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Owens Community College
PO Box 10,000
Toledo, OH 43699-1947
You are able to change your major using the Change Program of Study link in your Ozone account between semesters and until the 14th day of the semester. After the 14th day of the semester, you must meet with an Academic Advisor and complete a form in order to change your major, and the change will go into effect for the next semester. Please be sure to run a What if degree evaluation in Ozone and review what courses will be applicable to your new major. If you have been accepted into a selective admission program and want to change your major, you will work with your Academic Advisor to complete the Program of Study Form.
In most cases, entering students are assigned an Academic Advisor based on the student's major. If you feel the need to change Academic Advisors, you are encouraged to discuss this situation with your Academic Advisor to work out an appropriate solution. Academic Advisor assignments are made to keep each Academic Advisor's workload balanced and to ensure the consistency of program information shared with students. By specializing in special majors, Academic Advisors can become experts in their program areas.
If your overall GPA falls below a 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation, which will require you to speak with your Academic Advisor about signing up for classes. Your Academic Advisor will help you work on an academic plan to help you get back into good standing. When your overall GPA is below a 2.0, you will not be able to register or make schedule changes through your Ozone account without your Academic Advisor's assistance.
Concentrations here at Owens are designed for a student to complete the first 60-65 credits of the approximately 120 credits required for a bachelor's degree. While at Owens, it is important that you research what college and degree you plan to transfer into. You should meet with your Owens Academic Advisor as well as the advisor at your desired four-year college or university to ensure that your academic plan includes courses that will transfer and apply to the desired bachelor's degree program of study.
Academic advising is a shared responsibility between student and Academic Advisor that includes certain student learning outcomes as well as expectations for both student and Academic Advisor.
Run a Degree Evaluation by accessing the link in your OZONE account. A Degree Evaluation is an unofficial snapshot of your program's requirements compared to the courses you have successfully completed.
Other ways to prepare for your meeting with your Academic Advisor include creating an academic plan or identifying potential classes for upcoming semesters to review with your Academic Advisor. For more ideas on how to prepare for your meeting with your Academic Advisor, visit https://www.owens.edu/advising/advisors-info/#preparing. To create an academic plan, you can consult your Degree Evaluation, the college catalog, and your unofficial transcripts located in your OZONE account.
Review the Advising Syllabus for an understanding of both student and Academic Advisor expectations related to academic advising.
After you register for classes, you can run another degree evaluation to see how the classes you selected fulfill requirements in your major.
You can view hours for the Office of Advising at https://www.owens.edu/advising/#hours. Individual Academic Advisor’s hours may vary. Please call for an appointment at 567-661-2387. New and transfer degree or certificate-seeking students should complete New Student Orientation and placement testing prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor.
Academic Advisors are available by phone, through email, and in person by appointment. It is important to include your OCID number when emailing your Academic Advisor and to have your OCID number available when you are calling the Advising Office. To schedule an appointment, please call the Advising Office at 567-661-2387 (Findlay and Toledo Campuses). Students can also complete the Advising Appointment Request Form at https://www.owens.edu/advising/appointment/.
Academic Advisors are here to encourage and guide students in developing an academic plan to achieve educational goals. The Academic Advisors help students stay on track with their general education requirements and recommend courses helpful to the anticipated major. Academic Advisors help undecided students determine a major, given the student's interests and aptitudes. Academic Advisors also help students experiencing difficulties or challenges to connect with appropriate resources to help resolve potential obstacles to their success.
When your Academic Advisor is not available and you need immediate assistance, let the Advising staff know, and they will get you the help you need. One of the other Academic Advisors may be able to help you resolve your issue. You may also be able to resolve your issue through email contact with your Academic Advisor. For quick questions, you may also contact the Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every effort is made to keep your Academic Advisor consistent. However, sometimes Academic Advisor assignments are adjusted based on changes at the college or a student's change of major.
Below are some of your responsibilities as a student when working with an Academic Advisor:
- Complete all necessary assessments such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, TEAS, and career assessments.
- Complete New Student Orientation prior to meeting with Academic Advisor.
