The Latest Updates and Notes
Watch this page for daily updates on advising information for fall semesters 2012.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Retakes and semester courses: As in the past, a regular course with fixed content can be retaken—up to twice--to affect the student’s GPA. Retaking the course removes the hours and the effect of the earlier grades from the calculation of the GPA from DARS. (more info in the catalog)
With the semester transition some courses have been combined. If a student has taken any part of the combined course in quarters, taking the semester combined course is considered as retaking the quarter course, thereby removing the credit and grade of the formerly taken quarter-based course(s) from the DARS and adding the grade and credit of the semester-based course on the DARS. This credit and grade on the DARS are what is used in determining graduation requirements and GPA. (Combination courses are listed on the transition courses app or click "Home" tab above)
For example: PHYS 251 + PHYS 252 = PHYS 2051
ONE COURSE TAKEN: If a student has taken PHYS 251 only, taking PHYS 2051 is considered a retake of PHYS 251 and the grade and credit shown on the DARS will be that earned in PHYS 2051, NOT that earned in PHYS 251.
TWO COURSES TAKEN: If a student has taken PHYS 251, earning a B, and PHYS 252, earning a D, and wishes to retake PHYS 252 to raise his/her GPA, that student would take PHYS 2051 and upon the completion the credit earned in both PHYS 251 and 252, plus both the B and the D, would be removed from the DARS and the credit and grade earned in PHYS 2051 would be listed.
- JE courses in semesters: Many JE courses are still going through the approval process and therefore we cannot provide a complete list. The College of Communication has provided the following partial list from within their college. If any department or college would like to provide a list of “in process” JE courses from within their department or college, we can add these to the list for reference. Because some of the courses listed still may be in process, the JE course list is unofficial.
JOUR 3700 JOUR 2310 JOUR 4650 COMS 3500 MDIA 3310 JOUR 3500 JOUR 2311 JOUR 3310 COMS 3600 MDIA 4201 JOUR 4700 JOUR 3630 COMS 3400 MDIA 2200 MDIA 4202
Thursday, May 10, 2012
- Pass/Fail credits: There will be no change in the number of pass/fail credits a student can take. A student will be able to apply 20 quarter credits of pass/fail courses. This is equivalent to 13.33 semester credits. The student may take a combination of quarter and semester courses pass/fail as long as the equivalent total is less than 13.33 semester credits.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
- Spanish and French 199 (1199):
If a student took the language placement test and placed into FR or SPAN 199, she or he should go to the Department of Modern Languages Office (Gordy 283) and seek advice on which course to take. The 199 (1199) course will no longer be offered. Please disregard the courses currently listed on the Fall 2012 semester course offerings page.
- ABOUT PREREQUISITES IN THE SYSTEM: Will the system automatically recognize prior prerequisite courses?
Yes and No.
The system will automatically allow the quarter course to substitute in fulfilling the prerequisite if they are equivalent. You can check equivalents using the Q2S Course App by clicking on the HOME Tab above or at this page: (http://webapps.ohio.edu/q2scourse/)
If a department would like for the system to accept additional quarter courses as part of the prerequisite, the department should send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Registrar’s Office requesting they be added to the prereq list. The addition needs to be requested by semester course department chair/school director (or can be cc’ed on the request) and does need to be consistent with the stated semester prerequisite.
- Basic reminder:
- Full time = 12 credit hours
- Comprehensive fee = 12-20 hours
- Scholarship eligibility = 15 hours
Monday, May 7, 2012
- No outstanding problems were reported to the Allen Student Help Center or Q2S Transition Office on the first day fo advising for fall semester. If you ran into issues or questions, please let one of these two offices know. email@example.com
- Basic reminder:
- Semesters include 14 weeks of class and 1 week of exams; fall begins August 27 and ends Dec. 15.
- Classes are 55 minutes long on MWF and 80 minutes on TTH
Friday, May 4, 2012
- A Registration Assistance Center will be available in Baker Center (1st floor) to provide help for students who may be confused about registration.
May 14 through June 4 | 8 am - 9 pm M-Th and 8 am - 5 pm on Friday
- Basic Reminder --Share this information with your students:
- the "standard" class is 3 hours in semesters
- the "standard" course load will be five 3-hour classes, or 15 hours