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Events
  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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Spring Registration

Spring 2015 Registration Process

To register without any problems, follow each and every step in sequence!

Step 1: Advisement
  • Contact your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
 
Step 2: Financial Aid
  • Go to Self Service, Login and select the Financial Aid Tab
  • Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year".
  • Select the year "2014-2015" then click on the Submit button.
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept your aid.
  • Scroll down to "Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements" section to view any pending documents.
  • Click the Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Financial Aid Holds and Student Requirements
 
Step 3: Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and click, View Holds
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All Holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register Online.

NOTE: To remove your "Enrollment Agreement" hold, go to step 5.

**Fall balances must at $0.00 BEFORE registering for Spring 2015**

 
Step 4: Emergency Contact
  • Go to Self Service, login and select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, this must be done every semester to remove your "EN Hold" for the semester.  Click on Update Emergency Contacts, enter the requested information, then submit. 
  • You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one.
 

Step 5: Enrollment Agreement

Available November 12th, 2014

  • Select  the Student Records Tab, and Click "Sign your Enrollment Agreement" then "Select a Term" for Spring 2015.
  • Electronically sign your Spring 2015 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering your student ID number.
  • Spring 2015 Enrollment Agreement is available beginning November 12, 2014.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, your Enrollment Agreement hold is automatically removed.
 

Step 6: Payment Deadline

December 15, 2014

  • To check your Tuition Balance: Select the Student Records Tab, the Select the "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" down menu, select the desired term.
  • Pay student balances Online through Otis Self Service  under the Student Records Tab, select the "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" option and "Make Payment" link to pay by Electronic Check or Credit Card.  Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • To enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click on the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to "enroll in the Spring 2015 payment plan" (not available for International Students).
  • Payments must be finalized by December 15th or students may be dropped from their classes.
 

Step 7: Online Registration

November 17th through December 12th
Monday - Friday: 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Registration Start Date.   
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
    Click on Select Term (use drop down menu) and Submit, then select Add / Drop courses, and enter the Alternate Pin you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Students enrolling over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Students who do not register Online by December 12th will have to Late Register ONLINE beginning, January 5th and will be Automatically charged a $275 Late Registration Fee.

Any schedule changes (ADD/DROP) after December 12, 2014 can be done ONLINE starting January 5, 2015.

Once you have registered, check your schedule carefully and PRINT (Concise Student Schedule) a copy to confirm your 2015 Spring registration.

Classes begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.

 
Full-Time Status
  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Graduate students must be registered for 9 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Failure to register as a Full-Time student can jeopardize your Financial Aids/Grants, Scholarships and Loans.
 
Important Note:

If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs: student@otis.edu or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.