Many university offices and services either hold evening hours or can arrange those by appointment. Please consult the individual services pages for those hours.
Getting Started at Otterbein
Financial Aid & Scholarship
- Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid can assist you in putting together a financial aid package that will help you pay for your education.
- Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce offers a scholarship, only available to Otterbein University graduate students, who are currently admitted as a degree-seeking graduate student, and are making academic progress toward a graduate degree at Otterbein University. For more information go to www.westervillechamber.com or e-mail.
Curious about your total cost? How much you might make once you earn your graduate degree? Need some tips about negotiating your next job or evaluating a job offer. GradSense, a tool provided by the Council of Graduate Schools, can help answer all those questions.
- Graduate Assistantships
Otterbein University offers nearly 25 graduate assistantships in several departments including academic affairs and athletics. Tasks vary by position. Graduate Assistants train and coach student athletes, manage projects with faculty and staff, update websites and create marketing materials, assist faculty with research and publications and complete various department administrative tasks. Open graduate assistant positions are posted on the Human Resources site.
- Student Research Fund
The Student Research Fund was established to provide small stipends for student research and other scholarly and creative endeavors.
Professional Development & Research
- Center for Career and Professional Development
The Center for Career and Professional Development provides information about internships and jobs, as well as help with resume writing and interviewing.
Computer Skills Training
The following is a listing of helpful courses offered through other organizations to assist you in computer use.
Westerville Public Library: Introduction to Computers (using Computers and Mice), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to eMail (one-on-one with the librarian), Introduction to Word 2007, Introduction to Excel 2007. Classes are also offered for use of Kindle Fire, iPad, and any other tablet and eReaders for accessing the digital books available. Starting in April 2013, courses will be offered in Photoshop Elements. Contact the library 614.882.7277 ext. 5004 or check the website: www.westervillepubliclibrary.org and view the calendar for dates of courses. Courses are free.
Columbus Public Library: Courses include: Introduction to Computers, Basic Internet, Introduction to Word 2010, and Learn about eReaders. Visitwww.columbuslibrary.org/events and under "Search for Events" choose "Technology Training" From there you will be able to view courses based on the date they are offered.
Ohio Health: www.ohiohealth.com/computerclasses provides courses in computer basics, internet basics, Facebook, iPad use. Cost ranges from $45-$50 per course.
Otterbein Offices & Centers
- Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center provides a variety of academic support services to help our students realize their educational and career goals. Tutoring and e-tutoring is available. We also provide academic support services to students with disabilities and work closely with the faculty to empower all students to be academically successful.
- Center for Student Success
The Center for Student Success provides direct advising for students with a Liberal Studies major and any undeclared adult students. They offer supplemental advising to adult students, peer mentoring for students with academic concerns, individualized academic success plans, and referrals to appropriate campus offices for help and guidance.
- Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar maintains all student academic records, past and present. Stop by for registration information, copies of transcripts, drops/withdrawals, grade changes and graduation applications.
- Schedule of Classes
See when classes are offered here.
- Degree Evaluation Access
The degree evaluation is THE tool for determining what courses to select to fulfill the requirements for a degree and to assure that nothing is overlooked. It displays (1) graduation requirements that have been met and (2) those that remain to be completed. Use it to monitor progress towards a degree from day one until program completion. It is the same software the Registrar's office uses to perform final graduation check-out. If any Otterbein credit was earned prior to Autumn Quarter 1987, the degree evaluation is not accurate and should not be used. Click here to access a printable pdf brochure of degree audit instructions.
- Student Accounts (Business Office)
The Business Office bills and collects student tuition and fees. Pay your account online on My O-Zone.
- Wellness Resources
Sometimes life can be challenging. Otterbein has various wellness resources to assist you here.
National Wellness Resources
- National Graduate Student Crisis Line
Immediate Help for Grads in Crisis
1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457) Graduate students facing overwhelming stress or despair now have the option of calling 1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457), toll-free, 24 hours a day, any day of the week, to speak anonymously with a counselor specially trained in graduate issues.
This site has helpful information on topics such as finding balance, academic and financial stress, and lots more.
Graduate Nursing Student Resources
Resources for Specific Nursing Roles
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (one of our accrediting agencies) offers a comprehensive review of graduate nursing programs and career paths in this brochure.
Optional Student Health Insurance
Get information on purchasing health insurance here.