Semester Transition

Schedule of Conversion from quarters to semesters

  • If a student has taken the following course(s) during the quarter system:
    101 (Au11), 102 (Wi12) & 103 (Sp12) 
    The student will take the following course during Autumn 2012 (semester conversion):
    1104 (course also offered during Summer 2012)

  • If a student has taken the following course(s) during the quarter system:
    101 (Wi12) & 102 (Sp12)
    The student will take the following course during Autumn 2012 (semester conversion):
    1103
    The student will take the following course during Spring 2013 (semester conversion):
    1104

  • If a student has taken the following course(s) during the quarter system:
    101 (Sp12)
    The student will take the following course during Autumn 2012 (semester conversion):
    1102
    The student will take the following course during Spring 2013 (semester conversion):
    1103

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many classes will be required to complete a foreign language series in the semester system?

Three (3): 1101, 1102, and 1103.  However, if you start the ASL series in the quarter system, you may be required to still complete four total courses. See the chart above for student path/progress for the transition between quarters and semesters.

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Can I start the ASL series in the quarter system and finish it in the semester system?

Yes. The ASL Program is prepared to transition students who start the series in the quarter system into the semester system. No need to worry - you are in good hands. (smile)  Check back for details.

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How many days a week do classes meet in the semester system?

Starting in autumn semester 2012, ASL classes will meet four (4) days a week, Tuesday-Friday, for 55 minutes each class meeting.

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Can I take two levels of ASL (ex: 1103 and 1104) at the same time to finish the series before semester conversion or in time for my graduation?

No.  the undergraduate language series courses are skills-based and build on one another in progression.  So each course level must be taken separately and in sequence.

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I want to start and finish the ASL series before semesters or in time for my projected graduation date, but the classes are full. Can I take a class at another college/university and transfer that credit?

This is not recommended, but it can be done. First, you will need to know if an ASL class(es) at another institution has already been approved for automatic transfer credit to Ohio State. See: www.transfer.org/uselect/.  If it does, you will have to complete the  ASL class(es) with a passing grade and submit your  transcript to the OSU Registrar before you can register for the subsequent OSU ASL class. This means that you will be registering after the OSU registration period has opened and may have decreased chances of being able to enroll in a class and may be delayed one quarter.

*Note: Course Enrollment Permission Forms will not be signed for students transferring ASL credit from Columbus State or any other college/university. 

If an ASL class(es) at another institution does not transfer automatically to Ohio State, you will then need to submit those course materials for evaluation.  This evaluation process may take up to three weeks and does not guarantee equivalent transfer credit approval.  See the transfer credit for more information.

If your projected graduation date is your priority, it may be in your best interest to consider other language options. We would love to have you in our series, but we want you to reach your goals too!

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