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Advising Updates

2021-04-02

Dear CSD undergraduate students,

I have two advising updates to share with you.

  1. Academic Advising
    1. Although it is not necessary for you to meet with your advisor for course registrations, you are welcome to contact your advisor with questions that cannot be answered on my advising webpage https://people.ohio.edu/jeng/advising.html.
    2. You advisor will contact you shortly with his/her preferred method of communication. If you have trouble connecting with your advisor after multiple attempts, please let me know.
  2. Key Dates (Revised)
    1. Monday April 5th: Priority registration times are assigned.
    2. Wednesday April 7th: Fall Course Offerings are available.
    3. Wednesday April 7th: Academic advising begins.
    4. Monday April 12th: Priority registration starts..

Sincerely,

Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng

2021-03-20

Dear CSD undergraduate students,

I have a few advising updates to share with you.

  1. Key Dates
    1. Monday March 29th: Priority registration times are assigned.
    2. Friday April 2nd: Fall Course Offerings are available.
    3. Monday April 5th: Academic advising begins.
    4. Monday April 12th: Priority registration starts..
  2. Registration HOLD
    1. For first-year students, please follow instructions from your advisor Chelsea Freeman about scheduling an advising meeting with her, before your registration hold can be released.
    2. For sophomores, juniors and seniors, your registration hold will be released by the CSD main office before registration opens. There is NO need to contact your advisor to request the release.
  3. S/NC Grading Policy
    1. Similar to the past fall semester, OHIO provides an alternative Satisfactory/No-Credit (S/NC) grading policy.
    2. Friday May 7, 2021 is the last day to opt in the alternative S/NC grading policy.
    3. Students will be able to request the Satisfactory grade in MyOHIO Student Center after their faculty member has assigned their official grade and it is available in MyOHIO Student Center provided the course is not exempted.
    4. All CSD undergraduate courses are not exempted and thus applicable to this S/NC policy.
    5. FAQs are available on the University's webpage here https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/spring-semester-grading-policy-faq.
  4. Catalog Year
    1. If you are in the catalog year 2019-20 or earlier and have not completed CSD 3410 nor CSD 4420, you are encouraged to change your catalog year to 2020-21 (so that CSD 3410 is no longer a requirement for you).
    2. If you are in the catalog year 2019-20 or later, MATH 1300 (Pre-Calculus) is no longer required for the degree. Additionally, you have an option to take PSC 1051 (Color, Light and Sound), instead of Physics or Chemistry, for the Physical Sciences requirements.
    3. If you want to change your catalog year, you can simply email CHSP Student Services (chspss@ohio.edu) and fill out a request from there.
  5. Revised CSD Course Map
    1. To facilitate student learning, some prerequisite adjustments have been made for certain CSD UG courses. These adjustments will become effective starting from the fall semester AY 2021-22. For clarity, these adjustments are marked in red on the revised CSD course map that is posted on Dr. Jeng’s advising webpage here https://people.ohio.edu/jeng/pdf/CSD_Course_Map_AY2021-22.pdf.
  6. Fall semester only
    1. CSD 2080 Phonetics: If you are a sophomore or junior and have not completed CSD 2080, you must take this course in the upcoming fall semester.
    2. CSD 3100 Language Development: If you are a junior and have not completed CSD 3100, you must take this course in the upcoming fall semester.
    3. CSD 3900 Research Methods: If you are a junior and have not completed statistics (PSY 2110 or MATH 2500), you must accomplish that before the end of this summer. Otherwise, you will be unable to take CSD 3900 in the following fall semester.
  7. IHS courses
    1. You may take any IHS courses that they are available to you, including some 3000 and 4000 level IHS courses. Please note that some of these high-level IHS courses have no prerequisites. That is, even a freshman or sophomore can take those courses.
    2. For IHS 1200, however, it is not suitable for CSD students. IHS 1200 is designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores who are undecided and have not declared a major. Because you all have declared a major in CSD, IHS 1200 is no longer a recommended course, as it will not benefit you as much educationally.

