Chapter 3337-2 Policies for Admission, General Academic, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

3337-2-01 Ohio university admission policies.

(A) Undergraduate admission. A special publication for prospective students, a bulletin describing the university, its available programs, its admission procedures and regulations and its history, can be procured by writing to the "Office of Admissions, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701". Applications for admission to study at the freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior level may be obtained from the office of admissions. Application materials and additional information about graduate study are available upon request to the graduate college.

(1) When to apply. A person may apply for admission to undergraduate study at any time following the junior year in high school. New students are admitted to the fall quarter, which opens the second week in September; the winter quarter, which opens the first week in January; the spring quarter, which opens the fourth week in March; or the summer session, with terms which open the third week of June and the fourth week of July. April is the application deadline for the fall quarter. Applications for other terms are accepted up to a month before classes begin.

(2) Interviews. A personal interview is not required for admission to Ohio university. However, prospective students and their parents are encouraged to visit the campus and discuss plans with an admissions counselor. The office of admissions is open for appointments from eight a.m. to five p.m., Monday through Friday, and from nine a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Tours of the campus are available seven days per week. The office of admissions can also arrange on-campus overnight accommodations and dining for prospective students, in addition to appointments with specific departments of the student's interest. Appointments may be made by writing or telephoning the office of admissions (614-594-5174). The office of admissions sponsors eight weekend programs for prospective students. Full details and reservation forms are available from the office of admissions.

(3) Application procedures. The applicant's level of formal education and place of residence determine the procedures he or she follows in applying for admission to the university. The high school equivalency certificate may be substituted for the high school diploma.

(4) Freshman applicant. A person who has or soon will have a secondary school diploma and has not been enrolled for twelve or more credit hours of coursework in a post-secondary institution, applies as a freshman applicant. A freshman applicant files an admissions application, plus a twenty-five-dollar nonrefundable fee; transcript of all previous high school course-work and grades, including rank in class; and required test results. All freshmen applicants are requested to submit the results of the "American College Resting Program" (ACT) or the "Scholastic Apptitude Test" of the College entrance examination board" (SAT) The office of admissions does not specify which test must be taken, but prefers the ACT . The university recommends the fall test dates, although any are acceptable. The high school guidance office has information concerning registration for the exams. Once the necessary information is filed, the applicant receives written notification of the admission decision. If admission is granted, the student receives a residence hall contract and agreement form. Students are urged to submit the required fifty-dollar residence hall deposit and agreement form prior to June to hold a place for the fall quarter. Once the housing deposit and contract have been returned, final approval for registration is granted. The student's credentials are then forwarded to the college of his or her choice. The student and his or her parents will then receive an invitation and details about the pre-college orientation-registration program for entering students.

(5) Early admissions. The university does admit limited number of students each year who have completed the junior year of high school. Such students are expected to display the necessary intellectual capacity and social maturity to be successful in college. The student is expected to make arrangements to secure the high school diploma by the beginning of the sophomore year of college study or secure the high school equivalency certificate by taking the "General Education Development Test."

(6) Transfer applicant. A person who has been or is registered for twelve or more hours of coursework at a post-secondary institution of education applies as a transfer applicant. A transfer applicant files; (a) an application for accompanied by a twenty-five-dollar nonrefundable. fee and; (b) a transcript from each of the post-secondary institutions in which he or she has been registered. Space is available in university residence halls for transfer students and housing contracts will be mailed by the housing office shortly after admission has been granted. A student who is applying for transfer to the college of fine arts is required to submit a protfolio or audition. Students should make their own arrangements for this by contacting the appropriate school in the college of fine arts.

(7) Applicant from another country. A citizen of another country applies to the director of admissions if interested in undergraduate study; to the dean of the graduate college if interested in graduate study. The applicant files; (a) an admissions application; (b) complete official transcripts and pertinent certificates for all secondary and post-secondary work; (c) if his or her native language is not English, results of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language"; and (d) such evidence as may be required by the university concerning the applicant's ability to meet the financial obligations of a student in the United States. Payment of the twenty-five dollar nonrefundable application fee may be deferred until registration time. An official translation must accompany transcripts and certificates which are not in English. Once admission is granted, the student receives a residence hall contract and an 1-20 form to be used in securing a student visa. The housing contract is to be completed and returned to the university prior to arrival on campus.

(8) Special student. If an applicant wishes to carry a limited number of courses at the university but is not interested at this time in a degree program, he or she may apply for admission as a special student. Such person may be approved for registration upon completion of a special student application and filing of a statement of good standing or an official transcript from the school(s) previously attended. The statement or transcript must include a report of the applicants grade point average on all coursework attempted. The university currently charges a ten dollar nonrefundable application fee for special students.

(9) Reenrolling applicant. If a person has previously attended as an undergraduate student but is not currently enrolled at Ohio university as a full-time or part-time student on the Athens an or regional campuses and wishes to return as an undergraduate student, he or she applies as a reenrolling applicant. Any student who has been dropped from the university or whose records have a hold on them must have this cleared through the appropriate office before reenrollment can be processed. A reenrolling applicant files with the office of admissions;

(a) an application form for reenrollment and

(b) a transcript from each post-secondary institution in which he or she has been registered since last enrolled at Ohio university. Space is available in university residence halls for reenrolling students and contracts will be mailed by the housing office shortly after admission has been granted.

(10) Courses for high school students. Ohio university offers college courses for students still enrolled in high school. Under the program a high school student may enroll in university courses during the academic year concurrently with high school enrollment or during the summer sessions. To be admitted to this program, the high school student must have the approval of the high school principal or guidance counselor for any study during the regular academic year. Further information about the program may be obtained from the office of admissions.

(11) Deferred admission. Students once admitted may request that their admission to the university be transferred to any future term. Students, both freshmen and transfer, ^re guaranteed a place for the future term and are free to pursue a period of work, service, or travel before formally coming to campus for study. During this period, students are assured that their future enrollment at the university is secure.

(12) Admission requirements. A particular pattern of high school subjects is not required for admission to undergraduate study at Ohio university. However, the following distribution of subject matter prepares a student for the pursuit of any cirriculum at the university; three years of English, two years of foreign language, two years of social science, two years of laboratory science, one year of algebra, and one year of plane geometry.

(a) Freshman applicant. Every resident of Ohio who is a high school graduate or holds the high school equivalency certificate is ineligible for admission to Ohio university. Candidates for admission who are not residents of Ohio are encouraged to make application for admission. Out-of-state applicants can expect favorable action on their admission if they rank in the upper half of their graduating class and if they present an ACT composite score of twenty or higher, or SAT scores that total nine hundred or higher.

(b) Transfer applicant. A student wishing to transfer from a regionally accredited college or university is required to have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 (on a scale where "A" is 4, "B" is 3, "C" is 2, and so forth) on all work attempted. A student wishing to transfer from an institution which does not have regional accreditation may be required to have a grade-point average substantially above a 2.0. In addition to the average, students wishing to enter the college of fine arts must meet the audition or portfolio requirement. Students wishing to enter the school of nursing have special requirements.

