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Forms and Documents
The following documents will help you as you move forward in your academic journey. Checklists and sample plans have been created to assist with your ongoing degree audit and meetings with your academic advisor.
Requirements for completing an undergraduate student research project and graduation with distinction include:
- Students begin their project by submitting the BSPS Graduation with Distinction Initiation Form to their academic advisor for approval by the BSPS Program Committee
- Students must participate in research for at least two semesters with an average commitment of two to three credit hours of PHR 4998
- Students must present their work at an Undergraduate Research Forum
- Students must complete a written document (10 to 15 pages in length) describing the research they conducted
- Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
A variety of project activities are acceptable provided the activity falls within the life sciences or healthcare field. Projects may be completed under the direction of mentors outside of the College of Pharmacy. In this situation, students should register for research hours in the mentor’s department.
The deadline to submit your graduation application is the 10th Friday of the term you intend to graduate. However, we recommend that students submit their graduation application one year prior to when they intend to graduate.
NOTE: Any student who misses the deadline must speak with their academic advisor to discuss the late add protocol.
At the end of each term, academic performance will be reviewed by the Program Director of Undergraduate Studies to ensure that each student is making satisfactory academic progress and meeting college and university standards.
If at the end of their first semester of enrollment a student has earned a GPA below 2.0, they will be placed on academic warning. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0 the following term. If the student is unable to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0, they will be placed on academic or special action probation.
If at any time the preparation, progress, or success of a student is determined to be unsatisfactory, the college shall be empowered to place the student on special action academic probation. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to meet the terms of their special action probation as determined by the BSPS Committee.
Any student (not in their first term at the university) with a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to meet the following terms:
- Raise cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above, or earn term GPA of 2.3 or above
- No E or EN grades are permitted
- A grade of Incomplete is permitted by petition only
- May not be enrolled in more than 12 credit hours
- Complete academic success workshop with academic advisor
When a student is placed on academic warning, academic probation or special action probation their student account will be locked (no enrollment activity) until they complete an academic success workshop with an academic advisor. In this workshop students and their advisor will discuss strengths and challenges/barriers to academic success and appropriate support resources, create goals for the upcoming semester and set follow-up meetings to discuss progress. Once this workshop has been completed, the lock will be removed from the student’s account.
If a student is on probation for two consecutive terms and does not meet the terms of their probation, the BSPS Program Committee has the option to either Program Dismiss the student from the BSPS program or Academically Dismiss from The Ohio State University. If a student is dismissed, they will receive a letter notifying them of their dismissal.
Students may petition for reinstatement no-earlier than two semester from the date of their dismissal. Any student who may be reinstated by the College of Pharmacy shall be subject to special requirements as determined appropriate by the BSPS Committee. If the performance record of any reinstated student does not meet the conditions of probation specified at the time of reinstatement, then the College of Pharmacy shall determine whether the student is to be dismissed or continue on probation.