Sincerely,

Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng

2020-11-04

Hello CSD Juniors, Seniors, and HTC Students,

We are offering several CSD advanced level courses for 3 credit hours each this coming spring:

  • CSD 3120 Advance ASL II (Sign Level 6)
    • This course is the final class in the sequence of six American Sign Language (ASL) courses. The advanced level classes provide students the opportunity to further develop more complex comprehension and production skills in ASL. This course is designed for students to develop mastery knowledge and proficiency of ASL and its subcomponents (e.g., vocabulary, morphology, grammar) and conversational proficiency with deaf signers within the context of the deaf culture. Course represents the capstone of the ASL course sequence and thus requires students to demonstrate ASL proficiency in real life situations.
  • CSD 3140 ASL Development
    • Course focuses on cognitive and linguistic factors constraining the acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL) and its subcomponents (e.g., vocabulary, morphology, grammar) within a broad language acquisition perspective, emphasizing parallels between development of ASL and spoken language.
  • CSD 4710 Aural Rehabilitation (a prerequisite for some graduate programs)
    • Provides students with a basic understanding of rehabilitation principles and techniques used with children and adults with hearing impairments. Emphasis will be placed upon application of concepts to real life problems encountered with these populations.
      • Required as a prerequisite for students applying to the MA-SLP program at Ohio University as well as many other universities
      • Students applying to the AuD program at OU are not required to take this as a prerequisite as they take an Aural Rehabilitation course as part of their graduate course work. NOTE: some other universities do require it as a prerequisite prior to admission.
  • CSD 4900 Special Topics - Clinical Neuroanatomy in CSD
    • Basic structure and function of the human nervous system as it relates to clinical applications in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Provides students in speech language pathology and audiology, with foundational knowledge of the central and peripheral nervous systems, its relation to behavior and correlations to neurological disorders, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, developmental disorders and underlying symptoms, like aphasia, dysphagia and apraxia. For more details and to complete the application for this seminar copy and paste this link copy link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/CSD-4900-Neuro-Application. The application is attached as both and Word and PDF for your convenience. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2020. Permission required – open to:
      • CSD Majors including HTC
      • Junior or Senior status
      • A grade earned of a B or better in CSD 2130
      • Selection for participation will be based on registration access time and grade earned in CSD 2130
      • Students will be notified by email of their application status by November 30, 2020 along with instructions for registering
  • CSD 4900 Special Topics - Audiology in Health Care
    • A thorough description of the audiology profession and its presence in the health care field will be the primary topic. Provides students with a basic understanding of audiological evaluations and their interpretation that may be encountered when working with those with normal hearing and / or those that are hard of hearing while in a health care setting, such as private practice, hospital, ENT practice, educational and / or industrial setting. Students will also become educated on hearing conservation techniques and basic counseling that may benefit patients that are hard of hearing.

In addition, the following courses are required for students who attend Ohio University’s MA-SLP graduate program and plan to pursue teacher licensure in any state. Note: More than 96% of our MA graduates complete the teacher licensure requirements. The following 2 courses can be taken as undergraduate. The final course along with an externship in the public schools are completed as part of your graduate studies at OHIO.

  • Child Development Preapproved courses are: PSY 2410 or EDEC 1600 or HCCF 1600
  • Exceptional Children/Special Needs Preapproved courses are: EDSP 2710 or PSY 3430

Additional details about the courses will be available when the online course offerings website goes live this Friday, November 6, 2020.

Feel free to discuss these options with your advisor as well.

Sincerely,

Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng

2020-10-28

Dear CSD undergraduate students,

I have four advising updates to share with you.

  1. Academic Advising
    1. Although it is not necessary for you to meet with your advisor for course registrations, you are welcome to contact your advisor with questions that cannot be answered on my advising webpage https://people.ohio.edu/jeng/advising.html.
    2. You advisor will contact you shortly with his/her preferred method of communication. If you have trouble connecting with your advisor after multiple attempts, please let me know.
  2. Key Dates
    1. Monday November 2nd: Priority registration times are assigned.
    2. Friday November 6th: Spring Course Offerings are available.
    3. Monday November 9th: Academic advising begins.
    4. Monday November 16th: Priority registration starts.
  3. Registration HOLD
    1. For first-year students, please follow instructions from your advisor Chelsea Freeman about scheduling an advising meeting with her, before your registration hold can be released.
    2. For sophomores, juniors and seniors, your registration hold will be released by the CSD main office before registration opens. There is NO need to contact your advisor to request the release.
  4. S/NC Grading Policy
    1. Friday, December 18, 2020, is the last day to opt into the alternative Satisfactory/No-Credit (S/NC) grading policy.
    2. Students will be able to request the Satisfactory grade in MyOHIO Student Center after their faculty member has assigned their official grade and it is available in MyOHIO Student Center provided the course is not exempted.
    3. All CSD undergraduate courses are not exempted, and thus applicable, to this S/NC policy.
    4. Students earning a letter grade of A to C- in any course that is not exempt may choose either to opt in to receive an S (Satisfactory) grade for that course, or, by default, to keep their letter grade.
    5. Any D+ to D- grade will be converted automatically to an S (Satisfactory) grade for any course that is not exempt.
    6. Any F grade will be converted automatically to an NC (No Credit) grade for any course that is not exempt.
    7. FN and FS grades will remain unchanged.
    8. S and NC grades will have no impact on a student’s GPA.
    9. The S grade will meet all prerequisite, major, and degree requirements.
    10. Satisfactory/no credit is slightly different than pass/fail. If Ohio University were to go with a pass/fail option, the "fail" would still affect a student's GPA, unlike the NC no credit option.
    11. FAQs are available on the University's webpage https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/coronavirus.

