Full version | YSU Home | About YSU | Admissions | Faculty & Staff Directory | News | Calendars | A-Z Index Home Message from the Dean College Scholarships Academic Advisement Graduate Programs Lifelines Newsletter Bitonte Support Staff Youngstown State University Project Hope Mission Statement Resources You Need Academic Programs Departments BCHHS Employment Academic Forms Home Frequently Asked Questions Q. What departments and majors and/or programs are offered in the College of Health and Human Services? A. Majors and Departments Q. Where do I get a program and/or curriculum sheet? A. Program and/or curriculum sheets can be obtained from the respective departments or in the Dean’s/Advisors’ office. Q. What are restricted programs? A. Many majors in the College of Health and Human Services are restricted. Some are restricted because of physical limitations such as Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Clinical Lab Tech and Histotech, the Didactic program in Food and Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Others are restricted due to accreditation, such as Social Work and Social Services Tech. Please note that being qualified does not guarantee admission to all restricted programs. Each program has its own admission policy. Consult with the departments or the professional advisors regarding specific admission requirements. Q. How do I declare and/or change my major? A. If it is not a restricted program, you must go to the respective department and complete an intra-university transfer form. If it is a restricted program, you must first fulfill the minimum admission requirements and complete the appropriate application. Current students can apply in the Deans office. There are specific dates of application, so please check the appropriate admission policy. Q. If I don't know what to major in, what should I do? A. Make an appointment to talk to your advisor or faculty member regarding your interests and career opportunities in various majors. You can also visit the Office of Career Services located in Jones Hall to research various fields and take an interest inventory. Visit Career Services online. Q. How do I know what English class to take? A. A student who has not been placed through ACT/SAT scores or is not required to take the ACT/SAT must take the Composition Placement Test (CPT) and the COMPASS Reading Test (CRT). The results determine which classes a student must take. Composition Placement Test and COMPASS Reading Test Q. How do I know what Math Class to take? A. A COMPASS Math Test (CMT) is required of all students. The results of that test will tell you what course you are required to start with. Sample copies can be found at the following site. Math Placement COMPASS Test Q. Do I have to take the Foreign Language Placement Test? A. This is only required if your degree requires a language. Most degree programs in Health and Human Services do not; however other college majors do. If you intend on completing a minor in a language and wish to begin college-level study with the 2600 Intermediate course or above, you MUST take the placement test (FLPT) Q. How do students register for classes? A. All students receive notification from the registrar's office informing them of the availability of printed information and their registration date and time. The date and time can also be obtained by logging on the SOLAR registration system. Q. Where do I go for advisement? A. Students with the following majors are advised by the professional advisors in the Dean’s Office. All others should be seen in their respective departments. Pre-Soc Work Pre-Dent Hyg Pre-Soc Ser Tech Pre-Emt Param Pre-Nurse-Tri C Pre-Resp Care Pre-Nurse Othprg Undeterm-HHS Pre-Nursing Undeterm-HHS-AHB Pre-RN Nurse Q. How often do I need to see an academic advisor? A. Students must meet with their advisor once a semester. Each department has its own procedure. Advisement is required for the following students: 1. Freshman (with fewer than 32 semester hours of credit) 2. Post-secondary enrollment option/ Early high school Admission Options Program students. 3. Students on warning or probation 4. First semester transfer students 5. All former students returning to the university. 6. All student athletes are required to see their advisor until they graduate 7. Students must make an appointment with their advisor before they are scheduled to register. Q. Once I receive advisor approval, is my registration complete? A. No, students must then, at their appointed time/date or after, use the SOLAR program to register for classes. Q. What if a class is closed that I need or want? A. Departments limit their enrollment because of accreditation and/or subject matter. You may contact the respective department inquiring as to the availability of a closed class permit. Q. What if I change my mind about classes I wish to take after I have completed registration? A. There is always a period of time before and during the first weeks of classes in which to change your schedule. This is known as "Change of Registration" and students can add and/or drop classes. If you wish to add classes not previously approved by your advisor, you must secure approval before you can finalize the change. You may drop a class through the last day to drop with a "W," but it is advisable to check with your advisor before doing so. (Warning: Dropping a class may result in changes in financial aid status or health insurance