Academic Resources

Course Selection and Registration Resources

We encourage you to fully explore this online course catalog. You'll find classes that will challenge and inspire you. All courses offered in the upcoming semester will be published in the online catalog approximately one month before course registration.

Finding Out Your Major Requirements

Degree requirements by major and minor for each semester of study are listed in this course catalog, on the department page. You will see a tab for each level: sophomore, junior, senior. The course requirements for your level lists the requirements you must complete to earn your degree.

Degree Works tracks your individual degree progress. Each semester, when you prepare to register for classes, you should check your Degree Works audit (accessible through MyOtis) to be certain of the requirements you have left to complete.

Training materials to learn how to read your Degree Works audit are available on MyOtis.

Plan-Ahead

Plan-Ahead is a tool within the self-service registration application where you can plan your schedule in advance of registering. For more information on how to use Plan Ahead, see the training materials provided in MyOtis.

Advising

Advising Presentations

Students are required to attend the major, LAS/CAIL and minors advising presentations each semester to review degree requirements and for an overview of courses, including electives.

Students who transferred into the college or who are behind on requirements or credits must attend the Degree Works presentations offered by Academic Advising. In addition, all students are encouraged to attend these presentations.

Dates for all presentations will be posted in MyOtis.

Major/Minor Advising

If you have questions about specific courses in your major or minor, studio advisors and minor area heads are available and are listed on the major or minors page within this online catalog.

One-on-one Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available for help reading your Degree Works audit, determining which courses you need to take to stay on track to complete your degree on time, and with planning your schedule in Plan Ahead.

Advisors by Class Level

Ricardo Estrada
Assistant Director
restrada@otis.edu

Foundation
Class of 2028

Kat Jarvis
Academic Advisor
kjarvis@otis.edu

Foundation
Class of 2028

Zac Henderson
Academic Advisor
zhenderson@otis.edu

Sophomores
Class of 2027

Dr. Briana Murrell
Academic Advisor
bmurrell@otis.edu

Juniors
Class of 2026

Michelle Andrade
Director
mcandrade@otis.edu

Seniors
Class of 2025

Zoom Drop-In Hours

Advisors are available to meet during the academic year to discuss a number of academic concerns including course requirements, transfer credits, summer classes, major changes, declaring a minor, degree progress and more, through weekly scheduled Zoom drop-in hours hosted by our One Stop.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.–noon Pacific Time
One Stop Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 882 763 1873

Individual Appointments

Students may also request one-on-one appointments with their Academic Advisor either in-person, by phone, or online (Zoom) using our booking system.

Contact Us

For questions related to the advising and registration process (using Degree Works or Plan Ahead), CAIL, LAS or minors, please contact us.

Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m.–noon

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