Carnegie Mellon University
March 18, 2020

The Summer 2020 Catalog Is Now In The Mail!

Click here to view the Summer 2020 catalog [pdf]

Important information:

Summer 2020 Registration has been postponed until closer to the beginning of the Summer term. The Osher staff, Curriculum Committee, and Study Leaders are working very hard to ensure that we will still run Summer 2020 courses. Due to coronavirus concerns, we are unsure if the courses will be held in person or online. Closer to the term, a decision will be made whether to hold classes in person or online only. This decision will determine which courses we will be able to offer and effect how we register.  We will continue to follow the recommendations of the university and the CDC as we plan for future courses. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Registration Open Now?

No, registration is NOT open for Summer 2020. We will send an email to all members when registration is open. 

Registration Fees

The registration fee for members is $60.00. The registration fee for prospects is $85.00 per term. This fee allows you to take an unlimited number of courses. Some courses have an additional fee.

Register Online - It is to your advantage!

To register online, go to and click "Member Sign In." You will be redirected to the Augusoft welcome page. Please sign in using your username and password. If you forgot your Augusoft username, please contact the office at If you forgot your password, go to Sign-In page and click "Forgot your password?", and follow the directions.

Watch Our How-to-Register Video

For detailed information on how to register online, click here to view our how-to register video. This video is also available any time on the Augusoft sign-in and welcome page.

Paper Registration - If you must

To register for your term courses by mail, please download, print, and return the Summer 2020 registration form [pdf]. You may also come to the Osher office to fill out a registration form. The form is not included in the catalog. Paper registrations are not entered until one week after online registration is opened and you may not get in to high-demand classes due to the delay.

Materials Fee

Materials fees are due at the time of registration unless otherwise stated. Where indicated, materials fees are non-refundable. Should you not be admitted to a course, your prepaid fee will be made into an electronic voucher (credit). A $10 material fee per session is required for all off-campus courses to subsidize the rental fee.

Confirmation Emails

As you are registered, a "confirmation of class registration" will be automatically emailed to you for each course you are enrolled in. Should a course not be listed, it means that you are on the waiting list for which you will receive a waitlist email. You will be notified via email if and when you are enrolled in a waitlisted class. Please do not attend any classes for which you do not have a confirmation.

Adding and Dropping Courses

To add a course(s) after registering, please either go online to do so, or email the office at If you want to drop a course, complete the form at, Quick Links, click on "Drop my Course" button. This is especially important to do early for courses with a waiting list so another member can attend. 

IMPORTANT: You must receive a course confirmation in order to attend a course. A course confirmation is not the same as a waiting list notice.

Waiting Lists

You are encouraged to add you name to the waiting list for each filled course that interests you. Many courses are expanded prior to the start of the term and as registrants drop courses, more are added from the waiting list. If you become unavailable, please remove your name from the waiting list by signing into you account, click "Go to Dashboard", click on "My Waiting List" tab, and remove the course.