First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
How do I login to myOswego?
How do I order a transcript?
Holds? What holds?
How do I get a certified transcript (Apostille)?
How do I get a certified copy of my diploma (Apostille)?
How do I add/drop/change my Major and/or minor?
How do I get something verifying my enrollment?
Where is my transfer credit?
Why do you need my SSN?
How do I update my SSN?
How do I update my Address? Why bother?
My name has changed - How do I update my records?
I've missed some semesters and want to re-enroll at Oswego - what do I need to do?
- When can I register?
- How do I register?
- What's an Alternate ("Second") PIN and where do I get it?
- What is this error when I try to add a class?
- Prerequisite? Can I get a waiver?
- How do I take a course pass / fail?
- How do I take an Independent Study?
- How do I see the textbooks for a course?
- When are the deadlines for adding, dropping, withdrawing?
- What's the difference between a drop and a course withdrawal?
- I need to drop all my courses for this semester - what do I do?
- Where can I see my Degree Works Audit?
- How do I read my Degree Works Audit?
- Do I have to take World Awareness Fine and Performing Arts?
- Do I need to run a new audit?
- Where are the courses I'm repeating?
- Where are my electives / where is my Learning Agreement?
- Why do I see a completed requirement with "(<4cr equiv)"?
- Why don't the "credits applied" equal what I see on my transcript?
- Why do I see "Still Needed: 0-1 credits"?
- Why does it say "Major required but not found"?
- How do I add/drop/change my Major and/or minor ?
- Where is my transfer credit?
- What do I need to do?
- How and When do I apply to graduate?
- I'm a double major - will I get two degrees?
- Where do I find information about the ceremony (Commencement)?
- How do I order my cap and gown?
- When can I pick up my cap and gown?
- Can I get extra tickets to the ceremony?
- When will I get my diploma?
- I'm a double major - will I get two diplomas?
- Why didn't I get my diploma?
- Why is my Major not on my diploma?
- How do I get another (replacement) copy of my diploma?
Why do you need my SSN? Generally speaking, the Registrar's Office has no need for this information other than for verifying who you are. However, having an incorrect or no SSN on file will prevent you, lenders and potential employers from being able to get online Enrollment and Degree verifications. It can also prevent issuance of tax information.
How do I update my Address? Why bother? Student addresses can be viewed and updated on on the Personal Information tab in myOswego. Lack of a home address will prevent you, lenders and potential employers from being able to get online Enrollment and Degree verifications. Paper copies of important notifications, such as academic actions, are also mailed to home addresses.
Incoming students should contact the Office of Admissions (315-312-2250) to update their address.
Faculty and Staff should contact Human Resources (315-312-2215) to update their address.
Alumni should make address changes from OsweGoConnect or by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations (315-312-2258).
My name has changed - How do I update my records? Apply for a new social security card with the nearest Social Security Administration Office. You will need to bring an original legal document reflecting your new name to support your request for the name change, such as a birth certificate, marriage license, divorce decree, etc. When you receive your new Social Security Card, bring it to the Registrar's Office (301 Culkin Hall) and complete a Name Change Form.
When can I register? In myOswego , on the Registration Tab is a link "Check Your Registration Status" which will provide this information. General registration period information is also available here. Times are also posted on our Registration page.
What's a Alternate ("Second") PIN and where do I get it? An Alternate (Second) PIN is required for certain groups of students in order to register. Matriculated (degree-seeking) first semester freshmen (<16 cumulative credit hours), first semester Juniors (57-71 cumulative credit hours) and first semester Transfer students must see their academic advisor to get their Second PIN and register. Advisor Information is viewable on the Student Records tab in myOswego.
When are the deadlines for adding, dropping, withdrawing? General full-semester deadline dates are available here, and the College Calendar includes deadlines for all smaller parts of term (quarter courses).
What's the difference between a drop and a course withdrawal? Courses can be dropped during the drop period (typically the first three weeks of fall/spring classes - see Registration Dates) without showing on a transcript. Course withdrawals happen after the drop period (see Registration Dates). The course will show on your transcript with a 'W' grade. See "Course Drop versus Course Withdrawal" for semester-specific information.
I need to drop all my courses for this semester - what do I do?
