Chapter 3335-9 Attendance and Graduation

Admission

3335-9-01  Classification of students for admission.

Students shall be classified as:

(A)  Undergraduate students: regular or special. This shall include students registered in the colleges of arts; biological sciences; business; food, agricultural, and environmental sciences; education and human ecology; humanities; mathematical and physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; the division of pre-professional education of the college of education and human ecology; the pre-engineering division of the college of engineering; and the division of continuing education.

(B)  Graduate students: regular, special, graduate nondegree, conditional, or transient. The provisional classification is used in conjunction with the regular, special, and conditional classifications.

(C)  Professional students: regular or special. This shall include students either regularly or specially registered in the colleges or divisions of a college which admit after completion of a pre-professional curriculum.

(D)  Transient students. This shall include regular enrollees of other institutions who with the recommendation of their college authorities enter this university for a brief residence (usually one semester, summer term, or session) without transfer of credits.

(E)  Auditors. This shall include persons who desire to attend classes without receiving credit for any courses taken.

(Board approval dates: 5/4/2001, 7/7/2006, 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-02  Time of admission.

(A)  Admission as an undergraduate student. Undergraduate students who meet all admission requirements may be admitted to any semester or summer term.

(B)  Admission as a graduate student. Graduate students who meet all admission requirements may be admitted to any semester or summer term.

(C)  Admission as a professional student. Professional students who meet all admission requirements may be admitted to any semester or summer term.

(D)  Admission as a transient student or auditor. Transient students and auditors who meet all admission requirements may be admitted to any semester or summer term.

(Board approval dates: 6/7/2005, 6/22/2012)

 

3335-9-03  Admission requirements.

Admission requirements, including admission to advanced standing, for entrance into the university shall be adopted by the board of trustees upon recommendation of the appropriate faculty and the approval of the university senate.

 

3335-9-04  Specific admission requirements.

(A)  Undergraduate student. For admission as a regular undergraduate student, an applicant must be a graduate of a high school (or equivalent preparatory school), or must have passed equivalent entrance examinations. For unconditional admission the applicant must present a minimum of fifteen high school units distributed in accordance with a preparatory curriculum approved by the university faculty and must meet the special requirements of the college or school the applicant desires to enter, subject to such deficiencies (or conditions) as that college or school may permit (see also rule 3335-9-24 of the Administrative Code). The preparatory curriculum is not required for the unconditional admission of regular undergraduate students with high school graduation five or more years prior to the first semester or summer term of enrollment.

For admission as a special undergraduate student, an applicant must satisfy the executive vice president and provost, or designee, that the applicant is qualified to undertake the special program desired.

(B)  Graduate student. An applicant must meet the admission criteria established by the research and graduate council. All applicants must specify a field of specialization.

(C)  Professional student. An applicant for admission as a regular or special student in a professional program must meet the pre-professional requirements of the school, college or division of a college the applicant desires to enter. If the applicant does not meet the pre-professional requirements, the applicant may be admitted subject to such deficiencies (or conditions) as that school, college or division of a college may permit.

(D)  Transient student. To be considered for admission as a transient student, the applicant must present a brief, definite program endorsed by the president or dean of the student's university or college. Where this and all other pertinent matters are satisfactory to the director of admissions, the applicant may be admitted unless there is objection by the college, school or division of which the applicant seeks admission.

(Board approval dates: 11/3/2000, 6/7/2005, 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-05  Admission of an undergraduate special student to regular standing.

An undergraduate special student who has completed two full years of college work and who desires to become a candidate for a degree may be transferred by the director of undergraduate admissions to the standing of a regular student by one of the following methods:

(A)  By meeting the entrance requirements of the college or school in which he or she desires to attain regular standing.

(B)  By assuming an addition of thirty semester hours and sixty points to the requirements of his or her curriculum.

(C)  By such other adjustments as may be approved by the undergraduate admissions office and the executive committee of the college concerned.

(Board approval date: 6/22/2012)

 

3335-9-06  Admission to advanced standing.

(A)  An applicant presenting credentials for admission to advanced standing as an undergraduate student will in general be refused admission unless the applicant's record is at least "C" as an average of all courses undertaken.