Sincerely,

Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng

2020-08-14

Dear CSD undergraduate students,

I have two advising updates to share with you.

  1. Dr. Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng will be your CSD Undergraduate Coordinator, effective this fall semester. Dr. Lee will still be the chair of our HTC program and will assume other important roles in our school. To make advising easy, I have created a student advising webpage here https://people.ohio.edu/jeng/advising.html, that is specially designed for you folks. I will centralize all advising contents on this webpage and will keep it updated. Please check it out and let me know if there is anything that can be improved.
  2. All CSD undergraduate courses will be online for this entire fall semester. Yes! You guessed it. They will be online during Phase 2 as well.
    1. To determine whether all your courses (CSD or non-CSD) will be offered online, you can look it up on the Ohio University Course Offerings website here https://webapps.ohio.edu/classes/search.htm.
    2. If all of your courses will be offered online and you want to claim a fully online fall semester, you may email the University’s Core Advising Team advisingcenter@ohio.edu. Because you are CSD students, your requests likely will be routed to our college and will be processed by our wonderful Chelsea Freeman, Betsy Kunstel, and Sara White.

Sincerely,

Fuh-Cherng (Fuh) Jeng

AY 2019-20 and earlier

For advising information in AY 2019-20 and earlier, please refer to Dr. Chao-Yang Lee's advising webpage.

Additional information on some academic and professional issues can also be found on Dr. John McCarthy's blog.

Prospective Students

1. What are the professional carreers in CSD?

According to the Association of Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Audiologists are experts in providing services in the prevention, diagnosis, and evidenced-based treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Additionally, speech, language, and hearing researchers conduct scientific experiments.

2. What academic degrees are required to be an SLP or Audiologist?

You need a Mater's degree to be an SLP and a doctor's degree to be an Audiologist. If you want to be a scientist or researcher in CSD, you may need a PhD degree.

3. What can I do with a bachelor's degree in CSD?

At the undergraduate level, students are not yet specialized in SLP, Audiology, or research. Potential careers (possibly with additional courses and trainings) include:

  • Hearing aid dispenser
  • Substitute teacher
  • ASL interpreter
  • Non-profit organizations such as Audism Society, Special Olympics, etc.
  • Healthcare Insurance and related Industry
  • Early intervention and newborn hearing screening
  • Rehabilitation aide in hospitals and outpatient clinics
  • Daycare center teacher and preschool aid
  • SLP assistant (NOTE: The requirements for SLP assistants may vary among institutions. Additional courses and trainings may also be required.)
  • Audiologist assistant (NOTE: The requirements for Audiologist assistants may vary among institutions. Additional courses and training may be required.)
  • Any job that requires a bachelor's degree

4. Can I request a campus tour and speak to someone in the CSD program?

Absolutely. The Undergraduate Admissions Office at Ohio University hosts virtual and in-person campus tours for prospective and admitted students. Click on Ohio University's Campus-Tour webpage to obtain further information and request a campus tour. As part of the in-person campus tour, there will be an one-hour session for CSD majors. You will have the opportunity to speak with a CSD faculty member and possibly current students. The CSD program does not host separate open-house events.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person campus tours may not be readily available these days.

5. What to do if I have other questions?

For additional information, you may visit the Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions webpage. You may also contact the CSD Main Office at csd@ohio.edu or the CSD Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Fuh-Cherng Jeng at jeng@ohio.edu.

Current Students

1. What to do if I have advising questions?

Most advising questions can be answered in the following resources.

1. The OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog provides official university policies and detalied information just about everything that you may want to ask. Thus, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students spend time to get familiar with the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog and make a good use of it.

For example, how to read my DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System)? The answer is very easy to find. >> Simply go to the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog (link shown above) >> Click on the "Academic Advising" option on the top of the left-hand-side column >> And then click on the How to read my DARS link on the right-hand-side column. This webpage tells you in details on how to read your DARS. This webpage also has a video clip that shows students on how to read your DARS in a step-by-step manner.

Another example, how to know what courses will be offerred in the upcoming semester? The answer is simply. >> Go to the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog (link shown above) >> Click on the "Academic Advising" option on the top of the left-hand-side column. >> And then click on the University's Course Offerings link on the right-hand-side column. This webpage allows you to search and determine courses that will be offerred in the upcoming semester.

