To take classes as a visiting student at Owens Community College, follow the steps outlined below.
Complete an online application – On the application, you will be asked to provide additional information about how you would describe yourself as a student at Owens. Please choose Transient if you are enrolled at another accredited college or university and intend to apply your Owens Community College credits to a degree from your home institution. Choose Guest if you are taking classes for personal enrichment or for work purposes. Choosing the correct option will help to make the process of registering for classes as smooth as possible.
Check with your academic advisor – Verify with the academic advisor at your home institution that courses taken at Owens Community College will transfer and apply to your degree! If you are unable to verify with the academic advisor at your home institution, unofficial transfer course equivalency information can be found by visiting https://transferology.com/.
Request official college transcripts – If pre/co-requisites exist for course(s) you plan to take at Owens, you can expedite your registration process by bringing a sealed official transcript to the Oserve office or by mailing official college transcripts to the address below.
If your official college transcripts will not arrive at Owens prior to classes starting, or if you are currently enrolled at your home institution in the pre/co-requisite for the course you wish to take at Owens, please submit a Visiting Student Request Form and supporting documentation in order to get more information about registering.
In some cases, transfer credits may not satisfy pre/co-requisite requirements for courses you plan to take at Owens. If this is the case, you have the option to take the COMPASS placement test to evaluate your skills for appropriate course placement in math, reading, and writing. Visit the Testing Services website for more information.
Register Online When you completed an online application, you received a confirmation page with your Owens College ID (OCID). At that time, your Ozone account was created and you should now be able to login using the instructions located on the login page, register for classes, and view your Owens e-mail, as well as other important information.
If the confirmation page from your online application stated that additional processing time was needed, 2 – 3 business days are needed to complete the processing of your application. Once your application is completed, you will receive an acceptance letter with your OCID.
Online and Hybrid Course Requirement – Before registering for an online or hybrid course at Owens you will need to complete an online Web Course Prep Requirement course. You can obtain the code needed to register for an online or hybrid course by completing the online Web Course Prep Requirement course in the Owens Blackboard system.
Consider Payment Options – Visit Oserve for information related to payment deadlines and options.
Photo ID – If you are coming to campus for classes, plan to get your Owens Express Card ID. It's FREE and will allow you access to the library, gym facilities and more.