Advisee Checklist

 Advisee Checklist

What MUST be done before meeting with your Advisor in order to get your registration PIN. 

  • 3 possible majors in rank order of preference.  Use the catalog to narrow down some ideas.  Use Record of Progress Forms to help you determine what is required for each major.
  • Review DegreeWorks report and Gen Ed requirements to make sure any courses you are transferring have been received (NOTE:  Any previously taken Foreign Language must be on your CAPP in order to take the next level) 
  • Log into myOswego and check the following:
    • Access (Make sure you know your password. If you are shut out, please contact the Registrars Office in 301 Culkin at x2136 to get back in)
    • Actual time that you are eligible to register will depend on the number of credits completed and your last name.  This semester does not count!   
    • Many questions can be answered in the Online Bulletin.
    • Check to make sure you don’t have any holds on your myOswego account.
  • Fill out three trial schedules using DIFFERENT courses for each.  Alternatives are a must. Click here for blank trial schedules.
  • Note the following for each course:
    • CRN (5 digit course number starting with 9)
    • Time of courses (other sections that might work are helpful too)
    • What requirement they meet.

 ***If you need help with making some trial schedules contact your Peer Advisor or Transfer Mentor*** 

Tips for Searching for Classes on MyOswego

How to Log on:

  1. Log in - *User ID is your ID number.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on Registration.
  3. Scroll down to Add/Drop Classes and click on it.
  4. Select Spring 2012 then submit.

Searching for Classes

  • Check out Record of Progress Forms  for majors you might be interested in and their requirements.
  • You can use Course Availability if it is not your time to register.  Make sure you check the online site often because course times or rooms might change.
  • You can search by Subject, Instructor, or Attribute Type.
    • To use the Attribute Type search, click on each category while holding down the Ctrl button and it will give you all General Education courses that are available in the areas selected.
  • Make 3 different schedules in case you get closed out of the courses you choose. Click here for blank trial schedules.
  • Check each day prior to registering to keep updated on the course status. This helps when it comes time to register because you will already know which courses are still open and which are already closed.
  • Make sure to check if a course has prerequisites. Prerequisites are courses you must have taken before you are allowed take that particular course.  If you don’t have the prerequisite you will not have the background to be successful in the class.
  • When it comes time to register check the course availability page to be sure the courses you have chosen are still open and that you have all of your CRN’s (Course Registration Number) written down. It is easier to type in the CRN rather than to search each class by subject.