A third example, what if I want to know more information about the CSD undergraduate program? Again, it is very easy to find such information. >> And Yes! You have gussed it. >> Simply go to the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog webpage (link shown above) >> Scroll down and click on the "Health Sciences and Professions" option on the middle of the left-hand-side column. >> And then scroll down and click on the Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.C.S.D.) link under the "Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences" section and then the "Programs" subsection on the right-hand-side column.

It cannot be emphasized enough on how important it is for students to get familiar with the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog. A vast majority of your questions are already answered right there.

2. The CHSP Office of Student Services (Grover Center W370, ☎ 740-593-9336, ✉ chspss@ohio.edu) is committed to promote student success. For CHSP undergraduate students, the Office of Student Services in Grover Center is your go-to for answers and assistance on a wide range of topics:

  • Academic advising and career resources
  • Policies, forms, FAQs
  • Updating major/minor/certificates
  • Changing catalog year
  • Pass/fail
  • Exceeding 20 semester hours of enrollment
  • Transfer credit
  • DARS

The CHSP Office of Student Services processes requests such as declaring a minor, course substitution, and DARS adjustment. If you have questions regarding procedures, contact this office directly. Your academic advisor does not process these requests.

3. The Ohio University's webpage for Current Students offers a wide range of resources, services, and opportunities designed for our students. You can use this page to access frequently used resources and campus offices, and to stay up to date with the latest news and events on campus.

If your questions cannot be answered by consulting all these resources, you should contact Chelsea Freeman at freemac2@ohio.edu (if you are a freshman) or your academic advisor (if you are a sophomore, junior, or senior). If you do not know who your advisor is, you can find your advisor's name and related information by logging into your MyOHIO Portal at the University's homepage.

If you have done your homework and still have questions, your academic advisor will make every effort to find an answer for you.

If you have trouble connecting to your academic advisor after repeated attempts, please contact the CSD Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Fuh-Cherng Jeng at jeng@ohio.edu.

2. What are the requirements for a bachelor's degree in CSD?

You can find CSD requirements in two official documents.

Briefly, students in the CSD major must complete 120 hours and filfill all necessary university, college and departmental requirements.

If you divide the required 120 credit hours evenly into four years. You will need to complete 120/4 = 30 credit hours per year. Assuming that you are taking courses only in the fal and spring semesters, you will need to take 15 credit hours for each of the fall and spring semesters. For a regular 3-credit-hour course, you will need to take 5 such courses each fall and spring semester.

For your convenience, all courses required for a CSD major are listed in the CSD Course Requirements document.

3. What courses should I take? Is there a specific sequence to follow?

Generally speaking, you want to take courses that are required for the CSD major (see FAQ #2 above) and any other courses that are of your interest.

Your DARS, which can be accessed via MyOHIO Student Center, is the best tool to track your progress toward the degree and to assist you in deciding which courses to take for each semester. On your DARS, the degree requirements are divided into (1) University requirements, (2) College requirements, (3) CSD requirements, (4) and other courses of your choice such as electives, minors, and certificates. Also, on your DARS, any requirement that has been met is marked with "+" or "OK". Similarly, any requirment that has not been met is marked with "-" or "NO". Thus, your goal is to turn all "-" and "NO" symbols into "+" and "OK" symbols.

When selecting courses to take for each semester, you should be mindful about the prerequisite requirements and other restrictions that may apply to each course. Prerequisites means that you are not allowed to take a course until you have completed its prerequisites. For example, CSD 3900 has a prerequisite of PSY2110 or MATH2500, which needs MATH 1200 or Math placement level 2 (PL2).

Other restrictions that you need to be aware include the frequency and timing of the offerings of each course. Due to various factors such as scheduling conflicts and facility limitations, many courses are not offered every semester. For example, the following courses are offered only one time per year, starting from AY 2020-21.

  • CSD 2080 - fall semester only
  • CSD 3100 - fall semester only
  • CSD 3900 - fall semester only
  • CSD 4130 Clinical Neuroanatomy - spring semester only
  • CSD 4190 Organic Communication Disorders - spring semester only
  • CSD 4420 - spring semester only

You can find the course offerings information on the Ohio University Course Offerings webpage. The rule of thumb is that you should take prerequisite courses as soon as possible when they are available. Postponing prerequisite courese may result in substantial delays in progress toward graduation. It is important to keep in mind the timing of these course offerings when you plan your schedule.

For your convenience, our school has compiled CSD main courses on the CSD Course Map (based on prerequisites). This course map is effective starting fall semester 2021. For your reference, the old course map (prior to fall semester 2021) is also posted here.

To add, drop, enroll, or withdraw courses, you should go to MyOHIO Student Center, accessible via MyOHIO Portal.

