The Ohio State University at Marion

Academic Advising

Call 740-725-6334 for an appointment or assistance- NOTE: No in person appointments are being scheduled for spring 2020. Phone and virtual appointments are available.

Due to COVID-19, the Academic Advising Office is seeing students through virtual appointments using Zoom and phone calls. Please call 740-725-6334, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, to schedule virtural or phone appointments with your advisor. You may be asked to leave a message, please include your name and a phone number to a phone with voicemail set up.

Your advisor is also available via OSU email. Listing of advisors, majors advised, OSU email addresses

If you have advising and enrollment questions that may not require an appointment, continue to call 740-725-6334 or 740-725-6235 for assistance during our Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm operation hours.

Current and incoming students for autumn 2020, please continue to check your OSU email account each day for updated information from the University.

Message from the Registrar for Summer 2020

Important Dates and Deadlines for Summer 2020

Former students who would like to return to classes, please call us at 740-725-6334 or 740-725-6235 to set an appointment with an advisor.

Counseling and Wellness services are free and available

NOTE to students: All physical University Libraries are closed during the COVID-19 health crisis. Services are available virtually.

Below are commonly asked questions and links to help you through your semester

What can I do if I have a concern about a course I am taking?

  • We encourage you to contact your instructor directly through the email address listed on your class syllabus

Is tutoring available?


Virtual Academic Success Center Procedures

The Marion Academic Success Center will continue to serve students through Ohio State’s move to online/virtual education for the
remainder of Spring 2020.

All writing consultations, STEM Center tutoring, and Math Lab tutoring will be held via phone-conferencing or online using the video-conferencing app Zoom.

Math Lab
Mary Ellen and peer tutors will continue to provide support for all math courses through Mathematics 1172 and all 1000-level Statistics courses. For services previously provided through the walk-in Math Lab, email Mary Ellen at to schedule an appointment. Appointments will begin as 30-minute phone conferences with the capability to switch to Zoom as needed.

Writing Center
The Marion Campus Writing Center will continue to
serve students through Ohio State’s move to online/virtual education for the remainder of Spring 2020. All writing consultations will be held online using the video-conferencing app Zoom.

Online Drop-in Hours (subject to change)

Monday: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday: 9am – 1pm
Thursday: 11am – 1pm, 7-9pm
Friday: closed

Go to (copy and paste in your browser). The first time you visit, you will be prompted to install the Zoom app. You may be prompted to log in with your OSU username.

Audio and Video will be turned ON by default when you enter the room.
If none of these time blocks work for you, you may email to set up an appointment. Or, you may set up an online consultation through the Columbus campus Writing Center at, which will be conducted through a text-based platform (no video).

STEM Center
Dr. Rye-McCurdy will provide support in chemistry and biology courses during virtual drop-in hours. Please email her at to arrange a peer tutor for geology, physics, and engineering.
Online Drop-in Hours (subject to change)
Monday: 2pm-4pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-11:30amand 2pm-4pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (except 1st Wed of each month)
Thursday: 9:30am-11:30am and 2pm-4pm
Friday: closed

Go to The first time you
visit, you will be prompted to install the Zoom app. You may be prompted to login with your OSU username. Audio and Video will be turned ON by default when you enter the room.
If none of these time blocks work for you, you may email to set up an appointment.

Please email us with any questions that you have.
-Your Academic Success Center Team!

How will my accomodations translate to an online course?

If you are receiving accomodations through the Office for Disability Services, please call or email them to discuss how those services will be managed for online coursework.

What if I want to drop a course, apply for graduation, or submit another form?

  • You academic advisor will assist you with these processes.
  • Please be sure to visit the important dates and deadlines for the semester--the links are listed above on this webpage.

What happens if I decide to withdraw from a class?

  • Any time a student withdraws from a course after the 4th Friday of the semester, an indication of "W" is put on the student's transcript. A "W" is how the university indicates that a student withdrew from the course, without any indication of why or when. A few "W"s does not carry a negative connotation. "W" = withdrew
  • There are several things that can be impacted by dropping a class. These can include financial aid, scholarships, housing, insurance, and more. Please review these considerations and seek guidance from Buckeye Link or your academic advisor.

When can I schedule for summer and autumn classes?

  • Enrollment for Summer 2020 and Autumn 2020 is now open for all students
  • Please remember that schedules can be edited. Add any classes you are interested in taking and consult with your advisor to see if changes are needed.
  • Students who are unsure of what courses they need to take can run a Degree Audit to find out what courses they still need take. This is also a good idea for students who changing their majors.
  • Advisors also welcome the opportunity to work with a student to develop their schedule for future semesters. Call 740-725-6334 for an appointment.
  • Students who are changing campuses should schedule courses for their desired campus.
  • Students who are applying to selective and competitive majors should work with an advisor to plan a schedule for acceptence to their major. It is helpful to have a 2nd schedule for an alternate major should they not be accepted to their major of choice. Advisors and Career Services support students in identifying a major.
  • Students are able to change their schedules until the end of the first week of the semester.

