- Academic Advisor
These professional advisors are an excellent resource for students. In particular, they can help students select proper course sequences, describe alternatives for typical course offerings and serve as a general resource to connect students' future goals with current academic opportunities.
- Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.
- Academic Misconduct
Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the university or subvert the educational process. While many people associate academic misconduct with "cheating," the term encompasses a wider scope of student behaviors which include (but not limited to) violation of course rules or program regulations, knowingly providing or receiving information during a course exam or assignment, and submitting plagiarized work for a course/program assignment.
- Audit/Auditing a Course
To attend a class without receiving academic credit. You may choose to audit a course in order to refresh your understanding of the material or to learn more about a subject without earning a letter grade. Fees are assessed for auditing a course, but no credit hours are awarded. Auditing a course requires the permission of the instructor and the permission of your college office, the latter obtained through your academic advisor. Your college office should have the form or you can download it online. If you are using financial aid, the hours for a course you are auditing DO NOT count toward financial aid course-load requirements.
- Bachelor of ...
A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study. The most common are a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), which traditionally requires fewer credits that directly link to a particular major while requiring students to earn credits in a variety of liberal arts subjects, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), which is (generally) more strictly focused on a subject matter so students concentrate their focus on mastering the technical and practical facets of their field. Other variants available at Ohio State include Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BME), and Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD).
Undergraduate Admissions: Majors and academics.
- Bachelors Degree in Three Years
A first-year student who has already earned substantial credit for college-level course work (30 semester hours or more) may be able to complete some degree programs in three years. Students in this group typically have applicable credit for Ohio State course work through one or more of sources, such as AP credit, EM credit, conversion of military training and coursework, credit for college work completed in concurrent enrollment during high school, etc.
- Buckeye Link
This is a one-stop online destination for essential Ohio State resources and services. Students can visit Buckeye Link to take care of academic business online, which provides links to information, instructions, and deep links into their secure and personalized My Buckeye Link.
The office that bills and collects tuition, fees, campus housing, and other university-related charges.
- Campus Change
Ohio State student who move their academic program from one of Ohio State's campuses to another. They are a distinct group from transfer students joining Ohio State from a non-OSU campus.
- Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Ohio colleges, universities and their business partners that have developed innovative academic programs to recruit and retain more Ohio students into STEMM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) are awarding funding offer scholarships for those programs to current and potential students. Ohio State has Choose Ohio First Scholarships in numerous STEMM academic areas.
- Code of Student Conduct
The code of student conduct is established to foster and protect the core missions of the university; to foster the scholarly and civic development of the university's students in a safe and secure learning environment, and to protect the people, properties and processes that support the university and its missions. The code applies to the on-campus conduct of all students and registered student organizations, including conduct using university computing or network resources. The code also applies to the off-campus conduct of students and registered student organizations in situations which meet certain criteria. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the code of student conduct.