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Glossary of Semester Conversion Terms
Cooperative education (co-op), also known as professional practice, is the custom wherein students alternate quarters or semesters in the classroom with quarters or semesters of professionally paid work directly related to their majors. UC is the global founder of co-op, having invented the practice in 1906.
Two or three courses that are intended to be taken together in order to fulfill a degree or program requirement. These courses are meant to be taken in a specific order, as the earlier courses are generally prerequisites for later courses. Example: course sequence Spanish 101, 102 and 103. A student would need to take those three courses, in that order, to fulfill a language requirement.
When UC converts to semesters in 2012, each semester transition student’s credits will be multiplied by two-thirds to convert the quarter credits to semester credits. While this will cause a student’s total number of credits earned to decrease by one-third, degree requirements will also decrease by one-third at that time. The student's grade point average (GPA) will not be affected by the conversion of quarter credit hours to semester credit hours.
A student who enters UC on the quarter system and will continue at the university after the conversion to semesters. Semester transition students will experience the university’s transition from the quarter system to the semester system. The semester system begins Fall 2012.
The public institutions of higher education in Ohio, which includes 14 universities and 23 community colleges. The purpose of the University System of Ohio (USO) is to provide high quality, affordable education to meet Ohioans’ varied needs. The USO is governed by the Ohio Board of Regents.