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Registration FAQs

How do I log into LEO Online?

There are two ways to log in to LEO Online:

  1. Go directly to LEO Online:

    1. Go to LEOOnline.odu.edu and click "Enter News and Secure Area"

    2. Click on the key icon at the bottom of the page

    3. Enter your MIDAS ID and password.

      NOTE: If you do not remember your MIDAS password, you can reset it at the MIDAS website.

    4. Once you are logged in to the secure area, follow the prompts.

    5. NOTE: For assistance with LEO login, contact the Registrar's Office at register@odu.eduor 757-683-4425.

      For assistance with your MIDAS ID and password, visit midas.odu.edu or contact ITSHELP@odu.edu, 757-683-3192.

  2. Enter LEO Online through the University Portal:

    1. Go to www.odu.edu and click on the link to my.odu.edu (requires MIDAS ID)

    2. If you don't already have a MIDAS ID, click on the "Sign Up" link. Otherwise click "Login."

    3. Once your MIDAS ID has been activated, use the MIDAS ID and password to log in to the University Portal.

    4. Inside the Portal, click on LEO Online link on the sidebar to access LEO.

    5. For more information on MIDAS and to reset your MIDAS password, use the links provided at midas.odu.edu.

    6. NOTE: For assistance with MIDAS login, contact the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) at itshelp@odu.edu or 757-683-3192.

I don't know my University ID Number (UIN). How can I find out what it is?

The UIN is a unique 8-digit number used to identify student and employee records. This number is printed on all University ID cards printed by the University Card Center after May 2004.

To obtain your UIN:

  • Your UIN is mailed to you in your letter of admission to the University.
  • If you do not have your letter, you can e-mail register@odu.edu with your full name and date of birth, or call 757-683-4425 (you will be asked to provide information to prove your identity).
  • You can log into the secure website, LEO Online, with your MIDAS ID and password. Click on Personal Information and then click on View University and MIDAS Identification Numbers. Your UIN will be displayed there.
  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit the Office of the University Registrar (or your Site Director) with a photo ID, to request your UIN.

The UIN is considered personally identifiable information and is protected in the same manner as the Social Security number.

My (LEO Online) PIN has been disabled. How can I get it reset?

LEO no longer uses the University ID number and PIN for authentication. If you need assistance logging into LEO Online, e-mail register@odu.edu or call 757-683-4425.

How can I see which classes are open?

At the LEO Online home page, click on "Class Schedule Search."
If you have logged in to LEO Online, use the "Search for Classes" or "Look Up Classes to Add" features, which show open and closed classes.

  • During pre-registration, you cannot add classes before your assigned registration time.

I don't have a time ticket. How do I get one?

Time tickets are automatically assigned to currently registered, degree-seeking students approximately one month before pre-registration begins. If you do not have a time ticket, you cannot register until open registration, which begins the second Saturday after pre-registration begins. You do not need a time ticket to register during open registration.

How can I see my credit hours completed?

Check your unofficial transcript in LEO Online. Look for "earned hours."

Some of my transfer credits are missing. Who should I contact?

E-mail the Admissions Office (transfer@odu.edu). The Registrar's Office does not evaluate transcripts for transfer credit.

How can I see my holds?

In LEO Online, use the "Student Records" link in the secure area to see your holds (View Holds). Other pages in LEO also have a "View Holds" link.

You can also view your holds by logging into the University Portal (http://my.odu.edu) and clicking on "My Status Alerts" to your holds and contacting information for resolving the holds.

How do I get the holds removed?

A list of holds that prevent registration is provided on this web site. See Holds for information on removing holds.

I already saw my advisor or Site Director, but the advisor block is still there.

First, be sure your advisor block does not have a future effective date.

If it still has a current date, contact your advisor again by phone or e-mail and request that the hold be lifted. Distance learning students should contact the Site Director or the Office of Distance Learning for assistance.

When I try to register, I get the message "Not Enrolled Since Re-admit Term." What does this mean?

If you have not attended classes at ODU in the last 12 months, you must request reactivation of your account. You can do this online at the Admissions web site (admissions.odu.edu). You must also complete a new Application for In-state Tuition if you want to qualify for in-state tuition rates.

If you were admitted for a prior term but did not attend in the term you were admitted, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@odu.edu for assistance.

The course requires instructor's signature. How do I register for it?

You can do one of the following:

  1. Contact the instructor and ask that he or she pre-approve you via LEO Online. This method allows you to register online after the instructor gives permission electronically, OR.