(c) Transfer credit evaluation and recording of transfer credit. All credit earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of "C" or higher is accepted as transfer credit and can be used to satisfy degree requirements in the same manner as credit earned at Ohio university. All grades for transfer credit are converted to a "C" or grade symbol on the student's permanent academic record, but no quality point are recorded. Transfer students, therefore, enter Ohio university with no grade-point average on the Ohio university academic records. Normally a "D" grade is not transferable. However, if a "D" grade has been earned in a course which was a specific prerequisite (as stated in the academic catalog of the prior school) to a course in which the student earned a grade of "C" or better then a course in which the "D" was received will be accepted for credit earned and the "T" grade symbol will be recorded. Students meeting credit under this stipulation must contact the office of admissions, Chubb hall, to receive credit for this coursework. A student who has attended an institution which does not have regional accreditation may be required to have a grade-point average substantially above a 2.0 average and may have only part or in some cases none of his or her previously, earned credit accepted. Any credit earned at such an institution is only accepted provisionally, to be validated by the student's performance in Ohio university. The office of admissions will send a tentative transfer credit evaluation report shortly after the student has been granted admission to the university.

(d) Evaluation of technical college credits. A student who has completed an associate degree from a regents-approved Ohio college will have accepted for transfer credit all the general education coursework for which the degree was awarded if completed with a grade of "C" or better. These credits will be accepted by all colleges of Ohio university toward meeting the minimum total credits required for a baccalaureate degree. The applicability of these transferred credits toward meeting the requirements of the program the prospective student wishes to enter can be determined in advance on request to the office of admissions. Requests should specify in which program the student is interested, and should be accompanied by a transcript of record. In addition to policy described above, Ohio university has worked out certain credit evaluations with Ohio community and technical colleges which allow the technical college graduate to earn a bachelor's degree in approximately two years provided he or she continues in the corresponding academic area at the university.

(e) Armed forces credit. Some courses provided by the armed forces are the equivalent of college courses and transfer credit may be obtained by presenting certificates or a diploma describing the training received. A guide published by the "American Council on Education" is used to determine what credit might be granted. Blanket credit is not granted for military service.

(f) Advanced placement and proficiency examination credit. Any entering student who has taken an examination provided by the advance placement program of the college entrance examination board may, by achieving an appropriate score (generally three or higher), receive Ohio university credit and placement. Ohio university also participates in the college level examination program sponsored by the college entrance examination board. Subject to approval by the appropriate department in each case, the university will allow credit for satisfactory performance on the CLEP subject-matter examinations, provided that the examinations are taken prior to formal enrollment at Ohio university. The university does not award any credit for scores achieved on the CLEP general examinations.

(g) Entrance medical requirements. Required of each new student is a tuberculosis skin test administered by the university health service at the time of initial registration to the university. All positive reactors must receive chest x-rays by the health service annually while at the university. A major medical insurance plan, designed to supplement the care provided' by the university's health center, is mandatory for each full-time student, unless he or she submits evidence of comparable coverage under a private plan.

(B) Graduate admission applications.

(1) The prospective student submits to the graduate college the application forms, a ten dollar nonrefundable application fee, two official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, official test scores as required by the department, and any other pertinent information in support of the application. Letters of recommendation are sent directly to the graduate committee of the department to which application is made. Copies of the above materials are forwarded by the graduate college to the department of the student's choice, and the departmental graduate committee recommends admission or denial to the graduate college. The graduate college consideres the departmental recommendation and informs the student by letter that admission is being granted (with any relevant conditions) or that admission is being denied. Approval for admission to graduate study will be based on possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and such factors as the following: undergraduate scholastic point-hour ratio (both overall and in the proposed graduate major), selection of courses, pattern of grades, recommendations, test scores, work experience, and other matters which are relevant. Each department will give appropriate weight to the factors pertinent to its academic field. A student with a bachelor's degree from an unaccredited institution usually will be required to supplement the undergraduate record with a satisfactory score on an acceptable standard college ability test. Supporting evidence of the student's " ability in the form of the "Graduate Record Examination", "Graduate Management Admission Test, Miller Analogies Test", or other college ability tests may be required. The student should consult with the specific department about necessary test requirements. Applications for admission, together with the ten-dollar application fee (a check or money order) payable to Ohio university, and supporting credentials, including official transcripts of all academic work, should be received at least three weeks before registration for the quarter or summer term in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. Some departments have earlier deadlines for admittance and financial support. All documents received by the university in connection with applications for admission become the property of Ohio university. Under no circumstances will they be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any agency or other college or university. Documents of students who are admitted to the graduate college but who fail to enroll for the quarter for which they are admitted are destroyed. Materials will be held, however for a maximum of one year of the student notifies the graduate college in writing of a postponement of enrollment. : Any student who has earned a master's degree in education at Ohio university and who plans to take additional work in education must reapply through the graduate college office for admission.

(2) Categories of admission. Ohio university has three categories of graduate admission: degree, nondegree and transient.

(a) Degree.

(i) Those students approved by the major department and the dean of the graduate college for unqualified admission to a graduate degree program are given unconditional admission.

(ii) Those students who have some, deficiency in entrance requirements may be approved by the department and the dean of the graduate college for conditional admission. Students in this category may achieve unconditional admission after the satisfactory completion of a prescribed program to remove any academic deficiencies. The departmental graduate committee will specify whether undergraduate courses which are required of a graduate student as further preparation for admission will be taken for audit or credit. Grades earned in such courses may be used by the graduate committee in evaluating the student's capability for graduate work. Undergraduate or audited courses will not satisfy graduate degree requirements.

(b) Nondegree.

(i) A student who wishes to take graduate courses, with no intention of working toward a graduate degree at Ohio university, must apply for admission to the graduate college in the regular manner but as a non-degree student. Approval for such admission does not constitute admission to the graduate college to a degree program, and the credit earned cannot normally be applied toward a graduate degree at Ohio university. In exceptional cases the appropriate academic departments will determine which courses, if any, taken while in a nondegree status may be applied subsequently toward degree requirements.

(ii) No more than eighteen hours of academic work may be taken by a nondegree student.

(c) Transient.

A graduate student currently working toward a graduate degree at another university may earn graduate credit at Ohio university to be transferred to the other university. The student may be admitted to a transient status by submitting an application and presenting an official statement of good standing from the dean of the graduate school in which he or she is enrolled. Such a student must request permission each quarter to register at Ohio university as a transient student. Any admission to the graduate college must be regarded as provisional until the student has provided a final, official transcript from his or her undergraduate institution showing receipt of the bachelor's degree.

(d) Senior for graduate credit, An Ohio university student who has not yet completed all requirements for the bachelor's degree may be eligible for graduate study as a senior. The student must have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.5, must be within nine credits of completing the total number of credits required for the bachelor's degree and must otherwise meet requirements for admission to the graduate college. The student may take graduate courses carrying graduate credit after securing the written recommendation of the dean of his or her undergraduate college and the graduate committee in his or her major department and has the approval of the dean of the graduate college. The student admitted as a senior for graduate credit pays undergraduate fees and is not eligible for graduate associateship or scholarship support. Application for this privilege must be made in advance of registration through* the graduate college office. This privilege may also be extended to a well-qualified senior at another university who has nine or fewer credits to complete for the bachelor's degree.

(e) Early admission to the graduate college. A superior undergraduate student may seek early admission to the graduate college. The student must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 and must have completed all undergraduate requirements except the total credit requirement by the time of entry into the graduate college. After securing the written recommendation of the student's department, the departmental graduate committee, the dean of his or her undergraduate college, and the approval of the dean of the graduate college, the student may be admitted into a graduate degree program and may enroll in graduate courses for graduate credit. These courses can be used to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Application for this privilege must be made in advance of registration through the graduate college office.

