Ohio University Lancaster Campus has a number of advisors to help students navigate their way through their education. These advisors have a knowledge of the courses required for the degree programs they advise, a knowledge of the Schedule of Classes, and a knowledge of outside resources (i.e., tutoring, career counseling, etc.). As a result, they are instrumental in helping students successfully plan their academic program, review course selections, and monitor and evaluate progress toward their educational goals.
Advisors are also available to assist students with any difficulties or obstacles they may encounter (i.e., academic difficulties, goal setting, referrals for personal problems, etc.).
Ideally, students should schedule an appointment to see an advisor prior to registering for classes each semester. Students should also see their advisor anytime they are having difficulties which might interfere with their educational goals.
Each semester, students should print their Degree Audit Report (DARS) from their "My Ohio." This report should be used by you and your advisor to clarify your academic path in regards to meeting degree requirements and career planning. The DARS indicates the student's advisor and registration time for the following quarter. To make an appointment with your advisor during that time, or at any other time during the semester, you should contact the advisor directly.
When possible, students should see an advisor that specializes in their area of interest. It is important that you know who your advisor is. If you are unsure if you are seeing the most appropriate advisor, please discuss it with your current advisor or with someone in the Student Services Office.
Choosing a Major
You are not alone if you are an "Undecided" student. Twenty-five percent of OHIO students begin as undecided. It is o.k. to be undecided. However, it takes time to collect the information to make a careful choice of major. Additionally, it's difficult to stay motivated to go to class and earn the best possible grades if you don't have a clear goal. This is why the Student Services staff at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington encourages you to begin the process of research and self-reflection early and throughout your academic career. The following PowerPoint presentation is used in undecided student workshops and is a good tool for beginning the process of selecting a major that fits.
Undecided Workshop PowerPoint Presentation