Registration Guide and Online Class Schedule
The Registration Guide is a free, annual publication that provides information on registration policies, drop and add deadlines, final exam schedules, academic calendars, University Studies course information, and other related information for fall, winter and spring enrollment.
To provide more accurate and up-to-date class schedule information and support the university’s sustainability initiative, the course listings are published online. Beginning April 26, students can view the most up-to-date class offerings for fall using the online Class Schedule. Included on that page is a link to a portable document format (pdf) version of the Class Schedule for students and staff who need to print certain sections of the course listings.
Building and room locations for classes meeting on campus are published in the online Class Schedule two weeks before the start of each term. This is to avoid the confusion of initial room assignments that are later adjusted due to enrollment changes, disability requests, and other factors. Students should confirm the locations of their courses in the online Class Schedule a few days before the term begins.
Locations for off-campus and online classes are included at the time the online schedule is first released each term.
Students with access requirements are encouraged to register with the Disabilities Resource Center (DRC), located in Room 435 of the Smith Memorial Student Union. The DRC receives an early list of tentative room assignments for planning purposes.
Course Planning Guide Available Online
The Course Planning Guide (CPG) is a projected list of courses to be offered during the academic year. The complete listing of the CPG is available online. Listings are subject to change throughout the year and students are encouraged to check back once in a while for the latest projections.
New Requirement to Attend New Student Orientation
Beginning fall 2010, all new undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, are required to attend a New Student Orientation: Advising & Registration session to learn about Portland State University and its academic curriculum and to meet with academic advisers prior to registering for classes.
Financial Aid Change to Federal Student Loan Program
In order to better serve our students at Portland State University, the Office of Student Financial Aid will move from the Federal Family Education Loan Program to the Federal Direct Student Loan Program for the 2010-2011 academic year. More information about Direct Loans is available here.
Textbook Retail Prices Available in Online Registration
Beginning fall 2010, in compliance with federal disclosure requirements, PSU will publish, to the maximum extent possible, the ISBN number and retail prices for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for classes. The Banner online schedule will provide direct links to the PSU Bookstore web page, allowing students to view the ISBN number and the retail cost of textbooks and materials associated with the class. The information is being made available to enable students to seek out less expensive sources from which to acquire required and recommended materials.
Freshman Advising Requirement
Beginning fall 2010, all admitted freshmen, including freshmen with transfer credits are required to receive academic advising from their intended major department during their first year.
For students who have not chosen a major, advising is available through the Undergraduate Advising and Support Center (UASC) in 425 Smith Memorial Student Union. Students in pre-professional programs, e.g. education, medicine, nursing may receive their advising at either the major department or through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center in 387 Cramer Hall. Students should contact their major department, their college or school advising center or the Undergraduate Advising and Support Center to clarify their advising options.
New System for Managing PSU Computer Accounts
A new system called the Odin Account Manager (OAM) is available in order to improve computer account activation and management. OAM will provide students with more freedom and control over their accounts by using a self-service model. The OAM system will manage PSU Information System access (Banweb), PSU computer lab accounts, PSU e-mail access, Blackboard, and Wi-Fi access. For more information, go here.
Transportation & Parking Services Has Moved
The Transportation & Parking Services office has relocated to the 1st floor of the new Academic Student and Recreation Center on the corner of 6th Ave. and Harrison St.
The Transportation Information Center located in the Urban Plaza and the windows in the Neuberger Hall lobby will remain closed. The new location offers all services, passes, and permits.
PSU Bills Now Available Via Electronic-Bill (e-bill) Statements
In an effort to improve customer service, promote sustainability, and save money, PSU introduced electronic-bill (e-bill) for all currently enrolled students in the Spring of 2010. Students are sent an email to their ODIN email account when their statement is ready to view and can then view their e-bill statement online by logging in to the PSU Information System.