(3) Application and admission for international students.

(a) To be eligible for consideration for admission, an international student must have attained high scholastic distinction.

(b) In addition to the application forms, a ten dollar nonrefundable application fee, official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, official test scores as required by the department, and any other pertinent information in support of the application, all prospective students who's native language is not English, must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language. Applicants must send results of the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) to the graduate college. Any student who Submits a TOEFL score below 550 and who is admissible to the graduate college on all other criteria is required to enroll in the Ohio program of intensive English. Until such time that the student demonstrates English proficiency, the student may not enroll in graduate-level courses.

In addition, all newly admitted international students will be tested for English proficiency by the Ohio program of intensive english upon arrival at Ohio university. If the results of this test are inadequate, the students will be required to enroll in the Ohio program of intensive english. In either case, required enrollment in the Ohio program of. intensive English may delay enrollment in a graduate degree program by as much as one to three quarters.

(c) International applicants must submit evidence of financial responsibility of at least six thousand one hundred fifteen dollars, the minimum amount needed for tuition, books, housing, and food for each academic year of four quarters (twelve months) of study. Students must have additional funds of their own for travel to and from Ohio university and for any travel within the United States. Award of an Ohio university scholarship, fellowship, or associateship may be made to an international student in his or her second year of graduate study. In the unusual event that a newly admitted international student receives financial assistance from Ohio university, that financial assistance will be cancelled for the entire year should the newly admitted student not demonstrate english proficiency after being tested by the Ohio program of intensive english upon arrival at Ohio university. However, 'should such a student subsequently demonstrate English proficiency, financial assistance may be provided.

Effective: 3/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978

3337-2-03 Ohio university general academic policies.

This section presents information on academic matters and policies pertaining to registration, grading, academic standards, and scholastic honors. Any student who has a question regarding his or her academic progress or program should consult the appropriate academic dean's office. Academic-advisor assignments are made at the department or school location.

(A) Class attendance policy. Each instructor will state his or her policy during the first week of classes each quarter.

(1) Instructor's attendance reports. A student who misses the first two class meetings of a course for which he or she is enrolled may be dropped from the course. Official notice of this action will be sent to the student by the office of registration in Chubb hall. A student who has missed the first two class meetings should verify his or her status with the instructor.

(2) Notification of causes of absence. Under certain conditions a notification of absence enabling a student to make up work missed may be obtained from the appropriate office as indicated below. The following rules apply.

(a) When a student has participated in an authorized university activity (a departmental trip, music or debate activity, etc.) the notification should be issued by the sponsoring office.

(b) A student absent from class due to hospitalization as an inpatient in 0' Bleness memorial hospital not issued a notification of class absence. However, the student may request that the instructors call the health center for verification of the fact of the student's hospitalization on certain days.

(c) A student who receives medical or dental care as an outpatient at the Budson health center will not be issued a notification of class absence. However, the student may request the instructors to call the health center (the attending physician, if possible) for verification of receipt of outpatient care on a given day. It is assumed that students visiting the health center as outpatients will do so without missing classes whenever possible.

(d) A student who receives medical care from health care personnel or facilities other than the university medical services is expected to present the instructor with verification of the date(s) such care was received.

(B) Change procedures.

(1) Change of class schedule. A student who finds it necessary to add a course, withdraw from a course, or correct his or her registration secures a change order in the office of the dean of the college in which he or she is enrolled. The student then consults the designated departmental representative or the instructor of each course being dropped or added. The departmental representative or the instructor approves the change by initialing the form. After securing the instructor's approval, the student presents the change order form for the dean's approval. A fee of four dollars is charged for each change order processed after the fourteenth day of classes. A student may withdraw from a course after the fourteenth day of the quarter only at the discretion of the instructor, who will assign a grade of "WP" or "WF", indicating that the student was performing work considered to be passing ("WP") or failing ("WF") at the time of withdrawal. This grade will be awarded at the end of the quarter, at which time the names of all withdrawn students will appear on the grade sheet. A course may be added only during the first fourteen calendar days of the quarter. For information concerning fee changes see the regulations under "Fee." A course may be dropped any time during the first fourteen calendar days of the quarter with no academic penalty. After the fourteenth day a course may not be dropped except for extenuating circumstances and with explicit approval of the instructor. Continuing students dropping hours by change order prior to or during the first fourteen days of the quarter, when such changes result in a reduction of fees, are entitled to receive a one hundred per cent refund of the reduction. Changes made after the fourteenth day of the quarter will result in' no refund. A student denied permission by an instructor to withdraw from a course may appeal the decision to the chairman of the instructor's department, then, if necessary, to the dean of the student's college.

(2) Change of student personal information. All changes of student personal data must be reported to the office of registration, Chubb hall. Changes of name, social security number, and/or birth date must have a document verifying the correct information at the time the request is made. Forms for reporting a change of home or Athens address are available in the office of registration. The student is responsible for any university office communication sent to him or her at the last address reported to the office of registration, Chubb hall.

(3) Grading system and reports. At the close of a session or upon the completion of a course an instructor reports a letter grade indicating the quality of a student's work in the course. Points are assigned for each quarter hour of credit earned, according to the following grading system:

A

4.00

B

3.00

C

2.00

D

1.00

A-

3.67

B-

2.67

C-

1.67

D-

0.67

B+

3.33

C+

2.33

D+

1.33

F

0.00

(4) "PR"--progress. The "PR" is awarded only in graduate courses and undergraduate courses specifically designed by the department with the approval of the dean. It indicates the student has made progress in the course in which he or she is registered but has not finished the work. It is not calculated in the grade-point average.

(5) "CR/NC"---credit/no credit Credit is added to the hours' earned but does not figure into the grade-point average. No credit counts as an "F" in the calculation of the grade-point average. Credit is to be used for certain courses and only by prior approval by the curriculum council or in certain special cases by the dean of the college.

(6) "I"---incomplete; The student has not finished the work required. It is not counted in the grade-point average. Unless it is changed within the first six weeks of the next quarter enrolled, the "I" converts to "F" (an extension of time may be requested to run to the end of the quarter).

(7) "WP/WF"---withdraw /passing/withdraw /failing. Designation for a course dropped after the fourteenth day of the quarter. These grades do not count in the grade-point average. Other reports which will appear on the student's grade slip but which are not assigned by a faculty member:

(8) "AU"---audit.

(9) "NC"---no Credit. The instructor left the grade blank on the grade report. Grades were turned in too late to be processed.

(10) "I*"---administrative incomplete. Given to a student who initially registers for a course but does not officially drop that course by change order. The "I*" is given when the instructor has no basis for assigning a grade. The "I*" may be the result of a faculty member assigning a grade for which the course is not coded as legitimate. Until removed, an administrative incomplete will be computed as "F" in calculation of the grade-point average. Students should see their academic deans to arrange to remove an "I*".

(11) "P"---conversion of grades "A" through "D"---under the pass/fail option. The fail ("F") grade counts in the grade-point average the same as any "F" grade. A form properly submitted by the student through his or her college office for a course for which graduation credit is not allowed will appear on the transcript with double asterisks (**) on the same line as the course and an explanation at the bottom of the transcript stating : **Not counted toward graduation. Hrs. and pts. not included in totals for scholastic average.