- Schedule and keep advising appointments each semester.
- Be prepared for advising sessions by researching degree requirements, pre/co-requisites and transfer information.
- Actively participate in advising by asking questions and by sharing and clarifying goals.
- Follow through on advising recommendations in a timely way.
Most students are assigned an Academic Advisor based on their major. You can locate the name and contact information of your Academic Advisor in your Ozone account in the Academic Profile section under the My Ozone tab.
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT test within the last two years or did not transfer an English or Math college credit, you will be required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test. If your ACT or SAT scores do not place you at college level, you may also want to take ACCUPLACER. The placement scores will determine which reading, writing and math courses you will take. For more information about the ACCUPLACER test, please visit https://www.owens.edu/testing/placement.
There are a number of students who enroll at Owens who are undecided about their major. You are encouraged to meet with a career services advisor to complete some self-assessments and career assessments to help you identify job titles and Owens majors. For more information, please visit: https://www.owens.edu/career/.
Yes, you can register for summer courses as a transient or guest student. For more information about registration and course offerings, please visit https://www.owens.edu/admissions/visiting/.
Yes, Owens does offer scholarships. You can see a listing of them at the following link: https://www.owens.edu/financial_aid/scholarships/.
Certain populations of students including many new students, college credit plus students, international, and student athletes as well as students on academic probation are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. All students are encouraged to meet with an advisor, especially those interested in a selective admissions program. However, if you are in good academic standing and have no holds on your account, it is not mandatory to meet with an advisor to register for classes. Students without holds can register for classes via Ozone.
Graduation application dates are posted on the Records website at https://www.owens.edu/records/graduation.html; deadlines apply. You must register for your final semester of classes before submitting the Graduation Application via Ozone. It is also suggested that you run a Degree Evaluation via Ozone to ensure you have met all program requirements. Email email@example.com with questions regarding the commencement ceremony or your graduation status. Contact your advisor to discuss your program’s graduation requirements. If you are missing any requires for your degree, you will be notified via email.
Owens does not require SAT or ACT test scores except for certain selective admission programs. However, if you have taken the ACT or SAT and the scores are within the last two years, you may submit them to the college where they can be used for placement into reading, writing, and math classes. If you do not have ACT or SAT scores on file, you will need to complete the ACCUPLACER placement test prior to scheduling classes.
Yes, Owens does offer the residual ACT test, but these scores can only be used at Owens Community College. For more information about the residual ACT, please contact Testing Services at 567-661-8378. Owens also serves as a site for the national ACT. For more information about this, please visit www.actstudent.org.
You can apply online at www.owens.edu and click on How to Apply.
As a new student, you should submit your official high school and/or GED transcript to Owens along with all official college transcripts. If you are a first-time freshman or a transfer student who is seeking a degree or certificate, then you need to sign up for and attend New Student Orientation. You can sign up for New Student Orientation at www.owens.edu/nso or complete it online through your Ozone account. You must also take the ACCUPLACER placement test unless you have ACT or SAT scores from within the last two years. Students have the option of taking the placement test at the New Student Orientation event. For more information about the placement test, please contact Testing Services at 567-661-8378 or visit https://www.owens.edu/testing/placement.html. Prior to registering for your first semester, you should meet with an academic advisor. This may take place at New Student Orientation or in a one-on-one meeting with an advisor.
Students are allowed to declare up to two majors at a given time. Dual degree-seeking students must meet the requirements for each degree. Students are only eligible for one degree within a technology or program. College policy states that dual degrees are not awarded for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs. Dual major students who are awarded more than one major within the same technology or program will have both majors noted on the transcripts. Dual Concentrations are not awarded for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs. For more information about dual majors/degrees, please visit https://www.owens.edu/trustees/procedures/proc3358-11-2-52.pdf. If you have any other questions about dual majors/degrees, please contact your academic advisor.
To determine the transferability of previous college coursework, you must submit an official college transcript to Owens from all previous colleges attended. The Records Office will then evaluate the transcript and any credit awarded can be viewed in Ozone under the View Transcript link. You can also visit www.transferology.com for more transfer information.
