Step 6 - Enroll in Courses

Course enrollment for spring semester opens December 16, 2019. Check BuckeyeLink for your enrollment window time.

Enrollment in courses through the university registration system gives you access to Carmen course content. Your courses will appear as an “audit” status on your university transcript, and instructors will receive an informational email regarding course participation.

To find your enrollment window:

  • Go to
  • Select My Buckeye Link under the "Essential Tasks" heading
  • Log in with your Ohio State username and password
  • Select Details under the "Enrollment Information" heading
  • Select the appropriate term
  • Select Continue
  • Note the time your enrollment window opens

To enroll in courses:

  1. Go to
  2. Select My Buckeye Link under the "Essential Tasks" heading
  3. Log in with your Ohio State username and password
  4. Select Add a Class under the "Academics" heading
  5. Select the appropriate semester for enrollment
  6. Enter the Class Number and select Enter
  7. Once added select Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  8. Confirm course information and select Finish Enrolling if correct
  9. Review completed course enrollment and repeat as necessary


Instructor Permission

For courses with prerequisites or for graduate-level courses, written instructor permission will be required. Permission is granted by emailing the instructor at their email address. Once permission has been received please forward the communication to and include the following information:

  • Ohio State lastname.#
  • Course Number
  • Class Number
  • Recitation and/or Lab (if applicable)
  • Instructor Name

Enrollment will be processed within our office and confirmation will be sent.

Some courses have additional permission requirements. Please review these on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Class Participation

The level of participation for Program 60 participants varies based on expectations set forth by both the instructor and the participant. Please be sure to have a conversation with your instructor regarding expected participation level prior to, or during, the first week of classes. The exceptions are foreign language courses which typically require full participation by the Program 60 participant to maintain a consistent level of knowledge in the classroom.