(B)  The director of undergraduate admissions may admit an applicant who does not fully meet this standard, provided the applicant's record is one that shows progressive improvement and provided the total credits allowed shall not be more than one-half the credit points counted on the applicant's complete record.

(C)  An undergraduate applicant having fewer than thirty transferable semester or forty-five transferable quarter credit hours at the time of first enrollment shall be subject to the provisions of paragraph (A) of rule 3335-9-04 of the Administrative Code and paragraph (B) of rule 3335-9-25 of the Administrative Code.

(Board approval dates: 5/4/2001, 6/22/2012)

 

3335-9-07  Academic aptitude and course placement test.

(A)  Every undergraduate student, excepting transient students, attending the university for the first time, is required to take an academic aptitude test under the supervision of the university orientation and testing center. He or she shall also take such course placement tests as are required by the appropriate college, school, or department.

(B)  The taking of this test by students entering the graduate school, the professional division of the college of engineering, or the colleges of dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine shall be optional with the graduate school or these colleges.

(Board approval dates: 8/1/1997, 12/5/2005)

 

3335-9-08  Medical examination and enrollment denial for medical reasons.

(A)  After admission, but prior to enrollment, each student seeking to enroll shall complete and submit to the university health service medical information in a form prescribed by the health service. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in denial of enrollment.

(B)  Students with certain physical, psychological or emotional health conditions may be subject to a hold from enrollment. Such a hold may be imposed when there is clear and convincing evidence that:

(1)  The student's current state of physical health poses a substantial danger to the health and well-being of other members of the university community; or

(2)  The student is suffering from a mental disorder and as a result of that disorder engages, or threatens to engage in behavior which:

(a)  Poses a substantial danger or risk of causing harm to the student or to others; or

(b)  Poses a substantial danger or risk to university property, or to the property of another member of the university community.

(C)  When the health of a student is alleged to be as defined in paragraph (B) of this rule, the director of the university health service, or designee, shall consult with the student about the student's health status. If the director decides it is necessary, the student may be required to submit to examination(s) deemed sufficient to evaluate such condition. The university health service will then review the case, including any medical evidence or opinion available, and determine appropriate university action. If the student fails to submit to an examination, or fails to furnish relevant health condition information, or if the review by the director discloses the existence of an immediate danger to the university community as set out in paragraph (B) of this rule, the student may be subject to a hold from enrollment; or conditions appropriate to protect the university community may be placed upon enrollment. In arriving at appropriate action, the director will take into account reasonable action on the part of the university to accommodate the student's condition.

(D)  If a student has been placed on a hold from enrollment, or otherwise experienced modification of enrollment status by reason of health conditions enumerated in paragraph (B) of this rule, the student may petition for revision of that status through the office of the vice president for student life.

(1)  Such request must be accompanied by supporting documentation that the conditions for revision of enrollment status have been fulfilled, and/or that the health condition has changed sufficiently to make revision appropriate. Upon receipt of such request, the vice president for student life will evaluate the evidence, or convene the case consultation committee (composed of representatives of counseling and consultation service, university health service, the student's academic unit, and other academic/administrative units as appropriate) for that purpose, and decide to:

(a)  Approve enrollment without condition;

(b)  Approve enrollment with specified conditions such as medical treatment; or

(c)  Deny enrollment.

(2)  The student must, in addition, meet all normal and appropriate standards for enrollment set by the academic unit in which the student seeks to enroll.

(Board approval dates: 6/1/2001, 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-09  Student addresses.

At the time of registration each student shall submit to the office of the university registrar the address of the person who should be notified in case of emergency and his or her local address. All subsequent changes to these addresses shall be promptly reported to the office of the university registrar as long as the student is currently enrolled at the university.

 

3335-9-10  Removal of entrance conditions.

Entrance conditions assessed against students at the time of admission or transfer to a college may be removed by the executive vice president and provost, when the dean of a college in which the conditioned student is registered has certified to the director of admissions that the deficiencies have been made up. The methods to be followed in making up entrance conditions shall have the joint approval of the director of admissions and the dean of the college concerned and, for undergraduate students, shall be in accordance with policies established by the council on academic affairs in consultation with the council on admission and registration. Removal of entrance conditions shall take precedence over the student's regular college schedule. If credits earned in the university are to be substituted for such deficiencies, the student must earn a grade of "A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C," "C-," "D+" or "D" in courses approved to remove admission conditions.