If you have a qualifying disability, you may be eligible to receive testing accommodations, auxiliary aids and/or services to ensure equal educational opportunity. Please contact the Disability Resource Center at 567-661-7007 to discuss testing options if you have a disability.
Ozone allow students to do the following:
- Add/Drop Classes
- View/Print Class Schedule
- View/Pay Bill
- Set Up Deferred Payment Plan
- View Financial Aid Awards, Requirements, Messages, or Book Voucher information
- Run a Degree Evaluation
- Request an official Transcript
- Change Address, Phone Number, Major, or Intent
- Complete a Semester Enrollment Verification Form
- Print a 1098-T Tax Form
- View Selective Health Admissions File
For instructions on how to perform these functions, please click here.
Prerequisites are classes or requirements that need to be completed prior to taking a course. If you receive a prerequisite error while trying to sign up for a course, you can view the course descriptions on the class schedule to find out about the prerequisites. If you have questions about prerequisites, please contact your advisor.
If you are not a new student to Owens, you are not required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) but you can choose to attend. There have been quite a few significant changes at the college, and you may benefit from hearing about the current policies, procedures, and services at the college. During NSO, you would also be able to ask any questions that you have about Owens.
Yes, there is a child care center located on both the Findlay and Toledo-area campuses. The center on the Toledo-area Campus is operated by the YMCA of Greater Toledo. The center on the Finday-area Campus is operated by Owens. For more information, please visit https://www.owens.edu/childcare/.
For a list of the athletic teams at Owens, please visit www.owensexpress.com.
Ozone is the main method of communication between the College and students. Ozone is your online portal for information and resources related to your experience at Owens Community College. Check your account balance, add and drop classes, complete financial aid requirements, pay your bill, set up the Deferred Payment Plan, apply for graduation, request a transcript, review transfer credit applied to your account, change your major, intent or contact information, and carry out many other critical processes related to being a successful student at Owens Community College. For a guide to the many features of Ozone, and step by step instructions on how to use this resource, view the How to Manage your Student Account brochure here.
If you have trouble logging into Ozone after completing your application, contact the Help Desk at (567) 661-7120.
The Transfer Module is a subset or a complete set (in some cases, the institution's Transfer Module may satisfy the entire set of general education requirements) of a college's or university's general education requirements that represents a body of knowledge and academic skills common across Ohio colleges and universities, containing 36-40 semester hours or 54-60 quarter hours of courses in the fields of (1) English; (2) mathematics; (3) arts/humanities; (4) social and behavioral sciences; (5) natural and physical sciences; (6) interdisciplinary coursework (optional). The Owens class schedule indicates if a course is part of the Transfer Module. For more information about the Transfer Module, you can visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/transfermodule.
Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees are designed to prepare a student for transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue their bachelor's degree. Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B.) degrees are "career" programs which prepare students for employment. A.A.S. and A.A.B. graduates sometimes pursue a bachelor's degree but should work with their academic advisor to prepare for that transfer.
If a course transfers, it means that the receiving institution is awarding you credit for that course. Applicability means the course fulfills a requirement for your intended major. Some courses may transfer but not apply toward your program of study. Contacting the college or university to which you plan to transfer is the best way to determine if your Owens classes will transfer and apply.
The difference between full-time and part-time status is determined by the number of credits a student takes in any given semester. Full-time students are enrolled in 12 credits or more; part-time students are enrolled in fewer than 12 credits. In most cases, a student must take at least 15 credit hours a semester in order to graduate in two years with an associate's degree.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs the confidentiality of college student records. Students can give proxy access to individuals to view their records. For more information about FERPA and proxy access, please visit https://www.owens.edu/records/ferpa.html
Your catalog of record is the catalog that was in effect at the time you chose your current major. Typically, a new online catalog is published at Owens each year. However, current students are not required to meet the requirements of any new catalog unless they change majors, the program has ended, or the student has not yet been accepted into his/her selective admission major.
