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Deadlines

All Deadlines for each specific Semester can be found in the Registrar website 

-> click on "Registration" in the left menu
-> select the Semester of interest under "Important Dates"

 

Deadlines for the Fall Semester 2017

Deadlines Meaning

Note that on page 2, the first column represents the "Full Semester", the second column the "First Session", and the third column the "Second Session".

Add Courses Online = Day up to which you can add a course online by yourself if you meet all the prerequisites. You need the instructor to sign a "Course Enrollment Form" if you do not meet the prerequisites for the course or if the class requires permission to be entered.

Add Courses with Approval = Day up to which you can add a course using a "Course Enrollment Form". You need both the instructor and the advisor's signature on the form. After this day you need to petition to add a course at Gradforms.osu.edu and the enrollment is not guaranteed. Also, if you add a course after this day you will be charged $100 per class or $500 if you were not previously enrolled in any course. If you are adding Individual Study credits after this day, take advantage of the Second Section.

Drop Courses Online = Day up to which you can drop a course online by yourself. If you drop a course after this day you will get a "W" (=Withdrawn) on your transcript.

Drop Courses with Approval = Day up to which you can drop a course using a "Course Enrollment Form". You only need the advisor's signature on the form. After this day you need to petition to drop a course at Gradforms.osu.edu and you are not guaranteed you will be able to drop the course. 

Audit Courses = Day up to which you can elect audit using a "Course Enrollment Form". You only need the instructor's signature on the form.

100% Refund = Day up to which you will get 100% refund for the credits you drop.

75% Refund = Day up to which you will get 75% refund for the credits you drop.

50% Refund = Day up to which you will get 50% refund for the credits you drop. After this day you will not get any refund.

Graduation Deadlines

All Deadlines related to graduation can be found in the Graduate School website 

Applications to Graduate Due = Deadline to submit your application to graduate.
Examinations and Reports completed by = Deadline by which you need to:
  • Have your MS Final Report approved (Non-thesis Option)
  • Pass your Final Exam (Thesis Option).
Approved Thesis & Dissertations Submitted and Accepted by = Deadline by which you need to have your Thesis approved (only for Thesis Option).
End-of-Semester Deadline = If you opt for the End of Semester, this is the deadline by which you need to:
  • Have your MS Final Report approved (Non-thesis Option);
  • Pass your Final Exam and have your Thesis approved (Thesis Option).

End-of-Semester

Students who apply to graduate in a given semester and find that they cannot complete degree requirements by the posted deadlines can opt to utilize an option at Ohio State called End-of-Semester.

Students who take this option have until the last business day before the start of the next semester to complete all degree requirements, including defending a dissertation or thesis, submitting the final approved document, and taking care of all related paperwork and fees.

Meeting the End-of-Semester deadline means that a student will officially graduate the following semester and will not have to be enrolled in that semester, nor re-apply to graduate. The student's degree is conferred at the next commencement ceremony, and this is the date of graduation that will appear on the student’s official transcript.