I. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
II. GENERAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
New Ohio State Students (no previous Ohio State University credit course enrollment or no previous Graduate School enrollment if requesting graduate credit)
Former Ohio State Graduate Students (Degree Program Enrollment)
New Ohio State students must complete an application for admission in addition to the course registration form. Application information is provided separately.
a. Undergraduate credit students that have never attended Ohio State must submit the Undergraduate Nondegree Application unless they are in the process of applying to a degree program.
b. Undergraduate New Domestic Student Application Deadlines
||November 1, 2012
||April 1, 2013
c. Students enrolling for graduate credit for the first time at Ohio State (no previous enrollment in the Ohio State Graduate School) must be admitted to the Ohio State Graduate School. New students will be enrolled as Graduate Non-Degree status unless they have applied and been accepted for admission to a graduate degree program. Please note that proof of highest degree (minimum bachelor’s degree) is required as part of the application process. Graduate non-degree students are not eligible to pursue a master's or doctoral degree at Ohio State unless they apply and are admitted as a regular (degree-seeking) graduate student. Graduate School rules allow for a maximum of 7 hours of graduate non-degree coursework to apply toward the requirement for a graduate degree if a student is later admitted. Within this 7-hour limit, approval to count graduate non-degree coursework rests with the Graduate Studies Committee of the student's program.
d. Graduate Admissions Terms and Application Deadlines
OSU Internet Username and E-mail Account Activation
If you were previously enrolled in the Ohio State University Graduate School in a degree program and have not attended Ohio State for two or more years, you must request that your previous department/program of enrollment re-activate and update your enrollment even if you are only enrolling for professional development purposes. Re-activation is required whether or not you graduated or withdrew from your program. Please contact the Ohio State Graduate School (e-mail: Gsfirstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (614) 292-6031 for information and/or assistance.
All Ohio State students should activate their OSU Internet Username and E-mail account. Activation is usually available 48 hours after you have been admitted. Students can activate their accounts at: https://my.osu.edu. Please note that your name.# is needed to activate your account. Your name.# is provided in an email when you receive your notice of admissions. You can also obtain your name.# by contacting your enrollment unit and/or the Contractual Outreach registration coordinator.
Former students should wait at least 48 hours after their enrollment has been updated before attempting to re-activate their account.
Additional information about OSU account management is available at: https://my.osu.edu.
Personal Data Information Release
A day or two before classes begin, all students should verify that they are correctly enrolled and that there are no incorrect fees appearing on their fee accounts. Students should check their registration under "My Student Center" which can be accessed through "Buckeye Link" on the Ohio State homepage, osu.edu. Please note that students must activate their Ohio State e-mail account and internet username (refer to #3 above) for "My Student Center" access.
Student Fee Accounts
Per a student’s designation, the university may or may not release certain information about each student to the public or through “Find People” on Ohio State’s web site. Refer to http://registrar.osu.edu/policies/privacy_release_student_records.pdf for more information. After your enrollment registration has been processed, you may request the “no release” option by going to Buckeye Link, http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/, and choosing “My Student Center.” After signing in, go to the “Personal Information” section and choose “Student Information Release.” On the next page, click on the tab at the top titled “Withhold Directory Information,” then click or unclick the box at the bottom, then hit “Save.” Please review and understand the restrictions of the “no release” option before requesting the designation.
Fees for contract courses are processed as a group and are not posted to student fee accounts in the same manner as regular course enrollment but will appear as PAID status on the student database.
If you were previously enrolled at Ohio State and your name has changed since your last enrollment at Ohio State, and you want your current name listed on your student record, go to Buckeye Link, http://buckeyelink.osu.edu, and choose “My Student Center.” After signing in, go to the “Personal Information” section, then choose “Names” and “Add A New Name.”
It is important that you have coverage for unexpected medical care during the time you are enrolled in your contract course. International registrants are required to have at least $50,000 of medical benefits per accident or illness or be fully sponsored by their government. Please contact the Student Health Insurance Office, (614) 688-7979, for information if you need short-term health insurance coverage while you are in the Columbus area. Note that enrollment in contract courses is exempt from Ohio State Student Health Insurance coverage.
Holds on record
Your registration will be cancelled if you do not submit all applicable registration materials and information (registration form, separate application when required, etc.).
If you wish to cancel your registration for this course, please notify Lauren Evans, email@example.com.
Online/ web-based course access
Your registration will be cancelled if you were previously enrolled at Ohio State and there is a "Hold" on your student record and you do not have the Hold cleared before enrollment processing. Please refer to your "My Student Center" on the "Buckeye Link" on the Ohio State homepage, osu.edu for the department to contact regarding your Hold.
Course Drop/ withdrawal
Ohio State uses the "Carmen" online/web course management system. Students can access online/web-based courses through the Carmen web site at carmen.osu.edu (OSU e-mail account and Internet Username activation is required.). Please note that courses usually are not posted/activated in the Carmen system until the first day of the class or 1-2 days prior to the start of the class.
Official/final grades usually are not available until after the designated semester of enrollment has ended. Ohio State does not mail grades to students. Grades can be viewed online through the "Buckeye Link" on the Ohio State home page, osu.edu. OSU Internet access must be activated to view grades online (refer to activation instructions/information).
Information for ordering transcripts is available on the University Registrar's web site at registrar.osu.edu, or by calling the Student Services Center, (614) 292-0300 (toll free: 1-800-678-6440).