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Class Locations: Check for Changes

Initial room assignments may be adjusted due to enrollment changes and other factors. To avoid confusion, students should confirm the locations of their courses in the online Class Schedule a few days before the term begins.

Locations for off-campus classes are included at the time the online schedule is first released each term.

Students with access requirements are encouraged to register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in 116 Smith Memorial Student Union. The DRC has a list of tentative room assignments available for planning and advising purposes. For more information about the DRC, seeĀ

Health Insurance Waiver Option

Portland State University requires that all students taking 5 or more in-load, non self-support credit hours have health insurance coverage that meets federal health care standards. All eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan available through PSU. Students who already have health insurance in place and do not want to take part in the PSU plan can complete the online waiver application process.

The online waiver application process will be open approximately four weeks prior to each term and will close at midnight on the Drop deadline of each term. If approved, a student need only apply for a waiver once per academic year (Fall through Summer terms). For more information, or to apply for a waiver, visit If a student has not completed a waiver by the Drop deadline of the term, they will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who do not already have health insurance will not need to take action. The Student Heath Insurance Plan will automatically be applied to the student account.

Even if a student waives the Student Health Insurance Plan, eligible students can still use the comprehensive medical, mental health, dental, and testing services at the Center for Student Health and Counseling located on the PSU campus.

Automated Waitlist Process

Students on a waitlist will not be registered automatically as spaces become available. A notification will be sent to the first person on the waitlist, via their PSU email account, letting them know they can register for the course. Students will have 24 hours from the time this email is generated to register for the reserved seat. Instructions on how to add a course from the waitlist when a seat becomes available will be contained in the notification email.

Once 24 hours has lapsed, student will automatically be DROPPED from the waitlist. If the course is still needed, the student can put themselves back on the bottom of the list. It may be beneficial to recheck the schedule using the Look Up Classes function under the Student tab to see if there is better availability on other courses needed.

If access to a student registration is restricted due to a hold on their account, it is essential that the issue be resolved by the student within the allocated 24 hour period. The Registration Office will not be able to return students to the top of the waitlist if they are dropped, since the next eligible student will have already received their permission to take the open seat.

Textbook Retail Prices Available in Online Registration

In compliance with federal disclosure requirements, PSU publishes, to the maximum extent possible, the ISBN number and retail prices for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for classes. The online course 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.