eligibility. You may also need to check with financial aid prior to dropping a class, especially if dropping a class changes your status from full-time to part-time.) The last date to add a class and the last day to drop with a "W" can always be found in your Schedule of Classes booklet on the page with important dates. Q. I’m confused about general education requirements (GERs). How do I know which courses fulfill the respective domain areas? A. You can find a list of which courses fall under the respective areas by clicking the following link. General Education Requirements Q. What is the minimum grade point average (gpa) required to be in "good standing?" A. You must have an overall gpa of 2.00 or better (regardless of total hours completed) to be in "good standing." Freshmen students must have at least a 1.75 gpa in order to remain in good standing. Q. If I have not received a C or better in a class, can I repeat it? A. A class may be repeated once and up to 2 times with approval of the Dean. Once a class is repeated and you complete a "Repetition Form," only the grade from the last time you took the class is calculated in your overall gpa. Please note that this may have a negative impact on your admission to a restricted program. Q. When I repeat a class, how do I recalculate my GPA? A. You should fill out a "Repetition form" after repeating the course or courses - available in your major department or advisor's office. Your gpa will be recalculated in the Records Office. Q. How long do I have to complete an "I" (incomplete) grade? A. One year or the time agreed upon with the instructor. If the work is not completed by then, the grade will revert to an "F". Q. How do I make the Dean's List? A. The Dean's List (except for summer) includes those full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least a 3.4 gpa for not less than 12 semester hours credit in the semester just ended. Part time students are included in the listing for spring term if they have earned at least a 3.4 gpa for the fall and spring terms, and who have accumulated a minimum of 12 hours of credit for the two terms. Q. How many hours do I need to be considered a Sophomore, Junior or Senior? A. Freshman 0-31 semester hours of credit Sophomore 32-62 semester hours of credit Junior 63-93 semester hours of credit Senior 94 or more semester hours of credit
Q. What can I do if I am having difficulty in a course? A. There are a number of things you can do. Some are: Talk to the professor of the course. Contact the Writing Center for help with Composition. Contact the Reading and Study Skills Lab. Contact the Math Assistance Center for help with Math. Contact the Tutorial Services in the Center for Student Progress. Contact the Reading and Study Skills Center for Study Skills help. Enroll in (SI) supplemental instruction.Q. How many hours do I need to graduate? A. A minimum of 124 semester hours is required for a bachelor degree and 64 semester hours for an associate degree. Variations occur that may require more hours. Q. What is the first step to graduation? A. You must fill out an "Intent to Graduate Form" in the Dean's office. This should be done at least a year in advance. Q. How do I get a senior sheet? A. The "Intent to Graduate Form" will produce a senior sheet outlining your remaining course requirements. You will be sent a post-card informing you to make an appointment with the professional advisors to review and obtain a copy of the evaluation. Q. When do I formally apply to graduate? A. You must apply for graduation within the first three weeks of the semester in which you desire to graduate. Q. Where do I get the forms to apply for graduation? A. The "Graduation Application" & "Cap & Gown Forms" are available in the Dean's office. Both forms must be completed and left for the advisor's review. The forms need to be picked up 48 hours later and taken to the Bursar's Office within the first three weeks to be eligible for graduation. A late charge will be added after that. Q. Do I have to pay a fee to apply for graduation? A. There is no fee if you apply during the first 3 weeks. There is a late fee of $35 if you apply at a later date. Q. What if I have a question regarding my academic record? A. First review it by logging on to SID, Student Information Directory. You can also contact the Records office in Jones Hall. Q. What if I am having a health related problem? A. Contact the Student Health Clinic located in Kilcawley Center. The staff consists of registered nurses and licensed physicians. Q. Is health care coverage available for students? A. Health care is available for illness, injury, and routine health maintenance during the regular academic year. Q. What if I have a problem with security? A. Contact the University Police 330-941-3527 Q. What is the Metro College? A. The Metropolitan College, through the development and delivery of courses, programs and services, provides a gateway to the educational resources of the University for students and forms partnerships with regional workplaces. The Metropolitan College creates and develops programs and provides services when and where the students need them -- days, evenings, weekends, on and off campus. The Metropolitan College also serves as a point of contact for the delivery of courses via distance learning. It is located in Southwoods Commons, 100 DeBartolo Place, Suite 200, Youngstown, OH 44512.
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