Online Advising and Academic Support
Academic resources for online students
As an online student, you are not in this alone! Central State has many resources to support you through your academic journey.
Team Marauder Online Student Advising Information Center (MOSAIC) is here to serve, assist, retain, and graduate Central State University online degree-seeking and certificate-seeking students with advisement, registration, advocacy, and customer service.
Learn more about how to acquire physical or digital textbooks and course materials.
Central State University's Undergraduate Student Success Center (USSC) provides academic advising and student support services. USSC's services are accessible to all students but are notably geared toward assisting first-year students. After earning 30 credit hours, students transition to faculty advising through the departments of their majors, providing them with the resources necessary to progress on their academic journeys. Its organizational units are designed to assist students in developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, and other students to foster a strong academic and co-curricular foundation at the University and provide programs for students to acquire the skills, habits, and attitudes necessary to achieve academic success.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) aims to help students persist through their unique challenges to graduate from college. TRIO, one of eight federal TRIO programs, is authorized by the Higher Education Act to help college students succeed in higher education. The program’s design is structured for students from first-generation, low-income families and those with disabilities who have not had the academic opportunities of other college peers. As such, SSS provides participants (freshmen through seniors) with a comprehensive, researched-based framework with measurable objectives, intentionally aligned with the University’s mission and strategic goals.
Central State University is committed to providing equal access to its programs, courses, activities, events, and services. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Central State will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.
The OAEA supports students with temporary and permanent visible or invisible disabilities that may include but are not limited to learning; ADD/ADHD; autism spectrum disorder; physical; visual; mental health; deaf or hard of hearing; speech; chronic health conditions; and asthma and allergies.
From the Office of the Registrar's page, you can access:
- Academic calendars
- Academic programs
- Attendance policy — participation in class for financial aid
- Course catalogs
- Document links and forms
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Final exam schedule
- Official transcript request
- Schedule of classes and course information
- Transfer credit
- Veteran's Benefit Services
The Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library contains the University's library collections of more than 300,000 volumes, over 847,163 pieces of microfiche and microfilm, 66 print current periodical titles, 30,000 bound volumes of periodicals, and collections of phonograph records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, and film. eBooks account for over 100,000 and eJournals over 64,000.
The Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library is committed to the academic success of our students and faculty, and will do everything to support your research needs remotely. Librarians are available to assist by email (Reference Desk) or by phone (937-376-6106).
Accessing electronic resources from off-campus
Most electronic resources, especially the research databases, eBooks, and streaming video content to which the library subscribes, are governed by license agreements that restrict access to current Central State University students, faculty, and staff when accessed from off-campus. Remote access to these resources requires authentication using your name and Central State 14-digit barcode number assigned by the library. Please contact the library for assistance if you do not have a barcode number.
Central State University Counseling Services has your back, offering extraordinary mental health services, including culturally competent one-on-one counseling, stress management workshops, suicide prevention training, a relaxation room with massage chairs, a study resource room, a music room complete with a guitar and drumset, and more.