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Greetings from Ohio State

Vern Granger

Dear colleagues:

I hope you enjoyed a productive spring and are looking forward to summer break.

In reviewing this past year, we loved seeing many of you on our campus and in Columbus for NACAC. We hope you were able to see and participate in the city in the way students do!

We had another record-breaking year from applicants. This year we had more than 52,000 students apply, and we streamlined decision release dates. We are looking forward to sharing more information about our new class with you at our fall programs (see the dates below).

Campus safety continues to be a top priority at Ohio State. Starting this year, all incoming students will be required to participate in online safety training as a part of their enrollment.

Thank you again for your continued partnership. We are always available to answer your questions -- reach out to your territory manager or email us at


Vern Granger
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
Director of Admissions

P.S. Please remember to send final transcripts for students attending all Ohio State campuses by July 1, 2017.









Campus visit opportunities

Summer and fall visit options for students

Over the summer, students will receive invitations to our autumn on- and off-campus visit programs. If they'd like to get a head start, they can schedule a visit for this summer at We will have Saturday and evening offerings through July and August.









Ohio State is coming to you

Please save the date for school counselor programs in these areas in 2017

Cincinnati Thursday, August 24
Central Ohio Friday, August 25
Northeast Ohio Thursday, August 31 (breakfast) and Friday, September 22 (lunch)
Chicago Friday, September 8
Dayton Wednesday, September 20
Northwest Ohio Friday, September 22
Atlanta Thursday, October 5








Staffing updates

We are excited to welcome new admissions counselors to our team!

Please visit the territory manager listing on our School Counselors website to see changes in territories and contacts for our office. Have new counselors joining or leaving your team? Please let your admissions representative know and we will update our records.








Common Application launching pilot

We'll collect self-reported transcript data

A new "Courses and Grades" section being piloted by the Common App asks students to self-report their high school academic record. Ohio State will participate in this pilot starting with 2017-2018 applicants for autumn 2018 semester. In the upcoming months, we'll provide information on how we plan to use this information.

In the interim, learn more about this change by registering for the "What's New With the Common App" counselor webinar on June 12.









Coalition Application goes live Aug. 1

Ohio State will offer two application options for freshmen, but they should only submit one

Ohio State planned to go live with the Coalition Application last year, but due to technology implementation concerns, we decided not to. Over the past year, we have worked with the Coalition Application to resolve concerns and will be offering this as one of two application options for students applying to the Columbus campus.

Please let your students know that they should only submit one application. There will not be preference given to applicants who use one platform over the other. If a student does submit both, it will significantly slow the processing of their application.









We <3 our Advisory Board

A special thanks to new board members

In April we welcomed our Advisory Board to campus for great discussion and feedback. We look forward to working with our new board members, who will each serve a three-year term:

  • Gavin Bradley (Pace Academy, GA)
  • Kevin Coy (Homewood-Flossmoor High School, IL)
  • Olivia Huie (JSerra Catholic High School, CA)
  • Mindy Stecklow (Oceanside High School, NY)
  • Tanya Ficklin (Walnut Hills High School, OH)
  • Kevin Granito (Green High School, OH)
  • Kathy Moore (Upper Arlington High School, OH)
  • Lori Nickels (Canton McKinley High School, OH)
  • Megan O'Connor (College Now Greater Cleveland, OH)






Our School Counselors website is for you!

  • Check the application status of your students
    (request login credentials by following the instructions on the site)
  • Access useful links to admissions information
  • Find previous issues of Admissions News

Go to the counselor website