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Appendix F: Fellowship Faculty & Staff FAQs

How many college-allocated fellowships does our program have?

How and when will my program receive notification of who has received a fellowship?

I can’t log on to the Fellowship Nomination System. How can I get access?

If a student has an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent in the GE competition) but a graduate GPA of 3.6 or above, do we need to use a waiver?

Can an awardee defer his or her fellowship?

Do all admission materials need to be submitted by December 1 (international students) or January 4 (domestic students) for students we want to nominate for a fellowship?

Can we use a waiver for students awarded a college-allocated fellowship?

Can programs use CAFs to make early offers prior to March 2?

I know students have until April 15 to make their decision without pressure from Ohio State, but is there anything we can say about making an earlier decision?

How many students can our program nominate in the University Fellowship competition?

Will the Graduate School still send its award letter to students receiving an early offer?

How many students can we nominate for a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship?

Can we reallocate a fellowship to a student who was not nominated in the competition?

How many college-allocated fellowships does our program have?

Can we use a waiver for students receiving a reallocated fellowship?

Can we reallocate a year or more to a student who has already received a fellowship?

Can we nominate a student in both the UF and GE competitions?

Where do we post our waivers?

What is the difference between Option 1 and Option 2 reallocation requests?

Can we nominate a student who is admitted conditionally if we use a waiver?

Our nominees meet the eligibility criteria, but I still receive a Low GPA/GRE Alert.

Can we nominate a student who was admitted but who deferred admission until the following year?

What materials need to be included in the nomination PDF dossier and in what order?

How many reallocation requests can my program make using the Option 1 process?

Can we nominate a current or former Ohio State graduate student just starting his or her PhD?

Can we include materials in the nomination packet (e.g. reference letters, statement of purpose) that are written specifically for the fellowship competition?

What is the deadline for submitting reallocation requests?

Can we nominate a student in a dual degree program?

Do I need to upload the AME Summary Sheet to EDWARD?

How and when will my program receive notification of who has received a fellowship?

Can we combine the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores from different GRE tests to reach the 75th percentile average and the 4.0 writing scores?

Can program staff or students submit updated information after the deadline?

Will we see the Graduate School’s award letters before they are sent to students?

If a student is nominated by two graduate programs, but is awarded a fellowship in only one, can they transfer the award to the program in which they didn't receive the award?

I am trying to submit a final nomination for our GE nominees, but there is no NOMINATE button.

When will Graduate School award letters be sent to fellowship awardees?

How many waivers can our program make?

How do we submit an approved CAF request to the Graduate School?

How should programs send their own congratulations or supplemental awards?

Do we need Graduate School approval to use waivers in the UF competition?

Can I use my college-allocated fellowship to upgrade an award already received?

Who notifies students who have not received a fellowship?

Do we need Graduate School approval to use waivers in the GE competition?

Do we need to submit a nomination packet to the Graduate School for a CAF?

If we make CAF or reallocated offers on April 16, by what date should students respond?

If a student has an undergraduate GPA of 3.59 and/or an average GRE% score of 74.5 (or equivalent in the GE competition), do we need to use a waiver?

When will I see my college-allocated fellowships posted in the Nomination System?

If our nominee is awarded a fellowship, when does he or she begin the fellowship?

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