Policies and Procedures

The Academy Program - Academic Policies

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

  • 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.
  •  Academy students are subject to the rules, regulations, and code of responsibility applicable to all Ohio State students.
    • View the OSU Student Code of Coduct online. 
    • Ohio State defines “academic misconduct” as “Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the university or subvert the educational process.” Learn more
  • 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. 
    • Learn more
  • 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.
    • Students are subject to the Ohio CCP Probation and Dismissal rules.
  • 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
  • Students must meet with an Academy advisor in person each term to schedule classes.
    • CCP students will follow the OSU Priority Scheduling system. CCP students schedule at the same time as Rank 1 (Freshman) students.
    • Information about scheduling classes for future terms will be sent via e-mail.
    • Students cannot schedule classes before the published registration date.
  • 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.
    • 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. 
  • The student’s home school is responsible to track students enrollment and ensure that students do not exceed the CCP maximum credits.
    • CCP students can enroll in 30 college credit hours per academic year.
    • CCP students can enroll in 120 college credit hours before high school graduation.
    • Students who exceed these limits will be required to pay the regular cost of tuition forcourse above these limits.
  • CCP students may access University support services.
    • The Student Life Disability Services Office  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.
  • Academy students are not be eligible to participate in the following: 
    • Fraternities and Sororities
    • OSU varsity sports
    • Marching Band
  • CCP students have a two week grace period for enrollment in OSU courses.
    • Deadlines for withdrawing without penalty will be communicated at Orientation, advising appointments, and by email
    • Students who drop a course after the no-penalty deadline or who fail a course are liable for the costs of the course.
    • Parents/guardians may be asked to repay all costs (tuition, books, etc.) directly to the student’s school district.
  • 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.
    • If a student wishes to use an OSU course to meet a high school graduation requirement, they must confirm the course with the school district.
  • Admission to the OSU Academy/College Credit Plus Program does not guarantee admission to the Columbus Campus of Ohio State after high school graduation.
    • Students must apply by appropriate deadlines to be considered for admission.
    • 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.