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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Late Fall Online Registration

 
 

Step 1:  Payment

**Fall Payment is Due Before Registering for Fall Classes**

To Check Your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service:

  • Click the Student Records Tab to view your Fall 2015 Tuition Statement
  • To make a payment: Click the Student Records Tab, select the "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" option and "Make Payment" link to pay by Electronic Check or Credit Card ** Credit/Debit cards include 2.75% fee) **
  • To Enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Fall 2015 payment plan (not available for International students)
  • Payments by phone are not accepted
  • IMPORTANT: Once you have paid your tuition, set-up a payment plan, or have enough Financial Aid to cover your Tuition you must call (310) 846-5736 or send an email to: StudentAccounts@otis.edu Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 4:45pm to have your Reg-Payment Hold removed before you can register ONLINE. THE HOLD IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED.  The Student Accounts Office must verify your payment in order to remove your "Reg-Payment" HOLD.

    If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office: (310) 846-5736 or StudentAccounts@otis.edu

Step 2:  Enrollment Agreement Form

              Available beginning July 30, 2015

  • All Students MUST sign an Otis Enrollment Agreement Form online for Late Registration.
  • Go to Self Service and Login.
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Enrollment Agreement Form"  then select "Term"
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2015 Otis Enrollment Agreement Form by entering your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement Form, your E1 Hold will be removed.
 
Step 3:  Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised for studio courses and receive your Alternate Pin Number.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
 
Step 4:  Financical Aid
  • Go to Self Service, Login and select the Financial Aid Tab.
  • Click on "Award by Aid Year".
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept your aid.
  • Scroll down to "Unsatisfied Disbursment Requirements" section to view any pending documents.
  • Click the Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Financial Aid Holds and Student Requirements.
 
Step 5:  Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and click "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All Holds on your account must be removed before you can register online.
 
Step 6:  Emergency Contact
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click "Emergency Notification Phone Number".  This must be done every semester.
  • Click on "Update Emergency Contacts", enter the requested information, then Submit.  You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one contact person.
 

Step 7:  Online Registration

              August 3, 2015 to August 28, 2015
              Monday - Friday:  5am to 10pm

  • Students not familiar with Online Registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • To register Online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
  • Click on Add/ Drop courses, use the Drop Down menu to Select the Term (Fall 2015), and Submit.  Enter your Alternate Pin you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Once registered, double check your schedule carefully.
  • Return to the Registration Tab, and select "Student Concise Schedule" and print you schedule.
  • You will automatically be charged a $275 Late Registration Fee

    CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 31st.