In addition to the information above, here are a few tips.

  • As a general rule, you want to take 1000-level course in your freshman year, 2000-level courses in your sophomore year, 3000-level courses in your junior year, and 4000-level courses in your senior year. For example, you want to take CSD 3900 during your junior year or as early as possible. Postponing 3000-level courses until your senior year is NOT recommended, as it may result in a delay in your graduation.
  • You want to complete the MATH requirements as soon as possible. For example, if your MATH place level is DV, you will need to complete MATHD005 >> MATH 1200 >> MATH 2500 (or PSY 2110). You need MATH 1200, because it is a prerequisite of CSD2530. Additionally, MATH 2500 (or PSY 2110) is a prerequisite of CSD 3900. Completing MATH requirements as early as possible will make your scheduling of courses much easier and will help keep you on track of graduation.
  • Take CSD 1080 as early as possible, because it is a prerequiste for many courses in CSD.
  • Take General Education courses that fulfill both the university and CSD requirements.
  • Take electives that interest you.

4. What placement tests should I take? What are the policies and procedures for the MATH and Language placement tests?

For all the placement tests that are available at Ohio University, go to the Ohio University's Placement Test webpage. Students in the CSD major (1) must take the MATH placement test and (2) may take a Language placement test if they want to start from an advanced level for a specific language.

1. For the MATH placement test, Ohio University uses your ACT, SAT, or ALEKS score to determine your MATH placement level. If your MATH placement level is DV, you will need to take MATH D005. If your MATH placement level is PL1, you will need to take MATH 1200. If your MATH placement level is PL2, you will need to take MATH 2500 or PSY 2110.

2. For the Language placement test, students in the CSD major may take (1) an ASL placement test or (2) a non-English spoken language placement test.

  • American Sign Language (ASL): The specific protocol and procecdures of the ASL placement test can be found on the University's Placement Test webpage - "American Sign Language" webpage. Briefly, students with prior knowledge of ASL and want to place into ANY level of ASL must start by taking the ASL I test in Blackboard. Students who score 79 or below must take ASL I. Students who score 80 or higher on the test will (1) be eligible to register for ASL II if seats are available; and (2) will have the option to make an appointment to place into a higher level of ASL or test out of ASL completely.
  • Non-English spoken language: The protocol and procecdures of the non-English spoken placement tests can be found on the University's Placement Test webpage - "Language Placement" webpage. Students, who want to learn a new non-English spoken language, do not need to take a placement test, but should register for the beginning course (E.g., 1110). Students who have prior experience or speaking ability must take a Language placement test prior to registering for any course of a non-English spoken language. For example, if a student has taken several Spanish courses in high school and has obtained a Spanish placement test at the 2000-level at Ohio University, the student (1) cannot go back and take 1000-level Spanish courses and (2) will have to take Spanish courses starting from the 2000-level.

For the Language portion in the CSD Course Requirements, students may take (A) two intermediate ASL courses [CSD 2110 and CSD 2120] or (B) two non-English spoken language courses.

5. How to add a second major? How to declare a minor? How to claim a certificate? How to change my catalog year?

Ohio University offers many majors, minors, and certificates. To see a complete list of all these majors, minors and certificates, go to the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog webpage. >> Scroll down and click on the "Major, Minor, and Certificate Codes" on the bottom of the left-hand-side column. >> And then click on the "Majors", "Minors" or "Certificates" link on the right-hand-side column. >> Once you have otained a name and code, you can then look for their specific information on the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog.

If you are considering changing your major or adding a minor, certificate, or second major, you may request a "What-If" DARS - from your DARS via MyOHIO Student Center. Once you have done that, all requirements related to the second major, minor, or certificate will be reflected on your DARS.

For the exact application procedures on how to add a second major, you should contact the college in which the second major program is offered to see if you meet the entry requirements and to discuss your plans with a staff in person. To declare a minor, claim a certificate, or change your catalog year, you may contact the CHSP Office of Student Services (Grover Center W370, ☎ 740-593-9336, ✉ chspss@ohio.edu) for further information.

6. Should I retake a course for a better grade?

According to university policy, a regular course with fixed contents can be retaken to affect the student’s GPA. Retaking a course removes the hours and the effect of the earlier grades from the calculation of your GPA. However, all grades appear on the permanent academic record (transcript). The last grade earned is the one used to calculate the GPA, even if it is lower than the earlier grades, and only the last instance’s credit hours are accepted toward any requirements for graduation. The number of times a student is allowed to retake an undergraduate course for the purpose of improving the grade is restricted to a maximum of two, in addition to the first attempt. Withdrawals are not counted as an attempt. Please note that some graduate and professional schools will include all grades in their own calculations of the GPA when determining a student’s eligibility for admission, even though Ohio University calculates the GPA by using only the last grade in a retaken course. Also, courses retaken at another university are not eligible for grade point adjustment. See the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog webpage. >> Click on the "Academic Policies" option on the bottom of the left-hand-side column. >> And then scroll to the "Retaking A Course" section in the middle of the right-hand-side column.