A form properly submitted by the student through his or her college office for a repeated course will appear on the transcript in the same manner. Only the final hours attempted and/or earned and points for this course will appear in the transcript totals.

(12) Pass/fail, option. Beginning in September, 1976, students may not take college or degree requirements on a pass/fail basis. Only elective courses may be completed on a pass/fail basis. Applications may be obtained at the offices of the deans. Application must be made before the fourteenth day of the quarter.

To be eligible for the pass/fail option the student must have earned a 2.5 or better average for his or her last quarter for full-time enrollment, or have a 2.0 or better accumulative average. A student may take only one course per quarter by pass/fail.

(13) The point-hour ratio. The basis for determining scholastic standing is the point-hour ratio. It is obtained by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of quarter hours of credit attempted.

(14) Deans' list. The quarterly deans' list includes all students who have point-hour ratios of at least 3.3 on a minimum of fifteen quarter hours of credit earned, including twelve hours attempted for letter grades.

(15) Probation regulations. Each student's record is reviewed at the close of each quarter. If a student's cumulative record shows a grade-point deficiency, he or she is subject to being placed on probation or dropped from the university. The entire record, including each grade in each course attempted, is used to determine probation status. The extent to which a student's record is below a point-hour ratio of 2.0 ("C") determines whether he or she will be dropped, placed on probation, or continued on probation. The deficiency is determined by multiplying the total number of hours attempted by two and subtracting from this all points earned. For example, if a student has attempted forty hours and has earned sixty-five points the deficiency is 15:40x 2.0 (point-hour ratio required for graduation) equals eighty; eighty minus sixty-five points earned equals fifteen.

(16) Probation removal. Probation is removed if a student on probation who has completed fewer than forty-five hours reduces the grade-point deficiency to twelve or fewer grade points. For the student who has attempted forty-five or more hours probation is removed when the point deficiency is reduced to zero.

(17) Continuance on probation. A student who has been on probation for one additional quarter if the grade-point deficiency has not increased and he or she is not eligible to be removed from probation. However, at the close of this additional quarter the student must be eligible to be removed or he or she will be dropped from the university.

(18) Dropped from the university. Any student whose grade-point deficiency at the close of a quarter exceeds the number of hours attempted will be dropped from the university. A student may be dropped even though he or she has not previously been on probation. A student on probation is dropped from the university if the grade-point deficiency has increased and he or she is not eligible to to be removed from probation. Normally, a petition for reinstatement will not be considered until twelve months after the student was dropped. The student presents the petition to the dean of his or her college. Only extraordinary circumstances will prompt the committee to consider a petition for second reinstatement, and then not until twenty-four months after the student was dropped. A student who is dropped from the university may not enroll for courses on the Athens campus, on a regional campus, or in correspondence or extension courses conducted by Ohio university until reinstated.

(C) Academic dishonesty. All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited by the code of student conduct. The code prohibits: "Dishonesty (such as cheating, plagiarism) or knowingly furnishing false information to the university by forgery, alteration or misuse of university documents, records, or identification." This section has been construed to include a wide range of conduct such as using another's identification card; alteration of grades on a transcript; submitting the same paper in two different courses without the knowledge and consent of the professors; using another's written ideas or words for use in a paper without property acknowleding the source, and submitting forged grade change slips to the office of student records. A student who permits another to copy from his or her paper may also be guilty of violating this section. If you are at all in doubt as to what constitutes academic dishonesty, ask your professor or the director of university judiciaries.

(D) Emergency grading. In the event that an academic quarter is terminated prematurely and rule two is invoked by the board of regents, an entry on each student's record would be made indicating that the quarter had been terminated and that no credit or grades could be given. In the event that an academic quarter is terminated prematurely and rule two is not invoked by the board of regents, the following practices are in effect:

(1) Students with records of nonattendance or who are delinquent in their work (missed quizzes, examinations, reports, etc.) may, at the discretion of their instructors receive either no credit or failing grades for the term. Instructors shall notify such students of the reasons for receiving no credit or failing grades.

(2) The amount of credit hours and the mode of completing the course shall be recommended by the instructor and approved by his or her department or a committee thereof. The specific grade will be assigned by the instructor.

(3) Policies developed Paragraph in (2) above shall be placed in writing and a copy filed in the department office, and in the office of the college dean, and a copy sent to each student involved. The faculty senate shall recommend a date by which coursework should be completed and grades submitted. In the event that an academic quarter is temporarily interrupted and the full ten weeks of instruction are subsequently completed, normal university grading policies will apply.

Effective: 3/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978

3337-2-05 Ohio university graduate study general policies.

(A) Registration. Details concerning the registration procedure are given in the schedule of classes which may be obtained at the office of registration before each registration and by specific instructions to graduate students released by the graduate college. A former graduate student who wishes to reenroll after an absence of one quarter (except summer) must request a reenrollment from one month in advance of the quarter in which he or she intends to register. A graduate student who has attended a regional campus who desires to enroll at the Athens campus, or vice versa, must fill out a relocation from one month in advance of registration. These forms are available from administrative offices at each of the campuses. A student must be registered at the graduate level in any quarter in which he or she is using the facilities of the university or in which a faculty member is giving some service, such as an examination, grading a paper, reading a thesis, or dissertation, giving advice on a thesis or dissertation, etc. A graduate student must also be registered in the quarter in which he or she graduates. A master's student must register for at least one graduate credit; a doctoral student for at least two graduate credits. This registration must be completed during the registration period indicated in the university calendar. Any exception must be approved by the graduate college office.

(B) Change orders. A student who finds it necessary to add a course, withdraw from a course, or correct his or her registration requests a change order in the office of the graduate college. The order does not go into effect until it has been approved by the dean of the graduate college and submitted to the office of registration. Change orders will not be accepted by the graduate college after the Friday preceding the last week of classes for any quarter.

(C) Auditing. Courses that a student wishes to audit must be marked audit on registration forms. The fee for auditing is the same as for credit. Changes from audit to credit or from credit to audit are made by change order during the period when changes are permitted. With the permission of the instructor, a full-time student has the privilege of visiting classes in which he or she is not registered. A student registering for audit is expected to attend classes consistent with the instructor's attendance policy. Failure to do so will result in removal of the audit from the student's record. If this action results in a change of fees, the official university policy on refund of registration fees will be applied.

(D) Withdrawal from the university. Application for withdrawal is made on a withdrawal form obtained from the graduate college office. When the request for withdrawal has been approved by the dean of the graduate college, the order is referred to the office of student records which grants an official withdrawal after it has been determined that all obligations to the university have been met. A refund of registration fees is made according to regulations. A student who withdraws after the fourteenth day of any quarter will establish a WP"/WF" grade in each course. A student who fails to complete the work of a course and does not complete an authorized withdrawal shall have an "F" reported for that course.

(E) Change of address. Forms for reporting a change of home or Athens address are available in the graduate college or in the office of student records. A student is responsible for any university office communication sent to the last address reported.

(F) Change in program requirements. A candidate for a degree must either;

(1) meet the requirements set forth in the graduate bulletin at the time of the student's initial registration in the graduate college; or

(2) should the student elect to follow requirements of a later bulletin, meet those later requirements in their entirety. In the event of program changes, departments will be expected to make appropriate adjustments to allow the student to fulfill the requirements of the initial program of, study. This paragraph does not apply to students in the college of osteopathic medicine.

