Registrar Services Location

North Foundation Hall, Room 160
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3450
regservices@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office of the Registrar

O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Fax: (248) 370-2586

Web Registration

Reminders for registration: 
Course Renumbering: Three to Four Digit Conversions
Instructions and Help

Welcome to our Web Registration instructions page! Below you will find step by step instructions to process various registration transactions. Should you need help, please feel free to contact us

Email: regservices@oakland.edu
Phone: (248) 370-3450

Registration Dos

Registration FAQs

Guest Students

Step by Step Instructions

Registration

Ever have a problem with registering for classes? Do not worry this detailed video will explain to you the process of registering for classes. This video will cover three different ways of searching for classes: (a) Subject, (b) Course Number, or (c) CRN.

Transcript

Hello future and or current students. Today I will be showing you the process of registering for your classes. There are two ways to go about registering for your classes. The first step is if you have the following information, either your grizzly id or pin and the second way you can register is utilizing your netid and password. Once you have this information, what you want to do is go ahead at the top of your browser, type in mysail.oakland.edu. This will take you to our main mysail page where you can log in and as you can see on this screen, if you have your netid and password you can log in that way. The other way that I mentioned, the second way you can log in, is if you were to go over to alumni and students who have not register in the past year sail. When you click on that it will take you to our sail page which will have the other way of logging in with your grizzly id and pin. So first I am going to go ahead and log in using your grizzly id and pin to register and later in the video I will show you how to register using your netid and password. What you want to do first is go ahead and click on that click I mentioned alumni and students who have not registered in the past year sail. Once you click on that link it should take you to our Oakland university sail page where they will display a list of options you can choose from. By any chance if you do not know your sail pin you can go ahead and reset that right here. But what we want to do is go ahead and click on where it says log in not secure area. Once you click on that it should take you to our log in page for the sail, so you can enter in your grizzly id and pin in the first wo boxes, if you decide to login with your netid and password here, that’s ok too you can do that here too. So, go ahead and type in your grizzly id and your pin. This should take you to our page that will give you the options of viewing your personal information, student services, employee, and financial aid. What you want to do is go ahead and click on student services, and then click on the second one in the first row that says registration. This will take you to our banner registration page. On this page you can see you have six options to choose form, prepare for registration, plan ahead, view registration information, register for classes, browse classes, and browse the course catalog. Ok now that you have made it this far, I will go ahead and show you how you can search up classes so that you can add them to your summary. So first go ahead and type in register for classes. What this will do is bring up a banner page that will have you log in again. So, go ahead and type in your grizzly id and pin again or your netid and password. Click sign in. Once you get logged in you will come to a page that will ask you to select a term. So, go ahead and click on the drop-down box that says terms open for registration and this will bring up all the terms that are available that you can register for. So, go ahead and choose the desired semester you want. I will choose fall semester 2020, click continue. Now this will bring you to a page where you can search for you classes. First, I will show you how to find a class using a subject. So, go ahead and click on a subject box, what this will do is bring down a list of all the subjects we have here at OU. So, go ahead and scroll through and find a subject that you want. I am going to use accounting for example and click on it and then go ahead and click search. What this will do is it will bring up a list of all the classes for that subject and as you scroll to the bottom you should see where there is multiple pages so you can go ahead and click to the next page if you need to go to the next page to find the next class. Next is finding the class using the course number. So, if you have a course number on hand you can go ahead and type that in. Here I will be using 2000. When you type it in click search and what this will do is bring up all the classes for that course number 2000 or whichever course number you typed in. They can be in either subject, so you are going to have to scroll through and find the subject that you want. Then you should be able to add a class. Ok cool now that I have shown you how to search for the classes, I will show you how to add those classes to your summary and what that looks like. So, go ahead and once you have found that class you should see over towards the right that will say add in that last column. So, once you have made your final decision that that’s the class you want to register for, go ahead and click add. What that will do is add your class to your summary at the bottom right as you can see. It will have the title, detail, hours, course number, schedule, and then it will have a status. This status will say pending at first and that means it is not fully registered to your summary. If you want to register that class to your summary just go ahead and click submit. Another way of adding a class to your summary and registering for it is by entering in the CRN if you already know the CRN which is a 5 digit number you can go ahead and go the sections that says enter CRN and you can type that CRN in and once you type the CRN in you can click on add to summary. What this will do is add it straight to your summary just like how it showed before. It will still say pending so you will have to click submit. Ok great guys now that I have shown you how to log in and register using your grizzly id and your pin. I will now show you how to get back to the exact same page but this time utilizing your netid and password. So, go ahead and type in your net id and type in your password, click sign in. Once you get signed in you should see a page that displays the details, your courses and over towards the left if you scroll down a little bit. You should see where it says register classes so go ahead and click on that. And this could bring up the banner page that has you to log in. So, go ahead and type in your net id and password and click sign in. This will take you back to that page once again where you can register for classes browse for classes, prepare for registration etc. I hope that you have found this helpful and thank you for watching.


