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Preparing for Your START Session

Preparing For Your START Session

To better prepare for your START session please we ask that you do the following before your START session:

Take the Required Online Math Placement Test:

Regardless of AP scores or previous college level math credit all first-year students must take the Math Placement test before attending their START session. Transfer students who have no transferable college algebra credit or placement credit will need to take the Math Placement Test.This test along with transcripts and any AP/IB scores or college credits will be used in your advising session to determine which math course you will be most successful in. If you do not complete the test before your START session, your class registration time at START will be delayed.

Click here to take a Practice Math Placement Test online

Set up your OSU email account, also known as ONID:

  1. Visit the Set-Up Page
  2. If you have any issues go here and watch the video on "how to create an ONID account." 

Watch the following class registration tutorials:

  • ADD A COURSE VIDEO: (Run time 2:12 minutes) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, searching for courses from within your registration, submitting your request to register for a course, and how to confirm your registration in the course.
  • DROP A COURSE VIDEO: (Run time 37 seconds) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, locating your currently registered courses, submitting your request to drop a course, and how to confirm that you have dropped the intended course.
  • WAIT LIST VIDEO: (Run time 2:44 minutes) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, searching for courses from within your registration, identifying a course with wait listing available, submitting your request to wait list a course, and how to confirm that you are on the wait list for the course.

Other Tasks

  • Upload a picture for your OSU ID Card. Please visit http://mycard.oregonstate.edu/ for directions on how to complete this.  If you do NOT do this ahead of time you will be required to take your picture at the program.
  • Ensure final transcripts are sent to the Office of Admissions, Oregon State University, 104 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2106.
  • Need to change your major? You can change your major when you check in for START at the Change of Major table.
  • Paying your Student Account. All START charges are placed on your student account, this link provides helpful tools/ information on your student account.
  • Check out the advice that the 2013 START Leaders have for you. You will have a chance to meet them all when they are helping you during your START Session.

Things To Bring

  • Copy of your START Confirmation and Parking Pass
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Government Issued Photo Id
  • Bring a copy of your SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Clothes and Tolietries for Overnight

Go to START Registration

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
B009 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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