Disciplinary expulsion, which can apply both to graduate and undergraduate students, prohibits the student from ever attending Ohio University and from being present, without permission, on any campus of Ohio University.
Students are informed of academic drop actions by their academic deans and of nonacademic suspensions by the Office of University Judiciaries. These offices place holds on students' academic records. It is not possible for a student to register while such holds exist. Failure to receive notification by mail does not affect a student's status.
My OHIO portal - Academic tab).
In addition, address updates may be reported to Registrar Services or by U.S. mail by completing a Change of Address form. Fax or mail the completed form (must include student signature) to the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701; fax (740) 593-0216.
It is very important to keep your home and mailing addresses and telephone numbers (including cell phone) current in order for the University to communicate important information to you.
Note: International students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to use My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal - Academics tab) to update their addresses with Ohio University to meet immigration reporting requirements. Learning takes place year round at Ohio University, and the campus is bustling in the summer, although at a more relaxed pace. The Summer Sessions web site lists many opportunities for summer study, both formal and informal; on campus and off campus; in class and online.
Because Ohio University has an open admissions policy during the summer quarter, classes traditionally include a rich blend of visiting students from other campuses, interested members of the community, and our own Ohio University students. Together they participate in undergraduate and graduate courses taught by Ohio University’s internationally known faculty, study in specialized summer workshops and institutes led by experts in their fields, and take credit and noncredit courses for professional development or personal interest. Additional summer information can be found at www.outreach.ohio.edu/summer.
Students Pursuing a Degree at Another College or University
Admission to Ohio University as a regular degree-seeking student is not required for summer study. Enrollment in summer quarter is open to all students without regard to age, sex, race, religion, color, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin, or marital status. You may study at Ohio University during summer quarter as a nondegree, noncontinuing, or visiting student. To do so, go to www.outreach.ohio.edu/summer/onlineregister_2.htm and complete the Nondegree Undergraduate Application Form as well as the Registration Form.
Credit generally can be transferred to other institutions. The accepting institution, however, establishes the policy in this matter. You are, therefore, urged to make arrangements in advance so you will know whether the credit you earn will transfer.
Ohio University operates on the quarter system. The course credit value in quarter hours is indicated after the course number and title in the Course Offerings. The following table shows the relative value of quarter and semester hours:
1.5 quarter hours = 1 semester hour
New and Transfer Degree-Seeking Students
Center for International Studies
Jill McKinney, Administrative Coordinator, Yamada International House, (740) 593-1840
College of Arts and Sciences
Caryn Asleson, Assistant Dean, Wilson Hall 104, (740) 593-2845, or department chair
College of Business
Mike Bila, Assistant Dean, Copeland Hall 214, (740) 593-2000, or department chair/school director
College of Fine Arts
Norma Humphreys, Assistant Dean, Jennings House, (740) 593-1808, or school director
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Becky Zuspan, Coordinator of Student Services, Grover Center, (740) 593-9336, or school director
Departmental graduate chair
Honors Tutorial College
Jan Hodson, Assistant Dean, 35 Park Place, (740) 593-2723
Office of Regional Higher Education
Christine Gabriel, Records Management Associate, Haning 121, (740) 597-1553
Patton College of Education and Human Services
Floyd Doney, Director for Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124, (740) 593-4400, or department chair
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Ken Sampson, Associate Dean, Stocker Center 157, (740) 593-1503, or department chair/school director
Scripps College of Communication
Eddith Dashiell, Assistant Dean, RTVC 497C, (740) 593-4168, or school director
Laura Chapman, Assistant Dean, or Lora Clapp, Assistant Dean, Chubb Hall 140, (740) 593-1935
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Building 21, The Ridges, (740) 593-9381
To request a class be changed from credit to audit or audit to credit between the eighth and 15th calendar days of the quarter you must visit Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, or your regional campus student services office. Audited classes count in calculating tuition, but they do not carry credit or count toward financial aid eligibility. Audited courses will appear on your official transcript but will not affect your GPA or hours earned.
Your instructor may set up specific requirements for auditing the class, and if you do not meet the requirements, you may be removed from the class at your instructor's discretion with a grade of WP or WF. Be sure to discuss your auditing status with your instructor at the first class meeting.
Do not confuse auditing a class with taking a class under the pass/fail option.
www.ohio.edu/registrar, and selecting Purchase Textbooks under Resources.
Course Offerings by clicking on the triangle to expand class details. The author, title, publisher, and suggested retail costs are listed. Please note that textbook(s) and materials are subject to change.
