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Returning Students


A returning student is a student that has attended Owens before, but has not attended courses in more than two consecutive semesters.

The following should be completed before meeting with your advisor:

  1. Complete a new admissions application. You will want to identify as a returning student in your application.
  2. Reactivate your Ozone account. Your previous password is still active. If necessary, use Reset My Password. You may also call the IT Help Desk at (567) 661-7120
  3. Check your Ozone account for any outstanding holds that could prevent registration.

Semester Checklist

  • Check Omail, Ozone, and Blackboard announcements daily for information about campus events, important dates, and student organizations.
  • Check your Ozone account for any outstanding holds that could prevent registration.
    • Ozone > Academic Info tab > View Holds
  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss major, course selection and registration.
    • Pre-health students should meet with their advisor at least once a semester to review admission requirements.
  • Meet with Oserve to discuss financial obligations and eligibility for financial aid.
  • Register for classes through your Ozone account.
  • View your class schedule to be sure your registration is correct.
    • Ozone > Academic Info tab > My class schedule by semester
  • Obtain any books and supplies needed.
  • Run your degree audit.
    • Ozone > Academic Info tab > Education Planning

Credit Hour Recommendations

A full-time student is someone who is taking at least 12 credit hours in a semester.

  • Taking 12 credit hours is considered full-time any less is part time
  • Students taking up to 18 credit hours may web register online
  • Taking 19 to 20 credit hours requires an advisor’s approval
  • Taking 21 or more requires the dean’s approval
  • One credit equals one hour in class. For every hour a student is in class, plan for at least 2 hours of study time per week. For example: If a student is in a 3 credit hour class, he/she should plan to spend at least 6 hours per week studying for this class.

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