Registration: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Registration?

Your Registration event is where you will meet with an advisor in your major and register for classes.  This is your opportunity to get your student ID card, check in with Financial Aid, and get prepared for the start of your career at Oregon Tech!  All new and transfer students to the Klamath Falls campus must attend a Registration event. These events are designed to welcome you to campus and make sure you have the information you need to succeed.

What kinds of things will we be doing at Registration?

The main activities for the day will include:

  • Placement Testing (if necessary)
  • Advising
  • Registration
  • Important Information

I’m a transfer (or non-traditional, etc.) student. I’ve done all of this at my previous college. Do I have to do it all again?

Yes!  All new Oregon Tech students must attend a Registration event to meet with an advisor in their major to register for Fall courses.  Plus, you will learn all of the ins and outs on campus to have a successful start on your Oregon Tech career.

What if I can’t come to any of the Registration date? What if I can’t travel to Klamath Falls?

If you are unable to make it to campus during the Summer, we encourage you to attend the last Registration event held the week prior to the first day of classes.

Why do I have to complete placement tests?

In order for us to help you succeed in your classes and as a condition of admission, all new students must complete any necessary placement exams. These tests are used to assist your advisor in placing you in the appropriate classes. For more information about Math placement testing, see About My Math Placement.

Do I need to bring anything for testing (i.e. calculator, pencil)?

No. Calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided, if needed.

Which placement tests do I need?

You may need to take the following placement tests:

  • Math
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    • This is a pre-test for all students who are in Pre-Health Professions majors. It is simply to help your advisor see if you may need additional resources for success in your A&P classes. Students who are have received credit for BIO 231 or equivalent from a College/University are exempt from the test.

Do my parents/guardians have to attend?

No, but they are welcome to attend for the Family Session and special activities during the day. 

Are my parents/other family members welcome to attend?

Yes!  There is a Family Session and special activities scheduled for parents, guardians, and other family members during Registration events. 

How long will the event last?

For students attending the Klamath Falls campus, check-in begins at 7:30 am and attendees should plan to be engaged in activities on campus until 2:00 pm. Some students will be done before 2:00 pm, but we can’t guarantee exactly what time you’ll finish your registration activities. Each student’s schedule is unique to their situation, so it’s best to plan to be here until around 2:00 pm.

Where and when do I check in?

Once registered for a Registration event, you will receive an email about one week prior that will provide you with all of the details regarding the event. Check-In begins at 7:30 am and the Welcome Session begins at 8:00 am in the College Union Building.  If you have questions, please email or call the Admissions Office at (541) 885-1150.

Where can I stay if I would like to arrive the evening before my Registration Event starts?

There are several lodging options in Klamath Falls and the nearest hotel is Shilo Inn. There are also limited spots available during June, July, and August in the residence hall: Residence Hall Sign Up Form

What do I need to bring?

You won’t need much! Lunch is provided for the new student; any family members will need to purchase lunch. We also suggest that you bring money for shopping in The Tech Nest Bookstore. Also, if you received an information packet from the Integrated Student Health Center before your Registration Event, bring those completed forms with you. If you have not yet received your packet, don’t worry, you can pick one up at your event!

Will my classes be available?

Class availability is best during the earlier Registration events.  During your registration event, your advisor in your major will meet with you to determine your best class schedule based on your courses needed, scheduling concerns, and class availability.

What if I’m not sure what I want to study?

No problem! We will have General Studies advisors available to help you register for classes.

What is there to do? / Where should I eat? / How do I get there? Etc.

Things To Do Off-campus:

Go: Biking, Hiking, Birding, Fishing, Golfing

Road Trip to: Tulelake, CA Lava Beds, Crater Lake

Visit Discover Klamath online:

Fall 2018 Registration Dates:

Klamath Falls Campus:

  • Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Monday, July 9, 2018 - Honolulu, HI
  • Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

Portland-Metro Campus:

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Monday, July 9, 2018 - Honolulu, HI
  • Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Monday, August 27, 2018