OARS: FIRST SEMESTER ONLINE COURSE ADVISING
OARS is now available for Spring 2017 starting November 14, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Everything you need to navigate the online advising process is located below. While you might be tempted to jump right in and begin selecting your courses, you are strongly encouraged to read and follow all instructions before you begin any part of the advising process.
"OARS" is a self-directed system. You may be a little nervous about choosing classes on your own, but DON'T WORRY! Help is always just a phone call or mouse click away, and the instructions are very user-friendly. When you log in to select your courses, you will find A
brief description of the course when you click on the subject and a
sample class schedule for your major.
It takes three (3) to five (5) business days to process your submitted OARS form. After three to five business days, log back into OARS to review your advisor's comments. If your holds are cleared and your course selections are in sync with your advisors, you can log into MyFAU to register for classes. That's all there is to it!
If you have questions along the way, there are tutorials in PDF and Video formats available to you, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (561) 297-3064.
REMEMBER: Participation in the OARS process DOES NOT exempt you from attending the university's MANDATORY Orientation program.
PDF INSTRUCTIONS & TOOLS YOU NEED TO COMPLETE OARS
FALL INSTRUCTIONS •
JUMP START INSTRUCTIONS
• SPRING INSTRUCTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are unable to log into OARS please submit a ticket to the OIT help desk and the error will be resolved in a timely manner. Be sure to click Submit a Ticket and login in with your FAUNet ID credentials. SUBMIT A TICKET.
Second Bachelor's Students: you do not complete OARS and are advised through the College of your major. http://fau.edu/studentresources/
OARS is NOT registration. OARS is Academic ADVISING and Course Selection.
Nope. You can and should complete OARS before you attend Orientation.
Taking ALEKS before you complete OARS is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. If you take ALEKS after you complete OARS, contact the academic advisor who approved your OARS form with your ALEKS score so they can advise you accordingly.
If you would like to change your major and you have NOT yet registered for courses, you will be able to change your major in OARS. Just select the major you would like to pursue from the dropdown menu. Your advisor will let you know if the major you selected is not an option for some reason. If you would like to change your major and you have ALREADY registered for courses, you will need to meet with an advisor to complete a Change of Major form.
If you are an incoming freshman, you must first complete OARS, your online advising (click here). Once your OARS form is approved, your freshman advising hold (the UN hold) will be removed and you will be eligible to register (once all your other holds are removed as well). You will register for classes by logging into MyFAU. A Registration Video Tutorial is available on the University Advising Services homepage. http://www.fau.edu/uas/registration.php
Contact your the academic advisor who approved your OARS form. They will help you make the necessary changes.
If you have reservations about choosing your classes, simply follow the sample schedule provided in OARS, choosing courses from the recommended categories. When you submit your proposed classes an academic advisor will review your course selections, approve them and/or make recommendations for changes or alternate classes.
You will be assigned an academic advisor when your OARS is submitted. His/Her name, email, and picture will appear on your OARS from once you log back in.
Have you viewed/downloaded the OARS Instructions yet? If not, don't forget to do so before you log into OARS!