Withdrawal from the University is defined as dropping all classes on or after the first day of classes. This means all regular Ohio University classes for which you are registered, whether on one campus or multiple campuses. You must go to the student services office in your college or regional campus student services office to initiate the withdrawal process. Graduate students must contact the Graduate College. Withdrawal is not permitted on or after the last day of classes (see Summer Quarter 2010-11 Calendar).
Note: Canceling your class registration does not cancel your housing. You are required to make an appointment with a Residence Life staff member in your building prior to your scheduled check out date and time to properly check out of your room, sign your Room Condition Report (RCR), and return all keys. If you have canceled your class registration you are no longer eligible to reside on campus and must move out completely within 48 hours.
International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), (740) 593-4330, prior to withdrawing from the University. Failure to do so may lead to serious immigration problems.
Note: A student not retained on the instructor's class roster is NOT automatically dropped from the class. The student must adjust his/her schedule by dropping the class. This policy applies to the first two hours of a class, not the first two days. Some classes and workshops listed in the summer quarter Course Offerings are offered only if enrollment is sufficient. To be certain that a specific course will be offered, contact the department/school offering the course. To be sure that a specific workshop or special program will be offered, contact the Office of Summer Sessions and Winter Intersession, (740) 593-2583, or 888-551-6446.
Class permission slips are to be used when one or more of the following conditions exist:
Permission is required from department/instructor to enroll in class and student has obtained permission.
Student does NOT meet requisites but has permission to enroll in class and enforced requisites are being waived.
Class is full but student has permission to enroll in class.
Permission to add class after 8th day. (Instructor's permission is required to add a class after the 8th day of the quarter.)
Student has reached maximum repeat/retake limit but has received permission to enroll in class and maximum repeat/retake limit is being waived. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
Repeating/retaking course in same term. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
Override major set aside. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
Faculty permission for time conflict. (Class permission slips must be returned to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall to be processed.)
Note: If your class permission slip has an expiration date, it must be processed on or before that date, but no later than Monday, June 27, 2011, for first session, Monday, August, 1, 2011, for second session, or Tuesday, July 5, 2011, for full quarter.
My OHIO portal - Academics tab) to make any changes to their class schedules. Please pay close attention to the deadlines for adding and dropping classes. For information concerning fee changes, see General Information: Fee Assessment Information.
At the close of spring quarter, Ohio University holds one annual medical, one annual graduate, and two annual undergraduate commencement ceremonies. To be eligible to participate in commencement, have your name listed in the commencement program, and purchase a cap and gown, you must have graduated the previous summer, fall, or winter quarter or have filed a valid graduation application for spring quarter.
Cap and Gown
For students participating in commencement, the schedule for cap and gown sales will be available at www.ohio.edu/commencement.
Honors for spring commencement are determined based on the most recent accumulative GPA prior to spring quarter.
In addition to providing technical support, the Technology Depot offers:
Factory-authorized warranty repairs for Apple, Dell, HP, and Lenovo/IBM computers that were purchased through the University;
Sales of desktop and laptop computers, wireless network cards, storage media and flash drives, cables, iPods, and other computer accessories;
Free virus recovery tools
For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/technology/depot.
To be considered a full-time student, you must register for a minimum of 12 quarter hours. Full-time undergraduate students usually carry a normal load of 16-20 quarter hours (even those students on academic probation). Student athletes and students receiving financial aid must carry a minimum of 12 quarter hours. Students receiving scholarships may have to carry up to 16 quarter hours, depending on scholarship criteria. Students scheduling more than 20 hours must have permission and will be charged an additional fee for each hour taken above 20 hours.
To be considered a full-time student, you must register for a minimum of nine quarter hours. Students with graduate research, teaching, or graduate assistantship appointments must register for a minimum of 12 graduate hours. Some departments require more. Those with fellowships or tuition scholarships must register for a minimum of 15 graduate hours. Undergraduate courses, courses taken for audit, and OPIE language courses cannot be used to meet minimum requirements for graduate student course loads. Students scheduling more than 18 hours must have permission and will be charged an additional fee for each hour taken above 18 hours.
To comply with immigration regulations, international students (F-1 or J-1 status) must register as full-time students (undergraduates must take 12 hours per quarter and graduate students must take nine hours per quarter to maintain full-time status). Students must not drop any courses that would take them below full-time status without having the prior approval of an advisor in the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS).
