Registration

Information to help you with the registration process.

At Occidental College, the registration process begins with advising. In order to register for courses, all students must meet with either their assigned faculty adviser or an adviser in the Advising Center during Advising Week. At the conclusion of the advising session students will be issued their Registration PIN Letter. The PIN contained in this letter is unique to each student and is required to access the online registration system.

Online registration is accessible 24/7 through the four-unit add deadline. Students may continue to make changes to their schedule after this point using the Schedule Adjustment Form. Late add fees may be assessed per college policy.

How to Register

Adding Courses

  1. In MyOxy, open the Academics tab. In the “My Academics” portlet, click the “Add or Drop Classes” link.

  2. You will then be asked to select a registration term. The upcoming semester should default in. Click, “Submit.”

  3. In the “Alternate PIN” field, enter the PIN found in your registration letter. You will be taken to the page below:

  4. To add courses to your schedule, you will need to enter the Course Reference Number (CRN) for each course in the Add Classes Worksheet. The system will allow you to enter multiple CRNs at once (one per box). To search for a CRN, click the “Class Search” button at the bottom of the page or find it using Course Counts

  5. Once all CRNs have been entered, click “Submit Changes” at the bottom of the page. Your current schedule will then display on the screen.

    If a course could not be added to your schedule, an error message will appear at the bottom of the page (see red arrow below). Depending on your computer, you may need to scroll down to view the error. See the troubleshooting section for help resolving error messages.

  6. Once your schedule has been finalized, be sure to log out of registration by clicking “Exit” at the top right hand of your screen. This will end your registration session and log you out completely.

Note: During registration week students register in two rounds. During the first round (Monday or Tuesday) students may add a maximum of 10 units to their schedule. It is not until the second round (Wednesday or Thursday) that students are able to register for up to 18 units. Students looking to register for more than 18 units can refer to the college’s policy for more information, here.

Dropping Courses

  1. In MyOxy, open the Academics tab. In the “My Academics” portlet, click the “Add or Drop Classes” link.

  2. You will then be asked to select a registration term. The upcoming semester should default in. Click, “Submit.”

  3. In the “Alternate PIN” field, enter the PIN found in your registration letter. You will then be taken to your current schedule

  4. Review your current schedule. In the Action column, select “Drop via Web” for the course that you would like to remove from your schedule.

  5. Click “Submit Changes” at the bottom of the page. Your current schedule will then display on the screen.

Note: Students may drop courses online through the four-unit add deadline. Should a student wish to drop a course without notation on their transcript after the online registration system has closed, they will need to submit a Schedule Adjustment Form. Drop deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Waitlists

If a course has reached its enrollment capacity, a student may add themselves to the waitlist. Once a waitlist has begun, even if there are seats available, the system will consider the course closed. At this point, students are required to obtain an “Enrollment Limit Override” to add the course to their schedule. Students are not automatically enrolled in the course should a seat open.

To add yourself to the waitlist

  1. If you attempt to add a course that is closed or full, an error message will appear at the bottom of the page.

  2. In the “Action” column, select “Waitlist via Web” for the courses

  3. Select, “Submit Changes.” Your current schedule will display all courses in which you have registered and those for which you are on the waitlist.

Note: In order to fully register in the course, you will need to contact the instructor (or department chair) to request either an Enrollment Limit Override or an Instructor Permission Override. Please be advised that it is left to the sole discretion of the instructor to issue an override.

If an instructor issues an override, you will receive an email. Before you can register, you must drop yourself from the waitlist.

  1. In MyOxy, open the Academics tab. In the “My Academics” portlet, click the “Add or Drop Classes” link.

  2. You will then be asked to select a registration term. The upcoming semester should default in. Click, “Submit.”

  3. In the “Alternate PIN” field, enter the PIN found in your registration letter. You will then be taken to your current schedule

  4. For the relevant course, select “Drop via Web” in the “Action” column.

  5. Click “Submit Changes”.

  6. To register, enter the CRN to the Add Classes Worksheet.

  7. Click “Submit Changes” at the bottom of the page. Your current schedule will then display on the screen.

Note: If you attempt to drop from the waitlist and simultaneously add the course you will receive a “Duplicate CRN” error message. The system will process your request to drop from the waitlist, but it will not add the course to your schedule. At this point, you will need to reenter the CRN in the Add Classes Worksheet and Submit Changes. Be sure to review your schedule when done.

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