with applicable projects. For more information on these clubs, view this list of some OSU clubs. This is only a short list of some of the most popular extracurricular opportunities for EECS students but there are many more across the engineering spectrum! Research online and talk to your professors and peers about other opportunities for involvement.