Maximum Credit Hours Allowed Without Permission
Undergraduate students may register for a maximum of 20 credit hours and graduate students for a maximum of 18 credit hours in a given quarter. For example, an undergraduate student already registered for 16 hours may not add a five-hour course, because this would exceed the limit. If there is a need for a student to exceed the maximum hours, an undergraduate student should contact the student services office in his/her college or regional campus student services office for permission, and a graduate student should contact the Graduate College. Students granted permission to exceed the maximum hours will receive Permission to Exceed Maximum Hours forms, which should be returned to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall. Graduate students registering for more than 18 hours or undergraduate students registering for more than 20 hours will see an increase in tuition charges.
A student who is close to the maximum and needs to add a class (and drop another section of the same course) may avoid exceeding the maximum by using the swap feature.
Course Offerings. This information is updated approximately every 15 minutes, although some fields are more current. Listings of all classes currently offered and detailed information about each class are included.
Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su=Sunday.
NOTE: Requirements are not analyzed by DARS for some graduate programs and osteopathic medicine.
Although the DARS report provides a comprehensive description of program requirements, it is intended to supplement the role of the faculty advisor, who will help you with course selection and assist you in making informed decisions about a future career.
If you have enrolled at Ohio University Fall Quarter 2005-06 or later, you may view your DARS report online by accessing the Office of the University Registrar Web site, www.ohio.edu/registrar, and selecting MyDARS under Online Services.
If you are thinking about changing your major, you may request a "What - If" DARS report from the MyDARS site mentioned above, from the student services office of the college that offers the major you are considering, or from your regional campus student services office. This report will help you determine how courses already completed will apply to the new major as well as what additional courses are needed to complete that program.
For Athens campus students, permission slips for departmental honors students may be obtained through the academic departments where the courses are taught. Return the signed permission slip for processing to Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall no later than Monday, June 27, 2011, for first session, Monday, August, 1, 2011, for second session, or Tuesday, July 5, 2011, for full quarter.
Course Offerings, a typical search will display course and class information including the following (with an option to expand for additional information):
Course number"Arranged" indicates the meeting time is an arrangement between the instructor and the student.
In a course carrying variable credit hours, credits may be expressed "1-4" indicating that one credit hour is the minimum and four credit hours are the maximum number of credits that can be earned for the course.
Textbooks for classes are listed under the expand option.
Course catalog numbers indicate the student classification for which courses are designed. The numbers are:
001-099 Noncredit coursesOhio University Confidentiality Status Request form.
It should be understood that when students exercise the option for nondisclosure of directory information, enrollment/degree verification service for employment, insurance discounts, or other purposes may be provided only by a signed consent form by the student. Also, the student will not be listed in the graduation commencement program. Confidentiality status is permanent unless removed by written request from the student.
OHIO ID. Your University e-mail account includes a 10 GB inbox, spam and virus filtering, Web-based access, 25 GB of SkyDrive file storage, and personal Web page capabilities.
Please check your e-mail regularly for official University correspondence. Notifications of quarterly grades, schedules, and billing are sent to your University e-mail address. Many Ohio University departments and professors depend on your University e-mail for both announcements and assignments.
Fees are assessed based on the following:
Fees vary based on the campus on which student is registered.
II. Course Load - Comprehensive Fees
Standard fees are charged when an undergraduate student schedules 11 or more hours and a graduate student schedules nine or more hours. Part-time fees are charged when an undergraduate student schedules fewer than 11 hours and a graduate student fewer than nine hours. An Extra-Hour fee is charged for each hour beyond 20 hours for undergraduate students and 18 hours for graduate students.
III. The Level of the Student (graduate or undergraduate) NOT the Level of the Course
Undergraduate students may not schedule graduate-level courses unless they are admitted to a special program for this purpose. Graduate students taking undergraduate courses pay graduate fees.
IV. Standing (regional campuses, undergraduate only)
Students who have earned 96 or fewer hours and are registered on a regional campus will pay a lower tuition rate than students who have earned more than 96 hours.
V. The Residence Classification of the Student
The difference between resident fees and nonresident fees is the out-of-state surcharge for non-Ohio residents. Petitions for change of residency must be submitted to either Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate College prior to the last day to register for class for the term you wish reclassification.
VI. Course Fees
Course fees are assessed in addition to instructional and general fees. Course fees for specific classes are listed in the Course Offerings.
Ohio University requires that all domestic students taking seven or more credit hours and all international students taking one or more credit hours carry medical insurance if they are enrolled on the Athens campus. An accident and sickness insurance plan designed to supplement the care provided by the Student Health Service is automatically billed to all students meeting this guideline. The deadline to opt out of the student health insurance is Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Please visit My OHIO portal (Accounts tab) to view your opt out options. International students on all campuses must carry the Ohio University Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan unless they have a government sponsor. Only the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) can waive the insurance plan for an international student.
