NEW Corvallis campus students are required to attend a START orientation for advising and registration. NEW Ecampus students are required to do an online orientation.

Current Biology & Zoology Majors

If you are meeting about a registration PIN or future terms planning, complete the tasks below before your appointment. Students who come unprepared may be rescheduled.

(1). Determine what courses you have completed and still need by reviewing your MyDegrees Checklist (Online Services).

(2). Plan how and when to take your remaining courses (see above) using the Biology or Zoology Advising Guides (NOTE: The OSU catalog does not acurately project past the next term so you need these guides). Draft a plan for next TERM (first year students) OR next YEAR (students registering for sophomore year or later) using the guides. Consult the Biology option or health profession advising guides as appropriate. The Ecampus Schedule of Classes may also be a helpful resource for online Zoology students.

(3). Click on the "Planner" tab in the MyDegrees header and enter your plan (see above) in the MyDegrees Planner (Online Services). (NOTE: This is not Scheduler). Be sure to click "Save Plan" before leaving the MyDegrees Planner - you won't be able to save plans with errors so make corrections. Utilize the MyDegress Planner tutorials as needed.

Students changing majors to Biology or Zoology (complete the tasks below before your appointment)

(1). Login to MyDegrees (Online Services) and click the "What If" tab in the left toolbar. Select "College of Science" and "Biology" or "Zoology" along with options, minors, etc. Click "Process What If" in the top toolbar and the MyDegrees Checklist will show you how your current courses apply and what courses remain. Note any issues to discuss.

(2). Plan how and when to take your remaining courses (see above) using the Biology or Zoology Advising Guides (IB website) (NOTE: The OSU Catalog does not acurately project past the next term so you need these guides). Draft a plan for next TERM (first year students) OR next YEAR (students registering for sophomore year or later) using the advising guides. Consult the Biology option or health profession advising guides as appropriate. The Ecampus Schedule of Classes may also be a helpful resource for online Zoology students.

(3). Click on the "Planner" tab in the MyDegrees header and enter your plan of classes for the next term or year in the MyDegrees Planner (Online Services). (NOTE: This is not Scheduler). Be sure to click "Save Plan" before leaving the MyDegrees Planner - you won't be able to save plans with errors so make corrections. Utilize the MyDegress Planner tutorials as needed,