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Greetings from Ohio State

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Dear colleagues:

Please find time-sensitive admissions updates below.

As I write this, we are finalizing decisions for the class of 2017. In addition to a substantial increase in applications this year, the competitiveness of the pool continues to rise. It's a challenging time as we make difficult decisions. But it's an exciting time, too, as we round out an exceptional and diverse class of Buckeyes.

More than ever, it's important that students meet deadlines. Making sure we receive a complete application by our early action deadline of November 1 is key to being considered for merit scholarships and other important benefits. Filing the FAFSA by our February 1 priority date is key to being considered for the widest range of need-based aid. We know this is an important message to share with your juniors as you continue to prepare them for their college search process.

We are always available to answer your questions -- reach out to your territory manager (found at or email us at


Vern Granger
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
Director of Admissions









ACT / SAT test dates

Test early to meet deadlines

In order to consider a student for most scholarships and many important opportunities at Ohio State, we must receive his or her complete application -- including official test scores -- by our November 1 early action deadline.

The test dates listed are early enough to ensure that an applicant can get scores to us by November 1:

  Test date Registration date
2017 ACT test dates April 8
June 10
September 9
March 3
May 5
2017 SAT test dates May 6
June 3
August 26
October 7
April 7
May 9
July 17









Do you have students waiting to hear from us?

All decisions should be final by the end of March

We anticipate that all applicants for autumn 2017 will hear from us by the end of March. We know it can be a tough waiting gaming for those students who haven't heard from us. This year's applicant pool is once again larger than the previous year's, and again more competitive than any in university history. The admissions committee has the immense honor and challenge of building an exceptional and diverse incoming class, and they are working as quickly as they can.








Financial aid packages dropping soon

Admitted students who completed the FAFSA by our February 1 deadline

By the end of February, admitted students who filed the FAFSA by Ohio State's February 1 priority deadline were sent an email regarding their financial aid packages with instructions on how to view, accept or decline aid. Students can find helpful information about next steps at








Admissions is on the road

Find us at recruitment events around the nation

We have an easy way for you to see where Admissions staff will be traveling throughout the rest of the school year. Visit and search by student type and state.









New: Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

One of the many initiatives supporting the American Talent Initiative

Through a competitive application process, 125 Ohio high school juniors from underrepresented populations will be selected for the Buckeye Student Leadership Academy. This intensive Columbus campus workshop is designed to help participants apply for and navigate college and identify their leadership strengths.

This pilot is one of the university's numerous programs that partner with high schools to recruit and assist high-achieving low-income, first-generation, rural or underrepresented minority students in completing applications for admission.

As a founding member of the American Talent Initiative -- a national initiative to increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students on college campuses -- Ohio State has committed to a renewed focus on enrolling, supporting and graduating additional low- and moderate-income students. Importantly, all of the institutions involved in the initiative have also committed to sharing what they learn about making progress toward their goals with one another and with the broader higher education community and public.









Have you checked out the new website?

Explore the new Undergraduate Admissions site

The sister-site to newly redesigned, our Undergraduate Admissions website is responsive (meaning it looks great and works well on all devices), accessible (it's built to play well with screen readers) and it features a more robust majors search tool and a step-by-step approach to the application process.

Please let us know what you think!






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