(Board approval dates: 4/4/1997, 7/10/1998, 12/4/1998)

 

3335-9-11  Tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, research faculty, and senior administrative and professional employees pursuing additional degrees.

Faculty members: No tenure-track faculty member, clinical faculty member, or research faculty member will be permitted to pursue a degree offered by the TIU in which the faculty member holds an appointment, as defined in rule 3335-6-06 of the Administrative Code. In those instances where faculty members wish to pursue degrees in other units or programs of this university, they must demonstrate that the acquisition of these degrees enhances their own competence as teachers and scholars. In making decisions to pursue additional degrees, these faculty must consider first and foremost the requirements of their total university commitment and responsibilities. Requests to pursue additional degrees must be approved by the faculty member’s TIU head and dean and by the dean of the college or director of the program in which the degree would be granted.

Senior administrative and professional appointees: In those instances where senior administrative and professional appointees wish to pursue degrees at this university, they must demonstrate that the acquisition of these degrees enhances their competence as university employees. In making decisions to pursue additional degrees, senior administrative and professional appointees must consider first and foremost the requirements of their total university commitment and responsibility. Requests to pursue additional degrees must be approved by the immediate supervisor; the TIU head, dean or the appropriate vice president, in whose area the senior administrative and professional appointee holds position, and dean of the college or director of the program in which the degree would be granted.

(Board approval dates: 6/14/1948, 11/1/1985, 11/2/1990, 5/3/1996, 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998, 6/7/2005 6/6/2014)

 

Registration and Payment of Fees

3335-9-12  Enrollment conditional upon payment of fees.

All bills, fees, and deposits required from students for a semester, summer term, or session, must be paid at the office of fees and deposits no later than the fee payment deadline for that semester, summer term, or session set by the office of the university registrar and approved by the council on enrollment and student progress.

(Board approval dates: 6/7/2005, 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-13  Application and acceptance fees.

(A)  Undergraduates. Undergraduate applications for first admission to the university must be accompanied by an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not credited against any other fees charged by the university.

(B)  A non-refundable acceptance fee is assessed all students enrolling for the first time in one of the university's undergraduate degree-granting colleges or schools or university college. The acceptance fee is to be paid prior to orientation or release of registration materials.

(C)  Professional. Professional applications for admission to the university must be accompanied by an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not credited against any other fees charged by the university.

(D)  A non-refundable acceptance fee is assessed all students enrolling for the first time in one of the professional colleges of the university. Payment is to be made prior to release of registration materials.

(E)  Graduate. A non-refundable acceptance fee is assessed all students, except graduate non-degree students, enrolling for the first time in the graduate school of the university. Payment is to be made prior to registration.

(F)  Graduate applications by foreign students for first admission to the university must be accompanied by an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not credited against any other fees charged by the university.

 

3335-9-14  Time of registration and payment of fees; penalties.

(A)  Payment of fees is required of all students each semester, summer term, or session, by the close of business on the date established by the executive vice president and provost in cooperation with the appropriate offices, and published by the office of the university registrar. This fee payment deadline will apply to the postmark date for fees paid by mail and to the date of receipt for fees paid in person. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a penalty assessment, unless excused by the university registrar or designee.

(B)  Students whose fees are paid under contract with a third party will be held responsible for payment if the third party defaults or the contract is terminated.

(C)  The university registrar, as the designee of the executive vice president and provost, reserves the right to refuse registration if fees are not paid by the date on which they are due.

(Board approval dates: 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998, 12/6/2001, 3/1/2002, 6/22/2012)

 

3335-9-15  Penalty for payment of fees when payment is not honored.

The registration of any student who pays fees by a payment that is not honored upon presentation is subject to cancellation. If permitted to reregister and/or pay, the student will be assessed a penalty for reregistration and the regular penalty for late payment provided for in rule 3335-9-14 of the Administrative Code.

 

3335-9-16  Administrative holds.

