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Grading Modes  |  Readmission  |  Repeat Policies  |  Active Duty

Grading Modes

All coursework is graded in the normal grading mode unless otherwise indicated in the course description (e.g., HSPS 000, graded S/U) or in text preceeding the courses (e.g., 'All AHPE courses graded S/U).

Audit

A student can audit selected courses with the approval of the department in which the course is offered. Activity, studio and laboratory courses cannot be audited. To audit means that the student cannot participate in class laboratories or examinations. An automatic grade of AU is recorded and does not impact GPA calculation. Audit must be declared in the first week of the semester.

S/U

In courses graded S/U, the grade of S is equivalent to a C or better.

S/U Option

Students in the College of Arts & Science

  • Must be SO, JR or SR status
  • Cannot count course towards a major, minor, concentration or option
  • Cannot be a 100-level course

Students in the College of Business Administration

  • Must be full-time SO, JR, SR or PG status
  • Cannot choose any course in the College of Business Administration.
  • Cannot choose a 100-level general-education course, including mathematics and speech-communication courses
  • Cannot choose a cognate course

Decision on S/U option can be made or changed only in the first two weeks of the semester.

Readmission

A student who has not been enrolled at ONU for one or more regular terms is expected to apply for readmission by the dates specified in the calendar.

A student who has attended another institution during a regular term, without prior approval, will be considered for admission as a transfer student.

Applications for readmission are reviewed for approval by the appropriate academic dean, the vice president for student affairs and the controller.

A student who has not been enrolled at ONU for one academic year or longer will, upon reentry, be under the graduation requirements as specified in the catalog issued in the year of reentry.

See the University Catalog for further details.

Repeat Policies

Coursework cannot be counted twice towards hours required for graduation unless the course repeatability is specifically indicated in the course description.

All grades remain on the student's official academic record and transcript.

Only the coursework taken at Ohio Northern University is used in calculation of grade point average.

In the undergraduate colleges, except as specifically noted by the College of Pharmacy, if a student repeats a course, except those that may be repeated for credit, only the last grade earned is used in calculating the student's grade point average and applied toward graduation requirements.

For courses that may be repeated for credit, the student is responsible for knowing the total maximum credit allowed in courses that may be repeated for credit.

For example:

  • "MRKT 4961: Can be repeated as the topic varies." This indicates that there is no limit in counting the credit towards graduation so long as each time the topic is different from all previous enrollmnets.
  • "ART 2651: May be repeated 2 times."
  • "ATTR 4401: This course may be repeated 2 times.  This couse is repeatable for a total of 2 hours."

Military Called to Active Duty

ONU Faculty Handbook

3.30     Students Drafted or Called into Reserves (9/03) (8/2011) 

  1. If the government of the United States drafts a student or the government of the United States or the governor of one of the several states calls a student to military duty or training during an academic semester, the University shall fully refund the tuition and academic fees that the student has paid to the University for that semester.  The University shall refund University housing charges and University meal plan charges for that semester on a pro rata basis from the day that the student departs campus for military service or training.  The University shall refund any financial aid paid toward the aforementioned expenses to the source of the financial aid.  The University shall issue no refunds to a student who has earned academic credit for the semester.
  2. If the government of the United States drafts a student or the government of the United States or the governor of one of the several states calls a student to military duty or training during a future semester in which the student has preregistered, the student must determine whether the anticipated date of service or training will allow the student to attend classes in the subsequent term.  If the student chooses to withdraw from the courses in which he or she has preregistered before the semester begins, the University shall refund all charges in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1.  If a student chooses to begin the semester and later must withdraw from classes while the semester is in session to perform military duty or training, the University shall refund all changes in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1.
  3. If the government of the United States or the governor of one of the several states calls a student to military duty in response to a public emergency, natural disaster, or war, and the student is unable to meet with an officer of the University in person before he or she must report for duty, the student may request by postal mail or electronic mail that an officer of the University complete the forms necessary to withdraw the student from classes and perform the financial actions established in paragraph 1.
  4. If, after the tenth week of a semester, the government of the United States drafts a student or the government of the United States or the governor of one of the several states calls a student to military duty or training, the student may, at the discretion of the dean of the college or colleges that offer the courses in which the student is enrolled during that semester, make arrangements to take the final examinations or otherwise complete the requirements of the courses in which the student is enrolled during that semester.
  5. The student must provide original military duty or training orders to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid for the provisions of Section 3.30 to take effect.
If the military training or duty orders are served to the student in advance, the student should make contact with each of the following ONU Offices/Personnel:

1. Dean of the Student's College

  • Discuss plans upon return including re-registration.
  • Discuss timetable for communication
  • Initiate processing of a Withdrawal from the university form

2. Financial Aid Office

  • Students are not required to make student loan payments while deployed.
  • Lenders must postpone the student loan payments of these borrowers.
  • Students who have not begun the repayment period on their loans continue to receive the benefit of a grace period (generally six months) before repaying their loans.
  • Students must be given a reasonable period of time to resume school before lenders request student loan payments.
  • A lender may grant a discretionary, administrative forbearance for up to three months to students who are affected by the military mobilization.
  • If a borrower is in default on a loan, the lender must cease all collection activities for the expected period of the borrower's military service.

3. Controller's Office

  • Process form to withdraw from the University.
  • Discuss refund application.
  • Discuss Loan Deferment.
  • ​Discuss account activity.

4. Student Affairs/Residence Life (If applicable)

  • Discuss housing needs, if any, upon return to ONU.

5. Registrar's Office

  • Discuss plans for return
  • Discuss transcript notation as to reason for withdrawal "Called to Active Duty US NAVY 20-Mar-2003".
  • Process the student's form to withdraw from the university.
  • A copy of the call-up orders will be made for inclusion in the student's file.

6. Admissions

  • The student could complete an Application for Re-admission (1 page), and leave it with his/her college dean prior to leaving campus. OR
  • Two weeks prior to the start of the next term of enrollment the student should contact the Admissions Office, obtain and complete an Application for Re-admission (1 page), and return it to the Admissions Office. OR
  • Two weeks prior to the start of the next term of enrollment the student could contact his/her college dean and have an Application for Re-admission (1 page), completed by the deans office and sent to the Admission's Office.

More Information about Military Duty/Veterans Information can be found on the ONU Veteran's pages.

Registrar's Office

Melanie Hough

419-772-2024
Fax: 419-772-2627
registrar@onu.edu
Lehr Memorial Building Room 106
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed