How do I make the best decisions registering for classes? Who can help me with the process? What are the steps I need to take to make sure I get the classes I want?
We get these types of questions all the time. So we created this guide which has everything you really need to know about registering at OCC. We broke it down into two sections: new & current students so you understand the steps you need to take.
Registering for Current Students
Step 1: Meet with Your Advisor
First, plan out the courses that you will need for the next semester using our online tool in Webadvisor. Determine whether you should be taking classes over the summer to stay on track for graduation. If you need help with this, you can always stop into the Advising Center in Gordon.
Then, meet with your faculty advisor to determine the courses you should be taking for the next semester.
To determine who your faculty advisor is:
- Login to WebAdvisor and select student planning
- Then click on plan your degree and look at the progress screen
- Once you know the name of your advisor, go to students.sunyocc.edu and put in their last name in people search to get their contact info.
Visit your faculty advisor’s office and schedule your appointment today!
Step 2: Wait for Your Registration Window
Make sure you’re ready to register for classes during your window. The earlier you register for classes the more likely you’ll be to get into all the ones you want.
Determining your registration window is based on the number of credits you’ve completed towards your degree and/or your status as a member of a priority registration group. Check out the full breakdown below.
Note: Summer registration is already open so there’s no need to wait to register for classes!
When can you Register?
Wednesday, April 4th:
Students enrolled in a degree program with at least 30+ completed credits. Students from the following groups:
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Honors program
- Students registered with the Office of Accesability Resources (OAR)
Thursday, April 5th:
Students enrolled in a degree program with between 18.5 – 29.5 completed credits.
Friday, April 6th:
Degree-seeking students with less than 18 completed credits.
Monday, April 9th:
All new and continuing students!
If you’re not sure how many credits you have, that’s ok! Login to WebAdvisor to check how many credits you have.
Tip: You’re a degree-seeking student if you’ve declared your major and are working towards achieving it. You’re not a degree-seeking student if you’re just taking a few classes and aren’t looking to earn a degree.
Step 3: Register!
Registering for New Students
Step 1: Sign-up to Register for Classes Using One of the Following Options
- New Student Orientation & Registration
- Enrollment and Registration Sessions at OCC @ Liverpool
- One-on-one Appointment with an Advisor
Step 2: Monitor Your OCC Email and Other Communications
Once you’ve registered for classes and met with your advisor, it’s important to keep an eye on both your OCC email and the personal email you have listed with the college. You’ll be receiving important information you need in order to process:
- Financial Aid
- Immunizations Requirements
- Application to live in the residence halls
- And other steps in the onboarding process