(A)  With the approval of the executive vice president and provost, an administrative hold may be placed on the records or accounts of any person who fails to comply in a reasonable period of time with an obligation imposed under university rules or who has an overdue debt or fine. An administrative hold will cause certain services to be withheld, including, but not limited to: obtaining current semester, summer term, or session grades, registering or enrolling, being certified as eligible to obtain a degree or certificate, receiving a transcript, borrowing books or equipment, or participating in discount plans available to faculty, staff, or alumni.

(B)  The unit originating an administrative hold on the records or accounts of any person shall notify the person in writing of the obligation that is overdue by providing another itemized billing or list of actions requested, specifying when the administrative hold will become effective, and indicating the name and method of contacting an individual who can provide additional information.

(C)  Any disputes concerning the legitimacy of a hold or its processing will be resolved by the university registrar.

(Board approval dates: 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998)

 

3335-9-17  Timely registration.

All students are required to submit course requests each semester, or session, following procedures promulgated by the office of the university registrar. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a penalty assessment.

(Board approval dates: 6/7/2005, 6/6/2014)

 

3335-9-17.1  Additions to approved schedules.

(A)  Until the official closing time on the first Friday of a semester or summer term, a session of autumn or spring semesters, or a six- or eight-week summer session, additions to approved schedules in undergraduate colleges require the approval of the student's enrollment unit.

(B)  After the first Friday of a semester or summer term, a session of autumn or spring semesters, or a six- or eight-week summer session, and until the official closing time of the second Friday, additions to approved schedules require the permission of the instructor (or, with the instructor's concurrence, a representative as appointed by the department) and the approval of the student's enrollment unit.

(C)  After the second Friday of a semester or summer term, a session of autumn or spring semesters, or a six- or eight-week summer session, additions to approved schedules will not be permitted. Exceptions will be granted only by petition. Petitions must be filed with the authorized representative of the dean or director of the student’s enrollment unit. Petitions will be approved only on the basis of clearly documented clerical error or unusual and extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. Additions also require the permission of the instructor (or, with the instructor's concurrence, a representative as appointed by the department), the permission of the chair of the instructor's department or the director of the school (or of the designated representative of the chair or the director).

(D)  Because of the accelerated nature of four-week session courses in summer term, deadlines for adding these courses are as follows: after the first day of classes until the official closing time on the first Friday of each four-week session, a student may add a course only with the permission of the instructor (or, with the instructor's concurrence, a representative as appointed by the department) and the approval of the student's enrollment unit. After this date a student wishing to add a four-week session course to the approved schedule must petition the authorized representative of the dean or director of the student’s enrollment unit. Petitions will be approved only on the basis of clearly documented clerical error or unusual and extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. Additions also require the permission of the instructor (or, with the instructor's concurrence, a representative as appointed by the department), the permission of the chair of the instructor's department or the director of the school (or of the designated representative of the chair or the director).

(E)  For courses of shorter duration deadlines and approval procedures will be established by the instructional unit in which the course is offered after consultation with the office of the university registrar.

(F)  The graduate school and graduate professional colleges shall formulate rules to govern additions to approved schedules, subject to approval of the council on academic affairs and publish them in their respective bulletins.

(Board approval dates: 12/8/1977, 2/3/1984, 2/1/1991, 5/3/1996, 6/22/2012, 4/8/2016)

 

3335-9-18  Return of fees.

(A)  Fees (except for the application and acceptance fees) are returnable in part if a student withdraws from the university for any cause other than at the request of the university and if such withdrawal is made within the period established by the executive vice president and provost in cooperation with the appropriate offices, and published by the office of the university registrar. The application fee and the acceptance fee are not returnable irrespective of the reason for withdrawal.

Students dismissed from the university or withdrawing at the request of the university are not entitled to any refund of fees.

(B)  In order to be eligible for the listed refund, the student's record and account must be free of any administrative hold (see rule 3335-9-16 of the Administrative Code).

(C)  If exceptional conditions prevent the presentation of the authorization to withdraw at the office of fees and deposits at the proper time, and if the student has not been able to attend classes during this time, the case should be referred for decision to the university registrar or designee.

(D)  If fees are paid under mistake of law or fact, they are returnable in full.

(E)  Fees are not returnable except as provided in this rule.

(Board approval dates: 3/1/2002, 6/7/2005)

 

3335-9-19  Instructional and general fees for instructors, graduate teaching associates, graduate research associates, graduate administrative associates, fellows, scholars, and university employees.

