Ohio State Admission Questions
What are the test taking deadlines, and do we combine ACT/SAT scores?
For AU22 incoming students we are TEST OPTIONAL this year. Please see the university's guidelines on test optional policies.
Standardized test scores are among the factors considered in Ohio State's competitive admissions process, but we do not have a minimum cutoff score. Students should plan to test at least six weeks prior to their admission deadline to allow sufficient time for scores to be sent to Ohio State.
When considering students for admission, scholarships, or Honors and Scholars selection, we consider the best official composite/combined score from a single test administration. Ohio State does not combine or average ACT or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores from multiple test dates, mix sub-scores from multiple tests or adjust scholarship values for higher test scores submitted after the scholarship's published deadline (for most, this is November 1).
Official scores from the testing agencies are required; we will not consider scores sent on a transcript as official. Students can request to have score reports sent from the testing agency to Ohio State when they register for the SAT or ACT. Students can also have the score sent at a later date by contacting the testing agency. Ohio State's college codes: ACT=3312; SAT=1592
What merit scholarships are available?
Information on merit awards can be found on the following website: meritawards.osu.edu. Ohio State offers a range of scholarships that reward academic merit. Admitted students are automatically considered for most merit awards if they meet minimum eligibility criteria and submit a complete admission application, including all required materials, by November 1. Scholarships are not guaranteed; they are awarded on a competitive basis. Published criteria represent the minimum qualifications for consideration. Please read each scholarship description carefully for additional deadline information.
The following scholarships require additional steps or have different deadlines:
- Eminence Fellows Program and Scholarship
- Morrill Scholarship Program
- Land Grand Opportunity Scholarship
Students demonstrating financial need may be eligible for additional funds. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of February 1 to be considered for need-based aid, including student loans and other special-eligibility scholarships (visit http://sfa.osu.edu/incoming-freshmen/about-aid for more information).
How much does it cost to go to Ohio State and are there extra fees to be in the Honors Program or the Scholars Programs?
There are not any additional fees associated with being in the Honors Program or any of the Scholars Programs.
Please visit Student Financial Aid to see the latest cost of attendance for incoming freshmen.
When is the deadline for submitting an application for freshman admission to Ohio State?
The Common Application plus all required materials make up a complete application. Ohio State must receive all items by the application deadline – November 1st for Early Action. For further information on specific requirements and deadlines please visit: apply.osu.edu.