(G) Graduate student responsibility. The student must assume responsibility for knowing graduate college and departmental regulations and for complying with all applicable procedures. In no case will a requirement be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance of the requirement or asserts that his or her advisor or other authority did not inform the student of the requirement. While the personnel of the graduate college and the student's advisor will endeavor to aid in every way possible, the responsibility for meeting requirements stated in this catalog rests with the student.

(H) Graduation and annual commencement excercise. The student must apply for graduation through the office of student records and pay the graduation fee by the date indicated in the university calendar. If the student fails to meet graduation requirements in that quarter, he or she must reapply for graduation and" pay the graduation reapplication fee by the date indicated in the university calendar for the quarter in which graduation requirements will be met. All work to be applied toward meeting degree requirements must be submittted no later than the last day of classes of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Additional deadlines to be met by students writing theses or dissertations are available in the graduate college office. Degrees are granted in the close of each quarter. The diploma is mailed as soon as it can be ascertained that the student has completed all requirements. The annual commencement is held at the close of the spring quarter in June. Master's degree candidates for spring and summer quarter graduation and recipients of master's degrees in the preceding fall and winter quarters are invited to attend the exercises, PhD graduates spring quarter and recipients of the doctoral degree the preceding summer, fall, and winter quarters are invited to attend the exercises. Academic costumes with the appropriate hoods are worn by candidates at the commencement exercises. Candidates will make their own arrangements for rental of the appropriate academic costumes through the campus agency provided for this service. The doctoral hood is bestowed by the university upon doctoral students who attend the annual graduation exercises in June and need not be rented.

Effective: 3/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978

3337-2-07 Undergraduate graduation requirements.

(A) Application. A student who is a candidate for graduation must make application in the office of student records and pay the application fee no later than the deadline listed in the academic calendar of the quarter in which graduation is planned. This application initiates the process which informs the student's college to check fulfillment of degree requirements. The process culminates with the reflection of the college, major, degree, and the date of granting degree on the student's permanent (academic) record. The application fee for a bachelor's degree is fifteen dollars and for an associate degree, seven dollars and fifty cents. If an applicant fails to meet the requirements for graduation, he or she may reapply for the quarter in which completion of the requirements is planned. The fee for reapplication is five dollars. Students entering fall quarter 1977 or thereafter for a bachelor's degree must have a minimum of one hundred ninety-two quarter hours of credit with all college requirements met. For the associate degree a minimum of ninety-six quarter hours is required.

(B) Scholastic average. To meet the minimum standards for graduation from Ohio university, a student must have a point-hour ratio of 2.0 ("C") on all hours attempted. The need for this 2.0 average applies to the student's total record and to the total major or equivalent as determined within the college.

(C) Major areas of study. Requirements for majors and fields of concentration are outlined by the individual colleges. A transfer student who has completed most or all of the courses in a major area of study at another institution may be required to satisfy the departments concerned that Ohio university academic standards in that area have been met.

(D) Residence requirements for graduation.

(1) Bachelor's degree. "Residence credit" is defined as credit earned by regular enrollment at Ohio university on the Athens campus, on any of the regional campuses, by any of the approved programs abroad, by any approved student teaching, by independent study and course credit by examination arranged through Ohio university's independent study program, by degree credit earned through continuing education, or by any combination of these methods. The minimum requirement for students who complete fewer than ninety-six quarter hours at Ohio university is the final year (three quarters) with forty eight hours of credit. For a student who completes ninety-six or more quarter hours of Ohio university credit, the final quarter shall be in residence as defined by the residence requirement above. If a student begins graduate study before completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree, residence for the bachelor's degree will be reduced by as many weeks as credit hours of graduate work completed. The number of weeks subtracted will be credited toward the residence requirement for a master's degree if the credit is acceptable in the program approved for graduate work toward a degree. Residence used for meeting requirements for one or more bachelor's degrees may not also be used for meeting the residence requirements for a master's degree. The residence regulations apply to a student who has been approved for graduation in absentia and is completing the last year in an accredited institution, except that the regulations apply to residence before the student leaves the university. A student should make certain particular residence requirements of his or her college have also been met.

(2) Associate degree. A student seeking an associate degree must earn at least thirty quarter hours of residence credit at Ohio university. Moreover, students who complete fewer than sixty quarter hours of Ohio university credit must earn at least eight of the final fifteen hours in residence as defined below. If the degree applicant has not earned Ohio university credit within two years of the quarter in which application is made, he or she must earn Ohio university credit during the quarter in which the associate degree is earned. ^Residence credit is defined as credit earned by regular enrollment at any Ohio "university campus, by any of the approved programs abroad, by any approved student teaching, by independent study through correspondence of course credit by examination arranged through Ohio university's extension division, by degree credit earned through continuing education, or by any combination of these. Problems related to the residence requirements should be discussed with the student's academic dean. In certain cases exceptions to the residence requirements may be made.

(E) In absentia. In absentia permission is obtained in writing from the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. To obtain the bachelor's degree a student who has been approved for the senior-in-absentia privilege in an approved professional school must have completed a full year's work in the professional school of the quality prescribed for the bachelor's degree at Ohio university, and be eligible for advancement without condition to the second year. The official transcript from the school must be submitted to the office of admissions, Chubb/hall, Ohio university, before the degree conferring date. The in absentia privilege does not apply to graduate degree programs.

(F) Time limit. The time limit for fulfilling the published requirements for a degree is five years from the date of first registration in the university. Requirements institued subsequent to the student's initial registration are applicable at the discretion of the university. The following additional regulations apply:

(1) A student who is advanced to a degree college at the end of the first year, and who does not change his or her major or equivalent, fulfills the requirements in effect at the time he or she first registered in the university.

(2) A student who remains in the university college for more than one year fulfills the requirements in effect at the time he or she enters the degree college. If major or equivalent is changed the student fulfills the requirements in effect at the time he or she makes the change. A transfer student is governed by the same regulations, except that the number of years in which to complete the degree requirements is reduced by the number of years of transferred work.

(G) Graduation in honors. A candidate for the bachelor's degree who is graduated with a point-hour ratio of 3.0 up to 3.50 on all hours attempted is distinguished on the commencement program by the notation "with honor", with 3.50 or above, by the notation "with high honor". A candidate who has successfully completed a program of study with honors is distinguished in the commencement program and on the diploma with the appropriate notation.

(H) Granting of degrees and commencement. Degrees are granted at the close of each quarter. The annual commencements is held at the close of the spring quarter. Candidates for spring quarter graduation and recipients of degrees at the preceding summer, fall, and winter quarters are invited to attend the exercises.

(I) A second bachelor's degree. A student who desires two bachelor's degrees may meet the requirements for them either simultaneously or successively:

(1) If a student desires to complete the requirements for the two degrees conferred on the same date, he or she must meet the particular subject requirements for both degrees; earn a minimum of forty-eight approved quarter hours beyond the minimum required for one degree with the requisite scholastic average, both on Ohio university work and credit that has been transferred from another school, and must have completed a total of thirteen quarters of college work or its equivalent, with a minimum of five quarters of residence, or the equivalent, at Ohio university. When the two degrees are offered by different colleges, the student must register in both colleges the quarter in which the degrees are to be conferred.

(2) If a student has met the requirements for two degrees as indicated above and desires to have the degrees conferred in successive quarter, he or she may do so without further credit or residence. For example* one degree may be conferred at the end of one quarter and application made for the second degree in a subsequent quarter.

