Q. How many hours does my student need to take to be considered full-time?A. 12 hours or more per term
Q. What can be done if my student does not know what to major in?A. Your student can visit Career Services in Jones Hall to research various fields and to take the FOCUS career exploration test. They can also discuss with a faculty member what jobs may be available in those fields. Furthermore, students can make an appointment with their academic advisor to discuss other ways to decide on a major.
Q. What is the minimum grade point average (GPA) required for my student to be in "good standing?"A. Your student must have an overall GPA of 1.75 or better for the first 31 semester hours and an overall GPA of 2.00 or better for 32 or more semester hours.
Q. How does my student 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 does my student 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 my student do if I they are having difficulty in a course? A. There are a number of things your student 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 Center
Contact the CSP Office of Disability Services for help concerning a disability
Contact the Math Assistance Center for help with Math.
Contact the CSP Tutorial Services
Contact their peer mentor
Contact a professional coordinator in the Center for Student Progress
Contact the Career and Counseling Center
Enroll in CSP (SI) Supplemental Instruction
Q. Where can I get a curriculum sheet? A. Curriculum sheets can be obtained from the respective departments or in Dean's office.
Q. What is my student's mailing address?A. The format for your student's mailing address is as follows:(your student's name)________ House Room #Street AddressYoungstown, OH (your zip) Kilcawley House117 University PlazaYoungstown, OH 44502-1208 Lyden House251 Madison Ave.Youngstown, OH 44504-1611 Cafaro House205 Madison Ave.Youngstown, OH 44504-1611 Weller House658 Wick Ave.Youngstown, OH 44502-1215
Q. When will my student find out who his/her roommate is?A. Room assignments and roommate contact information will be mailed out to all residents in late July.
Q. What should my student bring to live on campus?A. Housing and Resident Life Staff suggests:Bedding / Linens:sheets (extra long twin)pillow / pillowcaseblanketstowels / washcloths Things To Make Your Room Homey:posters / photographspersonal mementos Convenience Items:stereos / radios / TV / VCR / computerrefrigerator (2'x3' maximum)phone / answering machine* Consult with roommate to avoid unnecessary duplication of these items. Toiletry Items:soap / shampoo / toothpaste / deodorant, etc.small bucket to carry toiletry items to bathroom Miscellaneous:power strips with breaker switch for electrical itemslaundry aids / detergent, etc.postage stamps / stationaryalarm clock
Q. Where can I find out more information about FERPA?A. FERPA is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department maintains a FERPA Website (with links to FERPA regulations) at: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpa/parents.html
Q. How can my student become involved on YSU's campus.A. There are countless ways for your student to be involved on campus. Here are links to some of the more common ways:
Q. What can I do to help my student apply for financial aid?A. There are several steps you can take to help your student apply for financial aid:
Get your taxes filed early. Completing the FAFSA is much easier if you have already filed your Federal Income taxes. Although you can provide an "estimate" of your income using your W2 forms, it is preferable for you to use your completed taxes. Priority consideration for financial aid is given to students who complete the FAFSA prior to February 15th, so file your taxes as early as possible for the most financial aid eligibility.
Complete the FAFSA. The most important thing you can do to help your student apply for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that students submit the FAFSA before February 15, each year, in order to have priority consideration for all federal programs.
Get a Pin! The fastest and easiest way to complete the FAFSA is online atwww.fafsa.edu.gov. Both you and your student will need U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)s to complete the FAFSA online (apply for PINs at www.pin.ed.gov).The PIN enables each of you to complete and sign the FAFSA online. The student and one parent must sign the FAFSA or it will be rejected; a rejected FAFSA can cause delays in aid and jeopardize eligibility for aid.
Q. What can I get more information on financial aid?A. For information on Federal financial aid and scholarships, go to YSU Office of Financial Aid website at:http://www.ysu.edu/finaid/
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