Is OARS the same as Registration?
OARS is NOT registration. OARS is Academic ADVISING and Course Selection.
Do I have to wait until Orientation to do OARS?
Nope. You can and should complete OARS before you attend Orientation.
Do I have to complete ALEKS before completing OARS?
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.
I would like to change my major. How do I do that?
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.
How do I register for classes?
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 (https://myfau.fau.edu). A Registration Video Tutorial is available on the University Advising Services homepage. http://www.fau.edu/uas/registration.php
What do I do if I change my major after submitting my OARS form?
Contact your the academic advisor who approved your OARS form. They will help you make the necessary changes.
I don't know what classes to choose on OARS, help!
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.
I would like to resubmit my OARS form. How do I do that?
You will need to contact University Advising Services so they can reset your OARS form. 561-297-3064.
Who is my Academic Advisor?
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.