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Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

How do I register for classes?

What do I need to do to return to Ohio University after taking off a term or more?

  • You are considered to be a "re-enrolling student" if you take a fall or spring term off, and then decide to return to Ohio University. Taking the summer off does not make you a re-enrolling student.

    Re-enrolling students should follow the procedures listed here, which depend on the date of the most recent term that you did register for classes.

    • Undergraduate students should contact the Office of the University Registrar, first floor lobby, Chubb Hall, or their regional campus student services office for assistance. Students who have attended since 1985 (i.e., student record is in the student information system) must complete the Re-enrollment Form. Students who have not attended since 1985 must complete the Application for Re-enrollment.
    • Graduate students should contact the Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220, for assistance.

How do I update my address and/or phone number?

    • Sign in to My OHIO Student Center. In the Personal Information section your contact information will be displayed and will be available for updates.
    • Go to Registrar Services, Chubb Hall, and request a change of address. With a photo ID, the change of address can be processed while you wait. Regional campus students may contact the regional campus student services office.
    • Visit the Office of the University Registrar's Web page, www.ohio.edu/registrar, and select Forms. Select the Address Change Form. Print, complete, and sign the form and either fax (740.593.0216) or mail to the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701.

    International students with F-1 or J-1 visa status are required to use the online address service to update addresses.

What is a hold and how do I clear it?

  • Some students may find that they are prevented from registering, receiving their diploma, transcript, or receiving other University services because a hold has been placed on their academic record. Holds are placed when students fail to meet financial or other obligations to the university.

    To have a hold released, the student must contact the office which placed the hold and fulfill their obligation.

    Alden Library Alden Library 416 740.593.2695
    Bursar's Office Chubb Hall 010 740.593.4130
    Chillicothe Campus Bennett Hall 740.774.7200
    Eastern Campus Shannon Hall, first floor 740.695.1720
    Financial Aid Office Chubb Hall 020 740.593.4141
    Judiciaries Office Baker Center 349 740.593.2629
    Lancaster Campus Brasee Hall 353 740.654.6711
    Registrar's Office Chubb Hall 115J 740.593.4191
    Southern Campus Academic Center 740.533.4600
    Zanesville Campus Elson Hall 740.453.0762

     

How can I get a copy of my class schedule?

  • Your class schedule is available immediately upon registration and can be viewed online. Notifications to check your schedule will be sent periodically.

    Student OHIO ID and password are required for registering for classes. Information about your student OHIO ID and password is available on the OIT website.

    To obtain your class schedule:

    Sign in to My OHIO Student Center
    • click on "other academic... " drop-down box
    • choose "Class Schedule"
    • click Arrow

How do I get a copy of my grade report?

  • Grades are available approximately one week after the term closing date, and you will be notified when they are available.

    To view grades:

    Sign in to My OHIO Student Center
    • click on "other academic... " drop-down box
    • choose "Grades"
    • click  Arrow

How do I protect my privacy?

  • DIRECTORY INFORMATION DEADLINE

    Students who do not want their directory/public information released to third parties or students who do not want to be listed in the Ohio University online people search must complete the Ohio University Confidentiality Status form (available HERE ).

    It should be understood that by exercising the option for non-disclosure of directory/public information, enrollment/degree verification for employment may be performed only with a signed consent form from 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.

How do I calculate my grade point average?

  • A student's grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of 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.

How do individuals update their legal name?

  • Students are required to provide their legal names on their applications for admission. After enrollment, students may process official name changes or corrections with the Office of the University Registrar. A change of legal name requires an official document or court order verifying the correct information at the time the request is made. One of the following documents may be submitted for verification of the legal name change:

    1. Valid passport (required for international students in non-immigrant status);
    2. Court action document;
    3. Divorce decree (the appropriate page of the decree);
    4. Marriage certificate;
    5. Valid driver's license and social security card (you must submit both and the names must match);
    6. Federal or state-issued identification card and a social security card (you must submit both and the names must match).

    When only one word is provided for the legal name, the information will be stored in a system's last name field with the standardized designation of 'FNU' (first name unknown) stored in the first name field.

    Faculty and Staff should contact Human Resources to update their legal names.