(3) If a student desires to take a second bachelor's degree after receiving the first, he or she must complete the subject requirements for the second bachelor's degree, earn a minimum of forty-eight acceptable quarter hours beyond the requirements for the first degree with the requisite scholastic average, and have at least an additional quarter of residence, or equivalent, in the college offering the second degree with the completion of at least sixteen acceptable quarter hours.

(J) Course credit by examination. Course credit by examination is designed for students who wish to demonstrate proficiency in a particular Ohio university course. A student may take up to six months after enrolling for credit by examination to prepare for the examination. An information sheet describing the nature of the examination is used by the student as a guide in preparing for it. Regular Ohio university credit is granted for a grade of or better with the pass/fail option available in accordance with the university regulations for this option. A grade of "F" is not recorded but in order for a student to retake a course fail in this program, special permission must be obtained. The grade received is used in computing the point-hour ratio of Ohio university students, but enrollment in course credit by examination does not affect the quarterly course load. Ohio university students must obtain permission from their academic deans to enroll in the program. Others are not required to have permission, but if they plan to transfer the credit to another institution they should ascertain in advance if it will be accepted. Registration and arrangements for the examinations are made in the Office of independent study, Tupper hall 302. The fee is seven dollars and fifty cents per quarter hour. Complete information and a listing of the courses regularly available can be obtained in this office.

Effective: 3/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978

3337-2-09 Graduate graduation requirements.

(A) Standards of work. Conferral of either master's or PhD degree requires at least a "B" ( 3.00 ) grade-point average. The grade-point average in formal coursework will be computed separately from that in research, thesis, and dissertation credits to determine eligibility for graduation. At least a "B" ( 3.00 ) grade-point average is required in each category. No grade below "C" ( 2.00 ) can be used to satisfy any degree requirement. A department may establish more rigorous standards. All graduate students are expected to maintain at least an overall "B" ( 3.00 ) grade-point average on a continuing basis. Should any student achieve less than an overall "B" ( 3.00 ) grade-point average, the dean of the graduate college will solicit a written statement from that student's departmental graduate committee to justify continuation of the student in the program.

(B) Grading system. Academic work at Ohio university is evaluated on a twelve point grading scale. A grade of "A" equals 4.00; "A-" equals 3.67; "B+" equals 3.33 ; "B equals 3.00; "B-" equals 2.67; "C+" equals 2.33; "C" equals 2.00; "C-" 1.67; "D+" equals 1.33; "D" equals 1.00; "D-" equals 0.67 and "F" equals 0.00. In addition to letter grades, the following grades may also be recorded. Credit ("CR") is usually awarded for satisfactory completion of seminars, research projects, and thesis or dissertation credit. A student may receive a grade of progress ("PR") in courses which are not yet complete or which will extend over more than one quarter. Grades of "CR" or "PR" are not used in computing the student's grade point average. An incomplete ("I") indicates that the student has made progress in a course but has not finished the work required to receive a letter grade. An "I" symbol is not counted in quarter hours attempted, hours earned, or quality points until a letter grade is reported. If neither a letter grade nor notification from the instructor for an extension of time is received by the office of student records, the "I" symbol reverts to an "F" letter grade six weeks into the next quarter the student is enrolled. Requests from the instructor for extension of time beyond six weeks cannot exceed the end of the next quarter enrolled. Any remaining "I" symbols will be calculated as "F" in determining eligibility for graduation. Determination of the appropriate use of letter grades, "CR", "PR", or "I" is made by the department and is recorded in the office of student records. A grade of "NR" means that the instructor has not sumbitted a grade, or that there has been a processing error. The student should check with the instructor; if a grade was submitted, the student should go to the office of student records to learn what is necessary to clear up the problem. An administrative incomplete ("I") is given by the office of student records when a student fails to drop officially a course for which he or she has registered. Until removed, an administrative incomplete is computed as a "F" in calculation of the grade point average.

(C) The master's degree. A minimum of forty-five graduate credits is required for conferral of the master's degree. Additional credits may be required by individual departments. A program of study approved by the student's advisor and by the departmental graduate committee should be developed early in the student's first graduate quarter to insure that all degree requirements are satisfied in the most efficient manner possible. Since graduate work implies advanced study and some degree of specialization, a certain amount of undergraduate preparation in a subject or field of study is presupposed before graduate study may be undertaken in that subject or field. In most departments a minimum of twenty-seven undergraduate credits is required in the major area. The student is referred to the requirements listed by departments. The nature of Ohio university's master's degree programs may make it appropriate for students enrolled in certain programs to spend a given period of time in residence on the Athens campus. It is the student's responsibility to ascertain whether a period of residence is required in the student's major field and to plan a program of study accordingly by consulting with his or her advisor and departmental graduate committee. A comprehensive examination may be required. The nature and timing of the examination is determined by the department.

(1) Thesis requirement. The candidate prepares the thesis under the guidance of his or her thesis director on a subject in the field of his or her major work. The thesis provides an opportunity for, the student to formulate and express the results of research and study. The thesis requirement may be met by the presentation of the results of a creative activity in literature, music, fine arts, or industrial arts, together with a written essay indicating the purpose, procedure, problems, and bibliography involved in the work. Each department will prescribe the specific style manual to be following by its students. The student and his or her thesis director are responsible for the maintenance of accepted standards of grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, form and scholarly style in the thesis. A pamphlet, "Format for the Presentation of Theses and Dissertations," is available in the graduate college office. This booklet contains graduate college regulations regarding type, margins, quality of paper, and other aspects, as well as detailed directions for submitting the finished thesis to the graduate college. Every student writing a thesis must obtain the current format and the printed list of quarterly deadlines for graduation from the graduate college office.

(2) Oral thesis examination. An oral thesis examination is required of all students presenting theses to the graduate college. The examining committee is composed of the director for the thesis as chairman and two or more additional faculty members. The student and the thesis director, in consultation with members of the examining committee, set a time and place for the examination. Final copies of the thesis must be presented to members of the student's examination committee at least two weeks before the date of the oral examination to allow adequate review of the manuscript. Results of the examination are reported to the graduate college and the office of student records as soon as final approval of the thesis is given.

(3) Nonthesis option. Several departments have master's decree programs with nonthesis options. In consultation with his or her advisor, the student should be aware that many academic areas regard a nonthesis master's program as a terminal degree program.

(4) Transfer of credit. A maximim of twelve hours of graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited university to a master's degree program at Ohio university providing the following conditions are met. The credits to be transferred must have been designated as graduate credit at the institution where taken. The credits must be letter graded "A" or "B" and must have been earned in the past five years. The credits must be applicable toward an advanced degree at the institution where taken and must have been earned courses taught by members of that institution's graduate faculty. Credit for courses taken in correspondence is not accepted. Any request for transfer of credit must first be recommended by the student's advisor and departmental graduate committee before final review and approval by the dean of the graduate college.

(5) Time limit for the masters program. The maximum time allowed between the date when a student first registers for graduate study and the date when the requirements for the master's degree are completed is six calendar years. Students who do not complete their requirements within the six-year period may be permitted to continue in graduate study only if exceptional circumstances are associated with the delay in progress.

