Courses are being delivered in four modes, which together provide students opportunities to engage directly with faculty and peers while allowing flexibility to accommodate the needs of those who may be impacted by COVID-19. The combination of these delivery modes also allow us to practice physical distancing in all of our classrooms. Physical distancing is central to the safety of students, faculty and staff.
Any student who opts to do 100 percent remote classes for health reasons is able to participate in the classes through various means. We are committed to providing you a full University experience both in and outside the classroom that meets your specific needs.
Required In-Person (RP)
Courses contain elements that will not be completed or arranged remotely. These courses may still include regular virtual meetings as part of the course, but students are expected to be in class for all scheduled in-person meetings. Required In Person courses are primarily labs, studios, or classes that require the use of specialized equipment or spaces.
Please note: If you sign up for a RP course, you need to live within commuting distance. No arrangements will be made by faculty for students to participate remotely.
These courses blend in-person and online elements. For example, a faculty member might give a virtual lecture to all students during one class period and then meet face-to-face with students in smaller groups during the rest of the week.
Please note: If you sign up for a P course and you cannot participate in any in-person elements, you will be emailed a form after you are registered to indicate that you plan to participate remotely.
Courses meet online during published scheduled days and times. Students in remote classes will have a high-level, real-time interaction with their faculty instructor and fellow students during the scheduled times.
Online courses do not typically meet on specific days and times, which allows for more flexibility since students can complete their coursework at their preferred time as long as assignment deadlines are met. Faculty still engage in robust interactions with their students throughout the course. Only courses specifically designed and approved for online delivery are being offered in this mode.
After the term begins, late registrations are restricted by available class space and are subject to late registration and late payment fees. A late registration fee begins the eighth calendar day of classes. In addition, no student entering after the close of the first week of a term is permitted to carry a full program of courses without permission of the dean of the college in which he or she is enrolled.
A prerequisite is something that must be completed or a condition that must be met before you can register for a class.
Example: STAT 2120—You must have passed STAT 2110 or be currently registered for the course. Some courses might require the prior completion of another, lower level course while others might require you to be in a certain major or class standing. Not all courses have prerequisites.
Browse the Course Catalog and review the course description prior to registering for classes.
The registration system checks to see if a prerequisite exists for a course and will not let you register unless you have completed the prerequisite. You will receive the following error message: "You have not met the prerequisites for this course. See the department for assistance." Not all prerequisites, however, are coded in the registration system. Verify, using the Browse Catalog, that you have met all the prerequisites prior to enrolling in classes. If you get registered for a course without having met the prerequisite, the department or faculty member will ask you to drop the class.
Yes. But if you drop or fail the first course, you will need to drop the second course.
The academic department that offers the course can explain the course's prerequisite. The detailed information you can find for each course by using the web-based schedule of classes includes the department's address and telephone number. Click here to access the online schedule of classes.
KNOW WHEN TO REGISTER FOR CLASS
If you are admitted to BGSU, have a valid BGSU email account and no holds on your account, you may register for classes according to the schedules outlined below. You can register your classes in your MyBGSU account. Learn more about this process in the Register for Classes section on this web page.
The calendars below are the dates when the system will open based on student classification. You can locate additional calendars on our Academic Calendars web page.
|MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021||TUESDAY 2021||WEDNESDAY 2021||THURSDAY 2021||FRIDAY 2021|
|MONDAY 2021||TUESDAY 2021||WEDNESDAY 2021||THURSDAY 2021||FRIDAY 2021|
|MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2020||TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2020||WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2020||THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2020||FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2020|
|MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2020||TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2020
||WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2020||THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2020||FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2020|
Authorized Student | Authorized students are part of specific groups that are given early access to registration. This includes groups like military and Honors College students. If you have not been told you are an authorized student, you will select classes on the traditional day assigned to your class standing.
CHECK YOUR HOLDS
If you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes.
Before your first THREE semesters, you will be REQUIRED to meet with your academic advisor prior to registering your classes. This includes when you meet with an advisor during orientation. If you attempt to register for classes prior to meeting this requirement, you will see a hold on your account. Please review the Advising section on this web page to learn more about this process prior to your class registration date.
MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR
We highly recommend meeting with your advisor, no matter your class standing, prior to scheduling your classes – but if next semester is one of your first THREE semesters at BGSU, you will be REQUIRED to meet with your academic advisor prior to registering your classes. This includes when you meet with an advisor during orientation. If you attempt to register for classes prior to meeting this requirement, you will see a hold on your account. Please review the Holds section on this web page to learn how to see if you have a hold on your account.
It is also important for you to know that you are responsible for scheduling your classes. Meeting with an advisor does not mean your classes have been scheduled. Your advisor will go over any questions you have, your class options and help you understand what courses are required for graduation, but they will not schedule your classes for you. Please visit the Academic Advising web pages listed below to learn more about advising and to book your appointment.
PREPARE YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
You will be able to start reviewing class options about about a month prior to the registration system opening. This is the time to start looking at your options and start building your schedule. We recommend doing this prior to meeting with your advisor and at the latest, prior to your registration day. Going through this process will help you think of questions when meeting with your advisor and can help speed up your registration process when the system opens for you.
Please note: Preparing a shopping cart prior to registration opening does not guarantee there will be an opening in the class when you are able to register.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Meeting with your advisor and building your class shopping cart does not mean your classes have been registered. You must complete the following steps to officially enroll in your classes.
- The registration process will open up for you on your official class registration day. Upperclassmen will gain access to the system earlier.
- Regardless of the date, if you have a hold on your account, you will NOT be able to register for classes.
You can find your exact registration date at MyBGSU > Student Center > Classes & Registration > Enrollment Dates