Terminology

 

STUDY LOAD
A normal study load for Fall and Spring semesters is 12 to 18 semester hours. A normal study load for Summer is 12-15 hours.

FULL-TIME STUDENT
A student registered for twelve (12) or more credit hours, including Summer term. (The same criteria apply to students receiving veteran's benefits, federal financial aid programs, and/or athletic eligibility.)

PART-TIME STUDENT
Any student registered for less than twelve (12) credit hours.

OVERLOAD
An overload is defined as 19-21 credit hours for Fall and Spring Semesters and as 16-18 credit hours for Summer semester. Students must be in good academic standing to request permission to enroll in an overload. Written approval from the appropriate College Dean granting permission to take an overload must be presented to the Registrar by the student when registering for the overload.

DAY CLASSES
Monday through Friday classes, starting times between 8:00 a.m. and 4:59 p.m., course sections numbered 01-39. Restricted to off -campus course enrollment are sections 40-49.

EVENING CLASSES
Monday through Friday classes, starting times of 5:00 p.m. or later, course sections numbered 50-69.

WEEKEND CLASSES
Saturday classes, course sections 70-79.

CSU-WEST EVENING
Monday through Friday classes, starting times of 5:00 p.m. or later, course sections numbered 90-99.

CSU-WEST WEEKEND
Saturday classes, course sections numbered 80-89.

DAY STUDENT
Student with nine or more credit hours defined as day classes.

EVENING STUDENT
Student with nine or more credit hours defined as evening classes.

CSU-WEST STUDENT
Student with half or more credit hours defined as CSU-West Evening or CSU-West Weekend.

TRANSIENT STUDENT
Students, in good academic standing (minimum gpa requirement is 2.00), may request transient status to attend another college during the summer. Credits earned with a grade of "C" or better will be accepted as transfer credit. Students admitted to another institution as a transient will not be charged an admission fee.

HOURS ATTEMPTED
Total hours for courses in which student earned a grade of A, B, C, D, F, U, S, CR, NC, W, Z, I, or P.

HOURS EARNED
Total hours for courses in which student earned a grade of A, B, C, D, S, CR, or P.

QUALITY HOURS
Total hours for courses in which student earned a grade of A, B, C, D, F or Z. Quality hours are used to calculate grade point average. A minimum of 124 quality hours with grades A, B, C, or D is required for graduation.

REPEATED COURSE
The first grade will be excluded from calculating the cumulative gpa, but all subsequent grades will be included in calculating the gpa. Excluded courses cannot be used toward graduation requirements.

REPEATABLE COURSES
"Repeatable Courses," as indicated in the University Catalog course descriptions, may be taken as many times as desired. Each grade is included in the calculation of the cumulative gpa and quality hours will be counted toward graduation requirements as appropriate.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
GRADE CHANGES: Grade changes may be made up to two years after a course has been completed, except "I" grades which must be changed by the deadline established in the subsequent semester.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Degree requirements must be completed within eight years. Students who take longer than eight years to complete a degree are subject to subsequent changes in degree requirements.

STUDENT CLASSIFICATION

Refers to a student’s grade level.

FRESHMAN:

A student who has earned 30 credit hours or less.

SOPHOMORE:

A student who has earned between 31 and 60 hours.

JUNIOR:

A student who has earned between 61 and 90 hours.

SENIOR:

A student who has earned 91 or more hours.


DEAN'S LIST
Semester recognition for full-time students earning grade point averages of 3.20 or above.

HONORS CONVOCATION
Full-time students (12 or more hours per semester) with grades of A, B, or C are eligible, grades of D, F or Z makes the student ineligible for Honors at Convocation. Withdrawals which result in fewer than 12 quality hours per semester make the student ineligible for Honors at Convocation.

Transfer students are eligible for Honors if they have earned at least 50 semester hours at CSU and their transfer credits meet the required honor's standards above.

COLLEGE HONORS
Awarded at Honors Convocation to students with cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to 4.00.

CLASS HONORS
Awarded at Honors Convocation to students with cumulative grade point average of 3.20-3.49.

GOLD CORD HONORS
Awarded to graduating seniors at Honors Convocation with 3.50-4.00 cumulative gpa (grade of D or F makes the student ineligible).

CUM LAUDE
Honor awarded at Commencement to graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20-3.59.

MAGNA CUM LAUDE
Honor awarded at Commencement to graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.60-3.79.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE
Honor awarded at commencement to graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.80-4.00.

GOOD STANDING
Student with grade point average above the required minimums.

PLACED ON PROBATION
Student with grade point average below the required minimums.

CONTINUED ON PROBATION
Students with a semester grade point average of 2.00 but whose cumulative grade point average is less than the required minimums. Students with more than 60 quality hours and gpa less than 2.00, students with between 41-60 quality hours and gpa less than 1.9, students with between 21-40 quality hours and gpa less than 1.8, students with between 1-20 quality hours and gpa less than 1.7.

ACADEMICALLY SUSPENDED
Students with a semester grade point average of less than 2.00 and cumulative grade point average less than the required minimum will be "Academically Suspended," after being placed on Probation.  Students granted Re-Admission to the University, are Re-Admitted on Probation with the requirement that they must maintain a 2.00 semester gpa or better until their cumulative gpa meets the required minimum or they will be "Academically Suspended" again.

"I" GRADE
Incomplete grades assigned by instructor (Fall 1989 through 1990 this grade was also assigned to students with outstanding account balances due). This grade can be removed six weeks after the beginning of the next semester ("I" grades received in Spring and/or Summer must be made up by the sixth week of the next semester of attendance up to one year.Once an "I" grade has been changed to an "F", grade, no further changes are permitted.

FINANCIAL POLICIES AND NOTES

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE OF CASH MANAGEMENT
Valid Central State University Student ID required for all Cash Management transactions.
All registrations must be certified each semester by the Office of Cash Management before the Student ID can be validated.
All incomplete registrations must be cancelled by the student before the end of the 100 percent refund period to avoid charges for the semester.

FEES & EXPENSES
Fees for enrollment in classes at Central State University are established by the CSU Board of Trustees and are subject to change or adjustment at any time as conditions or circumstances make changes necessary.
Fees are assessed on the basis of enrollment status (full-time or part-time) and on the basis of residency (Ohio resident or out-of-state). A set fee is charged for Ohio-resident, full-time students and covers the Instructional Fee, General Fee, Athletic Fee, Student Union Fee, Yearbook Fee (Fall, Winter & Spring only), and Health Services Fee and Insurance. A Non-resident Surcharge is assessed for full-time students who are not residents of the State of Ohio as defined by law and policy. The fees for full-time students are assessed for students enrolled for 12 to 18 credit hours. Overload Fees are assessed per credit hour for students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours per semester.

PAYMENT OF FEES
Central State University does not accept personal checks for the payment of fees and room deposits. Amounts due may be paid by cash, certified check, bank cashiers check, money order, travelers check, Visa, Discover Card, or Master Card.

DEFERRED FEE PAYMENT PLAN. Qualified students for the Deferred Fee Payment Plan will be assessed a fee in the amount of seventy-five dollars ($75.00), if there is a balance at the conclusion of registration. Also, interest equal to five percent (5%) will be assessed to any unpaid amount sixty (60) days following registration. Thereafter, interest of two percent (2%) will be assessed monthly to any unpaid balance.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE. A Late Registration Fees will be assessed for registrations occurring during the Late Registration Period. Normally, the Late Registration Period begins on the 1st day of classes for the term. The dates for the Late Registration Period are published in the Academic Calendar.