Frequently Asked Questions
Are you wondering how to get started at OBC? Get more information about our school and classes by reviewing the Ohio Business College FAQs below:
You are required to have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (with an A+ equaling a 4.25 GPA) to graduate from any OBC program.
If you’re trying to learn more about a specific program at OBC, please call the campus nearest you and ask for an Admissions Representative. The Admissions Representative will put you in contact with the correct instructor based on your program of interest. You are welcome to call, email, or make an appointment to come in and meet with our knowledgeable instructors.
If you’re a current student who wants to speak with your instructor, you can talk to him or her before or after class, visit during office hours, or call or email to set up an appointment.
At Ohio Business College, we’re dedicated to placing you in a career you care about. Our staff and faculty will guide you through your education, from choosing a major to finding the best job position for you. Throughout your application process, you can talk to your Admissions team member about finding the right program for your interests and goals.
Our team of Financial Aid Administrators are here to answer questions and make developing a financial plan for your education simple. In fact, every new student will meet with a Financial Aid team member one on one to assure all questions are answered. Financial aid such as federal grants and loans are available to those who qualify.
To find the contact information for your campus Financial Aid Administrator please visit our Campus Directory.
You get access to free tutoring for every class you attend. Simply set up a tutoring session with the instructor of your class. As an Ohio Business College student and alum, you are also eligible for free refresher courses covering classes you’ve already completed.
Refer your friend to our online application. You can encourage them to note your name as the referrer on the application.
You will need a computer to complete many of your class assignments. You can access free public computers at Ohio Business College campuses and your local libraries.
FAQs for Current Students
If you’re having trouble with your computer on or off campus, contact your local campus IT Coordinator. Your IT Coordinator will be available on campus if you are experiencing a problem in one of our labs and can answer questions over the phone if you are experiencing problems from home.
To find the contact information for your campus IT Coordinator please visit our Campus Directory.
If you have questions about your syllabus, set up an appointment with your respective instructor when he or she is available.
At Ohio Business College, we value the Head, Hands, and Heart Philosophy above all else. If your personal education experience, which corresponds to our Heart value, is negatively affected, we’re here to help. First, approach the individual calmly and kindly to explain your problem. If the issue persists, please contact your local campus Director of Education who can guide you through the reconciliation process.
To find the contact information for your campus Director of Education please visit our Campus Directory.
Attendance is documented at each class meeting. You are expected to attend all classes, just as you are expected to attend every day of your future job. Administrators and faculty members at Ohio Business College do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Each class meeting missed counts as an absence, including any scheduled make-up classes. Please notify your teacher as soon as you know you will need to miss class. Request information about the class content and any make-up work for the day you miss. And refer to your orientation manual for program-specific attendance requirements.
Please refer to your class’ attendance policy. Ohio Business College doesn’t differentiate between excused and unexcused absences. Notify your instructor about missing class as soon as possible.
Ohio Business College lists school closings on local news sources, including ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. If you want to know if school is cancelled, we recommend checking your local news station’s television broadcast or website. Also, you can check your OBC email account or Facebook page for school closing announcements. For the Sheffield campus you may also check iAlert.