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Registration DOs
  • Check the priority registration schedule to make sure you know exactly when to register online (you can only register for classes at your eligible date; you cannot register earlier than your eligible time). Web registration begins at 6 a.m. on your appointed day.

  • Meet with your academic adviser before registration begins (graduate students should contact their department for advising contact information).

  • Run a degree evaluation through SAIL to monitor progress toward your degree and discuss it with your adviser (also continue to check the Progress to Degree feature in the portal throughout the year so you know what classes you have left to take).

  • Go to the Check Your Registration Status feature in SAIL to see if you have any holds or unpaid bills that may prevent you from registering on time.

  • Have your first-choice classes on a list, with a couple of alternatives, so you can register promptly without having to search when a class is full (go to the class schedule search to search classes). 

  • Register for summer, fall THEN winter classes to avoid registration errors.

  • Verify that you meet the prerequisites for the course before you try to register for it (look for prerequisites in your undergraduate catalog or on the class schedule search). 

  • Contact the Helpdesk at (248) 370-HELP or helpdesk@oakland.edu if you experience technical issues while trying to register. 

  • Avoid most technical issues ahead of time by having your NetID and password on hand (go to netid.oakland.edu if you forgot your password and watch tutorials on activating your NetID or password).

  • Verify that you can log into mysail.oakland.edu and find the Register for Classes link at least three days prior to registration. Contact the Help Desk if you have problems with these steps.

  • Plan for a high-volume of activity on SAIL when registration begins; please plan accordingly.

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