Undergraduate Admissions

Freshmen, Columbus campus

International applicants, please see International applicants.

Deadlines Spring 2015 Autumn 2015
Application deadline
Deadline for all required application materials.
October 1 Early action*: Nov. 1
(decision by mid-January)
Regular decision: Feb. 1 (decision by end of March)

Priority FAFSA date
Submit the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov to be considered for need-based aid.
February 15 February 15

*Early action deadline: November 1, 2014

The benefits of meeting the November 1 priority deadline are early notification of our decision regarding your admission and first consideration for merit scholarships and Honors and Scholars Programs. Applicants interested in these benefits should take the following actions:

  1. Indicate interest in early action on the Common Application.
  2. Indicate your interest in Honors, Scholars and, if applicable, the Morrill Scholars Program on the Common Application and complete the associated essay(s).
  3. Submit your completed application, including all required materials (test scores, letter of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) by November 1.

Applicants applying to the College of Engineering: Meeting the early action deadline is recommended; applications received after November 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Early action is not binding, which means you may apply to other colleges or, at any point in the process, choose to attend a different school with no penalty.

Application requirements

  1. Common Application commonapp.org

  2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable)
    Ohio State accepts NACAC and College Board fee waivers.

  3. School forms:
    • Recommendation from a teacher or counselor (one required)
    • Official high school transcripts, including your senior year course schedule

    If you took college courses while in high school, you must submit official transcripts of your college course work.

    If you have completed any course work at a school outside of the United States, you must submit an official transcript from that institution. Any additional requirements will be posted to your Applicant Center, so be sure to check your application status regularly. Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, an authorized translator or a teacher of the language.

  4. Official ACT or SAT scores with writing

    ACT code: 3312
    SAT code: 1592

    Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency (scores from transcripts will not be considered).

    When considering students for admission, scholarships or Honors & Scholars selection, we will consider the best official composite/combined score from a single test administration.

    Applicants who will have been out of high school for two or more years by their term of enrollment are not required to submit scores.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you must submit one of the following scores:
    550 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL
    79 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL
    79 or higher on the MELAB
    6.5 or higher on the IELTS
    21 or higher on the English section of the ACT
    500 or higher on the Critical Reading section of the SAT

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