Teacher Leader Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who is the Graduate Assistant(s) for the Teacher Leader Program?
A. The current Graduate Assistant(s) maintains regular office hours concurrent to his/her full-time course load at Wright State University. Please keep in mind that the Graduate Assistant changes from time to time due to graduation. The Teacher Leader Office will do its best to ensure a smooth transition during these times.
Q. Why was I not registered for the current quarter?
A. There are many different reasons why a student may not be able to register for a particular class during a particular quarter. The most common are:
a) A hold has been placed on the student's registration record.
b) The student has not been fully admitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
c) The student pre-registered and did not pay fees on time resulting in his/her name being dropped from the official class list.
Students must call the Registrar's Office at (937) 775-5588 to determine which university office has placed a hold(s) on his/her records. In all instances, it is the student's responsibility to ensure their records are free of holds so that registration may proceed in a timely fashion.
Q. Why is there a hold on my registration/records?
Holds may be placed on registrations or records for various reasons. Some of the most common are:
a) The student has outstanding bills with a particular office. These include tuition fees from the previous quarter (Student Installment Payment Plan), library fines, parking fines, etc.
b) The student has failed to resolve his/her provisional admission status by the one (1) quarter deadline set by the School of Graduate Studies. Provisional status is granted for only one quarter when transcripts or MAT/GRE scores have not been received by the School of Graduate Studies.
c) If a student has not attended WSU classes for one year (3 quarters), the student must re-apply. Thus, a hold will be placed on the student's record until the application as been updated.
Q. Can the Graduate Assistant remove the hold from my records?
A. NO. Only the department or university office that originally issued a hold has the authority to remove it.
Q. How are my fees calculated?
A. Fees are calculated in the following manner: Cost per quarter hour times (X) number of quarter hours plus (+) $25 off-campus delivery fee per four (4) hour course equals (=) total tuition fee. If a student chooses to take more than one class at a time and has reached full-time student status (11-18 quarter hours of registered classes), a flat fee is assessed. For current tuition rates, please contact the Bursar's Office at (937) 775-5650.
Q. How do I get information about the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or General Record Exam (GRE)?
A. To obtain information about the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the General Record Exam (GRE), please call Testing Services at (937) 775-5771. Students may take the MAT or GRE at other colleges or universities; however, students must indicate on the test application that scores need to be sent to Wright State University.
Q. What happens if I do not get a qualifying score on the MAT or GRE test?
A. If a student does not receive the minimum score required on the admission test, they have three (3) options:
a) Take the test again. Sometimes, if the score is close and the student feels the low score was due to test anxiety or a bad testing day, this option is the easiest and most convenient. However, this is not the option to choose if the deadline for resolving provisional admission status is near.
b) Take the other admissions test. Different people will do well on different tests. This is the option most often chosen by students who initially took the GRE.
c) Petition for admission. Students may obtain a petition by calling the School of Graduate Studies at (937) 775-2976 or (800) 452-4723.
Q. How do I get my books?
A. Each quarter the Teacher Leader Office will send out a letter advising students which textbooks will be used for the particular course and it will be posted on the Teacher Leader Website. It is then the student's responsibility to call either The College Store or the Wright State University Bookstore (937) 775-5600, and order the appropriate book. Students need to give a credit card number to the clerk and the bookstores will mail the books to the student. Professors will not carry books to class.
Q. Where is a particular site meeting?
A. Refer to the Teacher Leader Website for the quarterly schedule posted by the Teacher Leader Office. Students may not join groups that have been in progress for more than three (3) quarters.
Q. How are group sites and days determined?
A. The administration of the Department of Educational Leadership decides where Teacher Leader cohort groups will meet. This decision is based on several factors that include, but are not limited to:
a) the student interest generated in a particular geographical area; minimum of 25
b) faculty load conditions for particular sites, days, and quarters
c) locations of existing Teacher Leader sites.
d) availability and costs associated with particular sites.
Please note: The administration of the Department of Educational Leadership tries its best to keep the meeting day constant throughout the cohort group's program. However, there may be times when it will be necessary to change the meeting night due to professor or building conflicts. Furthermore, it may be necessary to change the meeting location site of your cohort group during your program due to site availability, enrollment management concerns, or any other unforeseen reason that may arise.
Q. When will my summer class meet?
A. Summer quarter usually begins the third week of June and continues until mid-July. When your group is scheduled for summer quarter, you should keep the first five weeks of Summer A open. You may have class at any time during that five-week frame. For example, you may have classes the first two weeks or you may have classes the last two weeks. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, you may meet the first and third week or times may differ. You will be notified about your summer class schedule by April 20 or as soon as we have confirmed dates and times.
Please do not call us for dates and times. When specific times, dates and locations for a cohort are known, they will be continually posted on the Teacher Leader website. Again, summer quarter is a five week quarter. Keep your schedules open for that period of time.
Q. What types of information will I find by calling my academic advisor?
A. You should call your academic advisor regarding any academic and Program of Study issue. Your advisor should be informed if you intend to compress or expand the timeline of your program. You should also inform the Teacher Leader Graduate Assistant of these intentions.
Q. What happens if I need/want to take a quarter off during the three year program?
A. If a student misses a quarter during his/her program, he/she must make sure that any classes for which he/she has been registered are officially dropped. This is to prevent holds from being placed on records due to non-payment of fees. Once a student misses the class scheduled for his/her cohort group, it is the student's responsibility to find an alternate location for the completion of this class.
Q. What types of information will I find by calling the School of Graduate Studies?
A. The School of Graduate Studies maintains the official copy of your admission record. Any questions you have about the completeness of your application packet should be addressed to this department at (937) 775-2976 or (800) 452-4723. They can also provide you with petition forms, graduation questions and applications, and copies of the Graduate Catalog.
Q. What types of information will I find by calling the Registrar?
A. The Registrar can tell you which office issued any hold that may appear on your records. This is also the office that prints and mails schedules, grades, and transcripts. Questions about these items should be addressed to the Registrar at (937) 775-5588.
Q. How do I check my grades?
A. Log onto WINGS Express.
Q. What types of information will I find by calling the Bursar?
A. The Bursar's office is responsible for all billing at the university. Questions about paying your bill, the installment plan, or making special arrangements to pay your bill should be directed to this office at (937) 775-5650.
Q. Once my cohort group graduates, will another group start at my site?
A. Possibly, but most likely not right away. Generally, it is difficult to guarantee a group will begin immediately after one group ends at a particular site.
Q. How do I apply for graduation?
Students must apply for graduation in order for the School of Graduate Studies and Wright State University to process the student's diploma and final transcript. There are deadlines for this application that generally fall in the following months:
For December graduation, applications must be filed by the proceeding August.
For March graduation, applications must be filed by the proceeding December.
For June graduation, applications must be filed by the proceeding March.
For August graduation, applications must be filed by the proceeding May.
Applications are available from the School of Graduate Studies.
Q. Where can I get a copy of my official transcripts?
A. To request a copy of your graduate transcripts, students must contact the Transcript Request Line at (937) 775-5599 or contact the Registrar at (937) 775-5588. There is a fee assessed for each transcript requested.