The accident and sickness insurance plan is also available for dependents. International students are required to purchase the Ohio University policy for their dependent spouses and children. An enrollment card for dependents is available at the Campus Care insurance office. The insurance premium is a nonrefundable charge.
Regional campus students should contact their regional campus student services office for enrollment information. Regional campus students are not automatically enrolled in an insurance plan.
For further information about the Ohio University Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, contact Campus Care, (740) 597-1816, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, or visit www.oucom.ohiou.edu/campuscare/billing.htm
VIII. WellBeing Fee
All Athens campus students are automatically billed the WellBeing charge of $40 per quarter. The WellBeing Fee is a student health option that works in conjunction with the student's own medical insurance and eliminates co-pays and co-insurance of up to $15 for office visits, lab work, and x-rays at Campus Care; provides students with 20 free individual sessions and unlimited free group mental health services per year with Counseling and Psychological Services; and supports numerous enhancements to student health care on campus. Visit www.ohio.edu/wellbeing for information about this valuable health care option. The deadline to opt out of this service is Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Please visit My OHIO
portal (Accounts tab) to view your opt out options.
IX. Student Legal Service Fee
The Center for Student Legal Services (CSLS) is entirely supported by the fee. All Athens campus students are automatically billed the student legal service fee. Remember, for only $8.00 you can talk with an attorney and get advice, information, and free mediation referrals.
Regional campus students are not eligible for this service, but multicampus students may be eligible. If a student takes classes on the Athens campus as well as a regional campus, it is the student's responsibility to have his/her home campus code changed to Athens to be eligible for this service. The student must contact Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, or regional campus student services office to have the campus code changed.
Unlike the Student Health Insurance program, the CSLS fee must be processed each quarter. All Athens campus students will be charged and enrolled each quarter. The deadline to opt out of this service is Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Please visit My OHIO portal ( Accounts tab) to view your opt out options.
X. Technology Fee
XII. Student Information and Network Fee
VI. Special Course/Workshop
Financial aid awards will display in My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal - Academics tab). All financial aid recipients must pay the balance by the due date. The initial due date for summer fees will be Tuesday, June 21, 2011. This will include registration charges incurred as of Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Account balance notifications for newly incurred charges are e-mailed at the beginning of each month and are due on the 21st of the month. Payments not received by the due date will incur a finance charge of 1.5%.
Enrollment Status for Financial Aid Recipients
Full-time enrollment status is 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and nine credit hours for graduate students. All undergraduate Ohio residents receiving the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) must be registered full time (at least 12 credit hours) to receive the maximum grant. Most Ohio University Athens campus undergraduate scholarship recipients must be registered for at least 16 credit hours per quarter and earn at least 48 credit hours for the academic year. Federal Direct Student, PLUS, and Grad PLUS Loan recipients must be registered at least half time (six undergraduate credit hours or five graduate hours) to receive these loans. Aid recipients registered for less than full-time enrollment may be eligible to receive a proportionately adjusted award amount for certain aid programs.
Financial Aid Credits
The financial aid credits that will be applied to your account include the following: Federal Pell Grant, the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Student, PLUS, and Grad PLUS Loans, Ohio University Grants, Ohio University and Corporate Scholarships, and Outside Agency Scholarships (applied once donor check has been received and deposited by the University). If you have been selected for verification, no disbursements of federal, state, or institutional aid will be made unless all requested documents have been received and processed. Federal Work-Study awards are not credited to your account. Those funds are disbursed bi-weekly in the form of a payroll check or direct deposit, based on your hours worked for that pay period.
Financial Aid Refunds
Financial aid awards that exceed the amount you owe to the University will be disbursed to you as a "refund(s)" during the quarter if you have satisfied the eligibility requirements (i.e., enrolled for sufficient hours, meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, not in default on Title IV Loan, etc.) for each award. Federal financial aid cannot be disbursed for summer quarter until Friday, July 1, 2011. Refunds for summer quarter will start on or about Tuesday, July 5, 2011, for those using direct deposit. Students not using direct deposit will have their refund mailed to his/her local address beginning Friday, July 8, 2011. Please be sure your local school address is correct (see General Information: Address, Change of).
Refunds will be processed daily for those students enrolled in direct deposit with the Office of the Bursar. Paper checks will only be printed once a week. Choosing a paper check over direct deposit will delay receipt of your refund. Please note that if you have direct deposit for your University payroll, you will still need to enroll in direct deposit with the Office of the Bursar. Sign up is easy...just visit www.ohio.edu/bursar and select Direct Deposit.
