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Exploration Student Guide

The University Exploration Student Guide provides information on policies and procedures.  Please open the appropriate PDF to review more information. A list of topics in the guide can be found below.

  
Quarter Handbook-old version
Semester Handbook

Table of Contents

1    GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1   Exploring Majors

1.2    Making an Appointment with Your Academic Counselor

1.3   Student Responsibilities

2    MAJORS, PRE-MAJORS AND UNIVERSITY EXPLORATION STANDING

2.1   Majors at Ohio State

2.2   Pre-Majors at Ohio State

2.3   University Exploration Standing

3    ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

3.1   Honors Program

3.2   Combined Curricula

3.3   Personalized Study Program

3.4   Graduate Study

3.5   Pre-Professional Programs

3.6   Diversity Services

3.7   Exploration Living-Learning Community

4    OHIO STATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

4.1   Freshman Forgiveness

4.2   Repeating a Course

4.3   Auditing a Course

4.4   Pass/Non-Pass Option

4.5   Viewing Your Grades

4.6   How to Calculate Your Cumulative Grade Point Average

4.7   Dean's List

4.8   Academic Difficulty

4.8.1    Academic Warning

4.8.2    Academic Probation

4.8.3    Probation by Special Action

4.8.4    Academic Dismissal

4.8.5    Reinstatement

4.8.6     Fresh Start

4.8.7     How to Calculate Deficiency Points

4.9    Code of Student Conduct & Committee on Academic Misconduct

4.10   Plagiarism

5    TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

5.1  Overview

5.1.1   Direct Equivalency

5.1.2    General Credit

5.1.3    Special Credit

5.1.4   Technical Credit

5.1.5   Deferred Credit

5.2   Transfer Credit Evaluations

6    SCHEDULING CLASSES

6.1   Scheduling Considerations

6.2   Planning Your Schedule

6.2.1    Steps to Take Before Scheduling

6.2.2    Scheduling Resources

6.2.3    Class Search

6.3   Scheduling for Classes

6.3.1    Scheduling in My Student Center

6.3.2     Waitlist Instructions

6.3.3    Adding and Dropping Courses

6.3.4   Withdrawal from the University

6.4   Petitions

7   RESOURCES

7.1    How to Be a Successful Student

7.2   Time Management

7.3    Handy Phone Numbers

7.4    Useful Websites