(A)  "Fees authorized" are those fees which are paid on behalf of a student through university accounts for the purpose of services rendered, employee benefits or student assistance. A fee authorization provides the authority to spend money from whatever account is specified to pay student fees. All fees must be authorized following procedures promulgated by the office of fees and deposits. An approved fee authorization will be processed as an expenditure against the department and account specified.

(B)  The payment of instructional and general fees may be authorized, except as specifically prohibited by the university, for those within the following classifications:

(1)  Members of the instructional staff of the university, with the rank of instructor and above who were employed before July 1, 1955 and who are registered in the graduate school, and any member of the teaching staff who, on the approval of the appropriate instructor and department chair or director of a school, enrolls as an auditor (rule 3335-9-11 of the Administrative Code).

(2)  Graduate teaching associates, graduate research associates, and graduate administrative associates who meet the specified requirements of enrollment and employment may have their instructional and general fees authorized for payment as a benefit for services rendered.

(3)  Employees of organizations having specific contracts with the board of trustees of the university whereby fees of persons designated by the agreement are authorized, in whole or in part, in lieu of payment for service rendered by the organization to the Ohio state university.

(4)  Undergraduate and professional students eligible for the authorization of fees under scholarship assistance programs.

(5)  Graduate students eligible for the authorization of fees under university, private, and governmental fellowships and traineeship agreements.

(6)  Qualified university employees under the provisions of the fee authorization program as administered by the office of human resources. As a general principle, employees who are members of the administrative or clerical staff of the university will not be permitted to take courses except outside of the prescribed working hours.

(C)  The president, subject to the approval of the board of trustees, shall have authority to enter into an agreement with an organization or person not provided for in another category.

(D)  A copy of the agreement and the names of person, or persons, designated to sign and certify fee authorizations will be filed with the office of human resources. All agreements shall contain information as to who is responsible for the overall administration of fee authorizations for these programs. Problems of coordination and individual cases that need interpretation of the rules concerning fee authorizations shall be referred for decision to the office of human resources.

(E)  In all cases where interpretation and application of the rules specified herein are required, the question shall be referred for decision to the office of human resources.

(Board approval date: 6/7/2005)

 

3335-9-20  Improper admission or registration.

Admission or registration may be cancelled by the director of undergraduate admissions or the university registrar in cases of improper registration or when false or incomplete information is provided on the application for admission, registration forms, or other official documents. No credits earned subsequent to such cancellation and prior to proper admission or registration shall be entered upon the permanent record of the student. Students whose admission or registration is cancelled are not entitled to any refund of fees.

(Board approval date: 5/4/2001)

 

Absences

3335-9-21  Absences.

Each department or school may make its own rules relative to occasional absences by students from scheduled activities. If, however, a student is absent from a course to such an extent as to imperil his or her credit, or is notably irregular in attendance, it shall be the duty of the instructor concerned to report the facts promptly to the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. The dean may take such action as deemed appropriate.

 

3335-9-22  Group absences.

(A)  Whenever possible, group absences shall be planned so that they do not conflict with regularly scheduled classes.

(B)  When a student misses class in order to participate in a university sanctioned event, such as a field trip for another class, or an athletic or band event, or a specially scheduled class or examination scheduled in accordance with rule 3335-8-15 of the Administrative Code, it is the student's responsibility to present, at the earliest possible date, documentation of the required absence to each instructor whose class is to be missed. Documentation may include a copy of the course syllabus that shows the scheduled activity from a class scheduling an event or special session, or a memo from the instructor, coach, or person in authority requiring the absence. It shall be the responsibility of the instructor of the class or coordinator of the event causing the student to miss class to provide such documentation to the student. This documentation may be the basis of an excuse for an absence from class under the policies provided in rule 3335-9-21 of the Administrative Code.

(C)  Instructors of the regularly scheduled classes which have been missed by students attending special sessions or examinations should make reasonable efforts to assist students who miss a class due to authorized absence. The instructor, however, is not obligated to provide make-up classes, laboratory exercises, field trips, or examinations. The student is responsible for material covered in class during the absence. If an examination will be missed, the student should make alternate arrangements prior to the absence with the instructor of the class.

