The Fine Print

The disclaimers. The details. It’s not always fun but it is always important. Take some time to understand the fine print.

Student Code of Conduct

  • Ohio State maintains a Student Code of Conduct for all students attending Ohio State, whether on campus or online. Many items will not apply to students in Online Programs however you should remain aware of Ohio State's student policies. 
  • Do Not forget to refer to Ohio State's policy regarding Academic Misconduct as this is a serious offense and Online Programs students at Ohio State will be held accountable in the same manner as students on campus.

Ohio State Policy on Institutional Data

Ohio State requires our students to access some institutional data. This valuable asset must be maintained and protected by the university. See the Policy on Institutional Data for more information.

Privacy Policy

As a student of Ohio State's Online Programs, you are entitled to certain web privacy. 

Discrimination or Equity Issues

  • If you find that you're in a situation where you are the victim or a witness of discrimination or any attack on personal equality, contact the Office of University Compliance and Integrity
  • If it is an emergency, do not hesitate to dial 911 or your call local police.

Veteran and Military Students

Pursuant to the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU Change 3 of DoDI 1322.25 on July 7, 2014. Comply with state authorization requirements consistent with regulations issued by ED, including 34 C.F.R . 600.9. Educational institutions must meet all State laws as they relate to distance education as required. Please visit for additional information. 


Ohio State University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Ohio Board of Regents has authorized the University to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Information on how to report a complaint to our accrediting association can be found on the NCA website.