In August 2011, Ohio Northern University’s academic calendar will switch from quarters to semesters. The University’s administration and faculty believe this change will improve ONU’s already excellent programs of instruction and provide our student with even greater learning opportunities. Yet, we realize that the transition to semesters raises questions for our students and their parents. I want to assure you therefore that Ohio Northern is working to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Students currently enrolled under the quarter system will continue to work toward graduation requirements using course substitutions and waivers as necessary. Every student will have an individualized transition advising plan to ensure that all students who are on track to graduate by a specific date in the quarter system will still be able to do so on the semester system. That is, the switch to semesters should not impede a student’s progress toward his or her expected graduation date. As always, the student must maintain his or her course load, meet grade requirements, meet agreed goals and satisfy graduation requirements.