(Board approval dates: 6/3/1988, 6/4/2004)

 

Warning and Dismissal

3335-9-23  Minimum scholastic requirements.

(A)  Rules 3335-9-23 to 3335-9-28 of the Administrative Code shall apply only to undergraduate students (as defined in rule 3335-9-01 of the Administrative Code). The academic standards controlling warning, probation, and dismissal of professional and graduate students shall be established by rule of the faculties of the college in which the professional student is registered, or of the graduate school if the student is a graduate student; provided, however, that an undergraduate professional student shall not be dismissed from the university unless he or she has first been placed on probation following his or her most recent past quarter, semester, or term of enrollment.

(B)  Application of rule to transfer students. For the purpose of this rule the point-hour ratio of a transfer student from another university, who is admitted to advanced standing in this university shall be computed only upon work done at this university.

(C)  Requirements and definition. A cumulative point-hour ratio (see rule 3335-8-26 of the Administrative Code) of at least 2.00 is required for graduation (see rule 3335-9-30 of the Administrative Code). Students below a 2.0 will remain eligible to enroll at the university, subject to the terms of their probation, as long as they have not been academically dismissed. Deficiency points are applied only to the records of students whose cumulative point-hour ratio is below 2.00 and are defined as the number of credit points a student would have to earn to bring his or her cumulative point-hour ratio up to that level. Deficiency points may be calculated by subtracting the total number of credit points earned from twice the total number of credit hours attempted for which calculable grades ("A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C," "C-," "D+," "D," "E," or “EN”) were given.

(Board approval dates: 6/4/2004, 6/7/2005, 4/4/2014)

 

3335-9-24  Academic warning.

(A)    Any student who has never attended another college or university and who seeks to enroll as a new freshman in this university shall be placed on special warning when his or her application for admission is received and processed if his or her academic credentials indicate the probability of low achievement. The student shall be so informed before final registration and the payment of fees are completed, except as provided in rule 3335-9-27 of the Administrative Code. The fact that special warning has been given shall be made known to the office of the college or school to which the student seeks admission.

(B)  If, at the end of his or her first semester, summer term, or session, a student subject to the provisions of rule 3335-9-23 of the Administrative Code has earned a point-hour ratio below 2.00, he or she may receive a warning from the dean of his or her college or director of his or her school instead of being placed on probation.

(Board approval dates: 6/22/2012, 4/4/2014)

 

3335-9-25  Academic probation.

(A)  Any student whose cumulative point-hour ratio has fallen below a 2.00 shall be placed on probation. The probation shall continue provided the student’s college considers the student’s progress to be satisfactory and shall be removed when the cumulative point-hour ratio has reached a 2.0. The student shall be notified of probationary status by the dean of the college or the director of the school in which the student is registered, except as provided in rule 3335-9-27 of the Administrative Code. Such notification shall include a clear statement of what shall be considered to be satisfactory progress.

(B)  Probation by special action. If at any time the preparation, progress, or success of a student in an academic program is determined to be unsatisfactory, the college or school in which the student is registered shall be empowered to place the student on academic probation. An undergraduate student admitted with conditions and who has not satisfied the conditions after earning thirty semester credit hours through regular course enrollment at this university shall be placed on probation.

(Board approval dates: 6/4/2004, 6/7/2005, 6/22/2012, 4/4/2014)

 

3335-9-26  Academic dismissal.

If the student's college or school considers a student's progress as unsatisfactory in meeting the conditions placed on his or her probation, the college or school shall be empowered to dismiss the student from the university. An exception to this authority for undergraduate professional students shall be in accordance with paragraph (A) of rule 3335-9-23 of the Administrative Code. Notice of the dismissal shall be sent to the student by the dean of the college or the director of the school in which the student was registered for the semester, summer term, or session, except as provided in rule 3335-9-27 of the Administrative Code. No student shall be subject to academic dismissal unless he or she is currently on probation.

(Board approval date: 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-27  Notice of dismissal.

Notice of dismissal from the university shall be sent by the dean of the college in which the dismissed student is registered.

 

3335-9-28  Reinstatement after academic dismissal.

Any student who may be reinstated by a college or school following academic dismissal shall be subject to such special requirements as may be determined appropriate by the dean of the college or director of the school. If the performance record of any reinstated student does not meet the conditions of probation specified at the time of reinstatement, then the college or school in which the student is registered shall determine whether the student is to be dismissed or continued on probation.

