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How to Log In for Class Registration

How to Log In for Class Registration


This document describes how to log in to register for classes depending on your registration status.

Oakland University uses two different accounts to manage student records.

  1. The first account is a Grizzly ID. Every student is assigned a Grizzly ID # (G00XXXXXX). This account can be used to access SAIL, register for classes, view transcripts, manage your tuition payments, and check financial aid. This is a private account # and should not be shared with others.
  2. The second account is the NetID. This is the same as your email account. For example, if your email is netid123@oakland.edu, then your NetID is netid123. This account is used for communication between the university and the student. You use this account to log into SAIL portal and access all services listed above, as well as Moodle and Webmail

Grizzly ID accounts never expire however, NetID accounts expire one year after the last date of the semester you have taken classes. If it has been more then one year since you last attended classes, you will be unable to log in using your NetID. Choose a link below depending on your status:

Contents

  • Students who have Registered within the last year.
  • Students who have NOT Registered within the last year.

 

Students who have Registered within the last year.

To begin using computing resources at Oakland University, you need a Grizzly ID number and a NetID which includes email. Please note that the Grizzly ID number and the NetID are NOT related to your Spirit Card, and the number on your Spirit Card is not usable to access computing resources.

Step 1: Get your Grizzly ID Number and PIN

  • You can obtain your grizzly ID number at a student service office (ie. Registration, 101 O’Dowd Hall) with proper identification.
  • You can look up your Grizzly ID in the MySAIL portal. Navigate to http://www.oakland.edu/ and click MySAIL in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Enter your NetID username and password and click Sign in. When you are logged in, click on the Academics tab located at the top of the page. Click on My Details. You Grizzly ID should be displayed under GID.
  • Your default PIN is 6 digits. If you do not know your PIN, go to https://www2.oakland.edu/secure/grizzid/resetpin/ and follow the instructions.
  • If you cannot reset your PIN online, contact the help desk for assistance.

Step 2: Obtain your NetID and Password

  • Go to https://netid.oakland.edu and Click on “Obtain your account or reset your password"
  • Enter in your Grizzly ID and PIN.
  • Create a new NetID password, select a 8-10 alphanumeric password and enter it in both the “New Password” and “Verify Password” fields.
  • Click the “Reset Password” button to obtain your NetID username and email address.

Step 3: Navigate to MySAIL

  • Go to http://www.oakland.edu/ and click MySAIL in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Enter in your NetID username and password and click Login.
  • Your Grizzly ID number is displayed in the "Academics" tab under "My Details."
  • You may access; Library, SAIL, Registration, Financial Aid, Moodle, and Webmail.

    Note: EBill requires Grizzly ID number and PIN.

  • Once you aree logged into Sail, you can register for classes by going to the "Register for classes" link located in the Oakland Services box to the right.
  • On the Registration page click on "Look up classes to add."
  • Select the term you are trying to register for and click submit. This will take you to a page with a subject list.
  • Click on the desired subject and click the "Course Search" option. This will take you to a list of available classes on the subject you chose.

To register for a class with a CRN number

  • Under Student Services, click on Registration, then click on Add/Drop Classes.
    • - On this page you can see the classes you are registered for and also drop classes.
  • On the same page, at the bottom of the screen, under "Add classes to worksheet" you have the ability to search a class by CRN number. Put in the CRN number and click class search.

Step 4: Using E-mail

  • Login to the SAIL portal and click on Webmail OR go to http://webmail.oakland.edu and enter your Net username and password and click sign on.
  • You may send and receive email and create email forwarding, filters, etc.
  • For information on how to use Webmail powered by Google, visit the Webmail website.

 

Students who have not Registered within the last year.

If you have not registered in the last year, your NetID has been removed. You will not be able to log in using a NetID but you can still log in with your Grizzly ID. After you have registered, you will be issued a NetID account after one business day.

Step 1: Get your Grizzly ID Number and PIN

  • You can obtain your grizzly ID number at any student service office (ie. Registration, 101 O’Dowd Hall) with proper identification.
  • If you cannot come to campus, complete, print and sign the form found here:
    • https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/uts/uts_onlineforms_releaseofgrizzlyID.pdf

    • Fax or email the completed form and a scanned copy of a picture ID (preferably driver's license) to security@oakland.edu or fax (248-370-4863).

  • Your Grizzly PIN is 6 digits. If you do not know your PIN, go to https://www2.oakland.edu/secure/grizzid/resetpin/ and follow the instructions.
  • If you cannot reset your PIN online, due to forgotten answer to the pin hint question contact the helpdesk to request it be reset.

Step 2: Navigate to SAIL

  • Go to http://www.oakland.edu/ and click MySAIL in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • On the right-hand side and select the link "Alumni and students who have not registered in the last year"
  • Click Login to Secure Area
  • Enter your Grizzly ID and 6-digit Grizzly PIN at the bottom of the page
  • After you are logged into Sail, go to Student Services.
  • When you click on Student Services you can register for classes by clicking on Registration.
  • Under registration click on "Look up classes to add."
  • Select the term you are trying to register for and click submit. This will take you to a page with a subject list.
  • Click on the desired subject and click the "Course Search" option. This will take you to a list of available classes on the subject you chose.

To register for a class with a CRN number

  • Under Student Services, click on Registration, then click on Add/Drop Classes.
    • - On this page you can see the classes you are registered for and also drop classes.
  • On the same page, at the bottom of the screen, under "Add classes to worksheet" you have the ability to search a class by CRN number. Put in the CRN number and click class search