All registration transactions are subject to the dates and deadlines established in the academic calendar. A request for late change of registration should only be made if circumstances fall within the stated guidelines. Requests for transactions after required deadlines are subject to the review of the Academic Requirements Committee.
The Academic Requirements Committee is a Faculty Senate committee that reviews student petitions for exceptions to Academic Regulations. Students are responsible for knowing and complying with the Academic Regulations and deadlines as published in the academic calendar. Students are responsible for reviewing and acknowledging Academic Requirement Committee petition guidelines for student petitions.
Visit the Late Registration page for detailed instructions for completing and submitting a petition request for a late change of registration.
Students who are academically suspended are denied all privileges of the institution and any organization in any way connected to it until they are reinstated to the university. Therefore, suspended students may not petition the ARC.
Students who seek an exception to a regulation solely to alleviate a financial situation may wish to contact the OSU Business Affairs, 541-737-3775. Academic petitions are not approved to resolve financial concerns.
Requests for reinstatement by exception are reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee. Students requesting reinstatement by exception must present all required materials to the Office of the Registrar by the stated filing deadline for the ASC meeting during which their request will be reviewed.
Requests for reinstatement under the conditions of Academic Regulation 22d are reviewed by the Office of the Registrar.
For detailed information on the reinstatement process, visit the Request Reinstatement page.
Academically suspended students are not eligible to utilize any of the services of the university unless they are academically reinstated.
The Academic Standing Committee addresses requests for exception to Academic Regulation 22. Suspended students who are considering filing a Petition for Exception to the Reinstatement Regulations form (provided by the Registrar's Office) should meet with the head advisor of their college to discuss their options. The preparation process generally requires several days; students should allow sufficient time before the ASC meeting to gather and prepare all materials. Students with specific questions should contact their college head advisor, or the Registrar's Office.
The Committee on Academic Standing will consider requests for exceptions to the Reinstatement Rules only in rare situations in which all four of the following conditions are met:
The committee recognizes that there may be cases which require review and merit exception. Exceptions are imaginable where the term or terms of poor performance are somewhat isolated, and clearly linked to an extraordinary occurrence (such as a health problem) that has been ameliorated, or to unusually challenging circumstances whose impact on the student has been substantially relieved. It must be made clear, however, that exceptions will be granted only rarely. To warrant exception, the academic record should contain evidence that, in the absence of the problem asserted by the student as responsible for the poor performance, the student can succeed; more simply, there should be on record at least one term in which the student performed successfully in courses that contribute to progress toward a degree. Furthermore, the student must present a clear plan of action, endorsed by the head advisor, which includes a program of contact with recognized academic support staff. Finally, advocacy, and not mere "approval," by a head advisor, or by an academic advisor in consultation with the head advisor, is a crucial necessary condition for an exception. Students also may submit evidence of support from other representatives of recognized university support services in addition to, but not in lieu of, letters from departmental and college advisors.
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Meetings are held in the Registrar’s Conference Room, B102 Kerr Administration Building, unless otherwise noted.
The Academic Standing Committee will meet with all students who initiate their appeal by submitting their Petition for Exception to the Reinstatement Regulations form (provided by the Registrar's Office) to the Registrar's Office by the appropriate deadline to initiate an appeal indicated below. Students also must submit a complete packet of materials by the deadline specified for each meeting. Students may request an appointment with the ASC only when they have submitted a complete packet of documents (the packet includes the Petition, the student's letter, the advisor's letter, three terms of projected schedule, the Academic Performance Agreement, and any supplementary documentation).
See the ASC Meeting Schedule (see link above) for available meeting times. Students must choose the term for which they intend to request reinstatement and view the the meeting dates and filing deadlines. If they initiate an appeal after this deadline, and if all of the meeting dockets are filled, they must wait for a meeting later in the term. Students must file a complete packet by the deadline indicated for each meeting.