 

Graduation

3335-9-29  Degrees and certificates.

(A)  Degrees and certificates shall be awarded undergraduate and professional students by the board of trustees upon recommendation of the college or school faculties and the university senate, transmitted to the board by the president.

(B)  Degrees and certificates shall be awarded graduate students by the board of trustees upon recommendation of the research and graduate council and the university senate, transmitted to the board by the president. (See rule 3335-5-35 of the Administrative Code.)

(Board approval date: 6/7/2005)

 

3335-9-30  Requirements for an undergraduate baccalaureate degree.

To obtain an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from this university, an undergraduate student must:

(A)  Have earned a minimum of thirty semester credit hours through regular course enrollment at this university.

(B)  Have been enrolled in the college or the school recommending that degree during the last semester, summer term, or session necessary to complete degree requirements. The executive committee of the college or the school recommending the degree may, on petition by the student, waive this requirement.

(C)  Have satisfactorily completed the number of credit hours required for the curriculum being pursued. The minimum number of credit hours required in each curriculum shall include the credit hours required under rules 3335-8-06 and 3335-8-07 of the Administrative Code. Credit hours required to satisfy admission conditions shall not be used to satisfy the requirements of rules 3335-8-06 and 3335-8-07 of the Administrative Code. Credit hours are considered as "satisfactorily completed" only if the student has received, at this university, the mark "A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C," "C-," "D+," "D," "EM," "K," "S," or "PA" in those hours (see rule 3335-8-21 of the Administrative Code).

(D)  Have earned credit points (see rule 3335-8-25 of the Administrative Code) totaling at least twice the number of credit hours attempted at this university for which calculable grades ("A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C," "C-," "D+," "D," "E," or “EN”) were given.

(E)  Have satisfactorily met all additional college and curricular requirements for the degree involved.

(F)  Have filed an application for the degree in accordance with rules prescribed by the college or school.

(G)  Except for paragraph (B) of this rule, waiver of any part of this rule in the case of individual students may be made only by the council on academic affairs following prior approval by the appropriate executive committee. The executive vice president and provost shall transmit all affirmative actions of the council on academic affairs under this paragraph to the secretary of the student's college and to the university registrar for notation on the student's permanent record.

(Board approval dates: 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998, 6/4/2004, 6/7/2005, 6/22/2012, 2/1/2013, 6/7/2013, 6/6/2014)

 

3335-9-31  Requirements for a graduate degree.

To obtain a graduate degree from this university, a graduate student must have met the minimum requirements established by the graduate council and approved by the board of trustees, and have filed an application for the degree in accordance with rules prescribed by the graduate council.

(Board approval date: 6/7/2005)

 

3335-9-32  Requirements for a professional degree.

(A)  To obtain a professional degree from this university, a student must meet the minimum requirements established by the college or school recommending the degree. In establishing such minimum requirements, the college or school shall include or exceed the minimum requirements stipulated by the appropriate accrediting body. Such graduation requirements shall be subject to approval by the council on academic affairs and shall be filed with the secretary of the board of trustees.

(B)  Waiver of minimum requirements may be made by the faculty of the college or school recommending the degree or by a committee approved by that faculty. Requests for such waiver may be initiated by student petition or by the dean or director. The council on academic affairs shall be notified each semester, summer term, or session term of such actions.

(Board approval date: 5/14/2010)

 

3335-9-32.1  Requirements for certificate of study.

A certificate of study may be awarded concurrent with or following the student's receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Award of such certificates shall attest to demonstrated competence in a coherent academic curriculum, program, or area of study.

(A)  To obtain a certificate a student must:

(1)  Have been or be enrolled in the university during the last semester, summer term, or session of work necessary to complete the certificate requirement. In addition, the student must meet any residency requirement established by the college or school recommending the certificate.

(2)  Have earned through regular course enrollment a minimum of thirty semester credit hours in an approved certificate program. No certificate program shall require enrollment in and credit for more than sixty semester credit hours. At least one-third of all semester credit hours earned in a certificate program shall be at the 4000-level or above. No more than five credit hours in the certificate program may be counted toward the student's undergraduate major or minor. Credit hours used to fulfill the requirements for one certificate may not be counted toward any other certificate.