  2. Have the instructor sign a completed registration drop/add/withdraw form, and bring or fax the form to the Registrar's Office.

  3. See your Site Director about enrolling in the class. The instructor must still give approval to register.

I tried to drop a class but my only option is "withdraw." What's the difference?

Dropping a course by the published DROP deadline removes it from your academic transcript and you are not charged for the course.

After the DROP deadline and through the withdraw deadline for each session (or its equivalent for non-semester courses), signatures are not required to withdraw from classes. A grade of "W" will be assigned for withdrawals after the drop deadline through the withdraw period. You can use LEO Online to withdraw until mid-semester (unless you have a financial hold). Students with financial holds cannot drop or withdraw online and must submit a registration form to the Registrar's Office (or the site director) to be dropped or withdrawn. Students who withdraw will be responsible for some or all of the tuition charges, according to the tuition refund deadlines published in the Academic Calendar and the web site of the Office of Finance.

The document "When to Withdraw and What to Consider" may help you decide whether withdrawing from one or more classes is in your best interest.

Students considering withdrawing from courses should first consult the Financial Aid Office to avoid any negative impact on your financial aid, and as a courtesy, let the instructor know you are withdrawing. Students in University Housing: You MUST contact the Housing Office if withdrawing from classes puts you below 12 credit hours.

Once the withdraw deadline has passed, students cannot withdraw online, and must complete the Request for Exception -- Permission to Withdraw After Midterm form. Students must be prepared to document an exceptional circumstance supporting the need to obtain permission to withdraw after the deadline. Permission to withdraw after the deadline requires two signatures and must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar no later than the last day of classes. A separate form is required for each course from which you withdraw.

What if I need to withdraw from ALL my classes after the withdraw deadline?

If a student has extenuating circumstances and needs to withdraw from all of his/her classes after the last day the student can withdraw on LEO Online for the semester, he or she should contact Student Ombudsperson Services (SOS) to request an administrative withdrawal. This website includes a live Help feature, e-mail address, and forms for requesting administrative withdrawals. There is also a link to the tuition appeal form.

  • Note: If a student does not have extenuating circumstances or does not want to withdraw from all classes, the normal withdrawal procedures apply.

What's a normal course load for graduate or undergraduate students?

Spring/Fall:
Undergraduate students carrying 12 or more semester hours in the Spring/Fall terms are considered full-time. No student may enroll in more than 15 hours without written permission of the advisor (for distance learning students, the advisor may be a Site Director or an official of the Office of Distance Learning).

All undergraduate students seeking to take more than 18 credit hours must have a 3.0 or better overall GPA. In addition, they must obtain the recommendation of their advisor AND written permission from the Dean of the college in which their major program resides. Students without a declared major must obtain the recommendation of their advisor and written permission from the Dean of Academic Enhancement to enroll in more than 18 hours.

Graduate students carrying 9 or more semester hours are considered full-time. No graduate student may take more than 12 credit hours without written permission of the graduate program director.

Summer:
During the Summer session, an undergraduate student is considered to be full-time if he or she is enrolled in 9 hours. A student may not enroll in more than 9 hours in a 6- or 7-week session. No student may enroll in more than 15 hours without written permission of the advisor (for distance learning students, the advisor may be a Site Director or an official of the Office of Distance Learning).

All undergraduate students seeking to take more than 18 credit hours must have a 3.0 or better overall GPA. In addition, they must obtain the recommendation of their advisor AND written permission from the Dean of the college in which their major program resides. Students without a declared major must obtain the recommendation of their advisor and written permission from the Dean of Academic Enhancement to enroll in more than 18 hours.

In Summer sessions, graduate students are considered full-time when enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

Students in academic difficulty:
Undergraduate students on academic warning or academic probation may not enroll in more than 14 credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters, and no more than 6 credit hours during the Summer session (and no more than one course in any single summer session).

How can I change a course to audit or pass/fail?

You can designate a course as audit or pass/fail on the registration form, or by changing the Grade Mode of the course in LEO Online after you have registered for it. The deadline to change from credit to audit or pass/fail status, or audit or pass/fail to credit status is the deadline to ADD classes (see the Academic Calendar for the term).

Audited courses will be subject to the normal fees and regulations of the University. Regular attendance is expected, but tests and examinations are not required. No grade will be recorded, except that an instructor may assign a grade of "W&" to a student who misses an appreciable portion of the class. For further restrictions on audited courses, see the "Audit" section of theUniversity Catalog.