Registering for Courses

We offer coursework on a semester basis. As a result, we do not have an open registration year-round. (The only exceptions are the Engineering Management courses delivered by portable media to military service members. Ashore students should click here to register for MEM courses.)

Please check the ODU Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines relating to course registration, add/drop/withdraw, tuition, exams, and holidays.

How to Find Online Courses in LEO Online

  1. Log in to LEO Online using your MIDAS ID and password.
  2. Click on "Admissions, Registration, Student Records, and Graduation Information" and then "Registration." (If you prefer to use the previous version of the course search system, click on "Registration (Classic)" and follow the instructions here.)
  3. Click "Banner XE Registration." A new window will open.
  4. To look for classes, click on “Browse Classes.” Select the term and click Continue. (When you're ready to register and the registration period is open, choose "Register for Classes" instead.)
  5. Select the Subject of the courses you want to find. When you click in the Subject box, a list will appear. You can select from the list or start typing to find a specific Subject. You can also add more than one Subject.
  6. If you know the course number, you can enter it in the search criteria. If no course number is entered, all courses in your subject will be shown.
  7. To limit the search to course sections available online, choose the appropriate Campus:
Online Course "Campus"
If you are residing... ...choose:
Within 50 miles of main campus *
Undergrad in Hampton Roads, or
Grad in Hampton Roads
* Your search results will show both online courses and courses available at ODU’s higher education centers. To see where the class is held, hover your mouse over the Meeting Times box, or click on the class title and look under Instructor/Meeting Times. To search for classes to attend at main campus, choose "Norfolk Campus" instead.
In Virginia (more than 50 miles from main campus)
Undergrad in VA outside 50 mi, or
Grad in VA outside 50 mi
Outside Virginia, in the USA
Undergrad USA Outside VA, or
Grad USA Outside VA
You live outside the United States
Undergrad DL International
Graduate DL International

How do I know if a class is live or asynchronous?

  • Live online courses will list a specific specific day and time, and the Building will show “WEB CONFERENCING” or “WEB CNFRNCNG.” You are expected to connect to class at the day(s) and time listed.
  • Asynchronous courses will not have a day or meeting time listed, and the Building will say “WEB-BASED.”

Pro Tip
gear iconRemove extra columns from your search results by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of the table. Uncheck information that you don't need to see, such as CRN or Session. This will make the Meeting Times box bigger so you can see the day, time and building at a glance.

I tried to register for a course and I got an error: "Student campus does not match course campus. Registration prohibited. Contact"
Every student at ODU has a campus code that determines which course sections you can register for. This prevents an online student from accidentally registering for a course that meets on main campus. If you have questions about your campus code, please email

What if my computer isn't compatible, or I don't have the other hardware (web cam, microphone, etc.)?

  1. You can take classes at a higher education center, at your local ODU Online partner, or on ODU's main campus. 
  2. Check with the ODU ITS Helpdesk to discuss what you need in order for your computer run online classes.
  3. If you have technical difficulty during a live class, you can review the class through high definition archives of classes within Blackboard and on the ODUOnline website.
  4. Live online classes often have an attendance requirement. Sometimes a professor may allow you to attend class by watching the archives of live class sessions, but you should NOT assume that this is allowed. Please check with your advisor or the professor about taking a course by watching the archives rather than attending live online class sessions.

Need more information?

Please contact your advisor, or email ODUOnline at