(6) Second master's degree. A student who wishes to earn a second master's' degree at Ohio university must make formal application for admission to the department in which the second master's degree is sought. In addition, the student must prepare a program of study for each master's degree by listing the course number, name, and number of credits. No more than twelve credits from one master's degree program may be used in satisfaction of degree requirements in a second master's degree program. Each program of study must be signed by the departmental graduate committees in both departments in which master's degrees will be earned. The student must then submit the programs of study to the dean of the graduate college for final approval. Any admission status given in a second master's degree program must be regarded as provisional until the programs of study/, are approved by the dean of the graduate college. : There are restrictions on financial support for students seeking second master's degrees. Inquire within the graduate college office regarding eligibility for continued support.

(D) The doctor of philosophy degree. The PhD degree is granted on the basis of evidence that the candidate has achieved a high level of scholarship and proficiency in research rather than solely on the basis of successful completion of a prescribed amount of coursework. The student's competence and ability to work independently and to write creatively are established by qualifying and comprehensive examinations and the quality of a dissertation submitted as an account of his or her original research.

(1) Program study and advisory committee. The graduate committee of the student's department will assign an advisor and an advisory committee, who will outline the proposed program of study for the degree. Graduate work completed at another university will be considered by the departmental graduate committee and the student's advisory committee in the development of the student's program of study. A minimum of nine quarters of study and research beyond the bachelor's degree is normally needed to meet requirements for the PhD degree. At the appropriate time, often when the dissertation proposal is nearing approval, the departmental graduate committee will forward to the dean of the graduate college a recommendation for appointment of a graduate college representative, together with the names of other dissertation committee members and the title of the student's dissertation.

(2) Comprehensive examination. When coursework is virtually completed, and upon the recommendation of the advisory committee, the student takes a comprehensive examination, which is given for the purpose of establishing his or her mastery of the fields of specialization and readiness for advanced research. The results of the examination must be reported to the graduate college within one week on a form provided by the graduate college.

(3) Scholarly discipline requirement. Each department shall determine the auxiliary research competencies needed by candidates for the PhD degree. Competence will be determined by standards and methods established by the individual departments. Each student who expects to demonstrate proficiency in one of the scholarly disciplines in which examinations are arranged by the graduate college, (e.g. statistics, computer science, etc.) must file an appropriate "Intent Form". These forms'' are available from and should be filed with the graduate college. The student must be registered for a minimum of two hours in the quarter in which the examination is taken. The French, German, Russian and Spanish proficiency examinations of the educational testing service are given at Ohio university several times during the year. Information and application forms may be obtained at the graduate college office. Application forms are returned to the graduate college office where the ten dollar nonrefundable registration fee is paid.

(4) Academic residency requirement. At least three academic quarters of the doctoral program shall be in continuous residence on the Athens campus of Ohio university in an institutional full-time status (registration for fifteen graduate credits). Students who receive Ohio university stipend to have institutional full-time status by registering for nine or more graduate credits. The continuous residence requirement applies to the period of graduate study following the completion of the master's degree or the completion of forty-five graduate credits.

(5) Admission to candidacy. Admission to candidacy is achieved after the student has completed the following steps:

(a) formation of the dissertation committee (including the graduate college representative) and approval of the research proposal by this committee;

(b) satisfaction of all required scholarly disciplines, and

(c) successful completion of the comprehensive examination. Appropriate forms for indicating completion of the above are available from and are filed in the graduate college office.

(6) Dissertation. A dissertation,, which is the scholarly account of research in a new area of knowledge, is submitted by each candidate. Each department will prescribe the specific style manual to be followed by its students. A pamphlet, "Format for the Presentation of Theses and Dissertations," is available in the graduate college office. This booklet contains graduate college regulations regarding type, margins, quality of paper, abstract, and other aspects, as well as detailed directions for submitting the finished dissertation to the graduate college. Every degree candidate must obtain the current format and the list of quarterly deadlines for graduation from the graduate college office. One copy of the dissertation is submitted to "University Microfilms International" for editing and microfilming and will be made available for use by interlibrary loan. A copy of the dissertation abstract is published in "Dissertation Abstracts" by University Microfilms International.

(7) Copyright. Dissertations can be copyrighted at the time the manuscripts are sent to "University Microfilms international" lf Arrangements can Be made through the library for this service. Students should be aware that under current copyright procedures, microfilming by "University Microfilms international" constitutes publication. The author may lose the ability to obtain a copyright if the dissertation is not copyrighted at the time of submission to the graduate college. For further information contact the office of the director.

(8) Oral dissertation examination. An oral dissertation examination is required of all candidates for the PhD degree. The examining committee shall be composed of the student's doctoral committee, with the dissertation director as chairman, and a representative of the graduate college as previously appointed by the dean of the graduate college. In addition to the chairman and graduate college representative, at least two other members of the student's doctoral committee must participate in the oral dissertation examination. Final copies of the dissertation must be presented to members of the examining committee at least two weeks before the date of the oral examination to allow adequate time for review. The final arrangements for the examination shall be completed through the graduate college office at least ten days prior to the examination. Details of the examination, including time and place, will be sent to the examiners and to the student from the graduate college office.

(9) Time limit for PhD program. The doctoral program of study must be completed within seven calendar years of the date of its initiation as determined by the individual department and recorded in the graduate college, or within three calendar years of the date of the student's admission to candidacy, whichever occurs first. student's who do not complete requirements for the degree within the given period may be permitted to continue in graduate study only if exceptional circumstances are associated with the delay in progress.

(E) Guidelines for sponsored research. The graduate college does not accept theses or dissertations containing material developed as" part of a research project if the thesis or dissertation is restricted from publication. Publication, for this purpose, includes depositing the manuscript with the graduate college, the department, and cataloging by the Alden library, microfilming and distribution by university microfilms. However, upon the student's written request to the dean of the graduate college, publication may be delayed up to a maximum of twelve months if, in the judgment of the dean, the data upon which the thesis or dissertation is based are proprietary (i.e., legally protected as to copyright, patent secrecy, process of manufacture, etc.) and not available in the public domain. Request for delay must be submitted by the student, with the formal approval of the student's advisor, at least one academic quarter prior to the normal date of publication of the thesis or dissertation.

Effective: 3/14/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1978

3337-2-11 Ohio university tuition and fees.

(A) Undergraduate fees

(1) Comprehensive quarterly fees for load of eleven to twenty hours includes the instruction fee, the general fee and other special services (such as health, library and testing) and course and laboratory fees. It excludes fees for instruction in music and bowling for example, which are listed in the quarterly class schedule. There is also a tuition surcharge for non-Ohio residents compared to in-state residents:

  

In-State

Out-of-State

(a) Athens campus:

1600.00

3367.00

(b) Regional campuses:

  

1064.00

  

2601.00

(c) Ironton academic center:

  

980.00

  

1022.00

(2) Extra fees for each quarter hour in excess of twenty-hours:

(a) Athens campus:

73.00

163.00

(b) Regional campuses:

  

48.00

  

127.00

(c) Ironton academic center:

  

48.00

  

54.00

(3) Fees for each quarter hour for load of one to ten hours inclusive:

(a) Athens campus:

154.00

329.00

(b) Regional campuses:

  

97.00

  

250.00

(c) Ironton academic center:

  

89.00

  

93.00

(e) Auditors: fees as above in paragraph (A)(3).