During Fall and Spring terms, Matriculated (degree-seeking) Undergraduates need to contact the COMPASS (315-312-5522) and make appropriate arrangements for a College Withdrawal. The deadline for doing this without having to document extenuating circumstances is the same as the Course Withdrawal Period listed on the College Calendar. Withdrawal after the drop period will result in 'W' grades on your transcript. If you are registered and the semester has not started yet, you can email email@example.com from your Oswego email account and indicate that you would like to cancel all of your course registration for the specific term. Be sure to include your student ID number.
Graduate students and non-degree Undergraduates can use the course drop/withdrawal process to drop all of their courses.
During Winter and Summer terms, all students can drop their last course online through the drop period. Drop periods vary depending on the length of the class, but typically run through the first day of class. No grades show on your transcript.
When can I see my grades? Fall, Winter and Spring Semester grades are posted all at once. Even if your Instructor says all grades are in, they get posted at the same time as all others. The Registrar's Office will advertise the posting date on the main page of our website. Summer grades are posted at the end of each Summer term.
Will I get a mailed grade report? SUNY Oswego mails paper copies of final grade reports only to students in academic difficulty (i.e. academic disqualification or warning). All students can print the screen from the View Final Grades or Unofficial Transcript items on the Student Records tab in myOswego.
Where can I see my Degree Works Audit? View your degree audit in myOswego. On the Student Records menu, click "Degree Works".
Do I have to take World Awareness Fine and Performing Arts? No. "Student Choice" GenEd courses may gather together under OPTION 1, but will migrate to whichever World Awareness Option you choose. Tutorial available on reading GE21 Requirements in Degree Works.
Where are the courses I'm repeating? In-progress (or advance registered) repeat courses will show in the "Insufficient" section. An original grade of D may result in the course slotting somewhere on the degree audit. Original grades of failing or withdrawn will show in the "Insufficient" section. Once the repeat course is graded (with a grade sufficient for the requirement), it will show on the specific requirement.
Where are my electives / where is my Learning Agreement? Learning Agreements and Electives taken under advisement will show when the information has been forwarded to the Registrar's Office by your Advisor.
Why do I see a completed requirement with "(<4cr equiv)"? This shows when a transfer equivalent course less than 4 credits slots on a 4 credit hour requirement. It's important to note, as it may require additional credits to meet the overall credit hour requirements of the major/minor.
Why don't the "credits applied" equal what I see on my transcript? Not all credits you accumulate on a transcript count toward degree completions. For instance, MAX courses do not apply. Also, BA degrees have a limit of 54 hours allowed within the major discipline. Additional coursework will continue to accumulate on the transcript, but will go to "Not Counted" on the degree audit.
Why do I see "Still Needed: 0-1 credits"? Some requirements have a range of credits, like 3:4. If a 3 credit course fulfills the requirement (you get a Green Checkmark), you may see this remainder advice.
How do I add/drop/change my Major and/or minor? To declare or add a major/minor, students need to speak with the appropriate Academic Department to start the process. Students should speak with their advisor before dropping a major or minor. Submit the "Declaration and Change of Major/Minor" form to the Registrar's Office (301 Culkin Hall).
Where is my transfer credit? Most transfer evaluation happens in Admissions. Transfer work evaluated in the Registrar's Office happens within 5 business days of the receipt of the transcript. If there are problems, we will contact you via your Oswego email address. On your transcript, transfer course work appears in the left column as a lump-sum earned credit hours. In CAPP, transfer credit will appear with a 'T' preceding the letter grade.
Where do I find information about the graduation ceremony (Commencement)? The College Book Store (315-312-2260) coordinates the Commencement Ceremony and has information available here.
How do I order my cap and gown? The College Book Store (315-312-2260) coordinates the Commencement Ceremony and has information available here.
When can I pick up my cap and gown? The College Book Store (315-312-2260) coordinates the Commencement Ceremony and has information available here.
Can I get extra tickets to the ceremony? Contact Auxiliary Services (315-312-2106).
I'm a double major - will I get two diplomas? No. Diplomas codify the conferral of a degree (Baccalaureate, Masters, etc.), not completion of major requirements. Since SUNY Oswego allows for the pursuit and conferral of one degree at a time, it follows that only one diploma is issued at a time.
Why didn't I get my diploma? On either the Student Records or Registration tabs in myOswego, click View Holds to see if you have any holds preventing transcripts. If there are no holds and it's been 8 or more weeks since Commencement, call us (315-312-2237).
Why is my Major not on my diploma? Majors are not printed on the diploma. The diploma is certification of the conferral of the degree (Baccalaureate, Master's). Your Transcript will indicate major(s) associated with the degree.