College of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is full-time student status? A: To be considered full time, a student must be enrolled for a minimum of twelve credit hours each term. To be full time during the summer term, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours using any combination of summer sessions. Students pay the same tuition for 12 to 18 hours. Other fees may vary.

Q: How many credit hours are recommended each term? A: To graduate in four years (eight semesters of full-time study), a student must average 15-16 credit hours per term. If a student is working more than 20 hours per week, they may need to reduce their credit hours to be successful in their course work.

Q: How many withdrawals are allowed? A: A student may withdraw from eight courses before possibly affecting their academic status.

Q: How do I calculate my grade point average? A: To average your grades for the term, first multiple the quality hours by the quality points for each course and then divide the sum of the quality points by the sum of the quality hours.

Using the grade point scale:

A  =  4 points C = 2 points
A- = 3.67 points C- = 1.67 points
B+ = 3.33 points D+ = 1.33 points
B = 3 points D = 1 point
B- = 2.67 points D- = .67 points
C+ = 2.33 points F = 0 points

Example:

ENGL 1110 --> B+ 3 hours x 3.33 points/hour =   9.99 points
MATH 1320 --> C 3 hours x 2 points/hour  =   6 points
PSC 1200 --> B 3 hours x 3 points/hour =   12 points
ASTR 1010 --> B- 3 hours x 2.67 points/hour = 8.01 points
ASTR 2050 --> A 1 hour  x 4 points/hour = 4 points

13 quality hours divided by 40 quality points 40 / 13 = 3.07 GPA

The cumulative GPA is the average of all your grades for all terms.

Q: How do I take a course on a pass/no credit (PS/NC) basis? A: Only some core and/or elective courses may be taken on a PS/NC basis, for a maximum of four courses or 12 semester credit hours. A student must decide during the add/drop period of the term to use this option.

A Pass/No Credit form is filled out and turned in to the Student Services Director (HH 3100N) to select this grading option. The instructor of the course is not informed that a student is taking the course PS/NC. If the students earns a grade of C (2.0) or higher for the course, a grade of "PS" is posted on the student's transcript. If a grade of C- (1.67) or lower is earned, a grade of "NC" is posted. A student may want to use this option if they are fairly certain they can earn the "C" but do not have the extra time to devote to earn an "A," and don't want the "C" to lower their GPA. Online students should email CHHSAdvising@utoledo.edu for further instructions.

Q: My address has changed. How do I update it? A: Address corrections may be made easily on myUT in the web registration area under student information. Assistance with this process is available in Rocket Solution Central. Students should always list a local address. Important information is sent to this address, and a student may miss out on this information if no local address is listed.

Q: I tried to register on the web, but it didn’t work. What's wrong? A: During early registration periods, there are priority registration times which designate when a student may register for courses. You may be trying to register before your designated time. There may also be a hold of some type (library or parking fines, money owed for tuition, advising required, etc.) blocking your attempts to register. Holds may be viewed on the Internet in the web registration area.

Call Rocket Solution Central at 419-530-8700 if you need additional assistance.

Q: I need a Humanities course. What are my options? A: The easiest way to look up a Core/General Education Humanities course for the current term is through an Advanced Search under Look Up Classes in your myUT Portal. Select all Subjects, leave the course number blank and then select an Attribute Type of "Core Humanities." Courses are also listed in your degree audit and the University Catalog. Please note: you need to fulfill the humanities requirements with two courses from TWO different departments.

Q: I need a Social Science course. What are my options? A: Most CHHS students are required to take PSY 1010: Principles of Psychology and/or SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology, depending on the major.  If your program allows you to choose your second social science course, the easiest way to look up a Core/General Education Social Science course for the current term is through an Advanced Search under Look Up Classes in your myUT Portal. Select all Subjects, leave the course number blank and then select an Attribute Type of "Core Social Science." Courses are also listed in your degree audit and the University Catalog. Please note: you need to fulfill the social science requirements with two courses from TWO different departments.

Q: I need a Natural Science course. What are my options? A: Many CHHS students are required to take specific natural science courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and/or anatomy and physiology.  If your program allows to you choose your natural science courses, the easiest way to look up a Core/General Education Natural Science course for the current term is through an Advanced Search in Look Up Classes in your myUT Portal. Select all Subjects, leave the course number blank and then select an Attribute Type of "Core Natural Science." Please note: you need to fulfill the natural science requirements with two courses from TWO different departments. You must also complete one credit hour of natural science lab for UT degrees.

Q: I need a Multicultural course. What are my options? A: There are two Multicultural Studies courses required: one course from the list of Diversity of U.S. Culture and one from the list of Non-Western courses. The easiest way to look up a Core/General Education Multicultural course for the current term is through an Advanced Search in Look Up Classes in your myUT Portal. Select all Subjects, leave the course number blank and then select an Attribute Type of "Multicultural US Diversity or Multicultural Non-Western." Courses are also listed in your degree audit and the University Catalog.

Q: What is my class rank at the University? A: Class rank is based on the number of earned semester hours. Earned hours are shown on page one, column one of the degree audit. Please note: earned hours used to determine class rank are not necessarily an indication of hours toward degree completion.

Rank is determined as follows for Bachelor degree students: Freshman --> 0-29.9 hours Sophomore --> 30-59.9 hours Junior --> 60-89.9 hours Senior --> 90+ hours

Rank is determined as follows for Associate degree students: Freshman --> 0-29.9 hours Sophomore --> 30+ hours

Q: What does it mean to audit a course? A: When a student audits a course, the course is not graded nor is any credit earned. The student is not required to complete any assignments or tests and if he/she does complete assignments, the instructor is not required to grade them. A student may select this option at the time of registration through the last day to add/drop. The student pays for this course as they would any other course.

A student who wants to take a course for knowledge's sake only might use this option.

Q: What does a grade of incomplete mean? A: If an instructor assigns a grade of incomplete, he/she is allowing the student additional time to complete the course requirements. This would be used when unforeseen circumstances do not allow the student to complete the course on time. It is an agreement between the instructor and the student. An instructor is not required to use this grading option. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor and make the necessary arrangements to complete the course by the end of the following term (excluding summer term) or the grade converts to a grade of "F." An instructor may extend the time limit under some circumstances.

Last Updated: 7/25/17