This video will cover what linked sections look like, how to view all the classes linked with a lab or lecture, and registering for both sections.

Transcript

Hello future and or current students. Today I will be showing you how you can register for link courses or sections. So first I am going to start off with a little explanation of what a linked section is. So, linked sections mean that there is a lecture that is linked with the required lab for the class and vice versa. As you can see, when the class is part of the linked section, you should see under the status column that it says, linked at the bottom. If you wanted to view the linked labs or lectures that go along with it. You would click on viewed linked towards the right. Once you click on viewed linked towards the right, you can see that for this lecture that I clicked on there are four different labs that you can register for. Once you decide which lab you want to go along with your lecture, you can go ahead and click on add all at the top right. What this will do is it will add both the lecture and lab to your summary at the bottom right. Once you have your final decision, go ahead, and click submit and that will register both those sections, the lab, and the lecture. Another thing to keep in mind when your clicking on viewed link is when you clicked on viewed link with the lab, it will only display one lecture that goes along with that lab. There will not be 4 or 5 different lectures you can choose from. I hope you have found this helpful and thanks for watching.


Registering for linked sections instructions


Adding and Dropping Classes

Instructions for dropping a class

The first part of this video will cover an explanation on what conditional add or drop means. The latter part will demonstrate how to utilize conditional add or drop to register for classes.

Transcript

Hello future and or current students. So, when your registering you might have seen a conditional add and drop check box at the bottom when registering. Today I will be showing how you can utilize this conditional add and drop checkbox and exactly what it does. So, conditional add and drop is utilized when you want to swap out an already registered class for a new class you are trying to register. So, for example here, say that I wanted to register for survey of accounting, and I wanted to drop intro to financial accounting. So, what I would do is, I would make sure that conditional add and drop is checked down here at the bottom and then I will go ahead and add the survey of accounting class. You can see here that it is pending. I will go ahead and click on the intro to financial and click web dropped. When I get ready to click submit, it will add the survey of accounting class and will drop the intro to financial accounting class. So, on the other hand, if you cannot web register for that class, then the conditional add or drop will not work. For example, as you can see here, I still have survey of accounting web registered. If I wanted to web register for managerial/cost accounting I will go ahead and click add. As you can see its pending and then I will go ahead and click on web dropped for the survey of accounting class and select conditional add or drop. When I click submit this will bring up an error letting you know that you cannot do the conditional add or drop for these two classes because a class you were trying to web register for will not allow it. The reason why you cannot web register for a class could be either you are not meeting a pre req (requirement) or co req (requirement), the class is full (the last spot has been taken up), or the class becomes closed. I hope you have found this useful and know a little bit more about conditional add and drop. Thank you for watching.


Conditional add and drop instructions


Waitlisting

This video will first explain how to view the number of students on the waitlist and your position. Then, the video will discuss how the notification system works for the waitlist.

Transcript

Ok now I will show you how you can view your position on your waitlist and when you are notified which is the time remaining and the day you have to accept your spot in the class. First thing you do is over towards the left there should be a box that says schedule. I know here it is kind of hard to see, it shows the lettering as in white, but it is this first spot over here. So, go ahead and click on where it says schedule details. This will pull up all your classes and your summary. If you look for the class that you waitlisted for, then you will see that it is waitlisted and towards the bottom it will say the waitlist position. For example, 1 and notification expires. What they mean by notification expire is that when it is your turn to get a position in the class, you will be notified via email and you will have up to 48 hours to add your self into the class. If you do not add your self within that 48 hours you will lose your spot and it will go to the next person on the list. And then if you wanted to waitlist for that class again you will be put back at the bottom of the waitlist. Thank you for watching.


Waitlisting instructions


Changing Class Credit Hours

In this video there will be a detailed explanation on what a class with variable credits looks like, how to change the variable credits, and how to register for the class with the desired credit.

Transcript

Hello future or current students, today I will be showing you can change the credits for your class. So you might have seen how some of your classes under the hours column will say something like 0 or 1, or 1 to 4, etc. What this mean is that you can change how many credits you want that class to account for. So, for example here, you can see this university chorus class under the hour column says 0 or 1. What this means is that the class can be worth 0 credits or it can be worth 1 credit. So, if you wanted to change how many credits the class is worth, go ahead and click on add over on the right. Once the class has been added to your summary, click submit. Once the class has been registered and submitted go ahead and click on where it says schedule and options. In schedule and options, you should see the class listed or classes if there are multiple. Under the hours column you should see a number with a little line under it. Go ahead and click on that number and a drop-down box will appear. Click on that drop-down box and this will display the different credits you can change the class to. You can see for this university chorus class its either 0 or 1. So I am going to go ahead and click on 1 credit, because I want the class to be worth 1 credit. Once that is chosen, go ahead and click on find classes and this will bring up a popup box that will ask if you want to save your changes. So, go ahead and click on yes. Now that this save has been successful, go ahead and click on find classes again and this will bring back up your summary. In your summary you can see now that the class is now displaying 1 for hours or how ever many you chose for your class. I hope you have found this useful and thank you for watching.


Changing class credit hours instructions


Class Standing
Web registration is staggered by class standing and earned credit hours. It begins on the dates noted below at 6 a.m. for the following semesters: 
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
EARNED CREDIT HOURS/CLASS STANDING 2020 DATE(S)
Graduate students, veterans* and Honors College studentsMarch 23, 2020
Second undergraduate degree studentsMarch 24, 2020
Seniors with 121 credits or moreMarch 24, 2020
Seniors with 91 credits or moreMarch 25, 2020
Juniors with 73 credits or moreMarch 26, 2020
Juniors with 56 credits or moreMarch 27, 2020
Sophomores with 42 credits or moreMarch 30, 2020
Sophomores with 28 credits or moreMarch 31, 2020
Freshmen with 16 credits or moreApril 2, 2020
Freshmen with fewer than 16 credits April 3, 2020
All other studentsApril 3, 2020 (at Noon)

*Veteran students must be currently certified for VA benefits or contact the Office of the Registrar to receive priority registration.

What's my class standing? 

Check your earned credit hours by logging into MySAIL and clicking Check Your Registration Status. Select the term you are registering for and your earned credits, any registration permits/overrides and registration time will be displayed. Earned credit hours are the combination of total degree credit hours earned on an Oakland University transcript as of Thursday, February 6, 2020. Enrolled credits will not be considered.
Buildings
& Locations

Read more about buildings and structures on main campus.  You can also read our how to view class locations tutorial.

Take note of the campus, building and location of where your class will be held as some buildings/locations are located off campus including:

Online
Classes that are online will have Online NRM listed as the location (Online building and NRM for the room).

No Location
Classes that are TBD generally are scheduled individually with the student (i.e., an internship) and are listed as NRM NRM as the location (i.e. No Room).

Macomb County

  • Anton/Frankel Center (AFC) located in downtown Mount Clemens
  • Macomb University Center (MUC), located on the Center Campus of Macomb
    Community College in Clinton Township.

Oakland County