SP24 Enrollment Guidelines

Be enrolled for SP24 by December 12


We are asking that all students funded by a GRA or Fellowship be properly enrolled for his/her funding type by Tuesday, Dec. 12. If you cannot enroll by this date, inform Mark Cooper(.73) & Mei Wang(.235) and explain your situation.

All students may make online changes to their schedules through the first Friday of SP24, 1/12/24. See also the semester add / drop dates below.


Misc. information

How to enroll in credits

Instructions for the use of BuckeyeLink to register for courses

View Graduate School Course Registration Instructions


Need permission to enroll in a course?

If you are unable to enroll in a course due to prerequisite issues, please complete the Add / Drop graduate course form. 


There’s a hold on my account!

Financial Responsibility Hold

Did you click through the Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) to release the hold?

All students, every term, start with a hold on their account, the "Financial Responsibility Statement". To remove this hold, students must agree to the stipulations in the statement. A link to complete this requirement is in your BuckeyeLink To-Do List. The link for this will be on the right side of your Student Center home page, under either the “Holds” or the “To Do” section. View instructions (pdf)

If the FRS is not the issue, check the "To Do" section of your Student Center account. If this doesn't address the issue, please email Mark Cooper(.73) and include your OSU BuckID number.



Dates & Deadlines

Review the SP24 Enrollment Guide (pdf)

Faculty advisor for guidance on which courses to take.

Mark Cooper for questions about credit levels, deadlines, and general bureaucracy

SP24 Date Summary

Requirement Deadline
Enroll in SP24 credits by 12/12
Fee payment deadline  1/2
SP24 start 1/8
Request graduation review 1/8
Request Candidacy Exam MSE | WE 1/12
1st Friday
(100% refund date)
Martin Luther King Day Holiday 1/15
2nd Friday
(75% refund date)
App to Graduate to be fully approved on GradForms 1/26
4th Friday drop deadline
(50% refund date)
Spring Break 3/11-15
10th Friday drop deadline 
("W" grade will post)
Written exam & Oral portion of 
exam approved
Thesis / dissertation approved
by committee
Last day of SP24 classes  4/22
Commencement  5/5
End-of-term deadline 5/6
SU24 starts 5/7