For more information about the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, please call (740) 593-4141 or visit www.ohio.edu/financialaid.
State and Institutional Grants
If you receive financial aid that consists of state or University grant funds, they are subject to the University refund policy. If you officially withdraw during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 80 percent of the grant funds will be returned to the appropriate program. After the 15th calendar day of the quarter, 100 percent of the grant funds will remain on your student account.
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
If you receive financial aid that consists of undergraduate or graduate scholarships, it is subject to a special University policy. If you officially withdraw during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will be returned to the appropriate program. After the 15th calendar day of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will remain on your student account.
College of Osteopathic Medicine Loans and Scholarships
If you receive financial aid that consists of College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarships, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, Loans for Disadvantaged Students, Primary Care Loans, or other non-Title IV aid, you are subject to a special University policy. If you officially withdraw during the first 15 calendar days of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will be returned to the appropriate program. After the 15th calendar day of the quarter, 100 percent of the scholarship funds will remain on your student account.
If you are receiving financial aid and stop attending the University and do not withdraw officially, it is considered an unofficial withdrawal and will be subject to the above withdrawal policies. The date of withdrawal will be the date of a student's last attendance at an academically related event. If the last date of attendance is unknown, the midpoint of the quarter will be used as the withdrawal date. If you have not attended any classes you are registered for, you are considered an unofficial withdrawal and have not earned any financial aid. Therefore, all aid will be returned to the appropriate program.
If you are receiving financial aid, a change in your enrollment status or your withdrawal from the University may result in you having to repay programs from which you received financial assistance. In addition, you may owe fees to the University after funds are returned to the financial aid programs.
A student is not eligible for a refund until all Federal Title IV programs and other grants and scholarships are reimbursed as required and all outstanding balances with the University have been cleared.
Specific questions regarding this withdrawal policy can be answered by the Office of the Bursar, ground floor lobby, Chubb Hall, (740) 593-4130.
Summer Quarter 2010-11 Calendar. Last day to add and drop dates can be viewed on Course Offerings. Contact the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, (740) 593-4324, or your regional campus student services office for more information.
Faculty Handbook section “Final Examinations and Change of Grade”).
My OHIO portal - Academics tab). You will receive notification when grades are available. Student grade information is maintained online allowing students to obtain any updated grade, GPA, and academic status information as soon as it changes.
Undergraduate students may not schedule graduate courses unless they are in Honors Tutorial College, have been approved as a senior for graduate credit, or qualify under Departmental Honors. Honors Tutorial College students who want to take graduate courses for graduate credit must complete and submit an HTC for Graduate Credit form. For information, refer to the Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220.
email@example.com, or visit www.ohio.edu/technology/testing/etc.cfm for additional information.
Need to Prepare?
Conferences and Professional Development offers GMAT, CSAT, LSAT test prep to help students prepare for these vital tests right here on campus. Visit www.lifelong.ohio.edu/prof_dev/ExamPrep for additional information.
My OHIO portal - Academics tab). If you need assistance, contact Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall or your regional campus student services office. For your convenience, computers are located in the first floor lobby, Chubb Hall. Applications must be completed no later than the deadline listed for the quarter in which graduation is planned (see Graduation Application Deadlines). Questions about applying for graduation can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 593-4196.
When applying for graduation, the name that appears in University records will be the name that prints on your diploma. If there is a discrepancy between the name you wish to appear on your diploma and the name we have for you in our University records, you must contact the Office of the University Registrar with supporting documentation. You will need to submit a copy of one of the following:
PassportYou can submit one of these forms of validation in person; via mail to the Office of the University Registrar, Attention: Graduation, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979; or fax to (740) 593-0216, Attention: Graduation.
My OHIO portal - Academics tab)).
Housing Exemption/Termination Request Form for review and approval. Students should allow 14 - 21 days for the initial review process. Please NOTE: College credits earned by the student while attending high school (advanced placement, senior to sophomore, Senate Bill 140, etc.) which advances a student academically to a higher class year will not be considered toward housing exemption eligibility. Students who do not comply with this regulation may be denied registration. Specific questions should be directed to the Residential Housing Office by e-mail, email@example.com, by phone, (740) 593-4090 or by visiting www.ohio.edu/housing.
Those seeking to be exempt from the on-campus living requirement must meet one of the following criteria:
Refund of Housing Charges
The amount of refund is based on the following percentages of the quarterly room and board charge less the nonrefundable deposit.
Prior to opening of the residence halls - 100% of amount charged less deposit
For purposes of this policy, the week begins on the day the residence halls open.
For more information about residential housing call (740) 593-4090 or visit www.ohio.edu/housing.
Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS).
International students in F-1 or J-1 status must use My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal - Academics tab) to update their address with Ohio University to meet immigration reporting requirements. Students can easily update their address by accessing My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal, Academics tab). For details, contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), (740) 593-4330.
An international student must meet with an advisor in ISFS to have a new visa document issued prior to registering for a new major or program or starting a new degree level.
A student requesting a change from graduate to undergraduate level for a current or future quarter must process a change of level through Undergraduate Admissions on the Athens campus or at his/her regional campus student services office. Students switching to undergraduate status may not register for graduate-level courses until a new level change to graduate status is requested and processed.
Sometimes a change in major will necessitate transferring to another college (e.g., Arts and Sciences to Scripps College of Communication). You then make an application for transfer in the student services office of the college to which you would like to be admitted. If you are an Honors Tutorial student, go to your college prior to making an application in the student services office of the college to which you would like to be admitted. The change must be processed within the first 15 calendar days of the quarter or you will remain enrolled in the initial college for the rest of that quarter. You must fulfill degree requirements of the college into which you transfer. You may, however, simultaneously pursue programs in one college or more than one college. (Consult the student services office in your college about dual degree and double major opportunities.)
Graduate students seeking to change degree programs or colleges must apply and be admitted to a new program.
firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling (740) 593-4090.
For more information regarding meal plans, visit www.facilities.ohiou.edu/food.
www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking or call (740) 593-1917.
PassportA valid passport is required for a change of name for an international student. International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must notify International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) of their change of name.
OHIO ID" to all students, faculty, and staff. When you first are admitted to Ohio University, you will receive instructions on how to activate your OHIO ID and choose a password. It is imperative that you know and protect your OHIO ID and password, as many Ohio University services use these credentials to authenticate access (see General Information: E-mail
(Your University Account)). If you have questions, please call the Service Desk, (740) 593-1222. For more information, visit technology.ohio.edu/myaccount.
On-campus resident parking is available on a limited basis for students with sophomore status (45 credit hours or more) in the University garages, the red lots, and the blue lots. Freshmen living on campus are not permitted to purchase parking permits. A list of off-campus alternative parking can be found at www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/std_off_campus.htm. Garage parking is $330 per year while surface lots are $165 per year. Residential permits must be requested online via the Parking Services Web site, www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking.
All permit purchases must be billed to the student's account.
Commuter parking is available to all students who live outside a certain radius of campus (determined by Parking Services). If eligible, permits are $105 per year. Proof of residency must be shown at the time of purchase (i.e., recent bill, lease, or other recent mailing at address), and all commuter permits must be purchased in person at Parking Services, 100 Factory Street.
Visitors may obtain a parking permit from Parking Services, 100 Factory Street, when visiting campus. Applicable fees may apply. Visitors may also utilize any metered space or the pay-to-park facility located beneath Baker University Center. Time restrictions and fee amounts are posted on each meter and at the garage entrance. All vehicles parked on campus without a valid permit are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
Handicap parking spaces are provided for the benefit of physically challenged persons. Any student, faculty/staff member, or visitor wishing to park on the campus of Ohio University with a state-issued handicap permit is required to register the handicap permit with Parking Services. In order to register a handicap permit, please bring the following items to Parking Services: the actual disability permit, the disability permit registration form, and a photo ID. Individuals parking on the campus of Ohio University displaying a nonregistered handicap permit may receive a violation for displaying a nonregistered permit. Please be aware that this registration process has been set in place to protect disability parking for those who are truly disabled. For more information, visit www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/disabled.htm.
Motorcycles are required to be parked in designated motorcycle lots as indicated on the campus parking map. Registration stickers must be purchased from Parking Services, 100 Factory Street.
Any illegally parked vehicle or any vehicle that has outstanding parking violations may be booted/impounded. If your vehicle is booted/impounded, all outstanding fees must be paid in order to release the vehicle. In addition to the violation(s) charged by the department and boot release fees, the towing company will charge a fee at the time of release. Please do not assume your tickets are being billed to your student account. Citations are not billed to your student account unless the vehicle is registered with parking services.
For a full list of parking regulations and information, call (740) 593-1917 or visit www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking.
Students may complete no more than 20 quarter hours under the pass/fail option. No course taken pass/fail may be used to fulfill any graduation requirement (college, school, or department) other than total hours. To be eligible for the pass/fail option the student must have earned a GPA of 2.5 or better for his/her last quarter of full-time enrollment or have an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. First-quarter freshmen are not subject to the GPA requirements. A student may take only one course per quarter or summer session pass/fail.
