Adding a Course

You are responsible for knowing the consequences of changing your schedule. Please contact your advisor to obtain information before taking action.

The deadlines listed below apply to the full (14 week) Autumn and Spring Semesters. For a full list of deadlines for sessions and Summer term, check the list of Important Dates on the Registrar's website.

Consequences of Adding a Course

Adding a Course

Adding a Course that has a Time Conflict with Another Course

Adding a Course that Requires Special Permission

Auditing a Course

Enrolling in a Course that has Reached Enrollment Capacity

Increase Credit Hours Beyond 18

Repeating a Course

Waitlisting a Course

Consequences of Adding a Course
  • Your fees might increase.
  • If you are below full-time (12 credit hours or more) and add a class, your tuition and fees might increase. Please contact the Office of the University Bursar at (614) 292-1056 if this is a concern.
  • You may be taking on too much course work for one term. It is sometimes difficult to judge how challenging a course will be, especially when paired with other courses. If your course load is too strenuous, you may find yourself in a position where you have to drop a course. This could put you behind on your degree plan. Please visit your college advisor to help you decide the appropriate course load for a given term.
Adding a Course
Add a Class...
1st Friday of the Semester
2nd Friday of the Semester
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How to Add a Class...
Online (unless this is your 1st Term) Before   If you need assistance adding a course, please complete a Course Enrollment Permission Form and bring it to 100 Ag Admin
with Instructor Permission & Signature After Before 5:00pm  
  • Receive a Course Enrollment Form from 100 Agricultural Administration
  • Fill it out, obtain Instructor Permission & Signature
  • Return to 100 Agricultural Administration
  • Using Buckeye Link, verify that the course has been added
by Petition Only in 100 Ag Admin (with Permission & Signatures from Instructor and Department Chair of the course you want to take)    After Schedule an appointment with your college advisor to help with this. You will need supporting evidence for your circumstances, such as your attendance record. Your petition may or may not be approved.
  • Receive a Course Enrollment Form from 100 Agricultural Administration
  • Fill it out, obtain Permission & Signatures from Instructor and Department Chair of the course you want to take
  • Make an appointment with your college advisor to help you with the petition process
  • Your advisor will contact you in regard to the status of your petition
Finalize Your Schedule   Before Session and summer term deadlines follow different deadlines. For a full list of deadlines, visit the Registrar’s website.  
Adding a Course that has a Time Conflict with Another Course
  • Any course that will overlap with another course in which you are already enrolled requires the signature and permission of both of the instructors
  • Complete a Course Enrollment Permission Form (which can be received from 100 Agricultural Administration), mark the box which reads "schedule the class with a time conflict", obtain the appropriate signatures, and return the form to the front desk at 100 Agricultural Administration.
Adding a Course that Requires Special Permission
  • To add these types of courses, complete a Course Enrollment Permission Form (which can be received from 100 Agricultural Administration), mark option A or B, obtain any appropriate signatures, and return the form to the front desk at 100 Agricultural Administration.

Auditing a Course
  • When you audit a course, you are requesting to attend a course for which you do not want to be graded. Audited courses do not count toward your degree. Because of this, audited courses do not count as hours toward your financial aid status. Please contact your award provider before auditing a course.
  • If you have not been admitted to Ohio State, please contact the Office of Continuing Education for information on auditing classes.
  • To audit a course, Complete a Course Enrollment Permission Form, mark option F, obtain any appropriate signatures, and return the form to the front desk at 100 Agricultural Administration.
Enrolling in a Course that has Reached Enrollment Capacity
  • To request to enroll in a full course, complete a Course Enrollment Permission Form, mark option C, obtain the appropriate signatures, and return the form to the front desk at 100 Agricultural Administration.

Increase Credit Hours Beyond 18
  • To increase your credit hours beyond 18, you will need to file a petition with the College Academic Advisor. 
Repeating a Course
  • In most cases, you don't need permission to repeat a course; simply enroll for the course as you normally would. You will receive a message indicating that you will only receive credit for the course once.
  • In some cases, when you attempt to repeat a course you will receive a message stating that you have not met the enrollment requirements. If you receive this message, contact your college office.
  • When you repeat a course for which the Freshman Forgiveness rule is not applicable, grades for both courses remain on your record and are calculated into your cumulative GPA. Credit for the course will count only once toward your degree. 
Waitlisting a Course
  • If the section you are interested in is full, you will be given the option to waitlist for that section.
  • You are added into a course from the waitlist on a "first-on, first-off" basis as space becomes available that fits your schedule.
  • You should attend the first week of classes if your waitlist number is low.
  • The waitlist closes after the first Friday of the semester. After the first Friday, no one will be added to a course from the waitlist.
  • It is your responsibility to know whether or not you have been put into a course and to monitor your waitlist on a regular basis. You will be notified by e-mail if you are added to a course from the waitlist, so be sure to check your e-mail and schedule frequently.