Frequently Asked Questions

 

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How do I get my official university transcripts?

Official transcripts can be ordered from the University Registrar 

I would like to take a course at another institution, but need it to graduate

Consult with a College Academic Counselor to ensure the course will meet degree requirements. You will need to make arrangements to send your transcript to Ohio State upon completion. Notify cfaes-academics@osu.edu of any expected transfer credit in the term of your graduation for specific instructions. SENR students

Commencement and Rehearsal

When and where is commencement?

Commencement dates and venue information is posted on the University's Commencement website. You will receive emailed updates from CFAES regarding Commencement arrangements, rehearsal, and other events.

How do i get my cap, gown, and tassel?

Caps, gowns, and your maize tassel can be purchased at the Ohio State Bookstore. Undergraduate students wear a basic black gown and cap. 

what is the tassel color?

For majors in FAES, the tassel is Maize (a bright shade of yellow). For students in SENR, the tassel is blue-green.

i don't want to attend commencement

Complete the Commencement Excusal Form and submit it to CFAES Academic Affairs. The form notifies us of your absence and how you would like to receive your diploma. SENR students

i cannot attend rehearsal, can i still participate in commencement?

Rehearsal is important, but if you cannot attend you are still permitted to participate in Commencement. However, please contact CFAES Academic Affairs if you will be unable to attend rehearsal. SENR students

how do i get tickets to commencement?

Students participating in graduation do not need tickets for themeslves for Commencement. Depending on the term and venue, tickets may or may not be required for your family and guests. Information on tickets can be found at the University's Commencement website.

Honors

do i have to apply for latin honors?

Latin Honors (Cum Laude, etc.) are awarded based on hours of completion and cumulative GPA. They are automatically determined; students do not need to apply. View the requirements for Latin Honors.

how do i graduate with honors research distinction from cfaes?

View the requirements for Honors Research Distinction.

how do i graduate with research distinction?

View the requirements for Research Distinction

how do i recieve an honors cord to wear at commencement?

Should students meet the qualifications for Latin Honors, Honors Research Distinction, or Research Distinction, they will receive a scarlet & gray honors cord to wear at Commencement. A single cord is provided for any and all honors earned. CFAES staff will provide cords at an Honors luncheon or event (if held), or they will be distributed during Commencement line-up.

Graduation Application

When do I need to have my application for graduation submitted?

Submission guidelines are listed on the Application to Graduate page. While applications are accepted after these dates, you will miss out on the benefits of a timely application. No applications are accepted after the 10th week of the graduating term.

WHERE IS THE GRADUATION APPLICATION?

CFAES Undergraduates should click here to complete the online application. SENR students

WHAT IF MY COURSE PLANS CHANGE? 

Email CFAES-academics@osu.edu

HOW WILL I KNOW I AM APPROVED TO GRADUATE?

After your graduation application is sumbitted, it will be reviewed within 3-4 weeks of submission. You will receive an email notification of approval and/or outlining any outstanding issues that will need to be addressed. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?

A recently-prepared degree audit for the appropriate curriculum and your course plan for all semesters leading up to your graduating term.