Be sure to also check the Policies Page.

 

Current students see Plan for a PIN for how to get your PIN.

New students must attend an Orientation to get their PIN. Orientation is for students who have never attended classes at OSU.

 

Baccalaureate Core

The Baccalaureate Core (Bacc Core) Curriculum represents what the OSU faculty believes is the foundation for students' further understanding of the modern world. Informed by natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities, the Bacc Core requires students to think critically and creatively, and to synthesize ideas and information when evaluating major societal issues. Importantly, the Bacc Core promotes understanding of interrelationships among disciplines in order to increase students' capacities as ethical citizens of an ever-changing world.

Visit the OSU catalog for a list of Bacc Core Classes.

 

If you are a readmitted student, what do you need to do to register for classes?

If you have been out of OSU for more than four terms (not counting summer), you need to be readmitted to the University. (Readmittance to University).

 

You've been suspended. What do you do next?

If you want to return to OSU, you need to meet with an advisor. Prior to meeting with an advisor, be sure to read the Oregon State University Instructions For Suspended Students (pdf).

 

How to change/add majors/minors within the CPHHS

Meet with an advisor for the newly selected major/minor to set up an appointment.

 

What does “Professional Program” mean?

Some majors in the College of PHHS are Pre-Professional programs. Students must apply to these programs after prerequisites are completed. Applications for these programs are submitted during Spring term only. Admission to these programs is very competitive. Please review the program for requirements.

 

What are your options within a major?

An option is at least 21 credits of designated courses in the major, at least 15 credits of which are upper-division courses (numbered 300 and above). Most majors in the College of PHHS require an option.

 

How to become an Ecampus student in the CPHHS

CPHHS offers a Human Development and Family Science degree with a General option. If you are a new student with Ecampus, complete the online orientation through Ecampus. When the orientation is complete, the Ecampus advisor will contact you.

 

Are minors required in the CPHHS?

No. Students in CPHHS are not required to have a minor; however, many students choose to complete a minor to complement their major or to meet credit hour requirements.

 

What about a pre-med / pre-nursing / pre-professional major?

OSU does NOT offer a major in pre-med/pre-nursing/pre-professional studies. Students interested in the health professions are encouraged to declare a major in a subject of interest. Professional health programs do not require any particular major; however, pre-med/pre-nursing/pre-professional students need to complete the necessary science and math prerequisite courses for acceptance. Several majors in CPHHS have the prerequisites built into their curriculum. Check out our Pre-med page for more details.

 

Calculate your GPA

The Office of the Registrar has an interactive GPA calculator.

 

Steps to graduate on time

Graduation is more than showing up to walk. Be sure to look through Steps to Graduate on Time.

 

How does academic advising work?

All students will meet with their assigned academic advisor once a term (spring term students have the option of submitting a plan of study or meeting with their advisor). However, you can meet with your advisor more often if you like.

You can schedule an appointment 24 hours a day. Schedule your appointment early in the term, before your advisor’s calendar fills-up! An appointment can be made up to six weeks in advance.

 

How do I prepare for an advising appointment?

Here are some tips to remember as you prepare for a productive meeting with your advisor:

  • Be proactive. Think about the big picture, your current interests, your future career and which courses, majors/minors will get you from point A to point B.
  • Be prepared. Write out specific questions or concerns. For example, if you’re meeting about course selection, start by researching potential courses in the schedule of classes and creating a tentative schedule with backups.
  • Be honest. Be willing to identify and discuss your difficulties and seek advice. Then follow up on the plan you and your advisor agree upon.
  • Be open. You should be prepared to accept new ideas, even if they seem difficult. Consider trying new things like joining a club, studying abroad, working with a mentor, or assisting with research.
  • Be assertive. If you feel overwhelmed or you are having any trouble, ask for advice. Your advisor will help you get the support services you need to be successful, but he or she won’t know to help if you don’t ask.
  • Be respectful. Pay close attention to your advisor during the meeting.  If you must cancel an advising appointment, please do so using the link found in your appointment confirmation email, call the office (541-737-8900), or email your advisor. Remember, your advisor has a busy schedule, too.

 

How to provide feedback to your advisor

The Office of Student Success understands that sometimes advising appointment are great and sometimes they are challenging. To ensure we hear about the experiences of students with academic advising, please take a look at the steps below to provide feedback:

  1. Start with your advisor. Either send them an email or schedule an appointment with them. Let your advisor know what went well or where there is room for improvement. Be constructive and give feedback that furthers the conversation. Explain why the experience did or did not meet your expectations. Let us know what we are doing well and how we can continue to help others with these same practices.
     
  2. If you do not want to provide feedback directly to your advisor, that’s ok. You are welcome to email or schedule an appointment with the Head Academic Advisor (Erin.Heim@oregonstate.edu). Just select “Other” as what you would like to discuss during your appointment and type “advisor feedback” to specify.

    If you do not want to give feedback to the Head Advisor, you can reach out to the Associate Dean for Student Success (Vicki.Ebbeck@oregonstate.edu).

 

Change to a different academic advisor

If you feel the need to change to a different academic advisor:

  1. Remember that you will work with a lot of different types of people in your career. This is good practice for learning how to work effectively with people who may be a bit different from you.
     
  2. Give your advisor a few chances; meet a couple of times and let your advisor know what you are looking for in an advisor and what you need from them. Allow your advisor the opportunity to work with you to help meet those needs.
     
  3. If you are still not able to find a way to work well together:
     
    1. Schedule an appointment with a new academic advisor, making sure to include in your online appointment scheduling form that you are looking for a new academic advisor. This way our peer advisors will not call and ask you to meet with your assigned advisor.
       
    2. When you meet with the new advisor let them know you may want to become their advisee. Remember to share with them what you want/need from your advisor and discuss this with them to make sure you two are a good fit.
       
    3. If you two decide you would work well together, let the advisors know. They can change your assigned advisor in MyDegrees.