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Chemistry Tutoring Policies

1) Cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance via sign-up genius or an email to Kelly Speirs (speirs.10). Failure to cancel a session 24 hours in advance will result in a “no-show.” Multiple cancellations will result in termination of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the semester.
2) No Shows:  Participants are expected to attend all scheduled tutoring sessions and attend on time. Failure to attend a session, arriving 15 minutes late, or cancelling less than 24 hours in advance will result in a “no-show.” 3 no-shows during the semester will result in termination of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the semester. You will receive an email when a no-show has been issued.
3) Students must sign in and out for each session on the Sign-in Sheet provided by the tutor. It should reflect the exact start and end times of the tutoring session. 
4) Students must prepare in advance for every session with questions and/or problems to work on with the tutor. Participants are also expected to bring all necessary materials for a successful session including writing utensils, textbooks, course notes, and syllabi. 

5) All tutoring session attendees will refrain from using cell phones during the session.

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.

Academic Standing

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.