Sometimes students are unsure whether they should retake a course or not. A common question is: Is it going to be worth it? The answer largely depends on a student's particular situation. First, you must consider GPA. Second, you should only retake a class if you honestly believe that you can do much better (e.g., from D to B or A) the second time. Your second grade will stick, even if it is lower. Third, you should consider how much time you have in your program, given your desired graduation date.

In most scenarios, retaking a course for a better grade is NOT recommended for at least two reasons. (1) Life is short. If the main reason of taking a course is to boost your GPA. Well, first of all, you need to be 100% affirmative that your grade in retaking this course will improve substantially (e.g., from D to B or A). Otherwise, such a small improvement (e.g., from D to C or from C to B) will only affect your GPA minimally. You can imagine how little effect the improvement will be when such a small increment is diluted in a pool of 120 credit hours that is required for graduation. (2) If the main reason of retaking a course is to show your ability and skills in a certain subject matter. Well. There are other ways. (A) You can take an advanced course on the same or similar subject area. Your performance on the advanced course will speak for your ability. (B) If the course that you consider retaking has something to do with Math, English writing, or critical thinking, your GRE scores can prove your quality. Nevertheless, students should consider their specific situations and make the best decisions for themselves.

7. What to do if I plan to take a course at another institution?

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Ohio University Course Offerings webpage and make sure that the course you plan to take is not offered at Ohio University. Ohio University offers many courses online, so that students can take these courses remotely from home.
  2. If you must take a course at another institution, you will need to know the course name and number that you want to take at that institution.
  3. Go to Ohio University's Admissions - Credit from Another Institution webpage >> Look up for the institution and course that you want to take, and make sure that it is transferable to Ohio University >> You may need to create an account at Transferology webpage to begin this process.
  4. CSD students, who are interested in taking courses at another institution and transferring the credit back to Ohio University, should consult CHSP Office of Student Services (Grover Center W370, ☎ 740-593-9336, ✉ chspss@ohio.edu) for additional information.
    • Specifically, students may contact CHSP Office of Student Services and see if the course that the student wants to take at another institution is already recognized at Ohio University.
    • If so, the student may proceed.
    • If not, the student should email CHSP Office of Student Services and submit a course-equivalency request. Depending on the nature of the request, the student may have to include a copy of the course syllabus from that institution. Because it is for a CSD course, CHSP likely will forward such a request to CSD Undergraduate Coordinator, who will then review the request, along with course instructors at Ohio University, and make a decision from there.
    • The student shall always make sure that the course is already recognized at Ohio University, or has been approved at CHSP, before registering such a course at another institution.
  5. NOTE: Courses taken at another institution may fulfill some course requirements at Ohio University; however, these courses are not eligible for GPA adjustments at Ohio University.

8. Where can I look up for information related to tuitions, fees, and finanical aids at Ohio University?

Please visit the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog webpage. >> Click on the "Fees and Financial Aid" option on the top of the left-hand-side. >> And then scroll to the "Fees" or "Financial Aid" link on the right-hand-side column.

9. Am I on track for graduation?

This is a tough question and is often difficult to provide an exact answer. However, here are a few general guidelines and procedures that you may follow.

  • You will need a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate. If you divide them evenly into 4 years, you will need approximately 30 credit hours per year. Assuming that you take courses only in the fall and spring semesters, you will need approximately 15 credit hours for each fall and spring semester. For example, if you still need 45 credit hours, you likely will have another 1.5 years to go.
  • You MUST be mindful about the prerequisites and the frequency and timing of course offerings. Due to various factors such as scheduling conflicts and facility limitations, many courses are not offered every semester. You can find the course offerings information on the the University's Course Offerings webpage. The rule of thumb is that you should take prerequisite courses as soon as possible when they are available. Do NOT wait. If you get caught by a prerequisite, it will cost you a delay of one semester, or one whole year if the course is offered once a year. Remember: Postponing prerequisite courese may result in substantial delays in your progress toward graduation.
  • You can find CSD main courses and their prerequisites on this flowchart: CSD Course Map (based on prerequisites).
  • You do NOT need to go to the CHSP Office of Student Services, or to meet with your advisor for a pre-graduation clearance. The CHSP Office of Student Services automatically does a graduate clearance check after a student applies for graduation. If the CHSP Office of Student Services find any deficiency, they will contact you directly.
  • Your DARS, that can be accessed via MyOHIO Student Center, is the best tool to track your progress toward the degree and to assist you in deciding on which courses to take for each semester. Briefly, you want to turn all "-" and "NO" symbols into "+" and "OK" symbols. When you have accomplished that, congratulations! You likely have met all requirements for graduation.
  • If you have done your homework by consulting all these resources and still have questions, you may contact your academic advisor for additional information.

