Submitting Course Requests

Faculty initiate course requests and submit them to The Ohio State University’s approval workflow site, curriculum.osu.edu. The curriculum.osu.edu site allows for submission of new course requests, course change requests, and one-time offering requests. Classes that require a one-time offering request are flexibly scheduled, off-campus, group studies, and study tour classes.

All course requests must include a copy of the course syllabus, including all components as outlined in the EHE syllabus guideline. New course requests must include completed concurrence forms, or letters or emails of concurrence from any unit on campus that has an interest in the subject matter of the proposed course. Concurrence issues should be resolved before new course requests are approved by the unit head. Additional materials are required for courses proposed as General Education, study tour, service-learning, or one-time offering.

Curriculum requests pass several stages of review before a course is entered into the Student Information System for scheduling by the Office of the University Registrar.

Curriculum review stages

Planning ahead is necessary to meet deadlines for requests to be effective for the desired term.

Course Submission Deadlines

Spring Semester

  • Forms to Registrar’s office by September 1.
  • Approved by unit head by May 1.
  • One-time course offerings not to be included in Normal registration to Registrar’s office by December 1.

Summer Sessions

  • Forms to Registrar’s office by January 1.
  • Approved by unit head by September 1.
  • One-time course offerings not to be included in Normal registration to Registrar’s office by April 1.

Autumn Semester

  • Forms to Registrar’s office by February 1.
  • Approved by unit head by November 1.
  • One-time course offerings not to be included in Normal registration to Registrar’s office by July 1.
  • Keep in mind that curricular committees do not meet during the summer.

Curriculum committees will examine the course request to ensure:

  • Is the level appropriate?
  • If proposed as a 5000 level course, is it listed as undergraduate and graduate?
  • Is the appropriate numbering convention used?
  • If repeatable, do the limits make sense?
  • For the intended rank, it the highest possible subsidy level appropriate?
  • Has concurrence been obtained?
  • Does the syllabus include all necessary components?
  • If proposed as a General Education, honors, or service-learning course, is the appropriate documentation attached?
  • If required for a program, will it be adequately offered?
  • Is the proposal neat and free of errors?