To support the Strategic Plan for Higher Education, Ohio is undergoing a historic change. By the fall of 2012, all of Ohio's public universities and colleges will be on academic calendars based on the semester system. To achieve this, 17 of Ohio's colleges and universities that have academic calendars based on quarters will be converting to calendars based on semesters beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. With all institutions on the same academic calendar, Ohio's students will find it even easier to transfer between institutions.
The conversion process is a massive undertaking. As a part of this process, all Ohio Transfer Module and Transfer Assurance Guides submissions made under a quarter calendar will have to be resubmitted to show how they will be configured under a semester calendar. Over the next 18-24 months, thousands of courses will be reviewed by faculty panels to ensure all transfer classes meet the high quality and rigor that Ohioans expect. Faculty across the state and Articulation and Transfer staff will be working hard to ensure that all transfer courses are correctly entered in our systems to allow for efficient student transfer.
To aid in the conversion process, campus staff can review the Articulation and Transfer calendar conversion processes, view each conversion institution's calendar conversion pages, course catalog, and calendar conversion contacts, or review the draft of the General Education Guidelines.