Graduate student resources
Links to important information for graduate students.
Autumn 2020 enrollment instructions for MATSCEN and WELDENG graduate students.
Please be properly enrolled by Friday, July 31, 2020.
Enrollment & Add/Drop deadlines
General points in a term by which a student may make changes to enrollment (see more detail at Registrar link below).
Registrar Registration and Fees
Links to enrollment deadlines for specific terms including late fee assessment dates.
Late Add Petition (PDF)
Process to add a course after the 2nd Friday of the term (note that a late addition fee will be assessed).
Reactivation of enrollment access
For students who have been accepted into an MSE or WE graduate degree track. Students who have not enrolled for a term or more may find their account has been made inactive. Use the link above to reactivate.
SP20 PA/NP grading option
The university has put in place for SP20 an alternate grading option for students taking letter-graded (A, B, C, D, E) courses. Students may chose to receive a grade of "Pass" or "Non-Pass" (PA/NP) instead of a letter grade. Please follow the appropriate link below.
Transfer Credit Procedures
MSE-WE Transfer Credit Procedures--Students who have earned graduate credit at other institutions may request to apply those courses toward some portion of the MSE or WE degree requirements.
Also used to transfer OSU graduate credit earned in another OSU graduate program (ex., Graduate Non-Degree GND credit, etc.) toward MSE or WE degree requirements.
Instructional Assistant (IA) and GTA service
An expectation of our students is the ability to teach what they have learned and to be able to critically judge the technical communications and ideas of others. Service as an Instructional Assistant provides students with opportunities to meet this important objective while assisting the undergraduate academic program. Qualifying students may add to their current funding by taking on a paid Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), details at the link above.
MSE / WE Petition Form
From time to time a student's situation--be it academic, funding, etc.--will require a deviation from the rules established by the Graduate Studies Committee in the student's degree program. To this end, a form has been developed to petition the student's Graduate Studies Committee.
The student is to complete the form at the link below, providing a justification for the requested change in policy or procedure. Please have available the policy or procedure that is being petitioned (the form will ask for this). The student will have the opportunity to attach supporting documents to this form, if needed. The petition is received by the MSE-WE Graduate Studies Coordinator (Mark Cooper), who will review and route the petition.
Graduation process--includes minimum enrollment requirements, Commencement link, and more.
OUAB Grad & Prof Student Activities--The Graduate and Professional student committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board designs and executes over 200 programs--from discounted concert tickets and trivia nights to career skills and family events--to enhance the graduate and professional student experience.
As an OSU student you have access to the many research assets available through the university library system. The OSU Libraries subscribe to a number of journals and search services, all of which are available to you as a student.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) can provide more information regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment.
Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF)