How do I order an official transcript?
Official transcripts need to be ordered directly from the Columbus campus. The easiest way it to request an official transcript is online. Please refer to the FAQ about transcripts.
Current students can access an unofficial transcript by going to My Buckeye Link (BuckeyeLink, log in, select 'Generate Advising Report' under the Academics section).
What is a degree audit, and how do I run one?
A degree audit is a document that serves as a road map towards your OSU degree. You can run a degree audit for any OSU major. It outlines all the requirements for a particular major, and shows you what courses you have fulfilled and which ones you still have remaining. When a degree audit shows all general education classes and major classes fulfilled or in progress, that means you may be eligible to graduate!
Even though the degree audit is a wonderful tool, it is not a substitute to checking in with an academic advisor periodically. The degree audit does not provide helpful information such as: which courses should be a scheduling priority, how to declare or apply to your major, course prerequisites, and when courses may be offered. Please use the degree audit tool in combination with the assistance of an advisor.
How can I schedule classes online?
Instructions for current Ohio State Mansfield students. If you are a future student you will register for classes at orientation. Previous students might need to re-activate their student status before they can schedule. Please call 419-755-4317 to make an appointment with an advisor. Please also see questions about important dates and deadlines and enrollment appointments so you know when you are eligible to register for courses.
What is the Schedule Planner?
The Schedule Planner is an online tool to help you design your course schedule. You list the possible classes and the Schedule Planner comes up with a graphical view of possible schedules so you can select the one you want the most. Instructions in using the Schedule Planner (pdf).
What are the important dates and deadlines for each term?
Any time you click on the calendar icon from your Student Center, you will be sent to the Registrar’s website for important date and deadline information. Information on that site can tell you the deadlines to add/drop/withdraw from classes, registration information, and the academic calendar.
When can I schedule for the future term?
Your enrollment appointment indicates your first opportunity to register for classes on-line for the next term. This date is based on your class rank (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman), with priority given to upper classmen, honors students, and those with documented disabilities. It is recommended that you schedule As soon as your enrollment appointment allows. Click on the “details” link under the ENROLLMENT DATE on the right hand side of your Student Center for specific day and time information. Enrollment appointments are usually not assigned until the 5th week of the current term for the future term.
Where can I access a course schedule?
For courses available throughout the university, use the 'Search for Classes' link on My Buckeye Link to look up course offerings for all of the Ohio State campuses, including the Columbus campus. You can narrow you search by selecting your desired term, course subject, course number, and campus. Each class links to a Class Detail page that includes a Status Indicator with a color code. The status indicator shows whether a class is open, waitlisted, or closed.By hitting 'Additional Search Criteria' you can search for courses that fulfill specific GE categories or even specific times or days. Instructions with step by step pictures. This can be used in conjunction with your DARSweb degree audit.
The general public can search the schedule at Buckeye Link.
Wait List Questions & Answers
What is the Wait List?
A wait list forms when a class is full. It indicates a student's desire to enroll in the course if a seat becomes open.
Please note that being on a wait list does NOT mean you are enrolled in the class. You will not be charged tuition for a class or earn a final grade for a class until you become officially enrolled in it.
How do I Wait List a class?
If the section you are interested in is full, you will be given the option to waitlist for that section when scheduling your classes. You must meet all prerequisites for the course before you can be wait listed for the course. You should attend the first week of classes if your waitlist number is low.
How do I get added into a course from the Wait List?
You are added into a course from the Wait List on a “first-on, first-off” basis as space becomes available and fits your schedule. The wait list closes after the first Friday of the semester. After the first Friday, no one will be added to a course from the wait list.
How do I check my position on the Wait List?
It is your responsibility to know whether or not you have been put into a course and to monitor your wait list on a regular basis. You will be notified by email if you are added to a course from the wait list, so be sure to check your email and your schedule frequently.
What if I don’t get in the course from the Wait List?
Go to class the first day and ask the instructor for permission to enroll. If permission is given, complete a “Course Enrollment Permission” form. These forms are also available in 104 Riedl Hall. Once you have completed the form and obtained the instructor’s signature, please call 419-755-4317 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or visit 104 Riedl Hall during academic advising walk-in hours.