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University's switch to semesters will have minimal impact on BME students

Ohio University is changing to a semester academic calendar beginning with the fall semester of 2012.

Students who begin their studies in spring 2011, summer 2011, fall 2011, winter 2012, spring 2012, or summer 2012 will have the academic calendar change occur during their time as an Ohio University student.

The university is committed to the concept that no student will face a delay in their expected graduation date as a result of the calendar change, and courses of study will be laid out by students and their advisors that accommodate the calendar change without affecting time-to-completion. The BME program will help with that process. So long as a student maintains steady progress toward the degree, and doesn't need to repeat courses or take remedial courses, that student will be able to graduate under the semester system in the same amount of time as it took to complete seven quarters under the quarter system.

Every biomedical engineering student affected by the calendar change will, through the normal process of meeting regularly with their advisor, formulate a plan particular to that student outlining the course schedule that the student will need to follow as the transition occurs in order to maintain the expected graduation date.

Students with questions should contact their advisors; the program director, Dr. Doug Goetz; or the program assistant, Tom Riggs.

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