Graduate School Handbook Introduction
The Graduate School Handbook contains the rules, policies, and guidelines applicable to the graduate community at The Ohio State University.
The Graduate School Handbook contains the rules, policies and guidelines applicable to the graduate community at The Ohio State University.
These rules, policies and guidelines are reviewed by the Graduate Council and approved by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School. It is regularly updated throughout the year as the Graduate Council makes or revises rules and guidelines.
All deadlines provided in this handbook are given in reference to the autumn and spring semesters calendar. For corresponding deadlines for May session, summer session and seven week sessions please refer to Appendix A, Academic Deadlines and to the website of the University Registrar.
When using the Graduate School Handbook, the Graduate School suggests that you use the web-based version by default as the handbook is updated periodically. The option to print is at the bottom of this page and will provide you with the entire current handbook. Each section also has a print version which will provide users with that section only. If you are unable to find specific information, you can use the search button at the top right of every page to search the Graduate School website.
If you have questions please reach out to us through specific channels listed on our contact page.