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 using CarmenZoom 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.

Listing of advisors, majors advised, OSU email addresses.

Current and incoming students for autumn 2020, please continue to check your OSU email account each day for updated information from the University. Please review your class schedule prior to classes starting to be sure you know your class delivery format.

Many students will be completing their classes in an online or hybrid format this fall. What does that mean? Here is a chart to help you now the terms you will find when you read how to connect with your class and course professor:

Counseling and Wellness services are available at no cost through the University at large and the Marion Campus Counseling and Wellness Office

Below are commonly asked questions and links

What can I do if I have a concern about a course content or delivery style?

  • We encourage you to contact your instructor directly through the email address listed on your class syllabus or found on this directory, or use the "find people" search tool. Your instructor has designed your course and can provide the best information.

Is tutoring available?

VIRTURAL TUTORING and other ways to connect with our Academic Success Center

Please visit the Academic Success Center for details on tutoring services for autumn 2020

The Marion Academic Success Center

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.

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. This includes services for students who may have a temporary need of services due to issues related to COVID-19.

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

  • You academic advisor will assist you with these processes becasue deadlines apply to make changes to your schedule. Please be sure to contact the Academic Advising Office directly or your advisor (contact information above) as soon as you know there is a need for a schedule change or graduation questions.
  • Please visit the important dates and deadlines for the semester.
  • There are several things that can be impacted by dropping a class. These can include financial aid, scholarships, housing, insurance, and more.You should also consult with the Financial Aid Office due to tutition adjustments that may apply with schedule changes.

What happens to my grades 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.
  • Withdrawing from a course before the fourth Friday of the semester does not generate a "W" on your transcript.
  • No matter when you drop a class there are several things that can be impacted by dropping a class. These can include financial aid, scholarships, housing, insurance, and more.You should also consult with the Financial Aid Office due to tutition adjustments that may apply with schedule changes.

When can I schedule for autumn 2020 and sprping 2021 classes?

  • Enrollment for Autumn 2020 is now open for all students.
  • Enrollment for Spring 2021 will not open until later in autumn semester.
    • Marion Campus Class Schedules (note, schedules can change. Please revisit your planned schedule to confirm the status of the cousre. Consult with your advisor when planning a schedule).
  • Students who are unsure of what courses they need to take can run a Degree Audit to find out what courses are required for degree completion. This is also a good idea for students who may be planning to change their majors in order to see their .
  • 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 consult with their advisor about the campus change process and 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 you not be accepted to your major of choice. Advisors and Career Services support students in identifying a major.
  • Students are able to change their schedules through their Buckeyelink until the end of the first week of the semester.

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

Always read the information about the hold or lock and use the phone number or email address listed as a point of contact to help with resolving the issue. An example of what you may see when checking your To-Do-List in Buckeyelink:

Some common 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) isunder a 2.0 (C average). 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 grade point average being under a 2.0. finanical aid probation or cancellation can be applied to your account when under a 2.0 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 earned before or after high school graduation, be sure you have followed these instructions for college credits. 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??

Digital Flagship is the program that distrbutes and supports your iPad and technology questions while you are a student at Ohio State University. Visit the Digital Flagship webpage and for a listing of virtual drop in appoinments and other resources.

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 Autumn 2020 Calendar. NOTE: This calendar may be updated at any time to reflect needed changes related to COVID-19

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