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Release of Information

When a transcript is received by an organization, it cannot be released to another person, agency or organization except to officials internal to your own organization or agency who have a reasonable business use for the information.

Release to other parties requires written consent of the student. For more information on student record privacy, please visit the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

 

Transcript Authenticity

A transcript is official when it bears the facsimile signature of the university registrar and the university seal. If the transcript was issued to the student, the message "Issued to Student" appears in the upper right hand corner after the page number.

Please contact the University Registrar's office at 614-292-9330 if clarification is needed.

 

Accreditation

The Ohio State University (Columbus, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a degree-granting institution at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral levels.

Good Standing/Probation/Dismissal

To remain in good standing an undergraduate must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Probation is posted as formal notice that a judgment on the dismissal of a student will be made following the subsequent semester based on academic progress that semester. Students may be placed on probation by accumulating a deficiency of 15 or more credit points below that required for a 2.0 GPA or by special action of the college when preparation, progress, or the success with their Academic Program is determined to be unsatisfactory. When students do not make satisfactory progress in meeting the conditions placed by the college or school probation, they are dismissed. Dismissed students are ineligible to re-enroll until reinstated by any college or school within the university.

 

Calendar

  • The semester system replaced the quarter system for the university in summer 2012.
  • The semester system replaced the quarter system for the College of Law in autumn 1984.
  • The quarter system replaced the semester system in autumn 1922.
  • The university operated on a semester calendar until autumn 1922.
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    Grading System

    A
  •  
    Excellent............................ 4.0 Pts   KM
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    Transferred Credit: awarded for placement testing......................... 0 Pts 
    A-
  •  
    Excellent............................. 3.7 Pts   I
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    Incomplete.................................. 0 Pts 
    B+
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    Above Average.................. 3.3 Pts   IP
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    In Progress.................................. 0 Pts 
    B
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    Above Average.................. 3.0 Pts   IX
  •  
    Extension of Incomplete............... 0 Pts 
    B-
  •  
    Above Average.................. 2.7 Pts   P
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    Progress...................................... 0 Pts 
    C+
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    Average..............................

    2.3 Pts   PA
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    Pass............................................ 0 Pts 
    C
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    Average.............................. 2.0 Pts   NP
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    Non-Pass.................................... 0 Pts 
    C-
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    Average.............................. 1.7 Pts   R
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    Registered to Audit...................... 0 Pts 
    D+
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    Poor................................... 1.3 Pts   S
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    Satisfactory................................. 0 Pts 
    D
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    Poor................................... 1.0 Pts   U
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    Unsatisfactory............................. 0 Pts 
    E
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    Failure................................ 0 Pts   W
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    Withdrew.................................... 0 Pts 
    EM
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    Examination Credit.............. 0 Pts   NG
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    Grade unreported by instructor.... 0 Pts 
    EN
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    Failure-Non Attendance...... 0 Pts   NEN
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    EN grade for PA/NP course........ 0 Pts 
    K
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    Transferred Credit.............. 0 Pts    UEN
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    EN grade for S/U course............. 0 Pts 
    KD
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    Transferred Credit: original grade of D + or D............... 0 Pts           

     

    Grading System (Law Only)

    Letter Grade

    Numerical Grade

    Grade Point Value

    A 93-100 4.0 Pts
    A- 90-92 3.7 Pts
    B+ 87-89 3.3 Pts
    B 83-86 3.0 Pts
    B- 80-82 2.7 Pts
    C+ 77-79 2.3 Pts
    C 70-76 2.0 Pts
    D 65-69 1.0 Pts
    E 60-64 0.0 Pts

     

    Grading Marks No Longer In Use

    E Abs Failed Absent 0 pts (Summer 1922-Summer 1955)
    F Failed Absent 0 pts (Summer 1955-Autumn 1958)
    H Honors (Medicine Only) 0 pts (Autumn 1963-Summer 1973)
    INC Incomplete 0 pts (Summer 1922-Summer 1955)
    N None Required 0 pts (Summer 1955-Autumn 1958)
    R Final Mark Reported at End of Sequence 0 pts (Summer 1955-Autumn 1958)
    T Temporarily Excused 0 pts (Summer 1955-Summer 1973)
    U Audit 0 pts (Summer 1955-Autumn 1958)
    WF Withdrew Failing 0 pts (Summer 1970-Summer 1973)
    WP Withdrew Passing 0 pts (Summer 1970-Summer 1973)
    X Permanently Excused 0 pts (Summer 1955-Summer 1973)
    * Missing Grade 0 pts (Through 1985)

  • Plus and minus values were added Winter Quarter 1976.
  • # notation denotes a course involved in the substitution of marks (forgiveness) - see Recalculation of Averages.
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    Special Course Number Notations

    E suffix Honors embedded course
    H suffix Honors course or honors version of a course
    S suffix Service Learning course
    T suffix Technical course (part of a two year technical program)

     

    Graduate Credit

    All courses appearing once the student enters the Graduate School carry credit toward a graduate degree and are calculated in the graduate totals except where the statement "Undergraduate Grade Option" appears by the course. This indicates the course was taken for undergraduate credit only and has no effect on the calculation of the Graduate School totals.

    Honors Credit

    An "H" prefix to the course number indicates an honors course or honors version of a course (effective July 1969)

    Technical Credit

    A "T" prefix indicates a techinical course which is part of a two year technical program. Some credit may later be transferred to a baccalaureate degree and are then separately recorded (effective September 1972).

    Recalculation of Grades

    FORGIVENESS OR SUBSTITUTION OF GRADES: Students may petition their enrollment unit to repeat a course, and after completing the course the second time, have the original course credit and grade excluded from the calculation of the student’s cumulative point-hour ratio, but remain on the student’s official permanent record. The course or courses being substituted or repeated will bear the symbol "#" to the left of the grade.

