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April 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

Advising Tip | What You Need to Know about Scheduling Fall Classes

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By Eileen Schulz
College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor

Just as spring is in full bloom, it’s time to begin planning for fall semester!    Below are some tips and tools to help you plan and navigate course offerings to create a full and appropriate fall schedule.

  • Monday, April 5th – Registration appointment date and time posted
  • Wednesday, April 7th – Fall Course Offerings will be available 
  • Monday, April 12 – Fall priority registration begins

Understanding Whether Courses are Online, In-Person, or Both

Understanding course modality can help guide your planning for how you will attend classes this fall. While more fall classes with be offered face-to-face, be sure to review the notes section in Course Offerings when selecting your fall classes. The notes section is where you will find critical information on how your class will be delivered. For example, “on-site fully synchronous,” “online fully asynchronous” or “on-site hybrid rotation,” to name a few.  *Be sure to read notes completely, as some classes may convert to in-person should public health guidance permit. 

Meeting with your adviser each semester is critical to completing a successful and impactful undergraduate experience. Your adviser is your guide to building an undergraduate career with sound educational plans consistent with your academic, career and personal goals.

What should you know and how should you prepare to make the most of your individual planning meeting with your adviser? Below is a guide to help you get the most out of your advising session and maximize this important opportunity to discuss your undergraduate career.

Student Responsibilities

  • Schedule your advising appointment for fall registration NOW.
  • Be prompt for your appointments and ready to take notes.
  • Review your DARS and understand how to read it.
  • Check major, college, and university requirements.
  • Come prepared with a list of classes, concerns, questions, etc.
  • After each advising session follow through with the appropriate actions suggested.
  • Consult back with your adviser if critical decisions cannot be accomplished.

Adviser Responsibilities

  • Communicate university, college and major requirements.
  • Teach students to read the DARS.
  • Assist students in exploring courses, programs and career choices.
  • Help students understand university grading policies, including probation and academic suspension.
  • Refer students to campus resources when needed.
  • Collaborate on academic plans and schedules based on aptitudes, life goals, career interests, academic performances and the frequency and sequencing of course offerings.
  • Make suggestions that will support academic success.
  • Share information about opportunities in majors and intended career fields.
  • Listen to questions and concerns.

Remember — you are required to meet with your adviser prior to registration each semester for planning and to lift your Advising Hold.

How to find your academic adviser Your adviser is listed in My OHIO Student Center in the adviser box. Your adviser is also listed on the first page of your DARS report.

When can you register for fall classes Your enrollment appointment (registration access) date and time is available after April 5th in My OHIO Student Center prior to your enrollment appointment time.

Where can you find fall courses Fall courses will be available April 7th on the Ohio University Course Offerings Page.


Alternative Grade Policy

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