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Spring Registration Process

Spring 2017 Registration Process

To register without any problems, follow each and every step in sequence!

Step 1: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See Academic Advising Coordinator Carrie Malcom (Room 204C, AHMN) for questions regarding your Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Courses.
  • For more information about Academic Advising, please click here.
 
Step 2: Financial Aid
  • To view your Financial Aid Award, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and select the Financial Aid Tab.
  • Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "2016-2017" then Submit.
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept/decline your awards.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, select the Financial Aid Tab . Click on  "Eligibility" to view student requirements and Financial Aid Holds.
  • For questions regarding Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at otisaid@otis.edu.
 
Step 3: 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.
  • Please view the Student Hold Guide for more information on your holds.

NOTE: To remove your "Enrollment Agreement" hold, see step 4,

           To remove your "Emergency Notification" hold, see step 5.

**Fall balances must at $0.00 BEFORE registering for Spring 2017**

 

Step 4: Emergency Contact

Available November 7, 2016

  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, this must be done every semester. The "EN" hold will be removed once you have entered and submitted your Emergency Notification Number.
  • 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 5: Enrollment Agreement

Available November 7, 2016

  • All students MUST sign the Otis Enrollment Agreement online.
  • Select the Student Records Tab.
  • Click "Sign your Enrollment Agreement" then click "Select a Term".
  • Here you will electronically sign your Spring 2017 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, your Enrollment Agreement Hold will be automatically removed.
 

Step 6: Payment Deadline

December 15, 2016

To Check your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service

  • Select the Student Records Tab, to view your Spring 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 Card (2.75% fee).
  • To enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click on the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Spring 2017 Payment Plan enrollment is required for each semester. (Payment plan not available for International Students).
  • Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Payments must be finalized by December 15th or students may be dorpped from their classes.

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

 

Step 7: Online Registration

November 21st through December 15th
Monday - Friday: 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Registration Dates.
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
  • Click on "Select Term" (use Spring 2017 from drop down menu)  click Submit, then select "Add / Drop Courses". 
  • Enter the "Alternate Pin" you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Students enrolling over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Students who do not register Online by December 15th will have to Late Register Onlline beginning January 5th and will be Automatically charged a $275 Late Registration Fee.

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

 
Full-Time Status
  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Graduate students must be registered for 9 credits to be considered as 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 over 18 credits.
 
Important Note:

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: student@otis.edu or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.