Support services are available through the Disability Resource Center. For more information, please visit: https://www.owens.edu/disability_services/.
You can find the required courses for your major in the college catalog, which can be accessed via the Owens website at http://catalog.owens.edu/ Be sure to select the catalog year that reflects your catalog of record unless you prefer to meet the requirements of the current or newest catalog. If you are a current student, consider running a Degree Evaluation in your OZONE account, as it will provide you with information about the program requirements you have fulfilled in addition to those courses you still need to take for your major. Any selective health students should meet with their advisor for their list of courses.
It is your responsibility to meet with an academic advisor from your intended college or university to discuss courses that will transfer and apply to the program of interest.
Consultation, mental health assessment, counseling, crisis intervention/support, educational outreach, and prevention services are available through Counseling Services. For more information, please visit https://www.owens.edu/counseling/.
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required program for all first-time degree or certificate-seeking as well as transfer students. In order to participate in New Student Orientation, you must complete an Owens Application within the last year and sign up online for the NSO session that fits your schedule. Students may also have the option to complete orientation online through their Ozone. Students have the opportunity to take the placement test during New Student Orientation.
How to prepare for NSO:
- Bring a copy of your photo identification
- Know your 9-digit Owens College ID number (OCID)
- Know your Ozone username and password
You can sign up for New Student Orientation through the Owens website at www.owens.edu/nso For questions, contact the New Student Orientation staff at (567) 661-7777.
You can view deadlines for adding and/or dropping classes by visiting the Owens home page at www.owens.edu. Click on Class Schedule, and using your course CRN (course registration number), look for your specific class. You will be able to view add and drop deadlines as well as all refund deadlines for your specific course. If you drop all classes for a semester, you will still owe a non-refundable registration fee and any other non-refundable fees, such as the Deferred Payment Plan, even if you drop classes before the 100% refund deadline. For a list to all the refund dates, please visit https://www.owens.edu/student-accounts/deferred.html. You will then scroll to the bottom and click on the semester.
Be aware if you received financial aid for a semester, and you plan to drop classes, you should contact Oserve to ask about how a drop can impact your financial aid eligibility. Oserve can be reached at (567) 661-2387 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the class schedule two ways.
- Log into your Ozone account.
- Click the Academic Info tab.
- Click Add/Drop Classes.
- Select a term from the drop down box.
- Click Submit.
- Under the Add Classes Worksheet, click Class Search.
From the Owens website:
- Go to www.owens.edu.
- Mouse over Academics.
- Click on Class Schedule Search.
As a new student, you will attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) and then meet with your academic advisor to review your placement scores and select courses for your first semester. Most students are able to register for classes via Ozone. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and follow the On-Time Registration date listed on the following link: https://www.owens.edu/records/reg_dates.html
If you are interested in obtaining Financial Aid to help pay for school, the first step is to visit www.fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
To apply for financial aid for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 semesters, complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA using your 2017 tax information.
To apply for financial aid for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA using your 2018 tax information.
You must sign the application using your FSA ID, which can be obtained as part of the FAFSA application. Dependent students need their parent(s) tax information and both the student and at least one parent will need to sign the FAFSA by entering their FSA ID. Please do not share your FSA ID with anyone.
The Owens Community College School Code is 005753.
Enter this code when completing the FAFSA. Approximately one week after you submit a completed FAFSA, Owens will receive your information from the Department of Education.
Information regarding your financial aid is usually sent to your Owens Ozone account. For instructions on how to use the Ozone account, you can download our Guide to Online Account Information brochure.
This class requires that you register for an additional class (generally a lab and/or clinical). You are unable to take a lab or lecture separate from each other. You will need to choose a lab and lecture section of the class and register for them at the same time. For certain courses, there is a specific lab assigned to a specific lecture class. You will find this information on the course schedule.
You may also be getting this error if you are registering for a lab and lecture at two different campuses. You must register for a lecture and lab on the same campus.
Here is a link to The Office of Student Accounts that will provide you the most current information on tuition and fees: https://www.owens.edu/student-accounts/