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How to Become a Transient Student

How to Become a Transient Student

Owens welcomes visiting students all year round. Simply take a class or two online, and then transfer the credits to your home university. In the process, save money on your bachelor’s degree.

Some of the most popular online classes each semester are Calculus I, Business Statistics, Legal Environment of Business, Introductory Statistics, Microeconomics  and  Anatomy & Physiology I and II.  Which class do you need for your degree?

Get started today! Use this Checklist to make things easy to track and manage!

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(567) 661-2387 or visitingstudents@owens.edu


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Number One  Talk with your Home Institution Advisor

If you are a Transient student, talk with an Academic Advisor at your home college to make sure the courses you take at Owens will transfer back and apply to your degree.

Number 2 Complete your Admissions Application

Complete your Admissions application as soon as possible. Please select General Student Application (if you are an International Visiting Student, please follow the steps on our Visiting International Student page).

In the Additional Information section of the application, you will select your Student Type. If you are taking classes:

  • To transfer back to your home college, choose Transient.
  • For personal enrichment, choose Guest.

Number 3  Activate your Ozone Account

You will use Ozone to register for classes, pay your bill, access your Owens Student Email, and receive communication from staff about registration.

About your Owens username
Your username is your full first name, underscore, full last name: jonathon_doe. Some usernames will have a number following the last name due to students having a common name (example: jonathon_doe2).

New Owens students will need to activate their account at sspr.owens.edu.

  1. Click Activate Account and fill in your information.
  2. Once all information has been filled in, click Activate.
    Note: Your OCID is your Owens nine-digit ID number found on your welcome letter via the personal email account provided on your application and a hard copy via U.S. Mail. If you did not receive a welcome letter, please contact the Admissions Office at (567) 661-7777.
  3. Immediately following the activation process, you will set up your password.
  4. Once done, you can proceed to my.owens.edu to sign into your Ozone account.

Account Activation FAQs >>

Password Changes
You are required to change your password once you initially log in. Passwords expire every 120 days.
Password reset FAQs >>

Number 4 Submit a Visiting Student Request Form

After activating your Ozone account, please complete the Visiting Student Request Form.
This form allows you to upload your unofficial transcripts or test scores and speeds up the registration process. Visiting Students do not need to send official transcripts to Owens.

After completing the Request Form, monitor your Owens Student Email for notification regarding your registration approval.

Please submit a new Request Form before each semester when you take a course at Owens as a visiting student.

Number 5 Register for Classes

Once you receive notification of registration approval, watch the online web registration tutorial at the top of our Class Schedule Search page, and complete registration through the “Add/Drop Classes” link in the Registration card in your Ozone account.

Number 6 Payment Options

After you register for courses, you can pay your balance online from the Term Account Balance card in your Ozone account. Please review our Payments and Refunds webpage for additional information on making a payment or setting up a Deferred Payment Plan.

If you typically receive financial aid, contact your home institution’s financial aid office to ask if you qualify for a consortium agreement. The consortium agreement allows financial aid to be based on your combined enrollment at both institutions. Your financial aid will continue to be managed and disbursed to you by your homeschool. It is important to know that you are responsible for paying your balance to Owens Community College. However, your enrollment in classes at Owens Community College will be held if a consortium agreement is approved and on file with Owens.