(3)  Have earned the mark of "A," "A-," "B+," "B," "B-," "C+," "C," or "C-" for all courses counted toward the completion of the certificate requirements.

(4)  Have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (or a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00, as appropriate) in courses used to satisfy the certificate program requirements.

(5)  Have satisfactorily met all additional college or school requirements for the certificate involved.

(6)  Have filed an application for the certificate in accordance with rules prescribed by the college, or school.

(B)  Waiver of any part of this rule in the case of individual students may be made only by the council on academic affairs upon recommendation of the executive committee of the college, colleges, or school. The executive vice president and provost shall transmit all affirmative actions of the council under this section to the secretary of the student's enrollment unit and to the university registrar for notation on the student's permanent record.

(C)  The colleges of dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine, and the graduate school may establish requirements and conditions, rather than those above, for certificates of study. Such requirements must be approved by the council on academic affairs.

(D)  Authority for approval of all certificate programs shall rest with the council on academic affairs. Proposal for graduate certificates must also receive the approval of the research and graduate council. The president of the university and the university senate shall be regularly informed of council actions in this regard.

(Board approval dates: 2/2/1979, 2/3/1984, 7/12/1985, 11/2/1990, 4/4/1997, 12/4/1998, 6/7/2005, 12/2/2005, 6/22/2012, 2/1/2013)

 

3335-9-33  Standards for honors at graduation.

(A)  Degrees "cum laude," "magna cum laude," and "summa cum laude" may be granted for exceptional achievement in the curriculum of each enrollment unit. The designation “summa cum laude” may be granted only for those students who have achieved at least a 3.90 cumulative point-hour ratio as of the term penultimate to their graduation. The designation “magna cum laude” may be granted only for those students who have achieved at least a 3.70 cumulative point-hour ratio as of the term penultimate to their graduation. The designation “cum laude” may be granted only for those students who have achieved at least a 3.50 cumulative point-hour ratio as of the term penultimate to their graduation.

(1)  Should a student not meet the criteria noted in paragraph (A) of this rule as of the term penultimate to his or her graduation, but meet the criteria based on his or her cumulative GPA at the time of graduation, he or she will be considered as having met the criteria to graduate with the appropriately revised recognition.

(2)  Should a student meet the criteria noted in paragraph (A) of this rule as of the term penultimate to his or her graduation, but drop below the threshold with is or her final cumulative GPA, he or she will not be considered to lose his or her Latin honors recognition for graduation.

(B)  Eligibility for these honors shall be based on a minimum of sixty credit hours of course enrollment at this university. The marks for all coursework at this university considered toward the degree will be included in calculating a student’s eligibility for such honors. Credits in courses graded “S/U,” as well as credits earned in repeatable coursework will be considered as counting toward the sixty credit hours. Credits in courses graded “PA/NP,” as well as credits earned in coursework repeated in rule 3335-8-28 of the Administrative Code will not be considered as counting toward the sixty credit hours. For a student who has completed sixty credit hours subsequent to application of a fresh start, in accordance with rule 3335-8-26.1 of the Administrative Code, only those marks received for coursework subsequent to fresh start will be considered toward calculating a student’s eligibility for such honors.

(C)  Standards for graduation "with research distinction in [special subject(s)]," “with honors research distinction in [ ],” and "with honors in [ ]" shall be as adopted by the council on academic affairs. Eligibility for these honors shall be based on a minimum of sixty credit hours of course enrollment at this university. The marks for all coursework at this university considered toward the degree will be included in calculating a student’s eligibility for such honors. Credits in courses graded “S/U” and credits earned in repeatable coursework will be considered as counting toward the sixty credit hours. Credits in courses graded “PA/NP” and credits earned in coursework repeated in rule 3335-8-28 of the Administrative Code will not be considered as counting toward the sixty credit hours.

(D)  Beyond these minimal requirements the enrollment units may establish additional stipulations for graduation "cum laude," "magna cum laude," and "summa cum laude."

(Board approval dates: 3/5/1976, 3/6/1992, 6/2/2000, 6/4/2004, 6/6/2008, 2/11/2011, 4/8/2016)