Policies and Procedures

The Academy Program - Academic Policies

Students in the Ohio State Academy Program are subject to the following academic policies:

  1. Academy students are subject to the same grading standards as all other Ohio State students.  Grades are recorded on a permanent transcript. Courses are at the collegiate level and will be more demanding than high school courses in pace and content. Courses may include adult content; faculty are not asked to revise this content for younger students in the classroom.
  2.  Academy students are subject to the rules, regulations, and code of responsibility applicable to all Ohio State students. http://studentconduct.osu.edu.  The student code addresses issues such as Academic Misconduct. Ohio State defines “academic misconduct” as “Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the university or subvert the educational process.” https://oaa.osu.edu/academic-integrity-and-misconduct
  3. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) policy is different for college students than for students in the K-12 system.  In college, all records belong to the students only.  Students are responsible for communicating with OSU faculty and staff for information on courses and grades. https://studentprivacy.ed.gov
  4. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing. Students who earn less than a 2.0 any term will be put on probation and must meet with an Academy advisor prior to scheduling for future terms.
  5. Students must activate an Ohio State e-mail account when enrolling in the Academy program. OSU e-mail is the official means of communication between students and the university. Grades will be available on-line at http://buckeyelink.osu.edu.  Information about scheduling classes for future terms will be sent via e-mail.
  6. Students must meet with an Academy advisor in person each term to schedule classes. Students cannot schedule classes before the published registration date.
  7. Since Ohio State is on the semester system, the university academic calendar may not correspond with the high school calendar. Students are responsible for attending classes during the OSU term.
  8. Monitoring student attendance rests with the student’s home school district. Academy students will be treated like all other university students with regard to attendance. 
  9. The student’s home school is responsible to verify that each student is not taking more than 30 college credit hours per academic year and not more than 120 college credit hours before high school graduation. Students who exceed these limits will be required to pay the regular cost of tuition for additional courses
  10. University support services necessary for students to complete course work successfully in the university are available to Academy students.  The Office of Disability Services (https://slds.osu.edu/) provides services to students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students will receive notification of other services available when they attend Orientation.
  11. Academy students are not be eligible to participate in varsity sports, social fraternities and sororities, and are not eligible for tickets to athletic events.
  12. If a College Credit Plus student officially withdraws or is withdrawn from a course prior to completion or fails to pass a course, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be responsible for all costs (tuition, books, etc.).  These costs will be due to the student’s home school district.
  13. The student’s home school is responsible for monitoring a student’s progress towards high school graduation. If a student withdraws from an OSU course, he or she is responsible for informing the school of the withdrawal.
  14. Students who attend Ohio State after high school graduation will have the grades and credit received in the Academy included in their Ohio State grade point average.