    Enrollment Status Definition

    Undergraduate
     
    Graduate & Professional
    Full Time 12+ Credit Hours   Full Time 8+ Credit Hours
    Three Quarters Time 9-11.99 Credit Hours   Three Quarters Time 6-7.99 Credit Hours
    Half Time 6-8.99 Credit Hours   Half Time 4-5.99 Credit Hours
    Less than Half Time 0-5.99 Credit Hours   Less than Half Time 0-3.99 Credit Hours

     

    University Class Ranking System

    Student rank in all undergraduate colleges is based on total credit hours completed and recorded. Graduate students are not ranked. Professional students are ranked according to progress within their curriculum.

    Semester Calendar
     
    Quarter Calendar
    Rank
    Earned Hours
      Rank
    Earned Hours
    Freshman 0
    through
    29   Freshman 0
    through
    44
    Sophomore 30
    through
    59   Sophomore 45
    through
    89
    Junior 60
    through
    89   Junior 90
    through
    134
    Senior 90
    and up
        Senior 135
    and up
     

     

    Course Numbering System

    Semester Calendar
    1000-1099

    UG (Undergraduate) - Non-Credit Courses

    Non-credit courses for orientation, remedial, or other non-college-level experiences. These are courses in addition to a program's graduation requirements.

    1100-1999

    UG - Introductory Level Undergraduate Courses

    Basic courses providing undergraduate credit, but not to be counted toward a major or field of specialization in any department. Courses at this level are beginning courses, required or elective courses that may be prerequisites to other courses.

    2000-2999

    UG - Intermediate Level Undergraduate Courses

    Intermediate courses providing undergraduate credit and may be counted toward a major or field of specialization.

    3000-3999

    UG - Upper Level Undergraduate Courses

    Upper Level courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization.

    4000-4999

    UG - Advanced Level Undergraduate Courses

    Advanced Level courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization. Graduate students may enroll in and receive graduate credit for 4000-level courses outside their own graduate program.

    5000-5999

    UG and G (Graduate) - Dual Career Level Courses

    Courses that are regularly offered for both graduate credit and undergraduate credit. Advanced Level courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization. Foundational coursework and research providing graudate or professional credit.

    6000-6999

    G - Foundational Level Graduate and Professional Courses

    Foundational courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.

    7000-7999

    G - Intermediate Level Graduate and Professional Courses

    Intermediate courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.

    8000-8999

    G - Advanced Level Graduate and Professional Courses

    Advanced courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.

     

    Quarter Calendar
    000-099 Non-Credit Courses (except certain seminars and colloquia) for orientation, remedial, or other non-college-level experiences. Credit is not applicable to Graduation Requirements.
    100-199 Basic Courses providing undergraduate Credit but not to be counted on a major or field of specialization in any department. Beginning Courses, Required, or Elective Courses that may be prerequisites to other courses.
    200-299 Basic Courses providing Undergraduate Credit and may be counted on a major or field of specialization.
    300-499 Intermediate Courses providing Undergraduate Credit or Basic Professional Credit that may be counted on a major or field of specialization.
    500-599 Intermediate Courses providing Undergraduate or Professional Credit that may be counted on a major or field of specialization and may provide Graduate Credit only in other departments.
    600-699 Courses providing Undergraduate or Professional Credit that may be counted on a major or field of specialization, and may provide Graduate Credit (in all departments).
    700-799 Advanced Courses providing Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Credit.
    800-899 Courses providing Graduate Credit and are open to undergraduates only with the approval of the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

     

    Semester Conversion

    Ohio State's conversion to the semester calendar in Summer 2012 required a recalculation of academic records from quarter hours to the semester equivalent.

    On April 15, 2012 the University started this recalculation, multiplying by .67 the cumulative credit hours each student has attempted and completed under the quarter system. The recalculation of cumulative statistics did not change a student's GPA or class rank.

     

    Transcript Format and Test for Authenticity

    Transcripts may be received in pdf format. All pdf transcripts will continue to be presented in portrait format and bear a facsimile signature of the university registrar and the university seal. A printed or forwarded copy of a pdf transcript is considered an unofficial copy and will display the words "PRINTED COPY" on all pages. Official pdf transcripts are only transmitted via our agent, Credentials Solutions. If you have received a pdf transcript from a source other than the university registrar or our agent (Credentials Solutions), you can verify the authenticity of the transcript and ensure that it has not been manipulated by visiting https://www.credentials-inc.com/cgi-bin/cicgipdf.pgm?VALID.

    Transcripts for most students last enrolled since Autumn Quarter 1985 will be printed on paper with security features from our automated records system in portrait format. A transcript will be official when it bears the facsimile signature of the university registrar and the university seal in black ink. If the transcript was issued to the student, the message "Issued to Student" will appear under the registrar's signature. A black and white or color copy of this document is not an original and should not be accepted as an official institutional document. The t ranscript form will be in red and will incorporate a background design of the university seal. When this paper is touched by fresh liquid bleach, an authentic document will stain brown. Translucent globe icons MUST be visible from both sides when held toward a light source. The face of this transcript is printed on red SCRIP-SAFE® paper with the name of the institution appearing in white type over the face of the entire document.

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    Transcripts for students last enrolled prior to Autumn Quarter 1985 will be photocopied from a hard copy permanent academic record in landscape format. A transcript will be official when it bears the machine signature of the university registrar, a printed university seal and date of issuance in red-orange ink that is flourescent under black light. Transcript background will be white. If the transcript was issued to the student, the message "Official Transcript Issued to Student" will appear in red ink.