Registering for Classes and Housing Abroad
REGISTERING FOR CLASSESRegistration occurs in November (for spring semester) and April (for fall semester). Students will receive a registration appointment time which will last through the end of the add/drop period for the semester they are registering for. For example, if registering for Fall 2019 semester (in April) the student has until the add/drop deadline for Fall 2019 to adjust their schedule (September 12, 2019). Students are required to register during the first two weeks of their assigned registration appointment time.
Students Returning in Fall Semester:Students returning for the fall semester are required to register during preliminary registration in April. If you do not register in April you will be withdrawn and will be required to apply for reinstatement if you wish to return.
Students Returning in Spring Semester:Students returning for the spring semester are required to register during preliminary registration in November. If you do not register in November you will be withdrawn and will be required to apply for reinstatement if you wish to return.
Steps to take prior to preliminary registration:In the case a course requires consent, students must contact the instructor prior to registration to secure consent. Once consent is entered in the system, it is the student’s responsibility to then register for the course.
Registration Appointment Time:Students returning from study away or Oberlin in London do not need their registration alternate pin (RAP). Students may view their preliminary registration appointment times via Banner Self Service. Students may register online through Banner Self Service.
Special Note for Waitlist Eligible Courses:If a student waitlists a course using Self Service Banner registration and a seat opens up, they will receive an email with a specific time frame to add the course. If they do not add the course within the time frame noted in the email, the open seat will bounce to the next person on the waitlist. Students need to make sure to check their Oberlin email frequently for wait list notifications. When a seat becomes available, the first student on the waitlist will be notified via their oberlin.edu email account. From the time and date the email notification is sent, the student will then have 24 hours to decide if they want the seat. If they do not take the seat by the deadline, the second student on the waitlist will be offered the seat.
For students who will not have access to the internet during the preliminary registration time frame:Please complete and submit the personal leave registration proxy form. We will add courses to the students schedule provided seats are available and no registration errors such as prerequisite not met, consent required, etc. occurs.
HOUSINGAll students on leave who anticipate registering for housing must keep their Oberlin e-mail accounts current. All students will receive an e-mail with information about registration and access to the web based registration system is through your OC e-mail account.
For all other students, Housing Registration will be available from the Residential Education website in late-February. All students will be updated on housing registration through their OCMail accounts.
Students on academic leave will receive credit for the semester(s) away in the semesters in residency calculation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-775-8472 with any housing questions. To live and/or dine OSCA, contact the OSCA office directly, 440-775-8108 or email OSCA@oberlin.edu.