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COVID-19 Updates for Graduate Students and Faculty
In response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has taken steps to be flexible to students’ circumstances while maintaining program integrity and ensuring mastery of the material to exceed minimum expectations for graduation education.
For general updates concerning at The Ohio State University due to COVID-19 please visit the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
This page documents the updates to operations and policies that apply to graduate education, listed in the order of their date of release with oldest to most recent. Given the changing nature of the pandemic and the university’s response, some updates may no longer be active or applicable. Please contact the Graduate School should you have any questions.
Update about Leave of Absence Policy from the Graduate School
The Graduate School has accommodation processes for students who would like to request a leave of absence from their academic program due to an extenuating circumstance. Please see Section 3.1(link is external) and Section 7.7(link is external) of the Graduate School Handbook for detailed descriptions of pre and post-candidacy leaves of absence. Interested students may submit a pre or post-candidacy leave of absence request via GRADFORMS. Students with a GA appointment seeking a leave of absence should contact their program for assistance. More information may be found in Section 11.2(link is external) and Appendix F(link is external) of the Graduate School Handbook.
Visit the Graduate School Graduation Calendar for important deadline updates.
Visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions' response to COVID-19 FAQ page for questions regarding admissions.
The Office of Academic Affairs has also published a COVID-19 academic decisions website which contains resources, dates, and updated policies.
3/18/2020 - Statement of Graduate School Services moving to Electronic Services Only
Due to these unprecedented times, the Graduate School will now provide its services electronically. In order to best support you, please contact us for the following:
General Phone Inquiries – (614) 292-6031
Registration Services (e.g., enrollment, credit, GA appointments, etc.) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduation Services (e.g., examinations, format review, etc.) – email@example.com