Note: Graduate-level courses (500 and higher) may not be taken under the pass/fail option. Do not confuse the pass/fail option with auditing a class.
Class Permission Slips). Regional campus students contact their regional campus student services office.
Changes or corrections of name, Social Security number, or birth date require official documents and/or court orders verifying the correct information at the time the requests are made. These changes or corrections (name, Social Security number, or birth date) are processed only by the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall.
www.ohio.edu/recreation, for information about recreational opportunities on campus. The general fee includes admission to the Ping Center, Aquatic Center, Bird Ice Arena, and outdoor tennis courts. Admission covers the quarter period only.
Undergraduate students previously registered for classes at Ohio University and planning to continue in their previous status must complete a Re-enrollment Form and return to the Office of the University Registrar. Students must contact the Office of the University Registrar at (740) 593-4191, Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701, or their regional campus student services offices for assistance. Re-enrolling undergraduate degree-seeking students who have fewer than 45 hours earned and transfer students with fewer than 90 hours earned will be referred to the Allen Student Help Center, or their academic advisor or college student services office for advising.
Graduate students should contact the Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220, (740) 593-2800, for assistance.
Enrolled Prior to Fall Quarter 1985
An undergraduate student enrolled prior to Fall Quarter 1985 must complete an Application for
Re-enrollment form and return it to the Office of the University Registrar. Contact Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701, or (740) 593-4191 for more information.
Students who are new to the University must go through the orientation process as indicated in their admission material. Information can be obtained by calling the Orientation Office, (740) 593-1951, or contacting your regional campus student services offices.
Contact the academic school or department.
All incoming undergraduate and graduate students must report to the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place, with their passports and visa documents to check in before registering for classes. In addition, these students are required to attend the international orientation program, which may include TOEFL testing. Questions concerning these requirements may be directed to ISFS, (740) 593-4330. (This information applies to students at both the Athens and regional campuses.) Undergraduate international students (who will be taking academic classes during their first quarter) must also attend the Bobcat Student Orientation; visit www.ohio.edu/orientation for more information. Graduate international students should contact their academic department regarding departmental orientations.
II. Continuing Students
To register, use My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal - Academics tab). For questions, contact Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, or your regional campus student services office.
III. Re-enrolling Students
Undergraduate students previously registered for classes at Ohio University and planning to continue in their previous status must complete a Re-Enrollment Form and return to the Office of the University Registrar. Students must contact the Office of the University Registrar at (740) 593-4191, Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701, or their regional campus student services offices for assistance.
IV. Registration for Transfer Degree Students and Visiting Students Pursuing a Degree at Another College or University
To register for classes or workshops at Athens or a regional campus, complete the Summer Post Baccalaureate Nondegree Form at www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply.cfm for graduate classes, or go to www.outreach.ohio.edu/summer/onlineregister_2.htm to complete the Nondegree Undergraduate Application Form for undergraduate classes. These forms may be mailed to the Office of Summer Sessions, Haning Hall 205, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Registration forms are processed in the order they are received.
If a class is closed or canceled, you will be notified by the Office of the University Registrar so you can make adjustments to your schedule.
You are required to meet all of the requisites for a given course. Failure to meet requisites can prevent your registration for the course or result in a drop or withdrawal from that course. The requisites listed for each class in Course Offerings are the minimum requirements for each class. Students may petition instructors/departments/schools to override listed requisites. This requires a class permission slip (see General Information: Class Permission Slips and Requisite Key).
Effective Summer Quarter 2010-11, the number of times that a student is allowed to retake an undergraduate course for the purpose of improving the grade will be restricted to a maximum of two attempts in addition to the first attempt. Withdrawals are not counted as an attempt.
Please note that retaking a course after graduation will not change your graduation grade point average, honors status, or rank in class. Some graduate and professional schools include all grades in their calculations of grade point averages while determining eligibility for admission even though Ohio University calculates only the last grade in a retaken course.
Graduate courses cannot be retaken to improve a low grade on the first attempt. All grades received are calculated into the graduate grade point average.
My OHIO portal - Academics tab). Notifications to check your schedule will be sent periodically.
It is the student's responsibility to check the accuracy of his/her schedule and to make any adjustments prior to the 15th calendar day of the quarter.
If you are registered for the selective service but have not received or have lost your selective service number, call (847) 688-2576 or visit www.sss.gov. If you have questions regarding the above, please call (740) 593-4186, or visit Veterans Affairs, Chubb Hall 115K, or your regional campus student services office.
