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Student Services staff members are available until early evening Monday through Thursday and until 5:00 on Friday. Academic advisors help you plan your schedule and stay on track. Student success advisors are available to assist and suggest interventions to students experiencing academic difficulty.  Not sure what you want to do? Career exploration services will help you sort your interests and abilities.  Career Services are available to students looking for employment during their college careers and after graduation.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to declare a major?

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Watch the Video: https://www.ohio.edu/uc/advising-center/change-your-major

 

How do I change my major?

You must complete an Update of Program form, which is available in the Student Services office, to officially change your major.  You must meet all transfer/selective admission requirements for the major.   If you do not meet the requirements, your Update of Program form will not be processed.

Update of Program forms are processed the first two weeks of each semester.

 

Registering for Classes

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Watch the Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=BGG4wFLbPTI

 

 How to Add & Drop a Class

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Watch the Video https://www.ohio.edu/uc/advising-center/add-or-drop-class

 

 

What is a DARS?

 DARS stands for “Degree Audit Reporting System”. The DARS is a checklist which outlines the required courses for a degree.  The DARS is specific to each student, so you should not follow a DARS printed for someone else. DARS are updated every semester.

 

 DARS reports can be found in your Student Center under “Student Services Links”

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Watch the Video https://app.box.com/embed/preview/zzab7dnyxjjmyslkqhbgohxmscfjclxe?direction=ASC&theme=dark

 

What is a “What-if” DARS?

 Often students want to know what courses they would need to complete if they changed their major. If you want to explore other majors and see how your completed/current coursework fits into the new major, you can run a “What-if” DARS for the new major. What-if DARS are available under “Student Services Links” Advising Center (My DARS/TDCPs) “What-if” DARS do not officially change your major.

 

What classes do I take if I’m Undecided major?

 As an undecided student, you will take general education courses applicable to the Ohio University general education graduation requirements.

 

How is my GPA calculated?

The basis for determining a student’s scholastic standing is the grade point average (GPA).

 

This average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours of credit attempted. For example, if a student earned a C (2.0) and a B (3.0) in each of two three–hour courses, first multiply the number of hours in each course by the grade point value for that grade (3 x 2 = 6 and 3 x 3 = 9) and add the grade points for each course together to find the total number of grade points (15). Then add the number of hours attempted (3 + 3 = 6) and divide the total number of grade points by the total hours attempted (15/6 = 2.5). The student’s GPA after completing the two classes would be 2.5. A student’s GPA is figured only on credit hours attempted—courses for which the student receives letter grades (A–F), FN (failure, never attended), or FS (failure, stopped attending). FN and FS have the same value as an F. Grades of P (pass) and CR (credit) represent hours earned but are not used to calculate the GPA.

 

What is academic probation?

 A student is placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average drops below a 2.0 gpa.  To be removed from probation, your accumulative GPA must reach a 2.0.  While on academic probation, your academic progress will be reviewed after your next semester of courses.  If you have fewer than 90 semester credit hours earned and are not removed from probation, you will be continued on probation or academically dismissed.  To be continued on probation, you must either 1) Semester GPA at least 2.0 2) accumulative GPA equal to or greater than the minimum GPA defined by your total hours earned:

Total Hours Earned                         Minimum Accumulative GPA to be continued on Academic Probation

0 – 29.00                                                               1.6

30-59.99                                                                1.8

60-89.99                                                                1.9

 

 

What if the class I want/need to take is full?

You will not be able to register for the class without the instructor’s permission.  You may email the instructor, using OU Catmail, to ask the professor for his/her permission to enter the class.  If the instructor gives you permission via email you must forward the string of emails to Amy Miller millera2@ohio.edu and include your name, PID#, class number, days and times of the course.  If the instructor fills out a permission slip, it must be taken to the Student Services front desk.

 

Can I retake a class?

Yes, you may retake an undergraduate course for the purpose of improving the grade. Retakes are restricted to a maximum of two, in addition to the first attempt.  Withdrawals are not counted as an attempt.

 

Retaking the course removes the hours and the effect of the earlier grades from the calculation of the GPA. However, all grades appear on the permanent academic record (transcript). The last grade earned is the one used to calculate the GPA, even if it is lower than the earlier grade(s), and only the last instance’s credit hours are accepted toward any requirements for graduation.  Some graduate and professional schools will include all grades in their own calculations of the GPA when determining a student’s eligibility for admission, even though Ohio University calculates the GPA by using only the last grade in a retaken course.

 

Courses taken at Ohio University and retaken at another university are not eligible for grade point adjustment under this policy.

 

Choosing a Major

 

You are not alone if you are an "Undecided" student. Twenty-five percent of OHIO students begin as undecided. It is okay 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

Undecided Workshop PDF