        

(4) Extension division life long learning classes:

(a) Off campus:

  

97.00

$ 250.00

(b) On campus:

154.00

329.00

(5) Extension division independent study:

(a) Independent study Projects courses per each quarter hour:

75.00

75.00

(b) Independent study projects per each quarter hour:

75.00

75.00

(c) Course credit by examination per each quarter hour:

40.00

40.00

  

  

(d) External student program for the incarcerated, comprehensive fees per quarter hour:

1445.00

1445.00

(6) EXPERIMENTALExperimental ADULT learning program service:

(a) Administration fee:

  

40.00

  

40.00

(b) Fee for FEE FOR assessment 1 TO 6 HOURS EACH1 to 6 hours each:

150.00

150.00

(7) External student program

(a) Advisory /APPLICATIONApplication fee:

100.00

100.00

(b) Yearly matriculation fee:

75.00

75.00

(8) Miscellaneous fees:

(a) Admission application filing fee:

           

(i) Main campus:

$ 40.00

$ 40.00

(ii) Regional campus:

  

20.00

  

20.00

(b) Special student application fee:

           

(i) Main campus:

  

20.00

  

20.00

(ii) Regional campus:

  

20.00

  

20.00

(c) Reclassification fee from special student to regular student:

           

(i) Main campus:

20.00

20.00

(ii) Regional campuses:

  

No fee

  

No fee

(d) Change of class schedule:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(e) Duplication fees:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(f) Course credit by examination per each quarter hour:

  

34.00

  

34.00

(g) Health insurance annual premium:

416.00

416.00

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ANNUAL PREMIUM:

  

490.00

  

490.00

(h) Late registration and/or fee payment:

  

40.00 /wk (to $100)

  

40.00 /wk (to $100)

(i) Transcript record:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(j) placement CAREERcareer registration fee:

5.00

5.00

(k) Graduation fees:

           

(i) Associate:

45.00

45.00

(ii) Bachelor's:

45.00

45.00

(l) Reapplication fee:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(m) Replacement diploma:

  

15.00

  

15.00

(B) Graduate fees:

(1) Comprehensive quarterly fee covers an instructional fee, a general fee and a tuition surcharge for all non-residents for each credit hour.

(a) One credit:

238.00

457.00

(b) Two credits:

476.00

914.00

(c) Three credits:

714.00

1371.00

(d) Four credits:

952.00

1828.00

(e) Five credits:

1190.00

2285.00

(f) Six credits:

1428.00

2742.00

(g) Seven credits:

1666.00

3199.00

(h) Eight credits:

1904.00

3656.00

(i) Nine to eighteen credits:

1918.00

3685.00

(j) Each credit hour over eighteen:

134.00

265.00

(2) Masters of business administration for executives: (Additional for summer)

7700.00

2000.00

7700.00

(3) Miscellaneous fees:

           

(a) Late registration fee:

$

$ 40.00

$

$ 40.00

(b) Admission application fee:

40.00

40.00

(c) Change of course:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(d) Duplication fee:

  

4.00

  

4.00

(e) Graduation GRADUATE fees:

           

(i) Master's fee:

40.00

40.00

(ii) Ph.D. fee:

  

50.00

  

50.00

(f) Reapplication fee:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(g) Transcript fee:

  

5.00

  

5.00

(4) Students who register for seven or more credits are required to carry student insurance or other comparable health insurance.

(5) Withdrawal from a course by change order within the first fourteen days of the quarter entitles a student to one hundred per cent refund if the withdrawal results in a fee change. Official withdrawal from the university during the first fourteen days of the quarter entitles the student to an eighty per cent refund of the comprehensive fee. Refunds are usually thirty days after the date of official withdrawal. If within the first fourteen days of a quarter, a student withdraws from the university before he or she has completed full payment of fees, the student is indebted to the university for the unpaid balance.

(6) Ohio university college of osteopathic medicine fees:

Medical students

4238.00

6005.00

(C) Fee policies.

(1) Refund of fees. The official university policy on the refund of registration fees is:

(a) official withdrawal from the university prior to the first day of classes entitles the student to a refund of one hundred per cent;

(b) withdrawal from the university during the first fourteen days of the quarter entitles the student to a refund of eighty per cent;

(c) withdrawal from the university after the first fourteen days of classes entitles the student to no refund;

(d) any student withdrawing from the university while owing the university money is considered to be indebted to the university for that amount. Students dropping hours by change order prior to or during the first fourteen days of the quarter, when such changes result in a reduction of fees, are entitled to receive a one hundred per cent refund of the reduction. Changes made after the fourteenth day of the quarter will result in no refund. Refunds are issued thirty days after the date of withdrawal from the university. Questions about the above items should be referred to the office of registration.

(2) Late registration and late payment policy. Unless in the judgment of the registrar a student's registration has been delayed due to the convenience of the university, a twenty-dollar late registration fee will be assessed each late-registering student beginning with the fifteenth calendar day of each quarter. A late payment fee would normally not be applicable since payment is a prerequisite to registration. However, in addition to other service charges a twenty-dollar late payment fee will be assessed by the bursar's office on all checks returned by a bank after the payment deadline is passed.

(3) Monthly payment plan. A monthly payment plan is available to full-time student (undergraduate over ten hours; graduate over eight hours) on the Athens campus who pay the entire amount for either their registration fee, including the non-resident surcharge if applicable, and/or residence hall fees (room only, board only, or both). The plan, which equalizes the quarter's fees into three payments the first of which is due approximately two months before the opening of the quarter, may be chosen for one or all of the fees. Students electing the monthly payment plan will pay an additional administrative charge which is nine thirty dollars per year for each area chosen. The nine thirty dollars equates to three ten dollars per quarter. Students who receive assistance from the student financial aids and scholarships office or the graduate college are not included in the monthly payment plan area for which they are specifically receiving assistance. For example, students receiving scholarships are not eligible for the registration (tuition) plan. However, they are eligible for the residence hall plan. In addition, the residence hall plans are available only to those students who have signed housing contracts. Contact the cashier's office, Chubb hall, to obtain an application for the monthly payment plan.

Effective: 3/16/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 9/12/1999

3337-2-12 Ohio university residence hall, dining and auxiliary fees per quarter.

(A) Room rates.

     

(1) Standard single: Single student

1105.00

(2) Standard single: Single staff

907.00

(3) Standard double:

     

(a) Two students:

899.00

(4) New south double:

     

(a) Single student:

957.00

(b) Two students:

957.00

(5) Triple:

     

(a) Two students:

832.00

(b) Three students:

742.00

(6) Quad:

     

(a) Four students:

840.00

(B) Linen rates (optional):

27.00

(C) Garage parking (optional):

90.00

(D) Board rates:

     

(1) Twenty-meal plan:

929.00

(2) Fourteen-meal flexible plan:

870.00

(3) Seven-meal flexible plan:

631.00

(4) Green carte blanche:

1185.00

(E) Married student apartment rates:

     

(1) Mill street apartments:

     

(a) Unfurnished one bedroom:

536.00

(b) Furnished one bedroom:

608.00

(c) Unfurnished two bedrooms:

631.00

(d) Furnished two bedrooms:

706.00

(2) Wolfe street apartments:

     

(a) Furnished efficiency:

479.00

(b) Furnished one bedroom:

608.00

(c) Furnished one bedroom nursery:

631.00

(d) Furnished two bedrooms:

706.00

Effective: 3/16/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 111.15
Prior Effective Dates: 9/12/1999