The OSU Consortium Agreement 2020: What You Need to Know
If you’re a student planning to transfer to a different school or participate in a study abroad program, you may need to sign a consortium agreement. In simple terms, a consortium agreement is a contract between two or more institutions that outlines the terms of your enrollment and financial aid eligibility. If your home institution doesn’t offer a specific program or class that you need to complete your degree, a consortium agreement allows you to take courses at another institution and have those credits count toward your degree.
At Ohio State University (OSU), the Office of the University Registrar has recently updated their consortium agreement process for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here’s what you need to know about the OSU consortium agreement:
Who needs to complete a consortium agreement?
If you’re an OSU student planning to take classes at another institution, either in the United States or abroad, you’ll need to complete a consortium agreement. This includes students who are participating in a study abroad program or taking courses at a community college, another university, or an online institution.
How do I complete the OSU consortium agreement?
The OSU consortium agreement can be completed online via the Office of the University Registrar website. You’ll need to provide information about the courses you plan to take at the other institution and how those courses will count toward your degree at OSU.
In addition to filling out the consortium agreement, you may also need to submit transcripts, course syllabi, and other documentation to ensure that the courses you take will meet the requirements for your degree. Be sure to check with your academic advisor to make sure you’re meeting all the necessary requirements.
What are the deadlines for the OSU consortium agreement?
The deadlines for the OSU consortium agreement vary depending on the type of program you’re participating in. For study abroad programs, the deadline is typically several weeks before the start of the program. For other types of programs, such as courses taken at another institution during the summer, the deadline may be earlier.
To ensure that you meet the deadline for your program, be sure to check with your academic advisor and the Office of the University Registrar. Late submissions may result in delays or even ineligibility for financial aid.
What else do I need to know about the OSU consortium agreement?
It’s important to note that signing a consortium agreement does not guarantee that you’ll receive financial aid. You’ll still need to meet the eligibility requirements for federal financial aid, as well as any additional requirements for aid from OSU or the other institution you’re attending.
Additionally, if you’re participating in a study abroad program, you may need to obtain a visa and fulfill other travel requirements. Be sure to consult with your study abroad office or the institution you’re attending for more information on these topics.
Overall, the OSU consortium agreement can be a valuable tool for students seeking to complete their degree requirements. By carefully following the instructions and deadlines provided by the Office of the University Registrar, you can ensure a smooth transfer or study abroad experience.