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Fall Readmit Registration Process

Fall 2017 Re-Admit Registration Process
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To register without any problems, follow each step in sequence!

Step 1: Payment

Your Tuition Balance must be Paid / Finalized BEFORE you can Register Online for your classes.

To check your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service:

  • Select the Student Records Tab, select select the "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" drop down menu, select "Fall 2017 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 (no fee) or Credit/Debit Card  (inculdes 2.75% fee)
  • Enroll in the Installment Payment Plan through Otis Self Service (Student Records Tab-Student Acounts/Payments/Charges/History- in the "Installment Payment Plan" section select the link to "Enroll in the Fall 2017 payment plan" ( not available for International students)
  • Payments by phone are not accepted.


IMPORTANT:  Once you have paid your tuition, or set-up your Payment Plan, or have enough Financial Aid to cover your tuition, you must contact Student Accounts Office, Monday through Friday between 8:30 to 4:45 pm to remove your payment hold so you can register ONLINE.  THE HOLD IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED.  The Student Accounts Office must verify your payment in order to remove your PAYMENT DUE HOLD.

If you have any questions please call (310) 846-5736 or email:

Step 2: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your
    Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See the Academic Advising Coordinator (Room 204C, AHMN)  for questions regarding your Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses.
  • For more information about Academic Advising, please click here.
Step 3:  Financial Aid
  • To view your Financial Aid Award, go to and select the Financial Aid Tab.
    Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "2017-2018" then Submit.
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept/decline your awards.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, click on the Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view
    Student requirements and Financial Aid Holds.
  • For questions regarding Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid office at
Step 4: Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register online.
  • Please view the Student Hold Guide for more information on our holds.

Step 5:  Enrollment Agreement

  • All Students MUST sign an Otis Enrollment Agreement online.
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Enrollment Agreement" then select "Term".
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2017 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering
    your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, the Enrollment Agreement hold is automatically removed.
Step 6: Emergency Contact Notification
  • 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 7th through August 25th
Monday - Friday: 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with Online Registration should start by viewing the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • To register Online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.  Click on "Select Term" use Fall 2017 (from the drop down menu) and Submit. Then select "Add / Drop Classes"
  • Enter the Alternate Pin you received on your Advisement or Degree Evaluation Form that you received from your Advisor
  • Students enrolling in over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Classes begin on Monday, August 28th
Step 8:   Otis ID Card
  • Once you have finished your registration, please contact Student Life Center for more information regarding obtaining your student ID. You can reach Student Activities at 310-846-2595 or at
  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered  a "Full-Time" student.
  • Graduate studentmust be registered for 9 credits to be considered  a "Full-Time" student.
  • Failure to register as a "Full-Time" student can jeopardize your Financial Aids/Grants, Scholarships and Loans.
  • Students who register for more than 18 credits will be Charged the "per Credit charge" for each credit over 18 credits.
If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs: or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.