10. What is the lowest grade (i.e., a passing grade) that counts toward my major?

Any grade that is D- or better (i.e., as long as that it is not an F) is a passing grade and should count toward your major.

However, some courses may have higher standards for their prerequisite courses. For example, MATH 1200 has a prerequisite that requires a C or better in MATH D005.

Students are also required to maintain their GPA to be 2.0 or higer; otherwise, they will be on academic probation for one semester.

Lastly, students need a GPA of 2.0 or better to declare a CSD major and to graduate with a bachelor's degree in CSD.

11. What electives should I take?

Many CSD students pursue minors, certificates, and occasionally a second major such as psychology, linguistics, education, and Spanish. Courses associated with those additional options and many other major, minor, or certificate programs can enrich your education at the Ohio University. You can use the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog to explore these opportunities beyond the CSD degree requirements. You can also use the "What-If" DARS, accessable from your DARS via MyOHIO Student Center, to help visualize the courses that may be beneficial to you.

12. On my DARS, what is the difference between “Hours Earned” vs. “Hours Attempted”? How does that affect my GPA?

Here are their definitions.

  • Hours Earned = credit hours of all the courses that you have taken at Ohio University + credit hours that you have transferred from other institutions.
  • Hours Attempted = credit hours of all the courses that you have taken at Ohio University only.

On your DARS, all transferred grades will be noted with a prefix letter “T”. These transferred credit hours will count toward your 120 credit hour requirement. However, grades of these transfered courses will NOT be included in your GPA calculation at Ohio University. That is, only courses that are taken at Ohio University will count toward your GPA.

It should be noted that some graduate schools and the CSD Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) sytem may or may not (depending on the graduate schools that you have included in your applications) convert your "T" grades into their respective A, B, C letter grades and re-compute your GPA from there. For additional information, please visit the CSDCAS webpage.

In summary, there are a few different GPAs that can be drived from your DARS. (1) Your overall GPA that includes everything you have taken at Ohio University. You can find this GPA on the top of your DARS report. (2) Your CSD GPA that includes only the CSD required courses. You can find this GPA on the CSD portion in your DARS report. (3) A special GPA that includes the letter grades of your transferred credits. This GPA would require you to perform some conpplex calculation on your own (or computed separately by those graduate schools or in the CSDCAS system). When applying for graduate schools or jobs, you can mention a specific GPA (in your personal statement, for example) that works the best for you.

13. What are the minimal credit hours required to be a full-time student?

Generally speaking, you need 12 credit hours per semester to be a full-time student. Details of the various student standings, enrollment status, and course loads can be found on the OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog >> Scroll down and click on the "Academic Policies" option on the bottom of the left-hand-side column. >> And then click on the "Enrollment Information" link on the right-hand-side column.

14. How do I gather clinical observation hours?

Clinical observation hours are not required for a CSD bachelor's degree. However, as required by ASHA, SLP graduate students must complete 25 hours of clinical observation. For this reason, many CSD undergraduate students decide to complete 25 clinical obseration hours, so that they can get this requirement out of their way as soon as possible.

Students can gather clinical observation hours at various settings and clinical institutions. For example, students may obtain clinical observation hours through the Master Clinican (MC) network. For your convenience, CSD office has prepared the following documents.

15. How can I participate, volunteer, or work in a lab?

Currently, there are no fixed procedures for CSD undergraduate students to participate, volunteer, or work in a lab. Students who are interested in these endeavors should contact respective lab directors for opportunities and guidance.

CSD student clubs (e.g., NSSLHA and Creative Expressions) may also host research-related activities such as journal readings, reference citations, evidence-based practice, and relevant events on a regular basis or as-needed. We also have a Botswana trip (more a community service type of research) that undergraduate students may request to join.

16. Can I take courses for graduate credits as an undergraduate student?

Yes, you may. However, there are a few restrictions.

  • You need to be within 6 credit hours of completing all requirements for the CSD bachelor’s degree and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • You must complete a Senior for Graduate Credit Application form and submit it to the University's Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to course registration.
  • This privilege is generally granted for one term only and students are limited to a maximum of two graduate courses.
  • Approval for "Senior for Graduate Credit" does not constitute admission to a graduate degree program. Any graduate courses taken create a graduate record.
  • Courses taken as "Senior for Graduate Credit" do NOT fulfill any undergraduate requirements. That is, double dipping is not allowed.