My Buckeye Link has a hold or lock, what should I do?

Reasons a hold may be placed on your Buckeye Link include, but are not limited to:

  • Your Financial Responsibility Statement is not completed. This online statement form must be completed prior to scheduling courses each semester for all current OSU students. The link to the Financial Responsibility Statement is located in your To-Do-List in your Student Center.
  • Past due financial balance. Check your Statement of Account in Buckeye Link to confirm your status. If you have questions about your statement of account, or any message to you from the Financial Aid Office, call 740-725-6389, or the phone number listed in your Buckeye Link message. (Academic Advisors do not have access to your financial aid information).
  • Your grade point average (GPA) if under a 2.0 (C). When a student has a cumulative academic grade point average under 2.0 a scheduling hold is placed on the student's Buckeye Link.
    • Contact the Academic Advsing Office at 740-725-6334 to discuss your academic situation with your advisor and academic success coach.
    • Contact Financial Aid if you have a financial hold due to your (GPA) - 740-725-6389
  • Missing high school and/or college transcripts from educatoin prior to attending Ohio State will create an account hold.
    • If you are a student completing the admissions process, please contact Marion campus Admissions at 740-725-6242 for assistance.
    • If you are a currently enrolled student who is still missing transcripts, AP, CCP, or other forms of college credit, be sure you have followed these instructions for college credits and then contact the advising office if the credits are still not showing on your Ohio State Academic Record.
  • Hold on your new class schedule. Are you a first semester college student at The Ohio State University and want to adjust your class schedule after you attended orientation? All schedule changes for new students must include conversation with your academic advisor (this includes College Credit Plu s (CPP) students who are in their first semester of post high school college enrollment).

How to I apply for my Associate of Arts degree?

Students who would like to apply for the Associate of Arts Degree should contact the Academic Advising Department at 740-725-6334. Deadlines and earned credit criteria apply. You advisor will assist you with the application process.

How do I apply for Grade Forgiveness?

  • Grade Forgiveness applications are due by the 10th Friday of the autumn and spring semesters. Various deadlines apply for summer semester, contact the advisng office for more details on summer grade forgiveness. 740-725-6334.
  • Students complete an application to use grade forgiveness by visiting the Registrar's Webpage and following the directions for the online application.
  • Grade Forgiveness can only be petitioned for coursework completed at The Ohio State Univeristy -transfer credit from another institution does not qualify.

What is the Grade Forgiveness Policy?
Undergraduate students of any rank may be eligible to repeat up to three courses for grade forgiveness. Students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss eligibility for the policy because some restrictions may apply. The deadline to submit the online application for grade forgiveness is the 10th Friday of autumn and spring semester. Details about Grade Forgiveness can be found here 3335-8-27.1. Electronic forms to apply for grade forgiveness can be found at the Registrar's webpage by clicking students>current>forms>gradeforgiveness

I am waitlisted for a class...what does that mean? What do I do next?

Students who wish to enroll in a course with no open seats available can choose to add their name to the waitlist for a course when they are registering for classes. If a seat opens up in the course or the instructor grants permission to accept additional students, the student may have the opportunity to enter the class from the waitlist. Click here for details on enrolling from a waitlist.

What is Digital Flagship and where do I find help learning to use my iPad for the remainer of spring 2020??

Visit the Digital Flagship and scroll to the bottom of webpage for a listing of virtual drop in appoinments and other information.

Do you have questions about returning an iPad due to withdrawing from classes this semester? Contact Digital Flagship Get Help

Mobile Design Lab services will be interrupted due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Continue to visit the Digital Flagship webpage for updates.

Mobile Design Lab Video

Coding and App Development

Important University Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2020 Calendar. NOTE: This calendar may not have been updated to reflect the extension of springbreak for spring 2020 continue to check the dates, university updates, and class syllabi adjustments.

Marion Campus Class Schedules

Online Transcript Ordering - Transcripts must be ordered by the student online. Transcripts are not available for printing or pick-up at Marion campus. For assistance call 614-292-9330.

Enrollment Verification This link will provide you with options and instructions to generate verification of your enrollment at the university.

Marion Campus major completion programs

Additional Academic Credit Resources:

Visit our Career Services Office for assistance in chooseing a college major and career planning