Faculty Advising Resources

Registrar - Important Dates Includes important dates for current term/semester and a comprehensive calendar of important dates (add, drop, fees due, campus closures, etc.).
CFAES - Important Dates Quick Reference Guide Includes important dates regarding adding a class, dropping a class, when students will be dropped for non-payment, and the deadline for submitting the online Grade Forgiveness Form.
Registrar - Academic Calendar Lists calendar dates for current semester/term, as well as future semesters.
Buckeye Link – Academic Center Comprehensive resource for students, faculty and staff, including important dates, access to Academic Advising information, scheduling information, important documents, policies, and forms, including FERPA and university policies and procedures.

CFAES - Forms


*Link to Registrar Forms (staff only)

Major-Minor Declaration Form *Student should also call (614) 292-6891 and set up a meeting with Paul or Ben

Petition for Change in Major Requirements

Petition for Change in Minor Requirements

Petition for Retroactive Action - add/drop

Declare a Major or Minor Students requesting to declare or change their major and/or minor should contact Paul Heimberger or Ben Carignan in the College Office (614) 292-6891. 
Degree Audit Information (Registrar) Includes information for faculty/staff and students on how to run a degree audit, a ‘what if degree audit, a transfer credit report, and FAQs. If you have questions, please contact Paul HeimbergerBen Carignan or Lynn Mande in the College Office (614) 292-6891.
Final Exam Schedules (Registrar)

Lists the university’s official final exam schedule.


Grades Information on grades and points per credit hour. 
Grade Calculations Step by step instructions to assist students in calculating a 'what-if' GPA.
Grade Forgiveness All petitions to use the Grade Forgiveness Rule must be approved by the College Office. Please contact Paul Heimberger or Ben Carignan in the College Office (614) 292-6891. Additional information regarding the Grade Forgiveness Policy can be found here.
Graduation Application Information on dates and deadlines, what needs to be done prior to graduation, and a link to the graduation application. 
Leave of Absence Questions Contact Paul Heimberger or Ben Carignan in the College Office (614) 292-6891.

Additional Resources

Ohio State’s Office of Undergraduate Education Advisor Training Program – Resources and useful technology tips and tools for advisors.

Concept and Core Values of Academic Advising (as outlined by NACADA) – Resource for recent articles from the academic advising global community.