Undergraduate Admissions

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Freshmen, Columbus campus

  Spring 2016 Autumn 2016
Application deadline
Deadline for all required application materials.
Oct. 1 Early action: Nov. 1*
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Priority date for financial aid
Submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, and complete the Application for Special Scholarships to be considered for the university's special-eligibility scholarships.
Feb. 15 Feb. 15
Acceptance fee deadline
Upon admission, students are emailed an Acceptance Fee Statement with instructions about paying this required $100 fee. Learn more about steps for admitted students.
See your Acceptance Fee Statement May 1

*November 1: Meet Ohio State’s November 1 early action deadline (non-binding)
to receive an admission decision by mid-January. You must apply by November 1 if you wish to be considered for university merit scholarships. We highly recommend applying by November 1 if you wish to be considered for the Morrill Scholarship Program, Honors and Scholars Programs, and College of Engineering majors. Learn more at apply.osu.edu.

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