Students in the College of Arts & Sciences are assigned to a faculty member in the student’s declared major to serve as an academic advisor. Students are required to meet with the academic advisor each semester to discuss course selections and address concerns. General Studies and General Science students are advised by a member of the Office of the Dean until the major is declared. The Application for Graduation should be completed one semester before the expected graduation date.
The College of Arts & Sciences provides small group tutoring sessions for select courses. Tutoring sessions are open to all undergraduate students, regardless of major. Tutors are upperclassmen that have been recommended by the department chairperson. Under special circumstance, one-on-one tutoring is available upon request.
COLLEGE TRANSITION PROGRAM
The College Transition Program (CTP) is a year-long program for incoming College of Arts and Sciences students who meet selected criteria. Extra assistance and support is given to these students throughout their first year to assist them in successfully transitioning to college level coursework. The goal of the program is to give students who may struggle with the adjustment to college the extra assistance and resources they need to succeed at Ohio Northern University and graduate with a degree.
By meeting individually with students, recommending specialized courses, monitoring academic progress, and providing access to the variety of services offered throughout the University, the CTP partners with students as they work to become academically successful at Ohio Northern University.
When students have questions, concerns or problems, the CTP should be their first step towards getting answers.
WHAT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
Prior to Classes Starting
- The CTP Coordinator places students in specialized classes designed to assist with academic success in college and in appropriate major and general education courses.
- The CTP Coordinator contacts students for an initial meeting to occur during the first 3 weeks of the term.
During the Academic Year
At the first meeting, the Coordinator…
- Reviews the purpose of the CTP
- Reviews the student’s schedule
- Introduces University resources
- Discusses tips for student success
- Reviews use of an academic planner
- Addresses any questions or concerns the student may have
- Schedules follow-up meetings
At the bi-weekly meetings throughout the year, the Coordinator and student…
- Review the student’s academic progress and success, as reported by the student and the student’s professors
- Address any academic concerns
- Discuss helpful campus services and study skills techniques
During registration periods, CTP students receive guidance with course selection.
- Each CTP student should enroll as a full time student with a complete course load.
- Each CTP student has an academic adviser in his or her major department who will assist with course selection.
- The CTP Coordinator reviews student schedules and addresses any concerns.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS, RESOURCES, AND COURSES FOR CTP STUDENTS
- The trained peer tutors of The Writing Center aid students in developing writing skills by working with them one-on-one.
- Free tutoring is provided for select courses through the College of Arts and Sciences.
- An Introduction to College Writing course (AASG 0991) is required for students with an English ACT score of 16 or below (SAT verbal score below 410).
- An Introduction to College Reading course (AASG 0971) is required for students enrolled in AASG 0991 and for students with a Reading ACT score of 18 or below.
- A Study Skills course (AASG 0961) is required of all students admitted into the College Transition Program.
Michelle Falke is the College Transition Program Coordinator. She joined Ohio Northern University in 2016 as assistant to the dean for special programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science Education degree from the University of Dayton. Michelle can be reached at email@example.com.