17. Can I access MyOHIO Student Center via my cell phone or tablet?

Yes! Effective July 20, 2020, MyOHIO Student Center supports the use of mobile devices.

Instructions can be found on the My OHIO Student Center: New mobile-friendly interface webpage.

If you encounter issues or have questions, you may contact OIT Service Desk.

18. What student organizations are available in CSD? How to join?

A list of student organizations in CSD is available on our college's website.

Simply click on the link above, explore all the wonderful CSD student organizations, contact them, and join the ones you like.

19. What to do if a course is full?

If you want to enroll into a course that is full, you MUST waitlist yourself into that course. You can do so via MyOHIO Student Center. That way, your name will be on the waitlist and you will be added onto that course automatically when seats become available if someone drops this course or when this course has increased its capacity.

IMPORTANT: Waitlist students have higher priorities over students who submit online permission requests or sending emails to the instructor or CSD Main Office. So, you must waitlist yourself into the course when it is full, so that you have a high priority to enroll.

NOTE: The OHIO registration system will not automatically enroll you from the waitlist if you have registered for another course that has a time conflict, if you have a HOLD on your account, or if you have already registered for 17 credit hours or more.

NOTE: Here is an OHIO registrar's link to some waitlist FAQs.

20. What are required for an ASL certificate?

The Professional Deaf Resources Liaison Certificate (i.e., ASL certificate) is available to students starting from August 23, 2021.

Briefly, it requires the following courses:

  • CSD 1110 and CSD 1120 (pre-requisites)
  • CSD 2110 and CSD 2120 (required)
  • CSD 3110 and CSD 3120 (required)
  • CSD 3140 (required)
  • CSD 1130 or CSD 2140 (choose one)
  • ANTH 1010 or EDCS 1011 (choose one)

You can use What-If DARS to temporarily integrate the certificate requirements in your DARS.

To declare this certificate officially, you may submit an online request form. Alternatively, you may visit the CHSP Student Services (Grover Center W370, ☎ 740-593-9336, ✉ chspss@ohio.edu) and submit such a request in person.

Special Events

2021-03-30 Senior Exit Survey

Dr. Kalyn McDonald sent out an email (shown below) to all CSD seniors this morning.

Hello, CSD Seniors!

I am writing you today to request that you complete the 2021 CSD Senior Exit Survey. The Senior Exit Survey is an anonymous, indirect, summative assessment of the CSD UG Program Learning Outcomes. This is how we know which portions of our UG program are doing well and which portions should be improved. The collected survey results will be shared with CSD faculty for discussions to provide directions for possible revisions of our curricular mapping. Your input is vital for our program.

The survey should take less than 1 minute to complete and can be accessed via the link below. It will be available to you until midnight on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Please let me know if you have any issues accessing the survey. Thank you for your participation!

Follow this link to the Survey: Take the Survey.

2021-03-09 CSD Information Session

Three CSD Information Sessions (2021-03-09, 2021-03-23, 2021-04-06) took place to allow ample opportunities for admitted students to speak with a CSD faculty member and two CSD student representatives on a virtual format, and to go over any questions that the students and their parents had.

2020-11-10 OHIO Admissions Live Chat

OHIO Admissions hosted a live chat for prosepctive students (high school seniors) who are insterested in CSD via a virtual format. CSD faculty and NSSLHA executive board members met with prospective students online and answered all the questions they had.

2020-10-30 CHSP Experience Day

CHSP hosted an Experience Day, via OHIO Adimissions. A CSD academic overview and student panel discussions were provided through a virtual format with students who were interested in our major.

2020-09-30 CHSP Majors Fair

CHSP hosted a Majors Fair. Students who were interested in CSD met with faculty and current students through a virtual format.

2020-09-15 CSD Student Welcome - Collective Connections

CSD hosted a welcoming event - "Collective Connections." Many thanks to NSSLHA who carefully organized this event and our CSD Office who generously provided several prizes. This event took place entirely via Zoom. Fun activities were designed to encourage student-faculty interactions. Students were divided into breakout rooms, while faculty members rotated through these breakout rooms and chatted with students. A digital spin-wheel was utilized to randomly select one student per faculty member. The student and faculty would then have a separate, one-on-one meeting at a later day and, when completed, the student received a prize (i.e., a t-shirt) provided by our CSD Office.

2020-08-22 CHSP Student Welcome

Our college hosted a welcoming event on a virtual platform for new students. CSD majors met with Dr. Jeng online in an afternoon session.

2020-06 Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO)

2020-02 Ohio Up Close

Other events

For other events, please visit the Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions webpage for details.