Option A - NoncreditStudents interested in participating in the Sixty Plus Program should contact the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, or their regional campus student services offices for more information. The form for this process is available at www.ohio.edu/registrar/forms.cfm.
If you are graduating summer quarter and want your transcript to reflect your degree(s) earned, order your transcript after Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Official academic transcripts are normally processed within 2-3 business days after receipt of a student's request or release letter. To issue a transcript of academic records, the Office of the University Registrar must have a written release from the student. The release can be in the form of a signed letter or a signed transcript release form obtained from Registrar Services, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, the Office of the University Registrar Web site, www.ohio.edu/registrar, or any regional campus student services office. Alternatively, you may order your transcript by accessing the Office of the University Registrar Web site, www.ohio.edu/registrar, and selecting Transcripts under Online Services. The release authorization can be delivered in person, mailed to the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, or faxed to (740) 593-4184. Requests should not be returned to regional campus student services offices. The written release must include:
Full name, typed or printed, with all name changesTranscript Fee
The fee for a transcript (in 2-3 business days) is $6.00* per transcript. Faster service is available for $12.00* per transcript. Transcripts-Now Service means transcripts are processed and available the same day the request and fee payment are received. Payment may be made by check or money order (payable to "Ohio University"), or by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit cards. Requests/payments may also be mailed to the Office of the University Registrar, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Credit card information must include name on card, type of card, account number, and date of expiration. Transcript requests faxed to the Office of the University Registrar must include credit card information.
Note: *denotes pending Board of Trustees approval
Delivery - Restrictions and Requirements
Transcripts are sent by first-class mail or electronically (to undergraduate admissions for certain colleges and universities in Ohio). Certain users of transcripts, such as college admissions offices, require transcripts be sent directly to them and refuse hand-carried transcripts. Any additions/changes after delivery will require a new release and fee payment. We do NOT fax transcripts. Upon request, we will fax unofficial copies of academic records for students transferring to another school in the USA, for admission purposes, in addition to mailing official follow-up transcripts. We offer FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery in the U.S. and internationally for an extra fee. Saturday delivery is not included with these services and FedEx does not ship to PO boxes. Visit the Office of the University Registrar Web site, www.ohio.edu/registrar, for details.
Processing of transcripts may be delayed until current quarter grades are posted, if requested. Otherwise, transcripts will be processed within three business days unless same day service is requested. Transcripts will not be processed if financial obligations or other holds exist for the student.
More transcript request information may be obtained by calling (740) 593-4206, or by visiting the Office of the University Registrar Web site, www.ohio.edu/registrar.
Regional campus students should visit www.ohio.edu/emergency or contact your regional campus for closing information.
Course Offerings. For additional information regarding the University Professor Program, contact the Center for Teaching & Learning, (740) 593-2681, or visit www.ohiou.edu/teacher/up/up.htm.
Continuing students will receive an e-mail notice prior to fall quarter reminding them to complete the Veterans Educational Assistance File card for the next academic year and complete information about the summer quarter.
For more information regarding veterans education assistance, visit www.ohio.edu/registrar and select Veterans Affairs, call (740) 593-4186, or e-mail email@example.com.
Note: Undergraduate students must register for at least 12 quarter hours for full benefits. Graduate students must register for at least nine quarter hours of graduate work for full benefits.
Withdrawal from the University is defined as dropping all classes on or after the first day of classes. This means all regular Ohio University classes for which you are registered, whether on one campus or multiple campuses. You must go to the student services office in your college or regional campus student services office to initiate the withdrawal process. Withdrawal is not permitted on or after the last day of classes.
Note: Canceling your class registration does not cancel your housing. You are required to make an appointment with a Residence Life staff member in your building prior to your scheduled check out date and time to properly check out of your room, sign your Room Condition Report (RCR), and return all keys. If you have canceled your class registration you are no longer eligible to reside on campus and must move out completely within 48 hours.
International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), (740) 593-4330, prior to withdrawing from the University. Failure to do so may lead to serious immigration problems. Registration for workshops will be accepted beginning with the registration period. Certain workshops and programs, however, do have earlier registration or application deadlines than others, as noted in the descriptions. If you need further information about these deadlines, contact the Office of Summer Sessions and Winter Intersession, Haning Hall 205, (740) 593-2583, or 888-551-6446.
Some classes and workshops listed in the summer quarter Course Offerings are offered only if enrollment is sufficient. To be certain that a specific course will be offered, contact the department/school offering the course. To be sure that a specific workshop or special program will be offered, contact the Office of Summer Sessions and Winter Intersession, (740) 593-2583, or 888-551-6446.
Last updated by Tasha Hutchison on April 28, 2011