Departmental Warning

The Math Department Warning serves as a reminder that the Department of Mathematics sets high standards for Math and Actuarial Science majors, and if students do not meet these standards, which include satisfactory academic progress, they may not be able to continue with their studies at The Ohio State University without further academic sanctions by the Department of Mathematics and/or the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students in the Department of Mathematics will be placed on Departmental Warning if they have a semester or cumulative GPA less than 2.0.  Students with semester or cumulative GPA that drops below a 2.0 will face academic sanctions by the College of Arts and Sciences, up to and including dismissal from the university, per University Faculty Rules.

Warning Ranks


  • Tier 1
    • First Semester GPA below 2.0
    • Students will receive a registration hold and must meet with an advisor to remove. Students will not be able to change their current schedule as well as register for the following semester.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor for an Academic Recovery appointment before starting their next semester.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor before scheduling classes for the next semester of courses.
  • Tier 2
    • Second semester or more of  Semester GPA below 2.0
    • Students will receive a registration hold and must meet with an advisor to remove. Students will not be able to change their current schedule as well as register for the following semester.
    • Students will be restricted to taking at most 4 courses or 15 credit hours in the Autumn and Spring, and only 2 courses in the summer.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor for an Academic Recovery appointment before starting their next semester.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor before scheduling classes for the next semester of courses.
  • Tier 3
    • Cumulative GPA below 2.0
    • Students will receive a registration hold and must meet with an advisor to remove. Students will not be able to change their current schedule as well as register for the following semester.
    • Students will be restricted to taking at most 4 courses or 15 credit hours in the Autumn and Spring, and only 2 courses in the summer.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor for an Academic Recovery appointment before starting their next semester.
    • Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor before scheduling classes for the next semester of courses.

*Actuarial and Pre-Actuarial Science majors on Tier 2 or Tier 3 Warning will be dismissed from the program. Students may choose to declare a Mathematics track.

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Actions to Take While on Departmental Warning


Students that are placed on Departmental Warning will need to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their academic progress. Before meeting with their advisor, students should complete an Academic Recovery Worksheetwhich will be discuss with the academic advisor during the meeting. The Academic Recovery Worksheet is an online form that is sent in the Departmental Warning notification email. After completing thier meeting with their advisor, students will be required to meet with their advisor again during the semester to disucss their progress and next semester course schedule. After this second meeting, the registration hold will be removed for the student's account allowing them to register for their next semester courses.

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