Guide to registering for courses and certificate programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Selecting courses
  2. Selecting sections for certificate programs
  3. Osher Membership
  4. Request to Enroll
  5. Making Payments

Selecting Courses

Not sure what you're looking for?  You can navigate around our programs using our top menu or visit our course catalog.  If you are looking for a specific course, you can search for it from the header of any page.

Once you've found the course you'd like to enroll in, determine which section you want to sign up for by comparing the dates and times.  If you are browsing the main page for a program, click on the box for your selected section and scroll down to the Enroll Now button to register.  If you are viewing the page of a specific course, each section will have it's own button.

Once you've clicked the Enroll Now button, you will be asked to log in or create an account.

Certificate Programs

Our certificate programs often include multiple courses that must be taken together to earn a certificate.  If you are browsing the program page, you will see a list of all the courses included in that program along with their dates and times.  The courses are offered together in "sections", so selecting one course will also select the corresponding sections of other courses.

To add the entire program to your account, click the Enroll Now button at the bottom of the page once you have selected your section.  You will see the program appear under the Packages heading in your dashboard.  You can expand the display to view the dates and times for the individual courses.

Osher Membership

Registering for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes will require the purchase of an annual membership.  If you have not yet purchased the membership, it will be added to your account automatically when you select an Osher class.  If you have already purchased the membership, you will be able to register normally.

Request to Enroll

On some courses, you may notice the orange Enroll Now button replaced by a gray Request to Enroll button. This means that a staff member will need to approve your registration request before you can pay and enroll in the course.  This may occur for a number of reasons, but most commonly indicates that there are course prerequisites that need to be completed before you can register.

Making Payments

Once you have added a course to your account, you will see it displayed on your account dashboard with a green Make Payment button.  For more information on payment methods visit our making payments guide.

Once you have completed your payment, your dashboard will update the status of your course as "registered" or present you with the remaining balance.